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Playstation 3 Flickers when set to 1080P

I have a new LG Full HD 1080P LCD TV. When I turn on the PS3 and its set to 1080P output,through a good quality HDMI cable, the screen randomly flickers (snow effect) even when playing games or DVD's. you can also hear it clicking and cutting out through the surround sound. If its set to 1080i it seems to go away! Also when watching a DVD the sound sometimes sounds robotic (digital & distorted) and out of time with the picture. I'm struggling to workout whether its the PS3 or the tv, sometimes it seems if the tv audio setting is set to CINEMA, CLEAR VOICE etc it starts it. The TV model is 42LG70YD. Any help would be great.

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  • chappo007 Oct 05, 2008

    Thanks for your help Jaketasnake, but unfortunately it didn't fix it. I tried a whole heap of rewiring options also, but nothing seems to stop the flicker. I contacted LG and they were aware of the problems with flicker and strange audio in their later model tv's, and believe it is a communication problem between the PS3 and the tv. At least I'm not the only one with the problem. They have no fix for it at the moment. It does seem to stop when the display output of the PS3 is set to 1080i. This may have to do for the time being. Once again thanks for your efforts. Cheers Chappo007

  • E-N-I-G-M-A Oct 14, 2008

    I also have a new LG HDTV (47LG70yd) and have the exact same experience - got TV in early September 2008.

    I have tested with new cables (3-4 HDMI cables of varying quality), a different Ps3 hooked to my tele (same problem), my ps3 on a mates Bravia HDTV (no problems). I have also tried everything the LG techo's suggest, including turning off the 'tru-motion', connecting with AV cables first then manually changing to HDMI.... nothing has worked for more than a few minutes, and as soon as the PS3 is powered down, it will re-occur when turned back on.

    I have had the TV replaced initially when i first reported it, and LG techo's come with a software update for the tv later.... all to no effect.

    Only happens on 1080p setting... all lower resolutions work fine.

    PS3 support tried telling me my TV wasn't full HD (rubbish it definitely is), and from looking on net and own research it seems to be a HDCP handshake issue (I hope i got the acronym right ... I'm not expert)

    The only fix I have at the moment, is to remove the HDMI cable, wait a few secs and plug it back in .... 50/50 it works, but as soon as you enter a game/movie and return to the XMB menu, it happens again. Also if you reboot the ps3 it will come back.

    It is frustrating to spend so much money on a HDTV to have it not work as expected, and both Sony and LG seem unable to say definitively what the issue is, or how they are going to fix it.... and get impression it isn't a high-priority for either :/

    SUMMARY OF MY ISSUE: Snow and flickering when 1080p resolution is set. Occasional sound drop out. At worst screen will go blank for a few seconds and return. Mainly on XMB menu, but have experienced a flicker about once every few minutes when watching a blue-ray movie, but not to the extent it happens on the XMB menu.


  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2008

    Same problem here.And its really annoying

  • stentme1 Nov 28, 2008

    snow on 1080p not 1080i with sony large lcd display.  expensive professional HDMI cables.  any ideas?

  • tkimdds Dec 01, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. 1080i works fine but the menu screen on the PS3 flickers on occasion when 1080p is used. I've bought a Monster HDMI cable and the problem seemed to decrease a bit but it still exists.

  • vino42 Dec 14, 2008

    I also have this same problem. Using high end HDMI cable (Monster Ultra 800). Brand new LG 60 inch plasma w/1080p capabilities and have the same results on my LG 42 inch plasma. When I set to 1080p on the setup screen the test display screen looks snowy with a green color and flickers and sound pops and cracks. 1080i works perfect. I have yet to meet someone that has true 1080p working properly. This has to be a PS3 issue.

  • E-N-I-G-M-A Dec 14, 2008

    Following on and in response to the solution 3 posted....

    I have looked at component cables and all my investigations tell me that whilst component cables can carry a 1080p signal, the actual connection points (AV points) will not pass through anything greater than 1080i.
    So really hooking up a component cable is same as setting the HDMI output to 1080i, which works fine anyway.

    The current workaround I am using is to go to the HDMI settings, turn on 1080p when i want it.... and if the confirmation screen is flickering, click back, then select it again. After a couple of goes it will present a picture the is stable, and remains so for watching blue-ray 1080p movies, or playing 1080p games.

    However when you exit back to the XMB menu or restart the system, it generally starts flickering again (and set it back to 1080i until I want 1080p again)

    I have also posted my issue on the PS3 forums and have had some responses... all of which don't resolve this issue - link attached for reference.

    http://community.eu.playstation.com/play...


  • E-N-I-G-M-A Dec 14, 2008

    Following on and in response to the solution 3 posted....

    I havelooked at component cables and all my investigations tell me thatwhilst component cables can carry a 1080p signal, the actual connectionpoints (AV points) will not pass through anything greater than 1080i.
    So really hooking up a component cable is same as setting the HDMI output to 1080i, which works fine anyway.

    Thecurrent workaround I am using is to go to the HDMI settings, turn on1080p when i want it.... and if the confirmation screen is flickering,click back, then select it again. After a couple of goes it willpresent a picture the is stable, and remains so for watching blue-ray1080p movies, or playing 1080p games.

    However when you exit backto the XMB menu or restart the system, it generally starts flickeringagain (and set it back to 1080i until I want 1080p again)

    I havealso posted my issue on the PS3 forums and have had some responses...all of which don't resolve this issue - link attached for reference.

    http://community.eu.playstation.com/play...

  • Obsieian254 Dec 24, 2008

    I had the same problem with my brand new LG 1080 42" screen tv, I bought a cheap HDMI cable phillips brand and had the same flickering while trying to play the blu ray or while in the menu. I went and bought another brand HDMI cable Rocketfish HDMI Digital Audio/Video Gaming Cable for PlayStation 3 and it cleared up the whole problem for me. I dont know if its just a fluke but no more flickering just perfect picture. This wasn't the most expensive cable it was 65$ here in the states, so maybe if it worked for me it might work for you guys

  • HyperRon Dec 27, 2008

    I have the same issue. I originally had a monster ps3 HDMI cable but, replaced it with the rocketfish cable the other poster suggested and still have the issue. I've tried 4 different cables and everyone has the same problem.

  • nikoo83 Dec 28, 2008

    I have a similar issue, but with a JVC LCD 42S90 HDTV. 1080i: perfect. But when PS3 is set to 1080p, the screen flickers. Suggestions are very welcome.


  • masouds428 Jan 04, 2009

    I have the same problem, although I did not try switching to 1080i, I mean c'mon, I want the FULL HD experience. I have the 32LG70, which is the same TV, only 10 inches smaller. I'm using my PS3 with a MediaBridge HDMI cable, and I get constant flickering on the TV, and its not the cable or the TV since I'm using a cable for my Xbox 360 as well. I sent an e-mail to the LG customer service, and I am waiting for a reply. The live chat ould have been helpful, but they are offline right now. Please help!

  • gangemcs Jan 04, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem with my 42" 1080p LG TV and the PS3. It flashes when I select 1080p and the resolution BUT is fine with 1080i.



    If you have any solution to this annoying problem then please email me at gangemcs at gmail.com



    Thanks,


    Chris

  • Ryan_Zman Jan 05, 2009

    Same *** all others, Have a LN46A650 Samsung and a NEW PS3 from sonystyle.com (1/3/09) connected through a 6ft Monoprice HDMI cable. 1080p does not work at all or maybe for 2 mins at most. 1080i works great!



    I played a Blu-ray when my PS3 was set to 1080i and my tv said the BD was playing at 1080p? So guess I will just run 1080i until SONY fixes the problem!

  • craigmeakin Jan 07, 2009

    i have the same problem, i have a 42 " LG, as everyone else has stated on 1080p i get snowy and flickers, whilst blue-ray DVD is playing i get great quality as you would expect but no problems, it just flickers  and snowy on the start up screen when i switch my ps3 on. which is highly annoying, but putting the output setting  to 1080I the quality is the very same has the 1080 P, the Blu-Ray are the same, i don't lose sound or quality of picture go down at all... it's just the same. 


    but if i thought the 1080I wasn't has good i would just switch the 1080P when playing games and Blue-Rays. but it doesn't seem to me that it's any different in quality or sound!!!

  • junglekng Jan 10, 2009

    I had the same problem. Samsung LNA52650 (1080p) with ps3.



    But I have found a temporary solution. You can select the display settings from PS3 menu as follows -- 480p, 720p, and 1080p only (no 1080i) . This solved the issue. I see no flickering. But, not having 1080i means we need to switch whenever any game/video/ etc comes in that max resolution.



    I am thinking it is a software/firmware issue that sony should release an update for. suprisingly, the tech support does not even acknowledge that they know/aware of this issue/received complaints from anyone.



    Frankly. Sony Tech support is the worst.

    Please update if that sol works for anyone.



    Jungleking

  • chappo007 Jan 10, 2009

    DILROHE, What else would you like to know about my flicker problem?

  • HyperRon Jan 11, 2009

    I tried setting the display settings to everything but 1080i and I still have the issue. I have an LG LCD (52LG70) and LG's tech support swears it's the PS3 since it will play blu ray movies at 1080p without any issues. Sony finally told me there's probably something wrong with my PS3 and to take it back to the store. They told me this after almost 2 hours of testing/resetting/changing cables. So, I'm going to take it back tomorrow.



    I tried the following cables:



    Rocketfish PS3 8 ft HDMI

    Monster PS3 HDMI

    Phillips HDMI

    Premium brand HDMI from HHGregg

  • junglekng Jan 11, 2009

    HyperRon, You are right. Actually the solution I described earlier (remove 1080i from list of resolutions) did not resolve. The problem still persits but in a different way.



    Every 5 Sec, I see my screen display going BLACK. This happens at start page,XMB, internet browser except while playing blue ray disks. It definately is not HDMI, HDCP handshakes(which happen at start)since its taking 1080p from blueray correctly.I believe that this is a firmware bug with this model. May be from core OS display routines.



    Here is what I have.

    firmware: 2.53 (may be I should not have updated to this version).

    Model - CECCHL01 (from serial no) 80GB



    Seriously, Sony Tech Supports SUCKS! I think they are just trained only on how to tell customers to unplug cables, and everything and reset/restart systems. The person is asking me to use component cables., Well, duh,!!...do you think we are fools using HDMI?OH..morons....Wait till I get a good lawyer for a class action lawsuit!

  • Ryan_Zman Jan 13, 2009

    Just contacted Samsung for my LN46A650 and they said to disable the 480i on the PS3. I am going to try this but if I remember the PS3 wont let you un-check the 480i box but I might be wrong. I will let you all know.



    Also, I plugged the PS3 into the side hdmi port on my tv and 1080p seemed to work great last night but I did not try it for very long. No idea why this would fix it but it seems to be a temporary fix.

  • Ryan_Zman Jan 14, 2009

    As I thought, there was no easy way to disable 480i when using the hdmi for the ps3.



    But the side port is working god for now. I have had it set to 1080p for a while and also have yellow Dog 6.1 installed in 1080p.

  • chappo007 Jan 29, 2009

    Dilrohe, Yes I still have to flicker problem after the update. Thanks mate. I've tryed to turn off the 1080i and have only the 1080p enabled but it still doesn't fix it......

  • sethmeisterg Feb 14, 2009

    I just got a Samsung LN52A850 and initially connected my PS3 (bought around July, 2008 in a MGS4 pack) to HDMI3 (on the back panel). I didn't have any problems...until today (about a week later). I started seeing brief flashes of snow and audio "static" when the PS3 was in 1080p mode. No problem at all viewing BluRays in 1080p (just watched House Bunny in 1080p without a problem). I was really scared that it was a TV problem, but thankfully I found this thread.

    The good news: I tried HDMI4 (on the left side of the TV) and am not seeing the flickering anymore. I would *love* to know the root cause of this problem!

  • Ryan_Zman Feb 16, 2009

    sethmeisterg,



    Yes, I have the LN46A650 and have the same problem. The 4th side port is the onlp fix I can find to use 1080p. Blu-ray works great on the other 3 ports in 1080p but nothing else seems to work in 1080p on those ports.



    *--> If you or any one else finds a solution to this 1080p problem please let us know! Thanks!

  • zenoran Feb 26, 2009

    I have the same problem... I haven't used my ps3 in a few months and just turned it on and did the update and now I have the flicker problem. Exact same symptoms as what I'm reading online but no one seems to have a solution. It ONLY happens on 1080p... 1080i is fine... I called tech support and they said they aren't aware of the issue but the only way to get it resolved is to send it in. So, they're sending me a replacement box and I get to wait 2 weeks for it to come back. :(

  • astrae Mar 04, 2009

    I have a similar problem with an LG 42LG53GR. On 1080p i get a snowy effect in the background of the menus and while watching dvd's. Blu rays seem to play ok. One thing I have noticed is when in the PS3 menus the tv shows the signal as 1080P 50Hz, playing Blu ray movie it shows as 1080p 24Hz.

    I occasionaly get a white flicker as well which basically covers the whole bottom half of the screen. (on 1080i and p)

    I've ordered a component cable and see how that goes. Haven't contacted PS3 support yet.


  • james_maclac Mar 04, 2009

    The flicker/snowstorm problem when playing game, watching a dvd and when in menu function, seems to resolve when not running 1080p. Go to Display Settings....HDMI and Custom to access resolution choice.

  • adamruby Mar 06, 2009

    I have the same problem, but I have the Toshiba 40RV525U.... Please help!!!

  • astrae Mar 07, 2009

    I can confirm with my setup that using component cables works fine on 1080p. bye bye hdmi for me.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2009

    same problem, with a brand new sony bravia xbr8 55"..

    and there is a huge lag issue too, in hdmi. The time between the push of a button and the actual visual representation of it on the tv is huge..

    when i set it to 1080i the flickering image problem is gone but then the lag issue seems to become worse..

    i dont know what to do.. maybe ill just hook up my ps3 to the old small tv =/

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    Exact same tv and problems.Just put it in HDMI 3 .but when you play does ur crosshair for example flicker and move and kinda go fuzzy when u there are fast movements ?Its getting me angry



  • bigworm303 Apr 16, 2009

    I just recently bought an LG TV (just yesterday) and I am getting the same flickering on 1080p with my PS3. I thought it was because my PS3 is a first gen and this is the first time the HDMI port has been used. So i cleaned the port out with some alcohol swags and that didn't fix a thing. 1080i is also fine. 

  • housedl69 May 11, 2010

    any update on this problem?

  • Ryan_Zman May 11, 2010

    Do you still have the problem and if so have you tried it since the 2.60 update from PS3?

  • daniel allsopp Jan 20, 2012

    my done the same go in to game settings an turn the ps smoothing on i done it an mine seems to have gone away

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It sucks to see ALLLLLLL these solutions, when I have the solution. Turn off DEEP COLOR in the video settings. It will immediately stop. If it doesn't, then you don't have the typical snow/flickering problem.

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  • JoeDaddy1138 Sep 08, 2011

    Brilliant! On my Sony TV it's called Live Color under advanced settings in picture settings. Hard to believe 2 Sony products can't figure each other out. THANKS!!!

  • JoeDaddy1138 Sep 08, 2011

    Turns out only a temporary solution on the TV. Also tried the DEEP PURPLE setting on the PS3, no change. It's obviously going to vary from tv to tv based on settings. 1080i is working fine :/

  • PackersFTW Sep 08, 2011

    I was actually talking about the PS3 video settings.

  • KBOLENinNC Jun 16, 2013

    For the love of Pete... I have searched all over #@#&$ internet for a solution to this problem... Have PS3 that was working fine until I also added Sony Blu Ray player. LG tv flashing drove me to the breaking point. You should win an award for this simple fix... Clearly, LG does not play well with Sony Deep Color. Once I turned that setting off on the Blu Ray and PS 3 it worked flawlessly! Thanks Packers FTW3

  • PackersFTW Jun 17, 2013

    I have a Panasonic plasma, so it doesn't have anything to do with LG or LCD.

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    Fixed the problem for Netflix through my PS. Thanks!

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I just got off of the phone with Sony. Here is the deal; HDMI and the PS3 are not a good fit. Evidently there are known issues with 1080p and HDMI and the HDMI cable companies are fully aware of it. I was able to set and select 1080p via the PS3 component cables with no issues. No flickering screen and a true 1080p picture. Go dust off your component cables all. Component is an older technology but it is also a more stable one and you have more control of your colors with them. Hope you kept your receipts for those expenssive HDMI cables. :-)

In my opinion sending audio and video through the same cable always seemed like a bad idea. I am sending sound via fiber and video via component.

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

  • PackersFTW Jul 07, 2013

    First off, if you're paying more than $5 for a 3-6' HDMI cable, you're getting ripped off. The whole "get what you pay for" is a complete scam in the cable accessories market. Secondly, to not use HDMI in 2013 is silly.

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If it doesnt flicker while playing bluray, but only flickers in xmb, than my guess is your cables... if your hdtv is capable of accepting 1080p/24hz signals for bluray movies from the ps3, than it uses a lot less bandwidth than 60/120/240hz or whatever your tv is capable of displaying. This leads to weather you are using category 1 or 2 hdmi cables. Category 1 is only tested up to 75mhz or 720p/1080i while Category 2 is tested up to 340mhz, 1080p or more (for future technology).

Try using hdmi cables that is category 2 certified. You can find them at monocables.com,

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I did some further research. I updated my firmware for TV(samsung) to the latest. This did not resolve the problem. Then I changed the hdmi ports. what I found is that the problem(ofcourse only with 1080p) is seen in the first 3 hdmi ports on tv, BUT NOT at HDMI 4 port. That may be our TEMPORARY SOLUTION. but not a final solution.

In samsung LNxxA650 series, HDMI 4 is at the side, not in the same zone as other 3 in the back. so, it's hardware implement may be little different.

So, does it mean it's been all TV's fault? no, not necessarily. The ports 1,2,3 are working good with blue-ray disk videos with 1080p. How is that possible? So, well, for one, I think PS3 itself could use different ways (integrated chip vs embedded firmware OS ) for launching xmb vs running blue-ray videos. If it is a handshake issue, then PS3 has to resolve; I will also call samsung and launch an investigation. For them, All ports should behave the same. period.

Suggestion: As for other TV brands, try with other ports and check. Otherwise, update firmware/call TV technician. please launch complaints at TV so, that they realize that they need work together to with SONY folks to get this resolved.

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

  • theplayerboy Dec 16, 2010

    thanx guys for helping me i was loosing my mind i just bought a 47 lg led and my ps3 was flikering so i changed it from 1080p to 720p 1080i and now no flikering problem solved

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You will not get 1080p for movies though only games as it is a licensing issue also no dvd upconverion is allowed over component.

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LOL like everyone else, I took my Slim PS3 home to my parents LG 47" 1080P TV and it flickered only on 1080p setting. I too ran it at only 720/1080i and it did not flicker.

I then took the advice and moved the HDMI port to the side and yes that FIXED the problem. Dunno why though but I'm not complaining

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Hey there it seems that you are having trouble with your Playstation 3 and your LG HDTV. By the sound of it i believe your Playstation 3 is to blame. What happens sometimes is that your Console has to send the signals in a way that your TV can understand but there are instances where the PS3 will just send out an flickering image with sound. a very no technical solution for your problem is while you have your ps3 and TV on unplug the hdmi cable for about five seconds and connect it back again usually that will solve the problem. The reason why that happens is because of content protection. Let me know how that works

Posted on Oct 02, 2008

  • fleaturd36 Apr 22, 2012

    Unplugged the hdmi cable from the ps3 for 5 seconds, plugged it bank in

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I have a 65" Toshiba DLP TV. I just unhooked my Samsung Blu-Ray, which was providing a flawless 1080p output. Not flickering or any other issues. I just bought the PS3 slim, and the next morning I'm surfing for a solution to the 1080p flicker issue. The problem has to be with the PS3, as I'm using the exact same TV HDMI port and the exact same HDMI cable. If Sony doesn't release a patch before my 90 day Target return policy expiration, the PS3 is going back to the store and Sony can eat it.

FYI, if it helps or doesn't help anyone, I run all my devices through a Denon receiver. The PS3 (HDMI), DirecTV (HDMI), and Wii (component) all go into my receiver. Only 1 HDMI cable comes out of the receiver and goes to my TV.

Regardless of my setup, if everything worked on a regular BluRay player, and acts up on the PS3, the problem is the PS3. Simple troubleshooting really.

Posted on Jan 15, 2010

  • PackersFTW Sep 08, 2011

    I have the EXACT same setup as you, a Denon with 3 HDMIs going in and 1 going out. The solution for your problem is the one I gave above, solution 8.

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I took my PS3 back to the store today and exchanged it. I plugged in the new PS3 and had the same issue I was having previously. I then went through the process of trying different cables/HDMI port combinations again. The problem was resolved using HDMI4 and the Rocketfish 8ft HDMI cable. This combination did not work with the first PS3. That leads me to believe the problem is definitely with the PS3 and not the TV. I know this isn't a solution for every situation here but, hopefully someone can use it.

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

  • HyperRon Jan 11, 2009

    I think we have a winner! My TV is setup the same way. Ports 1-3 are in the rear and 4 is on the side!! There has to be some relationship here because my solution and junglekng's are virtually the same. Although my original PS3 did not work on any port with any of my cables. Still, I believe Sony knows something that they're not sharing via Tech Support!

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First, make sure you have all the necessary firmware updates.

Then, try component cables instead of HDMI. You won't notice any degredation in terms of picture quality, and it cuts out the "handshake" issues that some TVs have with PS3s.

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I bought a ps3 last week and connected it to my samsung ln46a650 side hmdi4 port and when I set the resolution on ps3 to 1080p I ran into the flicker issue. 
Now it is gone after I connected it to hdmi3 and then changing the 120Mhz setting to high.

 I have  tested various combinations switching off  both the TV and PS3  and switched back on both at the same time and at different times and tried couple of DVD's which were having the flicker problem when connected to hdmi4 and fortunately cannot reproduce the flicker problem.

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I had the same problem with my 47lg70. recieving static flicker in the xmd menu system and while watching BR and DVD but strangely not in video games. Followed sony's advice first by disconnecting my coaxial connection first to my tv, then all together. I had noticed a reduction in the flicker. Then by taking the advice on this fourm switched HDMI ports from the back 3 to the 4th on the side, LAWLERCOPTERS it worked no flicker none wtf sony wtf! i knew i should have got a 360

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

  • PackersFTW Sep 08, 2011

    Wait, you're connected via coaxial? *facepalm* Come on dude, it's 2011, you shouldn't have anything coaxial except the cable going into your cable box.

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Hi,
I have the same problem but with Samsung LA40550 new! once I am 720P all 4 HDMI are working well, switch to full HD 1080i works fine with HDMI1 and HDMI 2... but if i turn it to the full nice HD 1080P flickers badly with HDMI1 and 2 and gives no signal with 3 and 4!!! Helpppppp

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I had the same problem except with my ps3,high def cable and blue ray.LG has an issue with all of their tv's.They are aware of this issue but for two years they have not fixed it kind of like the xbox 360 and screen of death.I have taken my LG tv to three repair shops for the same problems.The tv is having problems getting a signal through the hdmi wire.(It's not the wire) It is a componet in the tv. I have contacted the manufacturer about this and even under warranty they will not pay the repair bills. I work at Best Buy in Magnolia center and we have tons of LG tv's returned because of this same problem.Best advice return it or sell it.Best Buy associates and even GEEK SQUADE associates will tell you the same thing. I f you want a real tv without issues get a Panasonic for plasma or a samsung,sony or vizio for lcd.LED- most are led lcd wich is a lcd tv with a led back light a real led does not say lcd led and most retail stores wont tell you that so buyer beware. I hate being ripped off and if you want proof of what I am saying check it out for your self BETTER BUISNESS BEAURO,CONSUNER REPORTS OR TECH NET.Remember a flat panel tv is exspensive and like an investment.You get what you pay for.Also remember don't buy a 60hz tv the picture will be horrible I put that on my life.The hrtz are more important the 1080 or 720 check it out for your self.I hope I helped atleast a few poeple from being ripped off.

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Ok, here's the deal! When you purchase a new HDMI cord, you buy the expensive one because they claim "It's faster because of the gold!" Nope! It's a lie! The material used for HDMI are only for corrosion resistance. All HDMI cords have the EXACT SAME SPEED! Second, They have never made a (Liquid Crystal Display) "LCD" with a truly acurate frame refresh rate without having an issue called "Ghosting". You can have a 720p, a 1080p, or a 10,000p (Don't exist) and the screen will do the same thing. "All TV's are NOT the same!" LCD's are fantastic for watching movies, but if you want a crisp, clear picture with great stability? L.E.D. is the way to go!

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So I don't see age on any of these solutions.

One issue between PS3 and HDMI tv's is that some (Vizio for example) and an auto calibration to make sure the image is at the right resolution. Now if you don't want to turn off Deep Color (which actually worked better than trying the PS3 hardware reset process), getting an HDMI switch removes the hardware handshake which sets off the auto calibration. They are pretty cheap and could infact be a way to move forward with having multiple HDMI products on one port, so think of it as an investment in the FUTURE!

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Are any of you guys using an HDMI box? Those little Splitters?...if so it's that. The flickering was happening to me, and I adjusted the box and BAM it was fixed...I also flipped my HDMI cable. I hope this works for you guys.

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Hey guys, this was driving me mad too. i cant believe how many people have the same problem, and yet i didnt find out about it until i bought a ps3 slim for myself. Basically i have an LG 22" 3050 model TV, its native resolution is 1680 x1050and it supports 1080p, otherwise the ps3 wouldnt recognise it at startup. the whole screen would flash white for a split second now and again, sometimes it would be worse and the tv would make a cracking noise along with a total screen blackout, again for not even a second, but so annoying. it worked perfect in 1080i but i got a ps3 for 1080p so i was not going to settle for anything less. I considered Component cables, but heard they only output to 1080i anyway so no point there, HDMI cables are essentialy all the same therefore no point in spending more money for nothing, heard also people having no luck with various hdmi cables. So it comes down to one thing, THE TV. if you are like me and have more than one hdtv in the house then try it on those to be sure its not your cable. some tvs just act up and dont agree with the whole 1080p thing. i was lucky enough to have an extra hdmi slot on the side of the tv...tried it in there like previously suggested by others and problem solved. i guess it was some sort of interference with other hardware close to the other slots....no idea....answers on a postcard please.

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I had the same problem, the 1st solution you can do it in display settings disable 1080p and that worked but after reading some of the post here i switched to my hdmi3 which is my side port and that resolved the 1080p problem completly as for now maybe the back of the tv have to much interferrenced with the other devices hooked up like my 360 and hd dvr etc.

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Beleive it or not I have the same tv (42LG70YD) and I too have that stupid snowy effect as well as a triple effect. Now I've rang LG and they made me send it to their "authorised service center" 2 times and it didn't fix the problem. What happened at the service center was that they changed the "main total assembly" of the tv and did a software update on the tv. They did this the first time and the second time. Now they're giving me a brand new tv (a different model as well because i dont want the same model).
That's the solution, I know its going to be a bit of an effort but yeah trust me on this. Change that TV if you still have the manufactures warranty.
I dont know if you have noticed, there is also a triple effect on my tv. To find out if there is one on yours as well, you need to have something fly across the scree. This can be when watching cricket. When the ball is hit and the camera goes from side to side, it will create a triple effect. Same thing when im playing FIFA on ps3. When i do a very fast shot or when the keeper does a goal kick, after the goal kick pause the game and go to instant replay and inspect the ball. It will kind of go blurry. I have a video of it doing it on call of duty 4. my email is golive31@live.com if you send me an email with just only your email address i will send you the video so you can see what i mean.
BOTTOM LINE: CONTACT LG AND SAY MATE, MY TV IS STUFFED AND I WANT A NEW ONE.

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

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