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Brief white flashes during 3D playback: PS3 and Samsung UN55D7050

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Hi, all --

I was excited to get my first-generation 60GB "fat" PS3 set up as a Blu-Ray 3D player when I unpacked my new Samsung UN55D7050 (the Costco version of the UN55D7000).

The combination works great in almost every regard. 3D gaming and conventional Blu-Ray playback look great. However, when using the PS3 with a Blu-Ray 3D disc - which generally looks amazing once the glasses get peered - there are occasionally brief white flashes, often right after a cut to a new scene, and are particularly noticeable in transitions between darker scenes. These flashes are extremely brief (milliseconds) and often seem to fill the screen.

On a movie that comes with both a Blu-Ray 3D disc and a standard Blu-Ray disc, this flashing can only been seen when playing back the Blu-Ray 3D disc; the 2D disc plays without any obvious problems.

The brief white flashes when playing back the 3D discs can be seen whether or not you're looking through the glasses, and can also be seen if 3D playback is "turned off" on the PS3. (ie, the 2D disc will play perfectly, but the 3D disc in 2D mode still has these flashes.)

The white flashes don't occur during play of 3D games on the PS3 or when watching the Samsung 3D demo videos on the TV's "smart hub" - it only happens when using the PS3 specifically to play back a Blu-Ray 3D disc.

The white flashes occur with two different HDMI 1.4 cables, with both the RGB and Y Pb/Cb Pr/Cr colorspaces, and with multiple Blu-Ray 3D discs.

Game Mode is turned on on the TV, and all special processing (noise reduction, eco auto-backlight mode et al) is turned off. Both the PS3 and the TV are using the most recent firmware revisions.

Anyone else had this happen? Is this normal with Blu-Ray 3D? Any ideas? It all looks so good, it's a pity that these very brief flashes interrupt the action.
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Just got a samsung 55" and you write out my issue completely. Did you ever find out if it was the TV or the PS3?I'm planning on picking up an expensive blurry player just to test and return it to see if it's the PS3 causing the white flash. I'll probably pick up an expensive HDMI while I'm at it just to cover that as well. Hope this finds you. -cheers!
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