Change PS3 Video Settings

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Reset Video Output

If you are changing cables or cannot see an image on the screen, you may need to reset the video output to default settings. To reset the video output:
  1. While the PS3 system is in standby mode (red light on the front of the system), hold down the touch-sensitive On/Off button on the front of the system until the PS3 beeps a second time (approximately 5 seconds), then release it.
  2. The PS3 will power up, the Video Output Settings will automatically reset to the standard resolution (or detect the current display output settings of your TV/monitor).

Manually Change Video Output

If you wish to change the video cable or change the video resolution you may manually change the video output.
  1. In the XMB™ home menu, go to [Settings] > [Display Settings] icon and press the X button.
  2. Highlight [Video Output Settings] and press the X button.
  3. Select the appropriate connector type you are using for your TV (i.e., HDMI, AV Multi, etc.) and press the X button.
    • You may be informed the console will "test the settings for 30 seconds". Press the X button to "Change" the display of the system.
    • If your TV has multiple "Input" or " Video " channels, (i.e., "Input 1", "Input 2", "Input 3", etc.), you may need to toggle through each "Input" channel on your TV to find the correct one that will display the appropriate picture for your connection type (i.e., HDMI) during the 30 seconds, especially if you do not see a picture. The system will remain in the selected connector type for 30 seconds.
  4. Select all resolutions that are supported by your TV (i.e., Standard, 480p, 720p, etc.) and press the X button.
  5. Select the TV type (either "16:9" or "4:3") and press the X button.
  6. Verify your selections on the final screen and press the X button to save your settings.
  7. At this point, you may choose to [Set Audio Output Settings] or to [Finish].  Click here for information on Change PS3 Audio Output Settings.
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