Sorry I would not post here if I was not sure it was the PS3. I have tried other cables including component.
The TV is fine as I am using my 360 on it on the same port the PS3 won't work on. My question is not how do I get luck and fix it myself, rather is it something that can be fixed by a non-sony repair person? Stupid stereo
I tried swapping the PS3 analog cable with that of my Wii after verifying I had a picture with that. This gave me no output. No audio or video. I can sort of make sense of the video if the system was expecting 480p instead of i, but the audio should have be heard from the ps3.
Anyway, hooking it right up to the TV gave me a picture and I got the PS3 back into 1080p.
This still doesn't explain why this happens every month or so.