I bought my 42LG50 brand new from Best Buy in Winter 2008 and have a 4 year warranty.
Christmas 2010, my wife bought me a spankin new PS3.
I hooked it up via HDMI in each different HDMI port on the TV. Each time, the SimpLink recognized a new input, asks if I'd like to 'enjoy' that connection, I select yes. After a few moments, it always reads, 'No Signal'.
I've plugged it in with the AV cables (red, yellow, white) that come with the PS3 and try to change the settings in the 'display setup' on the PS3, but no matter what, it will not switch to the HDMI setting and only broadcasts in 480p.
I've contacted Best Buy multiple times which resulted in them coming to my house twice and replacing the TV's motherboard, but it didn't fix the issue. They blame PS3.
I've called PS3 about 6 times, each time they ran me through every possible option they could, but to no avail. They blame the TV.
I've also contacted LG 3 times, they run me through all their troubleshooting options, then their 'specialists' snidely remark that it's the PS3's fault.
I've used 3 different HDMI cables, ranging from cheap to very expensive, and none work (one of which I snagged from the PS3 at work).
What's even MORE frustrating is that I plugged the PS3 into another crappier/smaller/older TV. It's an AKAI from 2006, and the TV recognized it immediately via HDMI and broadcasts in 1080i !!
The Geek Squad, Playstation and LG each know of this fact and none of them have answers.
In the meantime, I have a 42" 1080p HD TV that has never worked at full potential, and a crappy no-name 32" TV that runs circles around the better brand. Has ANYONE else had this problem??
PLease help! I'm losing faith in LG.