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VIZIO 55" XVT553SV HDTV Wavy Static Distortion Flickering Lines Interference Issues on XBOX PS3 Problems PLS HELP

JBriZzeL 718 359 December 27, 2012 at 07:21 AM
Here is the video I just recently uploaded to youtube:


http://youtu.be/hPtXOgzLILM


I have 3 different consoles with 3 different HDMI cables that do nearly the same thing as the PS3 start up as you see in the video. It is not as nearly as bad as the PS3, the Xbox will start up and I hear cracking noises from my surround sound but I can't see the interference wavy lines as bad since the Xbox has a white background on start up.

I am running x3 HDMI cables and a fiber optic monster cable to my surround sound.
I have unhooked the other x2 HDMI cables and let it sit over night to turn it back on to see if the problem was from interference from the other HDMI cables but it still has the same problems. I also tried resetting the TV by (cleared memory+picture settings). And I reset the settings on the PS3 by holding down the power button for 20 seconds etc to reset the video settings and have it all setup like it should. I knew that probably that was not going to help since it is doing it on all my other gaming consoles as well.

To sum it up:

Basically if I turn on my TV, it's fine, no issues. It's only when I turn my gaming consoles on as to when the interference wavy lines/noises occur. If I turn OFF my TV and PS3 after if interference has occurred, I then turned it all back ON and the static lines are not as near as bad as what you see in the video.

It only seems to have issues if I haven't used my TV in over several hours. But the static lines will go away after a minute or less then it will work fine forever how long I play on it until I haven't used the TV in several hours as stated.

Model of TV - VIZIO 55" XVT553SV

I thank anyone who can help me in this matter, I have tried everything I could tried and resulted in still failure.

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So the problem is only with the game consoles, other HD sources via HDMI work fine?
You have tried switching cables, possibly one that works fine elsewhere?
Have you tried plugging the TV and consoles into different circuits?
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It seems like a TV issue. However, her are some basic questions:

A) How old is the TV and how old is the PS3?
B) Did it always have this problem or did this only crop up recently?
C) How old are the HDMI Cables? Are they from the same source/store? Are they the same brand?
D) What make/model is your surround sound system? How old is that?
E) Are the HDMI cables running directly into the TV or do they run through your stereo?
F) Are there any sources of video that DON'T have interference (e.g DVD/BR player, cable box, etc)?
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Quote from LiquidRetro View Post :
So the problem is only with the game consoles, other HD sources via HDMI work fine?
You have tried switching cables, possibly one that works fine elsewhere?
Have you tried plugging the TV and consoles into different circuits?
Yeah, I just hooked up my roku to it and I notice the lines come in.
It's not nearly as bad as the PS3 tho.
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Yeah, I just hooked up my roku to it and I notice the lines come in.
It's not nearly as bad as the PS3 tho.
Probably a TV issue, then.
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Probably a TV issue, then.
It's funny, Whenever I starts to flicker, I go in the smart apps / TV settings while it's flickering
and it doesn't flicker at all anywhere inside the application.
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Quote from Jbrizzel View Post :
It's funny, Whenever I starts to flicker, I go in the smart apps / TV settings while it's flickering
and it doesn't flicker at all anywhere inside the application.
In which case, the problem may exist within the HDMI circuit.
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Quote from kakomu View Post :
In which case, the problem may exist within the HDMI circuit.
Yeah, that's what I believe to. I called in VIZIO and they are sending out
HD Repairs to come out to my house and repair it for me. The only
problem is... they want it off the wall mount before they get to my house

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Quote from kakomu View Post :
It seems like a TV issue. However, her are some basic questions:

A) How old is the TV and how old is the PS3?
B) Did it always have this problem or did this only crop up recently?
C) How old are the HDMI Cables? Are they from the same source/store? Are they the same brand?
D) What make/model is your surround sound system? How old is that?
E) Are the HDMI cables running directly into the TV or do they run through your stereo?
F) Are there any sources of video that DON'T have interference (e.g DVD/BR player, cable box, etc)?

I sent everyone a question on eBay that sold the same model TV parts and
most of them said it is more then likely the HDMI main board.


Here is some good answers on what they said on via eBay msg:

there is two possible issues with your your TV, the first problem seems to be the screen but if you want to try and change some things, the one i thing i can tell you that might fix your problem, is changing the main board, after you change the main board and it doesn't fix your problem, then i am afraid your screen panel is messing up, now there is another thing you can try other then the main board, its call the t-con which controls the screen, now this requires for you to deal with ribbons inside which you would have be careful with them when pull them off and plug them back in. two parts you can change before you can say or say that the screen panel is bad. we always end up buying more parts and then end up finding out that the panel is bad. so is up to you if you decide to put money or not. let me know if you have another question ill answer any question about this tv, thank you.


If you put the set in video mode with no picture does the backlight still flicker? If so, then it will either be this board or bad grounds (screws) that hold this board to the main panel. If neither fixes the set then you have a problem with the LEDs inside the panel itself. This would be a rather intense repair. I would check the grounds first. Remove all screws and clean the grounding contacts with steel wool. If this doesn't helpthen the next step would be a bit of a gamble, You can replace this board. All my parts have been tested and are certified to be in good working condition. Also sales are final, thus the gamble. If this still doesn't fix the problem, Then a major tear down would need to be done on the panel itself. The LCD panel can be carefully removed to expose the LEDS. Power on the set and see which LED(s) are not lighting and replace as needed. Not sure where to order the LEDS from. You will need to research a source. Hope this info helps.
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