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My PS3 recognizes the HDMI input, but when I attempt to change the settings, it won't work

I recently bought an HDMI to use with my PS3, and when I hook it up to both the TV and PS3, it doesn't work! The PS3 will recognize the HDMI cable, but when i change the settings, a blank screen shows up on the TV. I have to reset the PS3 by holding the power button for 5 seconds, and then it returns to the AV settings. I have an Xbox 360 and HD cable, and the TV supports them both. Is there any way I can get my PS3 to work with the HDMI cable? Help me please! Thanks!

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  • m1w04 Aug 01, 2008

    Ravege,

    Thanks for the response. Under settings when I go to display settings and video output settings, I select the HDMI cable instead of the component, and the screen goes blank for 30 seconds, and then soon returns to the previous settings, and not the HDMI. I still do not understand the problem. do you have any other idea of what I can do? Thanks again.


  • south985 Aug 28, 2008

    i played my ps3 on big screen tv & changed settings to hdmi,now i cant change settings back so i cant play on any other tv & my mother wont let me play on big screen any more pls help

  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2008

    it only works on my tv with hdmi hook ups when i bring it some were else i dont work i cant find no picture

  • kmac721 Nov 27, 2008

    it does the same as the others say

  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2008

    i have the same problem..hey Ravege what do u mean by u have to set it up on the ps3?..on the options?

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Welcome to fixya

you have to set it up on the ps3 for the cable

i had the same problem on the ps3 in settings there is hdmi cable set up make sure there set to hdmi and not to av wire

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How do i get my hdmi to work for my ps3 system


Note: How to reset video output settings
If you are attempting to change to an HDMI cable from a different video cable or if the video output settings do not match those required for the display in use, the screen may stay black. If the screen stays black for more than 30 seconds, you may need to reset the video output settings of the PS3.

To reset video output settings:

  1. Turn the PS3 system off by holding the Power button on the front of the console till you see the power light turn red.
  2. Then hold the power button on the front of the console for at least five seconds until you hear a second beep to turn the system on again. The video output settings will automatically be reset to the standard resolution.

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HDMI Cable Installation


Interactive Video Tutorial

Click below for an interactive video walkthrough on connecting your PS3 to your television or display device (including HDMI).

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Minimum Requirements

  • PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system
  • SIXAXISTM wireless controller (and USB cable)
  • AC power cord
  • HDMI cable1 (sold separately)
  • TV or display monitor with HDMI port and capable of displaying picture in HD resolution
  • Updated system software installed on your PS3
    Visit PS3 System Software Update to download and install the most recent version.
  • TV "Input" or "Video" channel for the HDMI port
    You need to know the TV "Input" or "Video" channel for the HDMI port on your TV. For instance, if your TV has multiple "Input" or "Video" channels, (i.e., "Input 1", "Input 2", "Input 3", etc.), you will need to toggle through each "Input" channel on your TV until you find the correct channel that displays the HDMI picture. This is important to remember, especially if you do not see the HDMI picture after you connect the cable and configure the PS3 settings. Please refer to the TV instruction manual for more information.

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Instructions

  1. Before you begin installation:
    • Turn OFF the PS3TM system using the [MAIN POWER] switch (in the back)
    • Unplug the AC power cord from the electrical outlet
    • Turn OFF and unplug the TV
  2. Connect one end of the HDMI cable into the [HDMI OUT] port on the back of the PS3 system. Connect the other end of the HDMI cable into the [HDMI Input] port of the TV or display monitor.

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  3. Plug in the AC power cord by connecting one end of the AC power cord into the [AC IN] port on the back of the PS3 system and the other end into an electrical outlet.

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  4. Press the [MAIN POWER] switch on the rear of the system. A red light should appear on the front of the system indicating power is available.
  5. Turn on the PS3 by pressing the touch-sensitive [On/Off button] on the system front. The red light will turn green, indicating the PS3 is now turned on.
    Note: The blue light will also appear on the front of the system if you have a disc inserted.
  6. Plug in the TV and turn the power on. The PS3 should detect the HDMI display device automatically. When prompted, "Do you want to output video and audio using HDMI?", select YES and press the alt="X button icon">button. (You may need to press the PS button on the center of the SIXAXISTMcontroller to enable the controller first).
  7. The next screen will ask, "Do you want to automatically switch to the optimal setting?" Select YES and press the alt="X button icon">button.
  8. On the next screen, the PS3 will display the maximum resolution capable on the display (i.e., 1080p). The screen will display, "Do you accept the setting?" You will have 30 seconds to confirm your answer.2 Select YES and press the alt="X button icon">button to save your settings. You have now completed the HDMI installation.

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Let me know how you get on.

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