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post #11 of 20
Composite cables can do 480p actually . Not sure that the ps3 does that though.

I suggest Monoprice.com over dealextreme for HDMI cables... I've heard DX has very slow shipping sometimes.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
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www.monoprice.com is a win for all cables/wallmounts
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post #13 of 20
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Well, now I have another situation, got home to verify my TV even had an HDMI slot and I found out that it doesnt. I have two places for component cables, 3 for composite, s-video and the DVI plug. Should I run composite cables or an HDMI-DVI cable?


EDIT- NVMD, just read that the DVI hookup would not have sound, so I would still have to buy another set of cables to get the sound on the TV. Might as well just stick with the Energizer Composite cable I picked up last night. they seemed to do go last night. Now that I have decided to stick with Composite cables, this leads me to my final question, lol:

Have set PS3 to 1080i and all looks good, but my question is, when going from the home screen to a game (GT5 or Uncharted 2) the screen flickers, funny lights on it, says no signal, the funny diagonal lights, then the game loads up. Seems like it is trying to change resolutions, why would it be doing this an dis there anyway for me to verify "in game" what res i am at?
Edited by broddam - 12/28/10 at 6:15am
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post #14 of 20
Most games run at 720p. That's probably your TV switching to 720p.

I suggest using a HDMI to DVI cable (monoprice has em ). You can keep your existing RCA cables for the sound, just set them as the output in the options on the ps3.
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post #15 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
Most games run at 720p. That's probably your TV switching to 720p.

I suggest using a HDMI to DVI cable (monoprice has em ). You can keep your existing RCA cables for the sound, just set them as the output in the options on the ps3.
This.

Just go to sound settings after you have the HDMI out selected as the video output and select the RCA out for sound only! WIN!
post #16 of 20
No difference in HDMI cable picture quality. Use 1.4 if your TV has refresh 120hz or greater.

ordered Rosewill cable ffrom the Egg for $3 and free shipping. Wasn't a HDMI 1.4 though.
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post #17 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
Most games run at 720p. That's probably your TV switching to 720p.

I suggest using a HDMI to DVI cable (monoprice has em ). You can keep your existing RCA cables for the sound, just set them as the output in the options on the ps3.
The problem with that option is you can only choose one input source on most TVs.
 
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post #18 of 20
believe me it is a lot better. I'm not sure on the exact numbers but I did the same thing as you for a while until I bought a cheap HDMI cable of of geeks.com Once you get the HDMI cable it will look soooooo much better, don't worry.
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Go buy a hdmi cable from

for 3 bucks shipped, cmon now!
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amazon for some time was selling these offbrand 6 foot hdmi cables for 1 Dollar.
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