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Trouble getting HD picture

Having trouble getting HD quality picture coming through on friends tv. HDMI is plugged in and am pretty sure that the tv is 1080i. Could it be that the PS3 is set for 780? I threw in a Blue Ray trying to impress my buddy and it looked very un-HD........he banned me from his house due to the disappointment.

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    i have a brand new ps3 and samsung 61inch tv thats HD 1080p with a HDMI cable connecting them and no matter what i do with the tv picture or with the ps3 picture i cant get the picture quality it should have, i put in a dvd in and the picture is blurry and choppy some are decent and some are far worse, i just bought guitar hero and it looks nothing like ive seen it on other tvs with the colors being so bright on mine there dual and dissapointing...i just dont get it..

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Are you guys setting your PS3 to 1080i or 1080p in the SETTINGS section? Just because you have an HDMI connection doesn't mean it automaticall switches it to max definition

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I recently bought an HDMI cable for my xbox 360 (the new type, i don't know if it has a name but its the one with the touch sensitive power button), and when I plug the cable into the xbox and the tv...


Hi,

Sorry to hear about your trouble. You elimanted the cable as a potential problem so that is good. You are left with a couple of options that might be causing the problem.

-Bad HDMI port on the XBOX
-Bad HDMI port on the TV
-Incorrect TV settings

On the TV, you want to make sure you set it to the HDMI input when you are using HDMI, but I assume you already do this and most newer TV's will auto adjust to HDMI when the xbox is turned on. Always good to double check.

The easiest way to narrow the problem down further would be to test the hdmi connection with another TV. If the xbox works on another TV then you narrowed the problem down to the TV and will need to repair the TV either through warranty support, by yourself or via a TV repair man. If the xbox has the same trouble on a different TV then you know the problem is with the XBOX and you can contact Microsoft Xbox support for repairs.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Regards,
G33k

Jul 05, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Hi I have a 32 inch hd vizio tv and a ps3 system and I bought s Belkin hdmi audio and video cable and I'm trying to figure out how connect the cable to the tv and ps3 to get hd channels and hd games and...


Cable: First you need to be using an HD Cable box to get the HD channels that your provider offers. if you don't, you can't get HD channels. Keep in mind that not all of the channels that your provider offers are in HD. Out of the 300+ channels that my provider Cox Communications in Las Vegas offers, they offer 91 of them in HD. If you have an HD box, you need to go into the settings menu and make sure that your video output is set to constant as you do not want it bouncing between different resolutions when you change channels. In your case you will have two options, 720p and 1080i (1080p does not exist for cable due to the amount of bandwidth required). Choose 720p because your set is under 40" and you won't see a a difference between 720p and 1080i except for that because it's progressive, HD may actually look better. (NOTE: although your analog channels will display at 720p, they are not in HD. They are simply up converted SD so don't expect that they will look like HD channels.) Also be sure to set your audio settings on your box to "HDMI out."
In general, HDMI devices should automatically detect HDMI input but since I don't know what kind of box you are using, it is possible that HDMI-out is disabled in the settings. My box (Scientific Atlanta) doesn't have that option, but I don't know about others. As far as the set is concerned, plug the HDMI cable into the input you want to use (if it's a new Vizio, I'm assuming there are three inputs as that's what my 32" Vizio in the kids' room has) and the set will auto-detect the HDMI input and automatically set the resolution accordingly.
SIDE NOTE: The only other way you're going to get HD channels from cable without a box is if you're using your COAX cable directly in to the TV and that is only if your cable provider has them floating on the line and you're only going to get the 5 major networks and Univision in HD.
PS3: This is even easier. WIth your PS3 powered off and your TV powered on, connect one end of your HDMI cable to the HDMI out on the PS3 and the other end to the appropriate HDMI input on your TV (of your choosing). Power on your PS3. Your TV will automatically detect the HDMI input from the PS3 and put that HDMI input on the screen. You will get an on-screen message from the PS3 detecting HDMI and it will ask you if you want o use HDMI or words to that effect (I can't remember the exact message... it's been a while). Choose "yes" and it will adjust the picture accordingly and should automatically choose the highest video resolution your television can display. To verify your settings, first hit the "guide" button on your Vizio remote control and in the upper right corner it will tell you at exactly what resolution it is displaying at. If it's not where you want it to be, on your PS3, go the Settings Menu and scroll down to "Display Settings" and the first item on the list is "Video Output Settings." Follow the step by step on screen menu prompts to determine your display settings, and choose "automatic" when prompted. If everything is copasedic, the highest resolution your television can display at will be listed at the top (and will be the current setting) and all of the other resolutions will be listed below it. If something is wrong between the "handshake" between the HDMI from the PS3 to the TV and it doesn't display in HD, go back into Video Output Settings" and when prompted, choose manual in stead and set the resolution on the PS3 the highest your TV can display. NOTE: Most 32" TV's have a maximum resolution of 720p fir the reasons I stated earlier. Check your manual for the specifics on yours. Furthermore, all PS3 games are in 720p so even if you have a 1080p TV, don't expect higher resolutions than that. AS far as Netflix is concerned, not all of their programming is in HD. The scale for Netflix is SD/Low/Medium/High/X-High. HD/Low/Medium/High/X-High, your quality depends on the program and strength of your Internet connection.
Closing: I'm a little confused by your issue as HDMI is automatic and you should automatically be getting HD so the only other thing I can think of is that your display needs calibrating and you just think you aren't getting HD. In order to get the most out of your new TV and your PS3, I would highly recommend that you calibrate your set with a Blu-Ray calibration disc that comes with color filters. It will take you about an hour or so to get the hang of and use correctly but the results will be very noticeable. The presets that come out of the box and the settings that they use on the floor in the store are awful and you don't realize how much you've been missing in picture quality until you calibrate. Do not rent this disc from Netflix as it does not come eith the color filters. You can buy a calibration disc at Amazon. I got the DVE one, from what I understand, the Spears and Munsel one is very good as well.
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_24?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=blu-ray+calibration+disc&sprefix=blu-ray+calibration+disc

Apr 23, 2011 | Video Game Consoles

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I had my ps3 hooked up to an hd tv but my tv broke and i have it hooked up to an old tv now. I'm having trouble getting a picture or sound is there any way I can configure it to my old tv?


you need a tv with hdmi to connect too then change settings back to normal but you need it connected to both hdmi and component av at once so you can switch between them both to save the settings. so when you change from hdmi to av you need to change your tv channel from hdmi to either video 1 or 2 then save your settings... hope this helps!

Jan 10, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Hi, please please please help..... I have just bought a new Panasonic 42 Inch Full HD 1080p Widescreen LCD TV TX-L42U2B from Argos, I also bought the HDMI cable they recommended on the same website...


hello chis, it may the ps3 your having trouble with connect ps3 to hdmi 1 reset the ps3 by doing this. press and hold the standby button on the front of the ps3 you will hear 1 bleep then 2 short bleeps after the short bleeps release the button this will reset the display setting on the ps3 you should get1080p if this dfon't work feel free to get back to me thanks

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shaun

Jan 08, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I cant get any picture on my sony tv when i connect my ps3 upto it, yet get a picture instantly on a cheap 26 inch hd tv. i'm using a hdmi cable on both


Silly question -- but are you sure your Sony TV is on the correct HDMI channel? My 32 inch LCD has HDMI1, HDMI2, HDMI3. You must make sure you plug the PS3 into the correct HDMI channel and make sure you're tuned into the same one.

Aug 03, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Havig trouble connecting my ps3 to my tv via hdmi


Hello there,

Right what you do is, connect your hdmi cable to your ps3 and yr hd t.v. once you have done that you need to also plug in the defeault cable the one with red,yellow, and white cables on. then it should come up with found hdmi. then turn over to the hdmi chanel on your remote, and it should say al this s**t, just click yes yes yes............................ etc. and yr offff

Apr 06, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Unit is turning on but no picture. just brought new


Trouble shoot: Make sure cables are in tight. and corrected to the correct tv input Test your HDMI cable on another device. (is it working) Make sure your TV is set to the correct input. Try another device on your TV's HDMI input.(working?) Try anolog hookup instead of HDMI (is that working)

Feb 07, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Having trouble playing my Ps3 on a non HD tv after already using it on a HD tv


Hey bro try going down to circuit city, best buy and get the HDMI cord that converts to a Component cable on the opposite end. You can do this as long as the back of the non H/D tv has the Component Inputs on the back of the TV. If that does not work get the HDMI cable that converts on the opposite end to a S Video signal and connect that end to the S Video input on the back of your tv. I have seen these cables at circuit city in the playstation section. Again on one end of the cable it has your HDMI input to connect to your ps3 and on the opposite end of the cable it has the S video plug to run to the back of your tv and plug it into the S Video input. Same thing can be said for the HDMI on one end of the cable and the Component cables on the opposite end to run to the back of your tv. This will work if you find those cables. Good Luck.

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Instuctions connecting ps3 to hd ready tv


The answer is simple really. You can't connect your PS3 to your TV with a USB cable. You need an HDMI cable.

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Sound no picture


your cables are probaly broken go to xbox.com for trouble shoting tips.

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