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My PS3 only works on my Plasma tv's HDMI channel. None of my other tv's have this HDMI channel. Why doesnt my PS3 work on any other channels or my other tv's? Could anyone help out with that?

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  • floptarts Jul 13, 2008

    When I turn it on on my downstairs tv I have no sound nor video...same goes with any other channels on any other tv, but on the HDMI I get both video and sound.

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When you have the ps3 hooked up through av cables on crt tv not hdmi. Continue to hold power until the console beeps again and this will reset which audio video output resolution back down so it can be seen and heard. Hope this helpes.

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