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Topic # 59755 11-Apr-2010 21:20
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Hi i just bought a sony kdl32ex400 i have a ps3 connected via hdmi at a random time the tv will go blank for a few seconds then turn back on any ideas why thanks

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  Reply # 317128 11-Apr-2010 21:35
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Is the TV actually turning off or the screen going blank?

If the latter I wonder if the resolutions betwwen the PS3 and TV are not set to the same?




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  Reply # 317135 11-Apr-2010 21:48
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Check the HDMI cable.
It could be the TV is losing sync with the PS3 (HDCP issue perhaps)




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  Reply # 317196 12-Apr-2010 07:29
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What are you doing when it turns off? Gaming? Watching movies?
Do you have any other components connected to your TV?



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  Reply # 317208 12-Apr-2010 08:25
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I am gaming the only thing connected to the tv is a ps3
the resolution is 1080p
and i have been using the same hdmi cable on another tv for months without any issue however only at 1080i resolution not sure if this makes any difference



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  Reply # 317225 12-Apr-2010 09:18
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It has just happened again after about 45 mins withit on i noticed the led didnt go off so i presume this means it is still on and just going blank

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  Reply # 317242 12-Apr-2010 10:13
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CYaBro: Check the HDMI cable.
It could be the TV is losing sync with the PS3 (HDCP issue perhaps)
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Could be interferance from some electrical swithing going on too possibly.  I had this with satellite TV every time our heat transfer kit thermostat kicked in.  Check the cable with another one first if possible.

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  Reply # 317291 12-Apr-2010 12:40
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Could be a cable problem? What sort of cable is it? Do you have another one to swap it out and test?

Must admit I have had trouble with cheap cables failing and my expencive cables have been fine, everyone keeps saying there's no difference as all digital for picture etc etc, but there must be build quality difference's? 21 orso wires inside one HDMI all soldered correctly to each end, hummmm.



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  Reply # 317312 12-Apr-2010 13:24
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its a cheap hdmi cable from jaycar
i will buy another one any recommendations as to what cable to buy
does anyone think there could be a problem with the tv as this cable has been fine for several months on another tv

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  Reply # 317319 12-Apr-2010 13:36
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People don't say there's no difference at all, just that with digital it works or it doesn't. There's not a variance in quality with a digital cable, ie "I get better colour reproduction and warmer sound with this HDMI cable over the other one". Of course there's a difference in quality between cheap and expensive cables, but the question is is it worth spending more on expensive cables when the cheap ones work just as well? Probably not.

Sometimes the cheap as cheap ones might not be as robust and could cause issues such as the one mentioned, particularly moving up to 1080p.

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  Reply # 317444 12-Apr-2010 18:05
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tornado: Hi i just bought a sony kdl32ex400 i have a ps3 connected via hdmi at a random time the tv will go blank for a few seconds then turn back on any ideas why thanks


Hey, strange coincidence... The 32ex400 display model at my work has been doing very similar things for a while now.
We have it hooked up to a phillips bluray player via HDMI and a few splitters and every so often it will go blank for a few seconds.
I'll be working on saturday and I'm going to have a good look over the setup and swap cables and sources a bit and see if I can find out whats going on.




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  Reply # 317493 12-Apr-2010 20:12
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samwooff:

Hey, strange coincidence... The 32ex400 display model at my work has been doing very similar things for a while now.
We have it hooked up to a phillips bluray player via HDMI and a few splitters and every so often it will go blank for a few seconds.
I'll be working on saturday and I'm going to have a good look over the setup and swap cables and sources a bit and see if I can find out whats going on.


Hi please let me now if you fix it

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  Reply # 317515 12-Apr-2010 21:09
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I've seen some HDMI cables that can do what you are experiencing.
They work fine at lower resolutions like 1080i or 720p but at 1080p the picture cuts out from time to time.
Swapped to a better HDMI cable and problem is gone.






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  Reply # 317520 12-Apr-2010 21:24
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it is now going blank more often 3 times in 5 mins do you definatley think it is a problem with the cable not the tv

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  Reply # 317561 12-Apr-2010 22:58
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Beg, borrow or steal a higher quality HDMI cable, then you can rule it out.
The next step is to swap out a different PS3, if it keeps doing it - then it's time to take the TV back.

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  Reply # 318201 14-Apr-2010 09:20
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Perhaps something like this could be happening? (I don't know whether to believe the story or not).

Energy saving light bulbs can change TV channels

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Joseph.
 

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