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My PS3 has started to lose TV signal after 5 to 10 mins of playing a game. I am using HDMI cable in to a Samsung HD TV. This does not happen on all games but on most games.

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The PS3 mustt be checked with another Tv to confirm the issue.
It is possible that the PS3 by itself can be faulty , If so you must refer to the Sony service.
if however as you mentioned on some games, it must be confirmed if the software by itself is faulty.
So take this cross check before we can conclude.

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