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I am having a bit of a problem replacing my old DVD with the play station 3 blue ray.  Where does the blue ray connect with the DVR? Is it through the 3-wire (red, yellow, white) from the blue ray to the back of the DVR? The instructions say to connect directly to the back of the TV.  

 

Any suggestions would be deeply appreciated.  Thanks

I am having a bit of a problem replacing my old DVD with the play station 3 blue ray.  Where does the blue ray connect with the DVR? Is it through the 3-wire (red, yellow, white) from the blue ray to the back of the DVR? The instructions say to connect directly to the back of the TV.  

 

Any suggestions would be deeply appreciated.  Thanks

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Yes, to watch blue ray player it is connected to an input on the TV. U-verse STBs do not have any inputs.

 

If your blue-ray has record capability, then you could connect an output from the STB to the blue-ray.

 

Hope your TV has multiple inputs.

 

If you do not have HD & your TV fas only one three wire set of jacks, connect the blue ray there. Connect the U-verse STB via coax & set the TV on channel 3.

Yes, to watch blue ray player it is connected to an input on the TV. U-verse STBs do not have any inputs.

 

If your blue-ray has record capability, then you could connect an output from the STB to the blue-ray.

 

Hope your TV has multiple inputs.

 

If you do not have HD & your TV fas only one three wire set of jacks, connect the blue ray there. Connect the U-verse STB via coax & set the TV on channel 3.

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Thank you so much.  I do have several outlets on the back of my TV.  I had just assumed that the blue ray would go through the DVR as my old DVD did. Thanks again, and I will let you know how I did.

Thank you so much.  I do have several outlets on the back of my TV.  I had just assumed that the blue ray would go through the DVR as my old DVD did. Thanks again, and I will let you know how I did.

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I hooked up the blue ray, according to the instructions.  Does the TV have to be off to continue with the installation?  I am going to try that.

I hooked up the blue ray, according to the instructions.  Does the TV have to be off to continue with the installation?  I am going to try that.

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No.  You will need the tv on to locate that input.

No.  You will need the tv on to locate that input.

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Yes, I think I have a connection problem.  I have a USB connection from the DVR to the TV.  I have a green, blue, and red wires that go from the DVR to the TV.  Those are the connections from the DVR to the TV.  Now, the blue ray has a red, yellow, and white set of wires coming out of the blue ray to the TV.  Now here is where my problem may be.  With the 3 lines from the DVR to the TV and the UBS connection from the DVR to the TV, I now have only the red and white wire connections.  

I have the yellow that is not hooked up. To get the picture and sound, the ubs and the 3 wires from the DVR must be in the same row.  If not I get a no signal on the TV.  It looks as if I am an outlet short.

Yes, I think I have a connection problem.  I have a USB connection from the DVR to the TV.  I have a green, blue, and red wires that go from the DVR to the TV.  Those are the connections from the DVR to the TV.  Now, the blue ray has a red, yellow, and white set of wires coming out of the blue ray to the TV.  Now here is where my problem may be.  With the 3 lines from the DVR to the TV and the UBS connection from the DVR to the TV, I now have only the red and white wire connections.  

I have the yellow that is not hooked up. To get the picture and sound, the ubs and the 3 wires from the DVR must be in the same row.  If not I get a no signal on the TV.  It looks as if I am an outlet short.

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When you talk about the UBS connection are you talking about the HDMI connection?  If you are using the hdmi connection  you won't need the audio cables.  If you are using the red, green, and blue rca cables running from the stb to the tv you don't need the hdmi connection.  And vice versa.  The red, green, and blue cables are the component cables and you will need to plug the red and white audio cables into the input that you have those cables connected.


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Yes, I think I have a connection problem.  I have a USB connection from the DVR to the TV.  I have a green, blue, and red wires that go from the DVR to the TV.  Those are the connections from the DVR to the TV.  Now, the blue ray has a red, yellow, and white set of wires coming out of the blue ray to the TV.  Now here is where my problem may be.  With the 3 lines from the DVR to the TV and the UBS connection from the DVR to the TV, I now have only the red and white wire connections.  

I have the yellow that is not hooked up. To get the picture and sound, the ubs and the 3 wires from the DVR must be in the same row.  If not I get a no signal on the TV.  It looks as if I am an outlet short.


 

When you talk about the UBS connection are you talking about the HDMI connection?  If you are using the hdmi connection  you won't need the audio cables.  If you are using the red, green, and blue rca cables running from the stb to the tv you don't need the hdmi connection.  And vice versa.  The red, green, and blue cables are the component cables and you will need to plug the red and white audio cables into the input that you have those cables connected.


mustraline wrote:

Yes, I think I have a connection problem.  I have a USB connection from the DVR to the TV.  I have a green, blue, and red wires that go from the DVR to the TV.  Those are the connections from the DVR to the TV.  Now, the blue ray has a red, yellow, and white set of wires coming out of the blue ray to the TV.  Now here is where my problem may be.  With the 3 lines from the DVR to the TV and the UBS connection from the DVR to the TV, I now have only the red and white wire connections.  

I have the yellow that is not hooked up. To get the picture and sound, the ubs and the 3 wires from the DVR must be in the same row.  If not I get a no signal on the TV.  It looks as if I am an outlet short.


 

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Yes, I am referring to the HDMI connection. Yes, I am using the red, green, and blue RCA cables from the DVR to the  TV. Do I have a redundant line? 

 

OK, here is what I am going to do.  It sounds like the red green and blue cables are needed.  I will disconnect the HDMI cable and see what happens. And then I will disconnect the red green and blue cables and see what happens.

Yes, I am referring to the HDMI connection. Yes, I am using the red, green, and blue RCA cables from the DVR to the  TV. Do I have a redundant line? 

 

OK, here is what I am going to do.  It sounds like the red green and blue cables are needed.  I will disconnect the HDMI cable and see what happens. And then I will disconnect the red green and blue cables and see what happens.

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Please post your TV, dvd  & blue ray make and model so I can look the manual to help.

 

The blue ray and dvd connections you describe are different.

 

The dvd green blue red are all video also called component or RGB. You also need red/white for sound.

 

The blue ray yellow is video, also called composite. red/white is sound.

 

I have seen some TVs (Samsung?) where the jacks were mixed together - you could connect all three video or just the yellow in one of the three. Very confusing.

 

Are you trying to connect the DVD, blue ray and u-verse STB all at the same time? I thought you were replacing the dvd with the blue ray.

Please post your TV, dvd  & blue ray make and model so I can look the manual to help.

 

The blue ray and dvd connections you describe are different.

 

The dvd green blue red are all video also called component or RGB. You also need red/white for sound.

 

The blue ray yellow is video, also called composite. red/white is sound.

 

I have seen some TVs (Samsung?) where the jacks were mixed together - you could connect all three video or just the yellow in one of the three. Very confusing.

 

Are you trying to connect the DVD, blue ray and u-verse STB all at the same time? I thought you were replacing the dvd with the blue ray.

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The TV is an LG.  The Blue ray is part of the play station 3 game group.  I took out the DVD so it is no longer used.  There was a coaxial cable for the DVD that no longer is being used.  

The TV is an LG.  The Blue ray is part of the play station 3 game group.  I took out the DVD so it is no longer used.  There was a coaxial cable for the DVD that no longer is being used.  

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Forgot to answer the last part.  I am replacing the DVD with the blue ray part of the play station.

Forgot to answer the last part.  I am replacing the DVD with the blue ray part of the play station.

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I mixed up dvr and DVD on my last post.

 

You can have both HDMI and component(RGB & R/W) from the u-verse DVR to the TV. Or, you can have just one of the two.

 

the Yellow/red/white from the bkue ray goes to another set of jacks on the TV.

 

I cannot look up a user guide for the TV without a model number.

I mixed up dvr and DVD on my last post.

 

You can have both HDMI and component(RGB & R/W) from the u-verse DVR to the TV. Or, you can have just one of the two.

 

the Yellow/red/white from the bkue ray goes to another set of jacks on the TV.

 

I cannot look up a user guide for the TV without a model number.

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Here is how you can hook up that tv.

 1.  Connect the component cables (red, green, and blue cables) along with the red and white audio cables to one input.

2.  Connect the PS3 using the composite cable (yellow cable) with the red and white audio cables into another input

3.  Connect the bluray player using composite cable and red and white audio cables into another input if you have one.

Do you have the cables to follow these instructions.

Here is how you can hook up that tv.

 1.  Connect the component cables (red, green, and blue cables) along with the red and white audio cables to one input.

2.  Connect the PS3 using the composite cable (yellow cable) with the red and white audio cables into another input

3.  Connect the bluray player using composite cable and red and white audio cables into another input if you have one.

Do you have the cables to follow these instructions.

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If I understand this right, you want to be able to use the PS3 to play PS3 games, Blu-Ray movies, and DVD movies, so all you want to connect is the PS3 and the U-verse DVR, right?

 

First, throw out the PS3 composite (Yellow/Red/White) cable, it only supports 480i (SD), and will not support the HD resolutions of 720p, 1080i, or 1080p (you can save the composite cable for whenever you plan to use the PS3 on a TV that is not HD)

 

Connect the U-verse DVR to the TV with either a Component (Red/Green/Blue+Red/White) or HDMI cable (it doesn't matter which), having both connected won't hurt anything, but will be redundant, then make sure you have the DVR set for either 720p or 1080i

 

Connect the PS3 to the TV with either a PS3 Component or HDMI cable, It is preferred that you use an HDMI cable as Component cables don't support HDCP and therefore won't support 1080p like HDMI will, also using an HDMI cable will allow the PS3 to automatically choose the best resolution for your TV, so you will not have to select it manually (a message will come up saying what resolution it found and asks if it's ok)

If I understand this right, you want to be able to use the PS3 to play PS3 games, Blu-Ray movies, and DVD movies, so all you want to connect is the PS3 and the U-verse DVR, right?

 

First, throw out the PS3 composite (Yellow/Red/White) cable, it only supports 480i (SD), and will not support the HD resolutions of 720p, 1080i, or 1080p (you can save the composite cable for whenever you plan to use the PS3 on a TV that is not HD)

 

Connect the U-verse DVR to the TV with either a Component (Red/Green/Blue+Red/White) or HDMI cable (it doesn't matter which), having both connected won't hurt anything, but will be redundant, then make sure you have the DVR set for either 720p or 1080i

 

Connect the PS3 to the TV with either a PS3 Component or HDMI cable, It is preferred that you use an HDMI cable as Component cables don't support HDCP and therefore won't support 1080p like HDMI will, also using an HDMI cable will allow the PS3 to automatically choose the best resolution for your TV, so you will not have to select it manually (a message will come up saying what resolution it found and asks if it's ok)

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RCSMG wrote:

Here is how you can hook up that tv.

 1.  Connect the component cables (red, green, and blue cables) along with the red and white audio cables to one input.

2.  Connect the PS3 using the composite cable (yellow cable) with the red and white audio cables into another input

3.  Connect the bluray player using composite cable and red and white audio cables into another input if you have one.

Do you have the cables to follow these instructions.



Don't forget you will have to use the TV's remote control to switch between the inputs to view the connected devices. Make sure to turn the desired device on then using the TV's remote select the proper input for the desired device to be viewed.


RCSMG wrote:

Here is how you can hook up that tv.

 1.  Connect the component cables (red, green, and blue cables) along with the red and white audio cables to one input.

2.  Connect the PS3 using the composite cable (yellow cable) with the red and white audio cables into another input

3.  Connect the bluray player using composite cable and red and white audio cables into another input if you have one.

Do you have the cables to follow these instructions.



Don't forget you will have to use the TV's remote control to switch between the inputs to view the connected devices. Make sure to turn the desired device on then using the TV's remote select the proper input for the desired device to be viewed.

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OK.  Last evening I flat ran out of steam, and called it a night.  I ran errands this morning and bought a HDMI cable.  Here is what my set up looks like.  From the DVR to the TV, I have a HDMI cable, which I always had.  I removed the red, white, and yellow connection from the TV to the blue ray.  I also removed the red, green, and  blue connections from the DVR to the TV. I took the new HDMI cable, attached it to the back of the blue ray, and ran it to HDMI #2 outlet at the back of the TV.  The DVR to the TV is currently in HDMI #1 outlet behind the TV.  

 

Currently HDMI #1 works and I get good TV with sound.  However, when I use the remote to go to play a DVD on HDMI #2, I now get "no signal" on the TV. That is an improvement, as previously, I got nothing on the TV.  

 

I should say that I have a Logitech remote and not the U-verse remote.  

 

The game controller came alive when I pushed the PS button, but it is flashing at the #1 position. 

 

Any thoughts?  Do I have a TV problem?  I will invert the HDMI cables on the back of the TV and see what happens.

 

Thanks so much for all of your very thoughtful suggestions and recommendations.  I will keep you posted on what happened when I switched the HDMI cables

OK.  Last evening I flat ran out of steam, and called it a night.  I ran errands this morning and bought a HDMI cable.  Here is what my set up looks like.  From the DVR to the TV, I have a HDMI cable, which I always had.  I removed the red, white, and yellow connection from the TV to the blue ray.  I also removed the red, green, and  blue connections from the DVR to the TV. I took the new HDMI cable, attached it to the back of the blue ray, and ran it to HDMI #2 outlet at the back of the TV.  The DVR to the TV is currently in HDMI #1 outlet behind the TV.  

 

Currently HDMI #1 works and I get good TV with sound.  However, when I use the remote to go to play a DVD on HDMI #2, I now get "no signal" on the TV. That is an improvement, as previously, I got nothing on the TV.  

 

I should say that I have a Logitech remote and not the U-verse remote.  

 

The game controller came alive when I pushed the PS button, but it is flashing at the #1 position. 

 

Any thoughts?  Do I have a TV problem?  I will invert the HDMI cables on the back of the TV and see what happens.

 

Thanks so much for all of your very thoughtful suggestions and recommendations.  I will keep you posted on what happened when I switched the HDMI cables

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Good idea to swap the two HDMI inputs, but it is probably on the DVD side. Is the DVD on?

 

Do you have the logitech set to different activities - watch TV  - watch DVD. Is watch DVD supposed to turn on DVD and TV and set TV to HDMI2. IF you have this "automatic" case it could be a matter of timing. Make sure everything is turned on.

Good idea to swap the two HDMI inputs, but it is probably on the DVD side. Is the DVD on?

 

Do you have the logitech set to different activities - watch TV  - watch DVD. Is watch DVD supposed to turn on DVD and TV and set TV to HDMI2. IF you have this "automatic" case it could be a matter of timing. Make sure everything is turned on.

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OK.  I reversed the HDMI cables at the back of the TV, and did it did not change the no signal. Right now I have good TV from HDMI #1.  The Play station is on at all times. I continue to get a "no signal" from the TV.  I shut everything down, including manually shutting down the play station.  I turned the TV back on, asking to watch DVD.  The DVR is out of the loop and did not respond, however the audio started right up and switched to DVD. I turned the play station on, and pushed the PS button on the game controller, which is attached to the play station. All of the small LED lights blinked on for several seconds, and then went to the #1 LED, which continued to blink for about 15 seconds.  It is now a steady red.

 

Right now, I can easily switch back and forth between HDMI #1 and HDMI #2.  The TV on HDMI #1 works fine with good sound and picture.  The DVR is working also, and the status lights are all on. When I switch to HDMI #2, the audio receiver automatically goes to DVD, the DVR shuts down, and the screen on the TV reads "no signal".  The play station does not shut down when switching between HDMI #1 and HDMI #2.  

 

I can do another easy thing.  I DO know that the HDMI #1 cable is good.  I am assuming that the newly purchased HDMI cable for the play station and the back of the TV is good.  I will check out by completely switching those cables.  If the switch remains good and I get good TV with the new cable, I know it is working.  

 

I will keep you posted.

OK.  I reversed the HDMI cables at the back of the TV, and did it did not change the no signal. Right now I have good TV from HDMI #1.  The Play station is on at all times. I continue to get a "no signal" from the TV.  I shut everything down, including manually shutting down the play station.  I turned the TV back on, asking to watch DVD.  The DVR is out of the loop and did not respond, however the audio started right up and switched to DVD. I turned the play station on, and pushed the PS button on the game controller, which is attached to the play station. All of the small LED lights blinked on for several seconds, and then went to the #1 LED, which continued to blink for about 15 seconds.  It is now a steady red.

 

Right now, I can easily switch back and forth between HDMI #1 and HDMI #2.  The TV on HDMI #1 works fine with good sound and picture.  The DVR is working also, and the status lights are all on. When I switch to HDMI #2, the audio receiver automatically goes to DVD, the DVR shuts down, and the screen on the TV reads "no signal".  The play station does not shut down when switching between HDMI #1 and HDMI #2.  

 

I can do another easy thing.  I DO know that the HDMI #1 cable is good.  I am assuming that the newly purchased HDMI cable for the play station and the back of the TV is good.  I will check out by completely switching those cables.  If the switch remains good and I get good TV with the new cable, I know it is working.  

 

I will keep you posted.

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OK.  I switched the cables from the DVR and the play station so that the new HDMI cable is now giving TV with no problems. The cable that is attached  to the play station is now hooked up to the HDMI #2 outlet for DVD.  When I switch back and forth, the audio receiver switched to DVD, but there is "no signal" on the TV. The Play station stays on all the time, but I think that may be because it has not integrated with the system. 

 

Any suggestions?  I may have a defective play station OR I may have a problem with the TV. What are the odds of a defective play station?

OK.  I switched the cables from the DVR and the play station so that the new HDMI cable is now giving TV with no problems. The cable that is attached  to the play station is now hooked up to the HDMI #2 outlet for DVD.  When I switch back and forth, the audio receiver switched to DVD, but there is "no signal" on the TV. The Play station stays on all the time, but I think that may be because it has not integrated with the system. 

 

Any suggestions?  I may have a defective play station OR I may have a problem with the TV. What are the odds of a defective play station?

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Odds do not really matter. The question is what works for you.

 

I have to admiit I can not keep track of you equipment.

 

I believe the playstation and the blue ray DVD player are the same thing. You also have a sepearte sound system (receiver)? is this between the playstation and the TV or after the TV?

 

I think you need to find a way to connect (not HDMI) the playstation direct to the TV to see if you can get it to work..

 

Is there any special activation on the playstation for HDMI?

 

When you said the playstation had a solid red light - Is red bad or good? Should it be green?

Odds do not really matter. The question is what works for you.

 

I have to admiit I can not keep track of you equipment.

 

I believe the playstation and the blue ray DVD player are the same thing. You also have a sepearte sound system (receiver)? is this between the playstation and the TV or after the TV?

 

I think you need to find a way to connect (not HDMI) the playstation direct to the TV to see if you can get it to work..

 

Is there any special activation on the playstation for HDMI?

 

When you said the playstation had a solid red light - Is red bad or good? Should it be green?

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<<<<<I believe the playstation and the blue ray DVD player are the same thing.>>>>>

 

Yes.

 

<<<<<  You also have a sepearte sound system (receiver)? is this between the playstation and the TV or after the TV?>>>>

 

Before or after, I am not understanding this.  It is connected to the DVR (I have U-verse).  When I use the remote and request the TV or  the DVD, the receiver goes to the DVD sound setting.  It provides good sound for the TV. It seems the receiver works OK.

 

<<<<<I think you need to find a way to connect (not HDMI) the playstation direct to the TV to see if you can get it to work..>>>>

 

My TV does not have the 3 separate outlets (red, white, and yellow).  There are 2 (red and white). 

 

<<<<<  Is there any special activation on the playstation for HDMI?>>>>>>>>>>

 

There is a HDMI outlet at the back of the play station.  I have the option to use either the 3-wire (white, red, and yellow) or a HDML connection.  Since I do not have enough outlets at the back of my TV, I bought a HDML cable.

 

<<<<When you said the playstation had a solid red light - Is red bad or good? Should it be green?>>>>

 

The Playstation is green when it is started.  When I connect the game controller via a USB port, there are 5 LED lights on the controller.  They blink for about 20 seconds.  Each light is numbered #1 to #5.  The controller is used to finalize the play station . There should be a screen which enables the finalization, according to the directions.  I believe that as each phase of the finalization is completed, another of those lights goes on.  Part of that is to have the game controller go wireless.

 

I hope I am a little clearer.

 

<<<<<I believe the playstation and the blue ray DVD player are the same thing.>>>>>

 

Yes.

 

<<<<<  You also have a sepearte sound system (receiver)? is this between the playstation and the TV or after the TV?>>>>

 

Before or after, I am not understanding this.  It is connected to the DVR (I have U-verse).  When I use the remote and request the TV or  the DVD, the receiver goes to the DVD sound setting.  It provides good sound for the TV. It seems the receiver works OK.

 

<<<<<I think you need to find a way to connect (not HDMI) the playstation direct to the TV to see if you can get it to work..>>>>

 

My TV does not have the 3 separate outlets (red, white, and yellow).  There are 2 (red and white). 

 

<<<<<  Is there any special activation on the playstation for HDMI?>>>>>>>>>>

 

There is a HDMI outlet at the back of the play station.  I have the option to use either the 3-wire (white, red, and yellow) or a HDML connection.  Since I do not have enough outlets at the back of my TV, I bought a HDML cable.

 

<<<<When you said the playstation had a solid red light - Is red bad or good? Should it be green?>>>>

 

The Playstation is green when it is started.  When I connect the game controller via a USB port, there are 5 LED lights on the controller.  They blink for about 20 seconds.  Each light is numbered #1 to #5.  The controller is used to finalize the play station . There should be a screen which enables the finalization, according to the directions.  I believe that as each phase of the finalization is completed, another of those lights goes on.  Part of that is to have the game controller go wireless.

 

I hope I am a little clearer.

 

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I looked at the playstation manual & it talks about holding a button down when changing cables. I have not been able to copy/paste the statement. Here is the link. It is on an earky page right affter the table of connections.

 

 

 

 

http://www.playstation.com/manual/pdf/CECHP01-2.40_2.pdf

I looked at the playstation manual & it talks about holding a button down when changing cables. I have not been able to copy/paste the statement. Here is the link. It is on an earky page right affter the table of connections.

 

 

 

 

http://www.playstation.com/manual/pdf/CECHP01-2.40_2.pdf

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I also see forums under community on the support page they may be more heelpful on  playstation problems -

 

http://us.playstation.com/support/

I also see forums under community on the support page they may be more heelpful on  playstation problems -

 

http://us.playstation.com/support/

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I got the statement by saving the pdf -

 

If you change the type of cable used to connect the system, video may not be displayed. If this happens, turn off the system and then turn it on again by touching the power button on the system front for at least five seconds (until the system beeps twice). The video output setting will then be reset to the standard resolution.

 

I got the statement by saving the pdf -

 

If you change the type of cable used to connect the system, video may not be displayed. If this happens, turn off the system and then turn it on again by touching the power button on the system front for at least five seconds (until the system beeps twice). The video output setting will then be reset to the standard resolution.

 

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<<<<<<<If you change the type of cable used to connect the system, video may not be displayed. If this happens, turn off the system and then turn it on again by touching the power button on the system front for at least five seconds (until the system beeps twice). The video output setting will then be reset to the standard resolution.>>>>>>>>>

 

I also saw that, and tried the cycle.  The system began and beeped just once before going into the shut down cycle.

<<<<<<<If you change the type of cable used to connect the system, video may not be displayed. If this happens, turn off the system and then turn it on again by touching the power button on the system front for at least five seconds (until the system beeps twice). The video output setting will then be reset to the standard resolution.>>>>>>>>>

 

I also saw that, and tried the cycle.  The system began and beeped just once before going into the shut down cycle.

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Thanks.  I will, of course, keep everyone posted.  I am just blown away by the support here.  Thank you all.

Thanks.  I will, of course, keep everyone posted.  I am just blown away by the support here.  Thank you all.

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That site was very helpful, but it did not fix the problem.

 

I had to sit and think about what was going on BEFORE I purchased the playstation.  I had previously lost the screen on HDMI #2 which was the screen to watch DVD's.  The screen showed a 'No Signal' .  I had good sound, but no visible screen.

 

I notified U-verse and told them of my problem, thinking that the DVR was the problem.  The tech said that the DVR is either good or bad, and since I had good TV and sound, the DVR was not the problem.  He then suggested that perhaps I had a TV problem.  I said that the TV was less than 2 years old. I asked if the DVD could be the problem, and he said that yes, it could very well be the problem.

 

I dismissed the TV as a potential problem, and bought the play station, which is acting in the same way that the DVD was.

 

I have upgraded cables, switched them, and went through the start-up procedure explained in the above link.

 

It is still under warrantee, so I will have Best Buy check it out.

That site was very helpful, but it did not fix the problem.

 

I had to sit and think about what was going on BEFORE I purchased the playstation.  I had previously lost the screen on HDMI #2 which was the screen to watch DVD's.  The screen showed a 'No Signal' .  I had good sound, but no visible screen.

 

I notified U-verse and told them of my problem, thinking that the DVR was the problem.  The tech said that the DVR is either good or bad, and since I had good TV and sound, the DVR was not the problem.  He then suggested that perhaps I had a TV problem.  I said that the TV was less than 2 years old. I asked if the DVD could be the problem, and he said that yes, it could very well be the problem.

 

I dismissed the TV as a potential problem, and bought the play station, which is acting in the same way that the DVD was.

 

I have upgraded cables, switched them, and went through the start-up procedure explained in the above link.

 

It is still under warrantee, so I will have Best Buy check it out.

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Guess I was thinking too optimistic - I thought your swapping HDMI1 & HDMI2 that the DVR worked on both and the playstation worked on niether. Which identified the playstation as the problem.

 

But, it now sounds like HDMI2 does not work on the DVR. Therefore, it is faulty. But, the playstation does not work on either 1 or 2. So, there is another problem with that.

 

I think, there were reports that DVRs did not work on some HDMI inputs. The solution was use another input. No suggestion that the TV was faulty.

Guess I was thinking too optimistic - I thought your swapping HDMI1 & HDMI2 that the DVR worked on both and the playstation worked on niether. Which identified the playstation as the problem.

 

But, it now sounds like HDMI2 does not work on the DVR. Therefore, it is faulty. But, the playstation does not work on either 1 or 2. So, there is another problem with that.

 

I think, there were reports that DVRs did not work on some HDMI inputs. The solution was use another input. No suggestion that the TV was faulty.

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It was the REMOTE.  I went to JustAnswers and the tech walked me through everything.  He said to change the remote to the U-verse remote and the TV remote. Took over 2 hours, but the PS3 is working and the TV is working. 

It was the REMOTE.  I went to JustAnswers and the tech walked me through everything.  He said to change the remote to the U-verse remote and the TV remote. Took over 2 hours, but the PS3 is working and the TV is working. 

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