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PS3 - Screen Flicker

I have a 40GB PS3 connected to a Samsung LNT4661 and when I turn on the unit everything is fine at first. About 30 seconds after the menu appears, the screen starts to flicker (the display jumps around) and at times the screen goes blank. After 3 or 4 minutes everything is fine. What can I do to fix this?

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  • dbtink Jan 14, 2008

    I wanted to add that my cable box and dvd player displays fine on the tv. Not sure if it's the cable or the PS3.

  • nick1189 Apr 17, 2008

    i have a samsung Full HD N8 40" LCD connected to my 40 GB Ps3 via HDMI. and the same thing happens to mine, after 30 or so seconds it starts to flicker (like a snowstorm) the screen will go completely grey and after a couple of minutes of that, everything is fine.

  • Romeiro Silva
    Romeiro Silva May 11, 2010

    the problem has to be with the tv is it NTSC perhaps?



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You need to try a new HDMI cable.. Cheap HDMI cables do that? I had the same thing happen to me... I switched the HDMI cable and it fixed mine.

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Its for sure not the HDMI cable. I've got a high end shielded cable and still the flicker occurs. I'm also using HD Samsung 40" screen and have the same flickering going on for various intervals on the XMB. Any settings on the SAMSUNG TV that can solve this or is SONY doing something to remedy the problem?

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How do I adjust the settings to fix the problem?

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