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Screen randomly flashes black

I just bought 32 lc32gp2u sharp aquos. running in 1080p with component cables from an xbox360. the screen will quickly flash black randomly during a game, it seems when ever there is any "action" or loading. tried 2 of the same tv's today, and still have the same problem. Any ideas? I know it's not the console as I have a 32" samsung with and this has never happened. Thanks

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  • sigmajt Nov 29, 2008

    same issue with my 360 and PS3, have you had the same issue at other resolutions or with other types of connections? This tv never does this when watching normal or hd cable broadcasts. I haven't tried any other connection other than component though

  • joien126 Dec 02, 2008

    Apparently, the aquos has a "hand shaking" problem specifically with the 360,and apparently the ps3 as well. the sharp can't check the timing between the two devices without the screen going black for a second. Solution-traded my non-hdmi xbox for one with hdmi, and have had no problems.

  • joien126 Dec 14, 2008

    Soldier57 is definitely correct, the only reason I was using component cables was sharp advertises a feature of this lcd can run 1080p over component and at the time my console didn't support hdmi.

  • rhymekicker Jan 07, 2009

    Yup. I have been looking everywhere on the internet for an answer to my problem. I am running my 360 with component cables that it came with on my 52'' Aquos Sharp. When I play games, watch movies over Netflix streaming, and sometimes watch dvds, my screen will flash black sometimes several times in a matter of a couple of minutes. Messing with the input channels and trying different inputs doesnt fix the issue. My tv is 1080p capable. It's almost like the tv is trying to keep up with the xbox, or the picture is not being sent fast enough for some reason. I have my Xbox 360 set to 1080p. I was not aware that component cables only run at 1080i. Does the Sharp Acquos 52'' upscale your picture automatically, or do I need to have my Xbox 360 set to 1080p?

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First and foremost you need to change one of two things. Either your video output settings on your xbox 360, or use an hdmi cable as opposed to component cables. Component cables are only designed to output video up to 1080i, not 1080p(big difference). So if you try to run a output signal of 1080p with cables only made to send 1080i, you will have picture issues.

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