Here's the scenario: I own an 80 GB Fat PS3 which I bought back in 2010. I started using an HDMI cable to play games on my Samsung 32" Series 3 Television a few months after. Since then, up until last month, for three years nearly that is, I've had no problems, whatsoever. Then, the problems started. Last month, whenever I would turn on my Television and Playstation, I'd receive the "No Signal" message on the screen. I'd try everything in the book, that being: 1) Disconnect HDMI cable from TV and PS3. Switch off both for a while 2) Connect the cable back, hold the ps3 power button when you switch it on until you hear the "beep" to reset the video output settings 3) Connect the AV cable and try switching to HDMI Manually. Nothing. I'd repeat this for an hour atleast when suddenly, I'd get a signal and all would be fine. The problem would disappear for a day or two, and then return. Last week, it started getting more frequent. More so, when I was in the middle of a game, and it would lose signal all of a sudden and never return for hours no matter what I did. And just like before, at a random time on a random day, it would decide to return. So I grew really frustrated, and decided to narrow down the problem causes. 1) I switched HDMI cables, to no avail. 2) I tried a different Television and it wouldn't work there either the two times I tried it on there. 3) I've switched video output to 720p and have realized the signal losses have become less frequent but are still present And what's even more strange is that, the TV recognizes the presence of an HDMI cable sometimes,( The screen just goes blank, not even a "No Signal" message appears) yet it doesn't display anything. And then after a million attempts at switching ON and OFF, it would appear. Only to lose signal after an hour of gameplay never to return for another 24 hours. I've looked everywhere on the internet and concluded that this probably is a port problem on my PS3. People have even mentioned a "handshaking" issue that's not working the way it should preventing the TV and the PS3 from communicating normally. This has really depressed me as I'm heavy into GTA V right not and this is really killing my experience. THE AV cable only gives me a horrendous 576i video output. I'm contemplating taking my system to the local Sony outlet to see what they can do. But before I did, I just wanted to ask around here if anyone has had the same problems and solved it before? Do I really need to take it to Sony and ask them to repair it? Or should I maybe just buy a Component wire and if so, will that give me a 1080p output? Do please help, I'm at a crossroads here. Thanks for your patience.