07-25-2010 12:59 PM
While playing a game, watching a movie, whatever on my PS3 the picture and sound occasionally go out for a few seconds. Sometimes I get a black screen, and others I get the grey static.. with HDMI showing back up on the top corner of my screen (you know like when you first choose HDMI 1 from your different source options). It seems to be happening more frequently lately. It was doing it only when it was on a long time and started to hear up a little bit, but it'll do it 5 minutes into play.
I'm not sure if it is a problem with my HDMI cable or the PS3.
I have a 120gb PS3 Slim and (obviously) hook it up to my TV with an HDMI cable. Honestly I have a cheap HDMI. It's made by GE and isn't gold plated or anything.
Any suggestions or help would be great! I don't want to go out and buy an expensive HDMI cable if it's more likely an issues with the PS3.
07-28-2010 07:08 PM
07-28-2010 08:53 PM
could be hdcp handshake... meaning the tv things your ps3 or your hdmi cable is stealing data and trying to cut it off. it is a bug most likely with your tv or the cable. just disconnect the hdmi and reconnect and you should be fine.