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PS3 HDMI bug? Glitch? –
I have the weirdest problem, and no one has ever even heard of this problem
I have this TV
Westinghouse Silver/Black 47" 16:9 6.5ms 1080p HD Video Monitor Model LVM-47W1 - Retail - check NewEgg, good price!
and multiple HDMI cables
Most games play without problems, but Resistance, Call of Duty 3 have the same problem, and some movies, House of Flying Daggers... There is audio static.
How do I solve it? I unplug the HDMI cable, and I touch my VCR, and I see small sparks, then I replug it back into my PS3, and then no more audio static.
Any ideas why this is happening? Anyway to fix this? Ridiculous that I have to keep doing this everytime I want to play those games.
Sounds like you have a ground loop. This is usually caused by cable tv signal being on a different ground than the rest of your electrical system. It can also be caused by worn out receptacles or reversed polarity in receptacles, or ground problems between 3-prong and 2-prong devices, or even light dimmers or appliances that are on the same circuit.
First try this (assuming you have cable tv running to your setup): while the problem is occuring, remove the cable tv RF cable coming from the wall to your cable box. If this fixes the problem immediately, call your cable company and tell them to come and fix the ground on their installation. If this doesn't fix the problem, you will have to isolate which device is causing the loop.
Crap, didn't solve it... how do i start isolating which device? just disconnect everything one by one?
Originally Posted by richln
Yep, it is going to take a little work. First, try plugging everything into a different outlet. If that doesn't work, try changing one thing at a time. If you are using a surge suppressor, try a different one. Unplug everything except the PS3 and the TV. If the problem disappears, then start plugging stuff in until the problem shows up again.
Is your TV handling audio via HDMI or are you running sound to a receiver? Sometimes the amps in a receiver are the ground loop culprit, so make sure your receiver is unplugged.
If none of this fixes the problem, and you only have the PS3 and the TV plugged in, then you may have a ground loop between the PS3 and the TV. If your TV only has a 2 prong AC connector, plug your PS3 into a 3 prong to 2 prong adapter (should be less than a couple bucks at the hardware store).
One last resort is to get a long extension cord and bring the power in from another room that is on a different circuit to isolate the slim possibility that there is some interference on the circuit.
Other possibilities may be that there is something wrong with your PS3, TV, or HDMI cable. I'm not sure how to test for that other than trying out a different PS3, cable, and TV if one of your friends has one you can borrow. Try to get your hands on an HDMI cable with ferrite cores if you can. By the way, these do not have to be expensive. Get your cables from a place like monoprice. Expensive HDMI cables are a rip-off.
Thanx for that elaborate help, really concerned. Will try this when I get back into town and will post up the results for anyone else in the future who has the same probs.
Originally Posted by richln
Originally Posted by Kdog
BS right there, HDMI to DVI does NOT bypass HDCP on the PS3.
Originally Posted by Popular Mechanics