I received a new Mitsubishi WD-60C10 today which I hooked up to my PS3 directly using HDMI 1.4 cables (not through a receiver).
When turning on the PS3 the XMB (the PS3 menu) comes up without problems. Then, when I try to load a movie or a game the following sequence occurs:
1. I click the movie icon in the xmb
2. The PS3 starts to load the movie
3. The TV then seems to loose its signal with the PS3 and switches between stating "No Signal" and "Incorrect Format". After approximately 1-2 minutes it will, in 90% of the cases, end up showing only "Incorrect Format" together with garbage information (blue and white lines and dots) moving around on the screen. Very rarely, turning the TV on and off gives me the correct signal back. In 10% of the cases, after flipping between "No Signal" and "Incorrect Format", it shows the initial movie screen normally, and I am able to start the movie without trouble.
The same sequence happens when trying to load games.
I tried to tinker with all the various PS3 settings I could find, as well as revert to factory defaults. Nothing worked.
One interesting thing I found:
* Under "Display Settings" there is an option to set "Deep Color Output (HDMI)" to "Automatic" or "Off". If you set this to "Off" the TV seems to not loose connection with the PS3 during a startup sequence (you can see the loading circle in the top right corner, which you usually can't see). However, when it is done loading the movie you simply get black and white snow (as if on the antenna input with no signal).
Note: The PS3 has been thoroughly tested with two other flat-screens TVs in my apartment, and is working flawlessly. I also tried all the HDMI ports on the TV
If anyone out there has a PS3 that works with the WD-60C10, please let me know. I have one shot at either replacing the unit or choose a full refund. Following that the 21 day policy of Dell will be up, so I am stuck with Mitsubishi support (which in my experience today was absolutely horrible).
Alternatively, if you might know the reason for these errors or might know how to fix it, I would be incredibly grateful to hear your thoughts.
Thank you in advance.