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« on: November 23, 2006, 06:14:42 PM »

Question for you video-gods...

So If I hook up my PS3, I get these really faint rolling (bottom to top)horizontal bars in the background.

Research has revealed it could be A) Ground Loop B) PS2 Component Cables not working C) Faulty PS3 D) 720/1080 issues.

Setup is PS3 -> Component Cable -> Component Box -> HD Input on TV.

TV is a 54" SONY HD Projection, 3 years old (possible problem?)

Any ideas? I really, really dont want to call Sony support on this as I feel its a problem on my end since 360 and Wii and both hooked up to the same system and are fine.
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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2006, 06:24:08 PM »

first thing to try is eliminating the HD switcher. Go directly to the source.
I would also try the composite cables; this could help rule out the cable config.
Also plug it into another set and see if you have the same problems. If you do, it's not the set. biggrin
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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2006, 06:28:38 PM »

My first step would be to bypass the component box and see if that fixes it.  It may not be that, but it never hurts to check the simple things first.  (heh, Purge got to it first)

I found this site linked from the wikipedia article on ground loops, which may give you some helpful information.
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2006, 07:43:09 PM »

I've gotta figure out why my PS3 won't go 1080p on my 1080p TV.  Something is clearly amiss.
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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2006, 01:09:16 AM »

Well, after a few days of different solutions, including:

- Pluggin in directly to TV
- New set of Component Cables
- AV Composite Cables
- HDMI
- Changing the TV settings
- Enabling Color Correction (Firmware Update)

...so I decided to call Sony if they had anything to say.

SCEA has just got off the phone with me and said "Your serial number indicates that you have recieved a defective unit. Blah Blah, we'll send ya a box Monday so you can ship it back to us so we can give you a new one. Sorry, and expect a new unit within 5-6 Weeks.

So now I got the worst situation possible. I was stupid enough to pay 600 bucks for one, and I cant even play it until 2007. I could use that 600 bucks back and just buy a new one in Febuary when they aren't made so poorly they instantly know a unit is defective from the serial number.
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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2006, 02:11:44 AM »

I'd tell them they could suck my balls if they expected me to send the console back on Monday and then wait up to 6 weeks before they send another one!  That's a sucky situation to be in with a brand new console before the holidays and all.  icon_frown
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2006, 02:13:58 AM »

Sorry to hear that Panz!!
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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2006, 02:22:14 AM »

Not to be snarky or anything, but can you ask Sony which serial numbers are defective in case I'm able to lay my hands on a PS3 in the next few weeks?  Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2006, 02:38:53 AM »

My suggestion?  Call them back and say "Uh, how bout you ship me a replacement and THEN I'll ship this one back."  They might want to put a cross-ship hold on your card, but its better than the shaft.
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« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2006, 02:40:44 AM »

I'd just flat out insist on a full refund. 
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