He told me he was ready to give up the PS3 and get a blu-ray player because neither of us use it much for games. I told him I thought it was a mistake for him to do that. Because the light was coming on I felt the resolution was messed up and we weren't able to see the picture.
After a few days I didn't hear or see anything else about it, so I ordered some of the original cables from ebay for $4. When I got home yesterday he was going through the setup menus on the PS3. He'd bought the same cables somewhere else and had it back.