Flashing ambilight issue when 3D gaming on my PS3
Hi everyone, hope you can help.
I've just purchased a new TV - 42PFL7606H/12 Ambilight TV and it appears to have a fault.
When playing games on my PS3 (new slim 320gb model) in 3D mode, the ambilight intermittently flashes much like a camera flash, both white and purple. This happens even when I switch off the ambilight mode. I have tried 2 games and have had the same problem on each - Uncharted 3 and Killzone 3. It is very off putting.
I have experienced no issues when playing games in 2D, ambilight works fine whilst switched on, no flashing. In 2D mode ambilight stay off when switched off.
I have experienced no issues when watching a 3D Bluray (Toy Story 3) through the same PS3.
The same problem occurs when it is through ports HDMI1 and HDMI2, I have also tried it with 2 different HDMI cables both high speed (1.3 & 1.4).
The software version in the TV is Q5551-0.10.94.1 - I know this is not the updated version I guess that is something else I will have to try. I also own another PS3, an 80gb fat model, I intend to try that aswell.
Any help anyone can give me would be gratefully received. Thanks in advance.
Thanks for letting me know
Thanks for letting me know that your experiencing the same issue - I don't feel so alone any more.
I have a case reference with philips and I intend to talk to them again on Monday.
I am hoping they have a PS3 in their test lab and can replicate the problem at there end. If they can I would be interested to see if the same issue occurs on the 8000 or 9000 range.
I have 2 ambilight TV's - really like them. This is the first issue I've had with them so I really want to give Philips a chance to find a solution.
I'll keep you posted with any news I get here.
tried with my 80gb fat PS3 - no different
Just to let you know I have played the 3D Games using my 80GB "Fat" PS3 and the issue is still there. Its really causing me stress. These TV's are not cheap and to find it wont play 3D games correctly is very disappointing to say the least.
Thanks for the update Dyna
Thanks for that Update Dyna.
That could prove useful as I am considering the 42PFL7666T from John Lewis once my refund comes from Pixmania. Now I'm not sure if this issue is common across the entire Philips range.
There are 55million PS3's out there - It must be the most common 3D blu-ray player on the market surely Philips have sold many thousands of these TV sets to PS3 owners If this issue was that common you would think there would be lots of people adding their experiences to this thread.
Please let me know which model you decide to get next and if it works for 3D gameing with ambilight - I will do the same.
I do feel that Philips should also join this conversation as there technical expertise could be vital to any purchases we both make.
Thanks again for keeping me in touch.
Same issue on 42pfl666T/12
Hi all Just purchased a brand new Philips 42pfl666T/12 and the same issue is present !!! I really like the TV otherwise.
Its exactly the same ... Flashing ambilights (like a bright camera flash) intermittently when 3D gaming.
This is crazy. surely Philips can resolve this with a firmware update.
Going to try ringing Philips Head Office.
He every one I am going to try ringinh Philips head office to see If I can at least draw someone's attention to this thread. wish me luck.