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04 Jan 2013
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PS3 to Monitor (DVI) - no image?

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Hey,

 

I just bought a new PS3 Super Slim 500GB, September 2012 release. I hooked it up to my Full HD 1080p monitor (Philips 226V3LSB LCD LED 21.5" DVI) that only has DVI output. I used HDMI-DVI cable, no adapter. However, there is no image - only the "snow" effect.

 

As I understand, there is a signal, because as soon as I plug the cable into PS3, the black screen on the monitor changes into a "snow" effect. Also, when I turn off my PS3, the monitor goes to sleep too.

 

I've tried reseting my PS3 by holding down the power button for 10s until the second beep and also mocking around with monitor's settings - none of this helped the case. Unfortunately, I don't have a TV where I would be able to test the PS3 out and I bought it online so I can't bring it back to them just for the test.

 

I've seen that A LOT of people have problems hooking up PS3 to their monitors, but I've never seen anyone getting the "snow" effect; most of the time it's just a "no signal" problem.

 

I'm guessing the PS3 might be faulty then, even if it's new? Or is there anything else that could be wrong?

 

The cable and the monitor are in a perfect working order, as I use both of them by connecting my laptop to the monitor.

 

Thanks!

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Re: PS3 to Monitor (DVI) - no image?

PS3's are not made for monitors, only TV's.




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mh637099 wrote:
PS3's are not made for monitors, only TV's.

 

Wut.

 

I thought it might be because the monitor isn't HDCP compliant OP, but according to the specs it is. I'm not really sure what to suggest I'm afraid.

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You can use it, as I do it when the gf is on main telly.
The problem occurs because the ps3 is fairly stupid and has to be told you want to view in HD (if you werent) I think (but am not 100%) I fixed it by holding down the power button till it beeped, then when i turned it on it asked if I wanted these settings. but if you have tried this and doesnt work, then i am all outta ideas, as it should work

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mh637099 wrote:
PS3's are not made for monitors, only TV's.

 

If PS3's weren't designed for pc monitors, then why can both of my PS3's work on my monitor. When i bought my new monitor, i made sure it had an HDMI port and was DHCP compliant. and i can also play the relevent games in 3D as well.

 

 

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I take my post back. The PS3 does not work with SOME monitors, only .TVs.




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mh637099 wrote:
I take my post back. The PS3 does not work with SOME monitors, only .TVs.

 

A PS3 will work with SOME monitors as well as tv's.

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Yes that did need a slight correction :smileyhappy:
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One more try. The PS3 does not work with SOME monitors and works with all TVs.




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mh637099 wrote:
One more try. The PS3 does not work with SOME monitors and works with all TVs.

lol no the Ps3 does not work with all TV's!

 

 

If your TV only has coax only input then the Ps3 won't work

 

 

Still plenty of those arround just ask my old next door neigbour

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