Originally Posted by Silver Ecstasy
So we were talking at work regarding my noise issues with the PS3.
These are the logics we came up with:
1) It can't be the wiring. But it could be EMI?
I have my surround sound speakers almost directly next to the tv. They have pretty strong magnets, and with the HL-T5687S having outputs on directly the one side of the tv, that could be a possibility? Granted, the Monster Ultra 800 cables are supposed to reject interference, but you never know I guess? I considered upgrading to Monster M1100 series HDMI's but didn't want to shell out $219/per HDMI cable. How about other sources of EMI?
2) It can't be the TV, PS3 games and HD TV look great!
I was really starting to think the tv was the culprit but as luck has it, I spoke with a DLP Rep for Texas Instruments who specialized in the LED DLP's by Samsung and said there should be no motion blur or noise when watching the BD movies. Now granted, that's his job. But having had zero experience with any other BD movies yet, i'm going to watch a couple different movies and see how I feel, as well as rent another copy of MI:3 and see if the noise is still evident.
3) It could possibly be the PS3 BD player.
From what I hear, the BD player in the PS3 is not impressive among others. From what I've also been told, noise is evident from the source not getting or giving a strong signal/connection. I've tried different HDMI's and in different inputs on the tv and still had the same results. This is my 2nd PS3 i've exchanged (first one lost all video output). I may copy all my game saves to a flash drive and exchange the PS3 (But not before I receive my 5 free blu ray's).
As it stands, i'm going to test some more BD movies and play with the settings some more. Could possibly turn off all the extra's on the tv set and PS3 as well and start clean from the start. I'm confident I can adjust the settings to achieve a proper picture. Just gonna have to give it a try. I can't justify getting a different TV because for the price, it's a great tv with awesome size. No reason to down grade by getting a 60hz LCD in a smaller size for the same price. Go DLP!!!
1. Magnets aren't going to affect these kinds of TVs. However, magnets and other electrical fields can generate noise on cables (but on HDMI that wouldn't cause your "noise", it would cause digital drop-outs). Even if you were seeing digital drop-outs, you could get very high quality cables without paying those kinds of prices.
2. Those sources are different. The HD TV source is 1080i and most PS3 games are sending 720p. The Blu-Ray playback is the only thing actually sending 1080p (and thus sending double the amount of data to the TV).
3. The PS3 is an excellent Blu-Ray player. It used to be bad at upscaling regular DVDs, but now it's pretty good at that too.
Is it possible there's actually something wrong with your TV's electronics when its receiving a true 1080p signal? As I mentioned above, there could also be some type of electrical interference that's affecting the TV. This kind of interference could come through the power line or be broadcast over the air. I've seen a VCR with a failing transformer mess up equipment that was 20 feet away (and the VCR still worked).