I got a Samsung full HD TV and a 80gig PS3,
I just got Final Fantasy which I think is the first 1080p game I have when I'm playing the screen goes black for a second every five mins or so (always during gameplay never a cut scene) any idea why? this issue also occurs when watching up scalled DVDs on the PS3.
I have a HDMI version 1.3 cable that said it was compatible with PS3.
only really way to know for sure is to hook your PS3 up to another TV (with the same lead, just to rule that in / out), and to hook another PS3 up to your TV
obviously it shouldn't be happening, but there is no way to know what of the 2 (3 if you include the lead) might be the cause
Easier said then done
Don't have any other HDTV's and don't know anyone nearby with a PS3, only thing I've found out is it's fine in every other resolution.
I have a Laptop with a HDMI connector I'll see about connecting that up at least that would eliminate one of the 3.
I replaced my getting on for 4 years old 360 resently with an Elite but 360's don't do 1080p do they not even the Elite?.
Thanks for the help at least I don't think it's FF murdering my PS3 which I feared to start with, it's not the first time I've had problems with HDMI, MGS4 kept having the sound cut off every few seconds and there was another game that did the black for a second every few mins thing (can't remember what it was it might have been MGS4 as well) I ended up buying a new cable which fixed it until now when I'm trying to play/watch things in full 1080p on the only full 1080p device I have.
Do you think the official PS3 cable will fix it?
I've already shelled out about £27 for two cables, I know you said a five pound one worked do you remember the name/brand of that cable as I don't want to go out just randomly ending up with a massive collection of useless HDMI cables.
I'm experiencing the same thing. I have a 320gb Slim and a LG 46" LCD. The screen will go blank for a second or two after about 15-20 minutes of gameplay. Once it starts it will continue to go blank every minute or two. Also, once it starts during a game it continues on the XMB menu. I notice this only happens during some games and when upscaling DVDs when the PS3 is set to 1080p. Doesn't happen during BluRays in 1080p or if PS3 is set to 1080i.
The tried on my brother's Sony Bravia with all the same connections and settings. Issue doesn't happen! What the crap?! It pains me that it might be my TV, but there are so many inconsistencies.
I had the same issue with my TV where the screen would go black every now and then as if the TV was losing signal. .
Same here , it's only happened to me 7 or 8 times in a year so I can live with it, though it did happen twice in quick succession last week.
I have a Sony TV so you would think the 2 would be compatible, I would have thought a cable issue was the more likely.
I have escalated this issue for further investigation, actually some thing I have experienced my self at home but the screen goes snowy rather then black. Only happens once or twice a month though and never during game play so not a big problem.
We may not get a response until after the new year so if any of you find a solution in the mean time please share it with us here.
As soon as I get a response I will update this thread.