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PS3 flashes white snow for only 1-2 sec. during gameplay. Is there a fix?

I can play for 5 minutes or for 45 minute sometimes before it happens, but it always does. The screen will flash solid snow for 1-3 seconds and then right back to the game. It is very annoying when playing COD4 or NCAA football and it happens right at the ball snap. I thought something was wrong with the PS3 so I took it back, the second one does the same. I switched the HDMI cables I have my PS3 and Cable box hooked up to see if it is a cable issue, and it still happens. I have a 63' phillips plasma mounted on the wall with the components about 20 feet away(hidden storage area). The guy at bestbuy told me the reason this happens is b/c it is too long of a run for the data packets to travel and this is how it catches up. I don't buy it, since it never flashes like this when watching cable. Any ideas? Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am ready to throw my controller through the tv......

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I also have the same problem. Just bought my PS3 today and have found that it flashes to static for a few milliseconds at any given time. I know it isn't my TV and I also know that there is nothing wrong with the console. I put it down to the HDMI cable - I chose an exceedingly long one that spans 5 meters. Personally, I think that the output voltages from the PS3's HDMI jack are lower than those found on other devices - so I presume that long cables with high resistances (in other words, cables that are fairly long and very cheap) are the cause of signal loss. Try a shorter, higher quality cable. I am going to return the one that I bought and buy a shorter one tommorow.

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Ow long is the cable running? the shorter the cable the better. what the best buy guy told u is true. get a shortyer clable

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