As the topic says... I managed to acquire a PS3 from a colleague at work, who said that if I manage to get it working, he'll sell it to me for $50. "Cool," I thought, "I enjoy a challenge." Well, this is one challenge that has me stumped. Here's the gist: PS3 turns on. Sound comes through but no picture. I figured that it was the usual HDMI not being recognized issue, so I tried resetting the inputs. Nope, nothing. I tried using the A/V cables, but no picture through that either, but still, sound. Concering this, I've tried every single BSOD solution I could find on Google, and nothing's been able to fix this. I can, however, boot into the recovery menu and use every single option fine. Picture, sound, HDMI, the works. Hell, even when resetting the PS3 to default settings, HDMI is detected and fully works to 1080i (or 1080p whatever it autodetects). However when it tries to load up the XBMC, no picture whatsoever. I even tried updating it to 3.50, thinking it could be a problem with the way the previous firmware was loaded. Nothing. I'm fresh out of ideas and getting quite confused. The only thing I can think of that's causing the problem would be something wrong with one of the chips, but as stated before, recovery console loads up fine and is even viewable at 1080i. Any thoughts? Just to state: I'm using a Samsung 24" monitor that does upto 1080p (and works perfectly fine with my Xbox), so there's definitely no problem with the monitor.