This usually happens when you first buy your ps3 and try to use the
HDMI connection immediately. The problem is that the ps3's default
output resolution is set to 480i out of the box, and when you try to
use an HDMI connection first, HDMI can't do that resolution. HDMI only
does 480p, 720p 1080i and 1080p.
This also happens if you move your ps3 a lot. As it is, HDTV's are
either 1080p (full HD) or 720p (including 1080i). If, for example, your
tv is 1080p, when you set your display settings in the ps3 menu, it
will set your XMB, or ps3 main menu to the max resolution of your tv,
1080p in this case. The resolution will automatically adjust when you
start a game, and that game has a native resolution output. That's why,
most of the time, games will play in 720p, because that's there native,
or original, resolution. This is also the reason why sometimes people
have no display on there TV, or a black screen, and when they play a
game, that will actually display. That's because your tv can ACCEPT
that resolution of that game.
- Have your ps3 in standby mode (red light).
- Now, press and
hold the power button in the front down. Your ps3 will beep twice. Let
it go almost exactly after you heard the second beep.
- Wait 10-15 seconds. A display will show up, and just answer yes to all!