this is what i posted on the Hauppauge forums:
TV= Pioneer PDP-506HD Plasma HDTV
PVR= Hauppauge HD PVR 1212 with newest drivers from the site
currently connected with TV<-->PS3 with HDMI @ 1080i. working.
connected PS3 (AV Multi)<-->PVR (component, vid in) *official Sony PS3 cable
connected PVR (component, vid out)<-->TV (D-terminal "D-4", vid in) *D-4 accepts 720p. **gold plated Fujitsu cable
connected PVR<-->PC (usb 2.0)
using Intel Pentium Dual core, each @ 3.0GHz + soundcard. working.
installed new graphics card @ 512mb memory. working.
installed newest Hauppauge drivers from site. working.
installed ArcSoft video capture software. working.
cannot connect TV<-->PS3 using [AV Multi<-->Component] cable, since my Japanese TV has D-terminal, though it is equivalent to component input.
(* therefore, cannot change PS3 settings from HDMI to [component/D-terminal] unless PS3>PVR>PC is connected)
started up ArcSoft vid cap software. working.
changed PS3 "video output setting"s to [component/D-terminal]. set resolution to 720p.
checked PS3 video on the vid cap software (PC). preview working.
tried to record PS3 video footage. worked.
set TV remote control to correct video input channel (actually, same as HDMI channel).
checked TV video feed. all 4 channels have black screen, no images. not working!
unplugged HDMI from TV and PS3. no change.
turned power off/on for PVR and PS3. no change.
searched Hauppauge forums. only 2 threads exist on this issue. no concrete solutions.
here are my questions related to this issue:
if video being sent from PS3>PVR>PC works fine, why doesnt PS3>PVR>TV video work?
do the TV<-->PS3 need to be directly connected to change [PS3 vid output settings] before connecting PS3>PVR>PC?
does running the PVR/vid cap software while changing [PS3 vid output settings] prevent the signal from reaching the TV? (though the signal reaches the PC fine...)