I Attached My Playstation 3 To My TV Using The HDMI Connection And It Doesn't Work.

Last Update Date : Jan 10. 2018

If you have attached your Playstation 3 to your Samsung TV using HDMI, and you get distortion or no picture, there are two probable causes:

  • The Playstation 3's output is set to 480i.
  • The Playstation 3's output is set to 1080p, and your TV does not accept 1080p through its HDMI connection.

Both causes are discussed below.

The Playstation's Output is Set To 480i

HDMI connections do not accept 480i signals. Follow the directions in your PS3 manual to change the output to 480p, 720p, 1080i, or (for many but not all Samsung TVs), 1080p. See below.

The Playstation 3's Output is Set to 1080p

If your Playstation 3 is outputting a 1080p signal and the HDMI connector on your TV is not compatible with 1080p, you will get distortion or no picture.

Below are listings of Samsung LCD TVs and DLP TVs that accept 1080p through their HDMI connections. Each should be compatible with the 1080p HDMI output from a PS3.

Samsung TVs That Accept 1080p Through HDMI

2011 LCD and LED TVs

For the 2011 LCD and LEDTVs, all 5 and 6 series TVs (for example, LA46D550, LA40D630, etc.), accept a 1080p television signal through HDMI. In addition, they also accept a 1080p video signal through the PC input.

For the 2011 LED model TVs, all 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 series accept a 1080p signal through HDMI.

2010 LCD and LED TVs

For the 2010 LCD TVs, all 5, 6, and 7 series TVs (for example, LA46C550, LA40C650, LA46C750), except the LN32C540, accept a 1080p television signal through HDMI. In addition, they also accept a 1080p video signal through the PC input.

For the 2010 LED model TVs, all 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 series accept a 1080p signal through HDMI.

2009 LCD and LED TVs

For the 2009 LCD TVs, all 530, 540, 550, 650, and 750 series TVs (for example, LA46B550, LA40B650, LA46B750), except the LN32B540, accept a 1080p television signal through HDMI. In addition, they also accept a 1080p video signal through the PC input.

All 2009 LED model TV's accept a 1080p signal through HDMI.

2008 LCD TVs

For the 2008 LCD TVs, all 530, 540, 550, 650, 750, 850, 860, and 950 series TVs (for example, LA46A550, LA40A650, LA46A750), except the LA32A540, accept a 1080p television signal through HDMI. In addition, they also accept a 1080p video signal through the PC input.

2007 LCD TVs

For the 2007 LA-T series LCD TVs, those TVs with 61, 65, 66, 69, 71, or 81 as the last two digits of their model number (for example, LA-T4061F, LA-T4065F) accept a 1080p television signal through HDMI, and, in most cases, Component input. In addition, they also accept a 1080p video signal through the PC input.

2006 LCD TVs

For the 2006 LA-S series LCD TVs, only those TVs with 95 or 96 as the last two digits of their model numbers (for example, LA-S4095D, LA-S5296D) accept a 1080p television signal, and only through Component and HDMI input.

2005 or Earlier LCD TVs

None of the 2005 LA-R series or earlier Samsung LCD TVs accept a 1080p television signal.

Samsung DLP TVs That Accept 1080p Through HDMI

2008 HL Series DLP TVs

All 2008 Samsung DLP TVs can receive a 1080p signal through their HDMI input jacks.

2007 HLT Series DLP TVs

Samsung HLT series 76S (HL-Txx76S), 87S (HL-Txx87S), 88W (HL-Txx88), and 89S (HL-Txx89S) DLP 1080p TVs can receive a true 1080p signal through their HDMI and Component input jacks.

2006 HLS Series DLP TVs

Samsung HLS series 67 (HL-Sxx67), 78 (HL-Sxx78), 87 (HL-Sxx87), and 88 (HL-Sxx88) DLP 1080p TVs can receive a true 1080p signal through their HDMI input jacks.

Other DLP TVs

Other HLS series DLPs and earlier DLP TVs (HLR series, HLP series, etc.), even those that can display 1080p, can only receive 1080p signals through their standard PC (VGA) jacks.

If the HDMI Connection on Your TV Is Not 1080p Compatible

If the HDMI connection on your TV is not compatible with 1080p, follow the directions in your PS3 manual to change the output to 480p, 720p, or 1080i.

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