A couple of days ago I started up my Playstation 3 for the first time in ages. It used to be hooked up to my Philips TV via HDMI which worked fine.
As I just said, I haven't played with it for the past two years - that's because the HDD seems to have been faulty and I had to replace it. But even before I installed the new HDD the video signal didn't work anymore via HDMI, only regular component. I thought I should take care of the problem once I have finished installing the HDD, updating the system, adjusting settings... However, no matter what I tried I couldn't seem to get HDMI working again.
Then I remembered that I had tried to hook the PS3 up to a PC monitor a few months ago using the HDMI cable and a HDMI to DVI adapter. I figured that this might have caused the HDMI port to break (I have no clue about electronics so this was only some wild guess) - at least since then I can't play via HDMI anymore, I think.
Anyway, now I have bought a YUV component cable to play in HD again, no matter whether the HDMI port is broken or not, and hooked it up to my Atlona scaler which I use for older consoles (in order to get rid of any noise). But no matter what resolution I try, I can't get the cable to work with my PS3, only with my PS2 (the box it came in indicated that it should work with both systems).
Of cause I tried out different HDMI cables, checked whether the TV port was working, tried hooking the PS3 up to a different screen etc...
Now I am at a total loss and don't know where to go from here. I was hoping that you guys might be able to give me a hint or two as to what's wrong with my PS3 which only accepts the component or a s-video cable. Thanks in advance, keep the bombs rolling!