Originally Posted by Lukedog17
Anyone esle care to chime in here? I don't believe it is an HDMI issue.
Are you absolutely certain that the receiver is fine? Only reason I ask is that something similar happened to me recently, and I ended up buying myself a new PS3 slim when it turns out I didn't need it. (Though upgrading to the slim wasn't a bad thing, and thanks to some store credit and trade in along with some other things that were done, the new slim didn't cost me a whole lot).
I started to notice that when I would turn on my PS3 and move around in the XMB, after a little while the video would get corrupted, then the image on screen would seem to tear and lock up, then my TV would display "No Signal." At first, it would return to normal after a little while, and it never happened during a game. It was getting to the game that was the problem. In the beginning, this was very intermittent and didn't happen all that often. As time went by, it started to happen more and more. I thought that perhaps my HDMI cable had gone bad, so I replaced it. For a little while, it worked fine. Then the symptoms came back.
Finally, I decided that the HDMI connection in the PS3 must be going, so time to upgrade to the slim while I could still access the stuff on my fat. Got the new slim, upgraded the HDD to a 500 GB one like my fat, and connected the slim up to the HDMI input and just hooked the fat up to a standard composite connection in order to do the data transfer. While the composite connection looked crappy, the video issues never came up on the fat. Shockingly, a couple of times the video issues showed up with the slim. WTF?!!!!!!
After getting everything transferred over from the fat to the slim, I then decided to try one last thing. I moved my PS3 connection from HDMI4 to HDMI2 on the back of my Onkyo TX-SR606S receiver. Video problem completely gone and has not shown up. My cable TV connection is through HDMI1 on the receiver, and hasn't had any issues. Apparently, the problem came from the HDMI4 connection on my receiver. I guess over the three years or so that I've had it, it has degraded and gone bad. I'm not getting the handshake issue which I hear has plagued these receivers, so that's a positive.
So for me, I thought that the receiver and cables were just fine, but it turns out the receiver was indeed the issue. Once the connection was switched, everything has become "back to normal" for me. If you can, I would change up which input your PS3 is going through, or perhaps try it out on a different TV to see if it is indeed the receiver with a camouflaged problem.