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Blue-ray disc problem....jumpy screen

I recently purchased a PS3 and various brand-new blu-ray discs to watch on my big screen tv... Many of the blu-ray movies...especially during high intensity action scenes or bright flashy scenes (aka, thunder/lightening or action scenes in spider-man 3) when played the picture will jump up and down on the screen (similar to when a reel of film skips around on a old-style projector) I thought maybe the bass on my subwoofer was vibrating the disc, but the problem persists even when there isn't any sound...The discs are all brand-new. I have a warranty on the console, should I take it back? Is this a common problem?

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  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2007

    I have this same problem. It is really giving me the SHI#S. I can only think that the blu ray reader in the ps3 is of poor quality. Sony have let us down once again.



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Yes take it back. trading standards would say it's not fir for purpose. Mine is a few years old and plays both dvds and blu ray perfectly

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try reseting the drive by holding down the eject button for 10 seconds

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If there is no picture on the TV screen: Back to top

  • Check that the input mode of the TV is appropriate for the connector in use on the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.
  • There may be a problem with the cable in use. Try using another cable that is compatible with the PLAYSTATION®3.
  • If the video output settings on the PLAYSTATION®3 do not match those of the cable or TV in use, there may be no picture. If the screen goes blank, turn off the system.
  • Then, with only the PLAYSTATION®3 and the TV connected, touch the system's power button for more than 5 seconds to turn the system back on. The video output settings will automatically be reset to the standard resolution.
If the DVD or Blu-ray Disc™ (BD) cannot be played, or the picture is distorted: Back to top
  • When outputting DVD content or PLAYSTATION®3 system format software in SD resolution, only discs recorded in the NTSC standard can be played.
  • If the PLAYSTATION®3 is connected to a VCR or a combination TV/VCR unit, copy protection encoding on some DVDs and BDs may cause image distortion, or may cause the image to become lighter or darker. In such cases, connect the system to the TV directly.
  • If the DVD or BD does not match the region code set in the PLAYSTATION®3, it cannot be played.
  • Some DVDs are preset with parental control restrictions. Enter the password that was set in "Security Settings" to temporarily increase the viewer age restriction level.
  • Some BDs are preset with parental control restrictions. Enter the password that was set in "Security Settings" to change the parental control level.
  • The BD may be disc-locked. Enter the password that was set when the disc was created.
if non of that works you need to contact Sony at
1-800-345-7669 (SONY)
Mon - Sat 6:00AM - 8:00PM PST
Sun 7:00AM - 6:30PM PST

Good Luck,

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try sending it back to sony

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Then Blu Ray Disc and make it turn the Display BD in 1080p 24hz or whatever. Once you do that, start the Blu Ray Disc again, and you should be able to watch it. This all happened because your tv doesn't display 1080p.

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