The equipment we have in this room:
- Sony PS3 slim 250 GB - although with a 750 GB hard drive & the latest firmware
- A Samsung 46" TV - A 630 (if I recall correctly)
- Onkyo HT R380 receiver (5 speakers, multiple HDMI ports)
- AT&T U-verse -- another HDMI connected to the back of the TV [it isn't on when watching movies]
- Nintendo Wii connected to the TV by RCA cables (like it could any other way )
PS3 -> Onkyo Receiver -> Samsung TV --- All connected to one another by HDMI cables.
- We literally just finished watching Men In Black 3 on the PS3 and it did blackout several times. A few days ago we watched it on a Samsung Blu-ray player (don't know the model #) - but it doesn't wifi built in - and it didn't happen once.When watching that it was also connected by HDMI to the receiver, I do not know if it has the latest Samsung firmware.
- If possible could I get a clear answer of why HDMI cables do this. Would (all?) digital cables (display port, and cables to come) would do this? When I eventually get a new computer with a HDMI port (either motherboard or GPU) would I get the same thing if I connected the system to a new monitor - with support for HDMI/display port?
- The PS3 does blackout even on the XMB screen, or playing music.
- Some days it won't black out ever on the XMB/playing music
- Never happens when playing games.