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How do I connect my Sony Playstation to my TV?

You will need either an HDMI cable or a PlayStation 3 component cable to connect the system to your HDTV. A PlayStation 3 composite or S-video cable can be used with standard definition TVs.

To connect your PlayStation 3 with an HDMI cable:

  1. Turn off your PlayStation 3.
  2. Disconnect any other audio or video cables from the PlayStation 3.
  3. Connect one end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI port on the back of the PlayStation 3.
  4. Connect the other end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI In port on your HDTV.
  5. Tune your TV to the input of the HDMI port you just used.
  6. Turn on your PlayStation 3.
  7. Using your PlayStation 3 controller, scroll to the Settings menu and select Display Settings, and then Video Output Settings.
  8. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.

The PlayStation 3 uses a standard HDMI cable, but all other connections use a specially designed cable with a single A/V connector at one end, made to fit the PlayStation 3's AV Multi Out port. A composite version of this cable comes with most PlayStation 3 systems. Component or S-video versions can be purchased at most stores and websites where video games are sold.

To connect your PlayStation 3 with any other cable:

  1. Turn off your PlayStation 3.
  2. Disconnect any other audio or video cables from the PlayStation 3.
  3. Connect the single A/V connector on the cable to the PlayStation 3's AV Multi Out port.
  4. Connect the other end of the cable to the matching Audio and Video In ports on your HDTV. Match the colors and connection types to ensure you are using the correct ports on your TV.
  5. Turn on your PlayStation 3.
  6. Using your PlayStation 3 controller, scroll to the Settings menu and select Display Settings, and then select Video Output Settings.
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
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