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Shadowing on screen

I am experiencing 'shadowing' on the screen image. I am connecting to a Sony Bravia 50" Rear Projection HD TV (number on front says KDF-E50A12U) via HDMI.

The shadowing can be seen on the TV menu screen when the PS3 is switched on. When I change channels (say from HDMI to AV) the shadowing disappears but re-appears when I switch the PS3 on. Basically, the shadowing is on not just the PS3 image, but disappears when the PS3 is turned off.

Oh - it's not the television as the Sky HD box, connected via HDMI, is always fine.

A very strange and annoying fault which I didn't notice before a few weeks ago. Maybe connected to a PS3 software upgrade? The only other thing that's changed is our families addiction to Singstar! I've changed display settings / bought a new HDMI cable, etc. Still same problem!

Sony Helpdesk suggests I take the PS3 to a Sony shop and try playing with their televisions to see if the problem still persists!

Oh - it's a UK 60 gig first issue release (whatever the correct terminology is!) which I got back in March 2007.

Please help me!


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  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2008

    Yes I have exactly the same problem

  • funkmasterke Oct 16, 2008

    on my sony kdf-e50a12u 50``, when you turn my ps3 on the tv screen it has a blue shadow on it, on the 526 pixel it is ok but when you turn it on to 720 & 1080p you get the blue shadow it has`nt always done this i have tried everything, can you help.



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You should get a good surge protector. Sometimes some areas have a spike in the power. That will cause interference in the TV signal coming from your PS 3. Try out different surge protectors that should solve your problem.


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