Originally Posted by Col French
Hi from the land of OZ! Had my AX100 for a couple of months now and noticed the occasional flash across the screen. It would only occur when my Samsung BD-P1000 was set to 1080p, at any lower resolution it did not happen at all. I was running an el cheapo 10 metre HDMI cable that I had bought on ebay. I suspected the cable might be the problem and hooked up the PJ and the player using a 1 metre cable..... lo and behold, no more flashing! I then did a lot of reading about the quality of HDMI cables and it seems that the longer the cable, the more likely you are to have problems at 1080p. (which is twice the bandwidth of 1080i) So, I sourced a better quality, 10 metre cable which I got from an Australian company called KORDZ, and now all my problems with flashing across the screen are a thing of the past! This anomaly can apparently manifest itself with cable lengths over 5 metres, so I would highly recommend looking at the length and quality of your cables if you are having this problem. 'Nuff said!
Very interesting. A couple of things make me doubt that this is the case though. I had my Oppo DVD player use the same HDMI cable that I'm having problems with now, and it never had a problem. Even when playing back regular DVD's on my samsung bd-p1200 I have the flashing problem.
Also, when I switched from 1080/24 to 1080/60 I thought the problem was fixed, but it was just hiding for a while.
I'm not saying you're wrong, I'm just saying you may not be correct. Also, for those of us with cieling mounts, it is not trivial to replace the HDMI cable. I've got a 35' HDMI calbe that has to go up one wall, across the attic, and back down. That means going into the attic in the summer, moving aside insulation, re-run the cable.
Maybe I'll buy a new HDMI cable, and just have it on the floor for a couple of weeks, and if the problem goes away, then do all the work.