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Adjust video output settings

Depending on the type of cables and the connectors used, you may need to adjust the PS3 system's video output settings to display video at HD resolutions on a TV.

If video is not displayed:

  • Switch the video input of the TV to match the input connector used to connect to the system.
  • Turn off the system, and then turn it on again by pressing the power button for at least five seconds (until the system beeps twice). The video output setting will be reset and video will be output at standard definition (SD) resolution.

1. Select Settings > [Display Settings] > [Video Output Settings], and then press the X button.

2. Select the input connector in use on the TV, and then press the right directional button.


If you select [HDMI], you will have the option to choose [Automatic] or [Custom] on the next screen. In most cases, select [Automatic], and video output settings will be completed automatically.

If you select [AV MULTI / SCART], you must choose the type of output signal on the next screen. In most cases, select [Y Pb/Cb Pr/Cr].

3. Confirm the screen, and then press the X button.

If you changed the connector in step 2, a screen for confirming the change will be displayed.

4. Confirm the settings, select [Yes], and then press the X button.

If you changed the connector in step 2, a screen for confirming the settings will be displayed.

5. Select the resolutions supported by the TV, and then press the right directional button.

The resolution displayed on the TV varies depending on the input connector and the type of cable used. The highest resolution you selected will be used for video output.

Depending on the connector selected in step 2, this screen may not be displayed.

6. Confirm the settings, select [Yes], and then press the X button.

Depending on the connector selected in step 2 and the resolutions selected in step 5, this screen may not be displayed.

7. Select the type of TV, and then press the X button.

If you selected [Standard (PAL)] or [576p] in step 5, a screen for selecting the TV screen size will be displayed. Adjust the setting to match the TV in use.

If you selected [720p] or a higher resolution in step 5, the TV type will automatically be set to 16:9 and the screen for selecting the TV screen size will not be displayed.

8. Confirm the settings, and then press the X button.

The video output settings will be saved on the system.

9. Adjust audio output settings.

Continue on to adjust audio output settings. Adjust settings to match the TV or audio device in use.

If you select [HDMI], you will have the option to choose [Automatic] or [Manual] on the next screen. In most cases, select [Automatic].

If using a cable other than an HDMI cable to output audio from the TV, select [Audio Input Connector / SCART / AV MULTI]. If using an optical digital cable to output audio, select [Digital Out (Optical)] and choose the output format on the next screen.
10 Confirm the settings, and then press the button.

The audio output settings will be saved on the system.

Note:

  • You can adjust audio output settings under Settings > [Sound Settings] > [Audio Output Settings].
  • If the TV in use supports stereoscropic 3D display, a screen for setting the TV's screen resolution will be displayed after step 2. Follow the on-screen instructions to adjust the settings. Connect the PS3 system to a TV that supports stereoscopic 3D display using an HDMI cable.

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