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Jan 24 2010
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hdmi cable gives me sound but no picture

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i just hooked up my 42 inch flat screen with my first hdmi cable and i get sound but no picture. everything works fine when i use the av cables provided with the ps3 but the hdmi doesn't work. i changed the input to hdmi1 and even tried using the three other hdmi ports but still nothing. please help. thank you. the hdmi cable is a .9 and not a 1.3. is this my problem
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Re: hdmi cable gives me sound but no picture

Jan 24, 2010

did you re boot ur ps3 cause it has to sync the cables with the tv.

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Jan 24, 2010
to reboot do i simply turn off my system and turn it back on or do i have to go to the tool bar and do special adjustments
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Jan 24, 2010
turn your system off with the button on front and when it cuts off wait a secd then hold the power butoon down until it beeps 3 times then your picture should come n and ask you to set your quality.
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Re: hdmi cable gives me sound but no picture

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dunerboy69 wrote:
i just hooked up my 42 inch flat screen with my first hdmi cable and i get sound but no picture. everything works fine when i use the av cables provided with the ps3 but the hdmi doesn't work. i changed the input to hdmi1 and even tried using the three other hdmi ports but still nothing. please help. thank you. the hdmi cable is a .9 and not a 1.3. is this my problem

could be the problem, I'm no HDMI expert though. Speaking of which, why on earth would you use .9 instead of 1.3 on a beautiful 42'' TV? You're losing serious picture quality doing that. If it's the price you're worried about, try buying a cable from monoprice.com. I've bought two HDMI cables and a wallmount from them, without any problems whatsoever. They're great to do business with and they're even reccomended by Cnet.com. You can also try Amazon Basics (from amazon.com) branded HDMI cables which are also dirt cheap. When shopping for home theatre basics, the only thing I buy from Best Buy is the TV. I buy everything else online. 

 

With that said, You might want to try reversing the cable so that the end you have pluged into the TV is plugged into the TV and vice-versa. Sometimes this solves the problem.

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Jan 24, 2010
i take it u got the picture to work now
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Jan 24, 2010

KDAD_09 wrote:
i take it u got the picture to work now

that or he broke it out of fustration lol

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lol yea he gaming by now but i got hdmi cables off Amazon pretty cheap and wrk perfect. 
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lol yea he gaming by now but i got hdmi cables off Amazon pretty cheap and wrk perfect. 

yea, no need to spend $30+ on a Monster cable. the cheap stuff works just as good, if not better. it probably costs Monster pennies to make the cables too.

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