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Old 04-22-07, 09:37 PM
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Help me set up my PS3

Just finally got around to doing it, and I have no picture. Pretty sure this is an HDMI thing. But before doing crazy stuff, I wondered if anyone else has run into this and whether or not you have to first set it up to display via hdmi, etc.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 04-22-07, 09:42 PM
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you need to set the ps3 to use hdmi out by using the composite (yellow) rca first
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Old 04-22-07, 10:30 PM
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Originally Posted by tek2k
you need to set the ps3 to use hdmi out by using the composite (yellow) rca first
No you certainly do not. I have only ever had my HDMI hooked up from my PS3 and set up right out of the box that way.
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Yeah, I put the PS3 straight into the TV via HDMI and no issues as well...
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Me THREE!!!

(...or did I have to select it from the menu? Oh, I can't remember! )

When are you gonna ask some simple questions?

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Old 04-22-07, 10:47 PM
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So....no help then.

Anyone have it hooked up via a switcher? I am using a monoprice switcher.
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My PS3 didn't work with the 5x1 monoprice switcher with remote. Which are you using?
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Hey Mallet Man!

I know you're not talking to me but I'm using my monoprice x3 switcher w/remote and it works GREAT!

Even though my KDS50A2000 has 2 HDMI inputs, I'm using one for the switcher and the other one for a 5 changer HDMI Sony I bought a while back for watchin' some SD's when I get lazy.

I've got my Cable Box on #1, the PS3 on #2, and my XA1 on #3.

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Old 04-22-07, 10:56 PM
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Hey Dave!

From the settings menu on the PS3 it says something like, 'BD/DVD Settings', then when I click it, it opens a sub menu that says, 'BD/DVD Video Output Format (HDMI)', and mine says 'Automatic', so it should just 'work'.

It takes a few seconds for it to KICK IN.

(Mine does anyway...)

Hope this helps.

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Old 04-22-07, 11:01 PM
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I had my PS3 connected with component cables first, and then I connected the HDMI cable. While in component, I adjusted the settings to display using HDMI, and simply just switched my TV from comp, to HDMI. I don't think my PS3 came set up, out of the box, to HDMI.
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I didn't use component cables, but just plugged the HDMI cable in and BAMMM!!! I got a picture.
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Okay, I bypassed the switcher, so that must be the problem. A problem I don't want to have. Anyone know how to get rid of this problem? It is the 5xhdmi monoprice. My new receiver that is coming has 2 hdmi in and one out, so that may be the work around, but I have the same issue with my Dish vip622. If I am not on the switch for it, it will blank out and I have to do a hard reset. That is a recent devlopment since a firmware upgrade.
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Found this doing a little googling
Monoprice also carries a 5x1 HDMI switch. If you have a PS3, it only works on port 5 for some reason as found out by several PS3 owners at the AVSforum.
After the update loads, I'll try that.
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Old 04-22-07, 11:34 PM
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No dice. Doesn't work from the #5 spot.

I suppose I will wait until my receiver shows up and see it is will work directly plugged into that. I will still have the dish vip622 issue, though, but since it came from an update, I am hoping it will go away with an update. Wish like hell there was something less tempermental than hdmi. I sure don't understand why a switch would ever be a problem.
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Dave, sounds like you have the same switcher I tried. I couldn't get the PS3 to work on any port, although trying all of the ports couldn't hurt.

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Hey Mallet Man!

I know you're not talking to me but I'm using my monoprice x3 switcher w/remote and it works GREAT!

Even though my KDS50A2000 has 2 HDMI inputs, I'm using one for the switcher and the other one for a 5 changer HDMI Sony I bought a while back for watchin' some SD's when I get lazy.

I've got my Cable Box on #1, the PS3 on #2, and my XA1 on #3.

-THEEK!
My KDL-40V2500 also has two HDMI inputs. I've got my cable box on a DVI->HDMI switch running to input 1, and then my PS3/HD-A1 hooked up to input 2, and I switch the HDMI cable between the two devices. I run my 360 on component input 1, and my Wii on component input 2. My PS2 goes off the S-Video component. I'm planning on getting an HDMI-enabled receiver for my birthday, so that should alleviate my switching problems.
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Originally Posted by Suprmallet
Dave, sounds like you have the same switcher I tried. I couldn't get the PS3 to work on any port, although trying all of the ports couldn't hurt.
So what was your solution?
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Just tried it on every port and no luck. This is quite annoying.
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Old 04-23-07, 12:39 AM
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I sent back my switcher for a refund.

I now just use a single HDMI cable that runs from the input to either my PS3 or my HD-A1. I switch the cable to the hardware I need when I need it. I know, it's a hassle to get up for two seconds and physically move a cable, but somehow I manage.

Once I get an HDMI receiver, I'll use that for switching.
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That would be a serious pain with the way I am set up, unfortunately. Not to mention that it would defeat the purpose of getting a universal remote.

Hopefully the new receiver takes care of the situation.
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Dave this is what you get for getting a 5 way switch and not having 5 HDMI capable devices. H8.
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So what happened, Dave?

Did ya get it working yet or what?
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I am exchanging emails at a rate of 1 per day with monoprice. My receiver has shipped, so I am waiting on that as well.
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Well if its any comfort, I have mine hooked up through my reciever with an HDMI to DVI cord and I had no problem so you should have no issues. The only thing that sucks is that my reciever only has 2 inputs and I need 3. Oh well, I just switch out my A1 and cable box when needed (but that is a pita).
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Originally Posted by FantasticVSDoom
Well if its any comfort, I have mine hooked up through my reciever with an HDMI to DVI cord and I had no problem so you should have no issues. The only thing that sucks is that my reciever only has 2 inputs and I need 3. Oh well, I just switch out my A1 and cable box when needed (but that is a pita).
Hey FvsD!

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(...and if ya don't respond to this post, it'll be even longer! )

Hey! Ya still livin' behind my house on the hill? I haven't been around since I moved onto my houseboat.

But seriously, folks...

Why not just use a HDMI switcher?

I seriously (& even sincerely) don't understand all the problems folks are having with the switchers.

I just plugged mine in and it worked. I even (just last night) switched all the HDMI cables around to different inputs and they all worked.
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