Posted by Chris Scott Barr on Oct 22, 2008

SCEA: De-interlacing Issues Are A Feature

Remember the screen issues with the new PSP-3000 that we told you about the other day? In case you missed it, the above image pretty much tells the story. While the PSP-3000 has a nice bright screen, the horizontal lines become very visible during times where there is fast movement on the screen. Well, Sony has released their official statement, and it doesn’t sound good.

“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 colors 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.”

Oh, it’s a feature. Here I was worried that you just accidentally used parts that happened to be of inferior quality (if a little brighter) and were going to fix it at some point. If I had to choose between the darker PSP-2000 screen and horizontal lines, I’d stick with the old one. Honestly, it wasn’t that bad in the first place.


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