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Screen problems: pixelizing, waves, blurry?

drachen
11-27-2008, 06:41 PM
I'm asking in this forum because I have no idea on what is causing this problem exactly- either just he DVD player or a combination!

I have a Sony KDL40X3100; 40IN X SERIES FULL HD BRAVIA LCD TV, which is only around... five months old. Around the same time, I bought a Sony HD Blu-Ray DVD player. A few weeks ago I bought an 80GB Sony Playstation 3.

With the DVD player, I am using a Sony HDMI cable. With the Ps3, I'm using a non-Sony cable and have just recently ordered a Sony HDMI cable off the net, as I couldn't find any offline.

A few days after using my Ps3, on the screen there will be 'waves'; a very noticeable thick bar will roll down the screen all the way. It would happen everyy 10 seconds or so, but it has stopped completely since it first started. I have different settings for gaming and movie periods.

The main problem that is still going on, is whenever I watch an animated (2-D) film, in mostly every scene (basically every 5 seconds) characters will have badly pixelized/jagged outlines, and for the majority of the time the character(s) will have groups of light-coloured pixels in certain areas; IE always their head or torso. Obviously this pixel-grouping follows the character, so it can't be a fixed 'spot on the screen' problem.

Also, in dark-to-near-pitch-black scenes, everything on-screen will have pixelizing with a green-ish tone. This happens to live-action films with dark scenes, too.

And what is the most irritating problem so far, is in both animation & live action films, more noticeable in animation: for scenes (roughly every 9 minutes) the character(s) will have a seemingly permanent trail of the last 5 frames. Only their outline/dark lines are shown, with very faint colouring (clothes, skin, etc). For live-action, the same last-5-frames-trail, but more blurry and with the green pixelizing tone effect, less noticeable but at a fraction, because real objects don't have thick, bold outlines that stand out =D

So.. is any of this due to a bad HDMI cable, the TV, the DVD player and/or the Sony? I only use a Ps3, Blu-Ray DVD player, Ps2 and Gamecube with the TV... but only with one game console + DVD player connected at all times, and I only switch consoles every few weeks. Help would be very much appreciated!

clearday
12-01-2008, 01:21 PM
I would try a few different things. First I'd try a different HDMI cable, making sure it's ends are firmly plugged in. If that doesn't help, I'd try a set of component (red/green/blue) cables and see if that fixes it. Also, if you are using a surge protector, I'd remove it from the set up, just for checking purposes, and see if somehow it is affecting the tv, the thick bar rolling down the screen is electrical interference usually, no ground?, old surge protector?. (Put it back into the set up, ofcourse when done testing.) And if all this just started (I can't tell from your description) with the addition of the PS3, maybe it's some setting with it, it's defective, or something, so completely unplug it and see what happens.

Ideas. Hope something helps.

fwtechwiz
12-02-2008, 07:40 AM
Check your PS3 settings and make sure the resolution matches your TV resolution. It should be set to 1080p. I had similar problems when I bought my 1080p TV because I had the max resolution set wrong. When I changed it to 1080p, all pixelation/color waves problems went away.

drachen
12-10-2008, 07:19 PM
I would try a few different things. First I'd try a different HDMI cable, making sure it's ends are firmly plugged in. If that doesn't help, I'd try a set of component (red/green/blue) cables and see if that fixes it. Also, if you are using a surge protector, I'd remove it from the set up, just for checking purposes, and see if somehow it is affecting the tv, the thick bar rolling down the screen is electrical interference usually, no ground?, old surge protector?. (Put it back into the set up, ofcourse when done testing.) And if all this just started (I can't tell from your description) with the addition of the PS3, maybe it's some setting with it, it's defective, or something, so completely unplug it and see what happens.

Ideas. Hope something helps.

Thanks, I'll try unplugging it from my surge protector this week. I've since bought a Sony HDMI cable for my ps3, and there are no more waves on the screen, but DVDs played on the DVD player and not the ps3 still has errors.

drachen
12-10-2008, 07:20 PM
Check your PS3 settings and make sure the resolution matches your TV resolution. It should be set to 1080p. I had similar problems when I bought my 1080p TV because I had the max resolution set wrong. When I changed it to 1080p, all pixelation/color waves problems went away.

Yeah, I eventually figured that one out too a few weeks after I got my ps3, and the new Sony HDMI cable also helped with the remaining problems!