It appears that when I play at PS3 game, my TV screen flashes for a little while and then stops. In other words, the screen will get brighter or very drak for a few seconds and then revert back to the normal color/brightness. It will only do it for the first 10 to 20 min. while playing, then it will stop. The game never stops and there is no problem with game play. It is almost as if I am turn up the brightness or tint for a few seconds and then returning it back to normal. Is it my TV or the PS3? If it is the PS3, I have about 5 more months on the warranty, so I will need to know.
Thanks for the assistance and I hope I gave you enough to go on. Maybe it is getting dusty or something like that. I have the PS3 stored in a TV stand that is enclosed with my DVD player and CD player.
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Re: TV Screen Flashes
As always, I suggest you get some canned air and blast it out from the front and sides. Just use the air holes that are on the machine. That way all of the dust build up can exit in the back. Also, check all your cables and revert back to your manual. Something on your TV stand may be interfering. If all else fails, then call Sony and get a box sent to pick up your PS3. I'm seriously out of ideas on this one. I hope this helps!! Good luck.
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The PS3 has an issue with what's called the "HDMI handshake" between the PS3 and the TV. The PS3 does not even realise that this is happening. What you might try to do is turn the system on, play a game, and when the flashing and no sound occurs, unplug the HDMI cable from your PS3, wait a few seconds and plug it back in. This may resolve your issue. If it doesn't work, try component cables, there is no known issue with this problem occuring with this type of connection. Good luck!
I would suggest this (you haven't said what kind of tv you have). I have a 37 in vizio, and a 25 vizio flatscreen HD tv. I had my PS3 hooked up using HDMI first time I tried it I got the little pixels you were talking about...so do this. Sounds stupid but it helped me. The HDMI cable where it plugs into the tv plug and unplug a couple times (three times worked for me. Do the same at the PS3 side of the cable. You want to do this with both of the machines off. Also make sure you have the PS3 configured appropriately for your TV settings...There is a way you can auto setup the screen and sound by shutting the PS3 off and holding your finger on the power button for like 5-10 seconds (it will beep twice) then let your finger off the power button.
When my HDMI cable went bad it would go from having a picture and sound to having no sound and a picture, to no sound and no picture. I thought I had a bad HDMI slot...but it was just a bad HDMI cable
im sorry man.. the game is incredible, but i think its messed up. but maybe its not just the game. do u have tohe old or new modeled ps2? the new one has a better laser detector thats y. if u have ps3, then it shoiuld definitely work on it cuz ps3 can detect ps1 games that have like a million scratches. if ur gonna get ps3, then dont get 40gb since it does NOT play ps2 games.
If this is an issue you have always had (meaning you just started using the system) it may be a resolution problem. If your PS3 is set to display movies or games in a resolution your TV can't handle, you'll get issues like this. Go into your video settings in the bar and check to make sure you don't have it set for something your TV can't do. My TV, for example, won't do 720p.