Brain teaser: PS3 kills WD media player

I have a strange problem… I’ve been enjoying watching movies from my WD media player  on my Samsung TV - via a HDMI cable.  Things have been going great.  Then I get a Playstation3… and this is where it gets weird.  I take the HDMI out of the back of the media player and connect the PS3 with it.  The PS3 goes through its initial set up and works fine.  I then take the HDMI out from the back of the PS3 and connect the media player again- but instead of working perfectly (like it did before) I get the error message: Mode not supported.  

In the TV’s manual  …under this error message comes the advice: “Check the supported resolution of the TV and adjust the external device’s output resolution accordingly. Refer to resolution settings in this manual.”

I’m not sure what happened, or why something that did work now doesn’t, but I get a sense it has nothing to do with my WD media player, since nothing changed with this, however perhaps the PS3 altered the settings of the television??.. and now the TV and the media player can’t speak with one another??    

I’ve since reset the WD media player (for long enough to make sure it’s reset), but still the problem persists…

Has anyone else had this issue?  Or knows how to resolve it?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!  

(This post also appeared in another thread, but for the wrong media player.  This is the correct thread now). 


Its a hdmi handshaking problem. 

Try selecting another input on the TV and then coming back to the player hdmi input or unplugging the player from power and then plugging back in again so that it boots up and attempts a new handshake.

you have also left a bracket on the end of each link which means that they don’t work without editing.

You have a WD Live player original according to your player manual link.

Correct link for TV manual is

Also take notice of replies in your other post