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Sony won't fix PSP-3000 screen issue

by Steven Williamson on 22 October 2008, 12:54

Tags: PlayStation Portable, Sony Computers Entertainment Europe (NYSE:SNE), Sony (NYSE:SNE), PSP

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Following the launch of the PSP-3000 last week, a number of users have reported problems with its LCD screen, claiming that visible scanlines are affecting the overall quality of the picture.

The revised PSP model boasts an increased colour range, five times the contrast ratio, half the pixel response time to reduce ghosting and blurring effects, and anti-reflective technology to improve outdoor playability, but the interlacing issue has caused concern. So much so that Sony has responded publicly to the complaint:

Speaking to PSPFanboy, SCEA state that: “On some occasions, scan lines may appear on scenes where brightness changes drastically, due to the hardware features of the new LCD device on PSP-3000. Installed with this new LCD device, PSP-3000 offers more natural and vibrant colours on its screen, but the scan lines have come out to be more visible as a result of improving response time to alleviate the afterimages on PSP-3000.

“Since this is due to hardware specification, there are no plans for a system software update concerning this issue.”


Today, sees update version 5.01 of the firmware made available which fixes a bug from the previous version relating to download issues on the Memory Stick Duo

Source :: PSP Fanboy


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But how bad, any pics to compare (sorry busy lunchtime otherwise i'd scan the net myself.
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Sony will not be releasing a patch to fix the LCD screen issues that have scarred the launch of PSP-3000.

This is a bit misleading. As the article says, its a hardware specification issue and hence can't be resolved by a patch.