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screen flash and little white dots

by owenbarrow / August 20, 2010 3:20 AM PDT

I have a LG LCD tv (1080) and recently purchased a samsung (bd-c6500) blu ray player. hooked up by hdmi cable. there is a very frequent flashing on the screen and small white dots when the screen is black. doesnt start right away, but a few moments after the blu ray comes on, it begins. has there been a consensus as to what the problem is? I see similar complaints, but no real resolution...

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screen flash and little white dots
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / August 20, 2010 8:10 AM PDT

owenbarrow,

This is the first I've seen of white dots being caused by a blu-ray player. Have you tried a different cable, switching HDMI ports or changing the output resolution on the player?

--HDTech

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screen white flashes
by BobForsberg / May 10, 2011 6:35 AM PDT
Same problem with my Samsung BD-C5600. Warranty covers parts for 1 year, but surprise....labor for only 3 months. Samsung repair wants $85 labor plus shipping. Bought a new LG BD630 for $99, 1 year parts & labor. Goodby Samsung, forever.
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Bob, Sorry to hear....
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / May 11, 2011 5:45 AM PDT
In reply to: screen white flashes

But I also think what you stated is incorrect:

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Same Issue
by kona41 / June 19, 2011 1:27 AM PDT
In reply to: Bob, Sorry to hear....

I am having the same issue. I just hooked up the blu-ray player. I have an 47" LG LCD 1080p 120hrtz, hooked up through a rocket fish HDMI cable. The player is an HT 5100 bluray/dvd 5.1 surround unit.

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Same Issue
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / June 21, 2011 7:41 AM PDT
In reply to: Same Issue

kona41,

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Me too
by MarkToMatoe / July 9, 2011 8:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Same Issue

I haven't used mine in about a month. I just connected it to our new Denon receiver and we started seeing the same flashing others are seeing. Weber it if watching discs or streaming Netflix video.

We tried various hdmi ports on the receiver and connecting directly to the tv. We tried different hdmi cables, nothing seems to work. We do not see any flashing from the cable box nor from our xbox 360 (connected through the hdmi ports with hdmi cables we tested the samsung c6500 with.

Any solution would be great. Let me know if you have other ideas to test. By the way, thereof no crackling in the audio when we see the flash. The flash is irregular intervals (few seconds to several minutes) and most commonly acrossthebottom 1/3 of the screen. Sometimes, we lose picture completely and it takes one or two seconds to come back from a black screen (audio keeps playing during this time).

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