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Picture Flashing My Samsung LE32R7 TV has a problem that's really annoying. When I'm watching Sky TV sometimes the picture 'flashes' whenever a bright red or blue image is shown in the broadcast. Is this a common fault? How can it be cured? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2008

    i have the same tv and same problem except mine does it ALL THE TIME its so annoying

  • brfcmatt Feb 21, 2008

    i have the 40" tv and it does the same.please somebody help!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous May 14, 2008

    I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM FLICKERS BLACK & WHITE - MY LOCAL JOHN LEWIS WHERE I BROUGHT THE TV DON'T WANT TO KNOW, SO IVE JUST WROTE A LETTER TO HEAD OFFICE!!! SO MUCH FOR JOHN LEWIS GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE....... :-(





  • DocNorton Jun 03, 2008

    Same here - seems it started at the adverts or titles of a programme or when there was a "transition" in the show like when a graphic came on screen to introduce round 2 of a game show.



    Now it just does it whenever and is really really annoying - so tempted to chuck it through the damn window !



    I heard about the compatability issue with this model and a certain model of sky + box (amstrad???!!!)



    Is there a fix or is it one of those - sky say its samsungs fault and samsung say its skys fault? (sky/amstrad)



    May just put a claim in before the warrantys up !



    It's JUST done it now with the "e-on" advert - was a fully red screen at the time !!! why would a particular colour cause that rescan effect?



    Help - anyone...





    Cheers - Doc Norton

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Hey there,

Just to let you know my issue is now resolved but it's not a nice easy solution unfortunately.

I had to return my TV to Samsung for 2 weeks - Appollo2000 very kindly substituted our 32" TV with a 14 crappy LCD (didn't want to know when I suggested we should get a 32")

No easy fix by the looks of it...

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I had this problem too, fortunately I have a sky engineer friend who told me it is a known compatibility issue, all you need to force the latest firmware upgrade down to your sky box and hey presto, it will fix it. It depends on the type of box you have as to how to force the firmware download, but just google it and you'll find the combination of keys to press that will put the sky box into receiving a new firmware upgrade from sky.

Hope it helps you, it did me cos it was driving me crazy

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

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I have a similar problem but my picture flashes black and white and the sound goes at the same. Also sometimes it will flash pink and blue. I've read elsewhere that the issue is a known problem with compatability between Samsung tv's and sky boxes. Apparently the box needs to be replaced but I'm unsure what type of box. I've read perhaps a PACE sky box could fix the problem. I think the best option would be to contact Samsung - that's what I'm going to do.

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