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Can Playstation Damage Your TV ?

post #1 of 31
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I'm not sure whether this is caused by Playstation or not, but my TV now has both sides of the images hidden from the TV, so basically there are a little part from left and right side are not shown in the TV (maybe around 1.5cm wide each).




See from that picture, where a normal TV should show the whole image, but my TV only show the coloured area, and the left and right non-coloured areas are not shown in the TV.

For watching movies, it's still quite bearable, but when I am playing games, some of the text are hidden because of that and it's annoying.
Do you think that the Playstation damaged the TV or it's because of different reason altogether? I think I read somewhere that Playstation can damage certain TV?

PS: This is my TV
post #2 of 31
Hmm... I've played playstation long term on over four different TVs (not all mine obviously), and that never happened. Don't rule it out though...
post #3 of 31
I dont see how it could possibly damage a CRT like that, except through normal wear and tear. It just sounds like your TV is dying, time for a plasma!
post #4 of 31
my friend has a large (50"?) but old rear projection TV that we've played video games on for years (back since nintendo (so maybe 10 years or so)

we've probably done 2-4 hours every day in those years and it shows, there is burn in where ever the generic maps/lifebars are.

granted this took years to accomplish but the TV is completely shot, all the colors are off (you can see Red, Green, and Blue shadows under everything)

moral: videogames can do damage to old TV's, its prolly something else (do you have digital cable?)
post #5 of 31
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Originally Posted by jerb
my friend has a large (50"?) but old rear projection TV that we've played video games on for years (back since nintendo (so maybe 10 years or so)

we've probably done 2-4 hours every day in those years and it shows, there is burn in where ever the generic maps/lifebars are.
Most cheap rear projections are total junk... I know about a rear projection used in a school that showed burn-in after just one day of presentations. Needless to say, many teachers and students who go to that school won't be buying a cheap rear projection!
post #6 of 31
Your TV is not damaged. The reason you only notice it with games is that it only happens with games.

I bought a $700 Toshiba CRT HDTV monitor and returned it because Final Fantasy Tactics didn't display properly no matter what I did. It displayed a small black bar on the left and cut off the CT guage on the bottom. It was the only game in my library that showed serious problems, but it's also my favorite.

I still have no idea what could be so different about PS signals compared to any other signals, but my new Sony CRT displays everything perfectly (Sony synergy I guess). I strongly suspect there is nothing 'wrong' with your TV except poor design.
post #7 of 31
Buy an XBox 360 and all will be OK.
post #8 of 31
Thread Starter 
No, it's not when playing games only. It still exists when watching TV - usually the TV station logo is chopped or during news, the bar that says some information will get chop.

I don't mind it on TV since it's tolerable, but not for playing games since I need to read a lot especially RPGs and you know in RPG items are always hidden around the corner of the room.

By the way, this P.O.S. TV is new, maybe around 1 year old.

I don't know what digital cable is, although I use it for set top box as well (that's sort of digital too, no?)

So the connection is: one component video for the set top box, and regular RCA connection for the PS2.
post #9 of 31
Try turning off image enchancing features like DNie and see what happens.

Also rule out the tube itself being borked by hooking a crappier signal, like analog coaxial signal, your TV's internal tuner, and see if those bands are there as well.

Not sure what type of TV signals you have in Australia, but you aren't mixing imported gear with local terrestial TV gear are you?
post #10 of 31
As CRTs age, the image tends to drift more, resulting in more overscan. A lot of CRTs come set from the factory with lots of overscan, too, as a means of reducing the horizontal scanning frequency, and thus meaning they can get away with a cheaper, nastier tube.

Getting a display with minimal overscan can be quite the challenge. Projectors and LCDs tend to have the least in my experience, but that isn't a a hard and fast rule.
post #11 of 31
Thread Starter 
I tried Dnie off, the difference was only less brightness.

However, I think if I remember correctly this TV is rated 50hz, and I've played my PS2 games under 60hz setting. Since I could play at 60hz, so I did, I'm not sure if this is the cause?
post #12 of 31
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Originally Posted by dj_mocok
I tried Dnie off, the difference was only less brightness.

However, I think if I remember correctly this TV is rated 50hz, and I've played my PS2 games under 60hz setting. Since I could play at 60hz, so I did, I'm not sure if this is the cause?
Sometimes TV sets in PAL land will have shabby performance on NTSC. Try using 50Hz and see if there's any difference.
post #13 of 31
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Originally Posted by dj_mocok
I tried Dnie off, the difference was only less brightness.

However, I think if I remember correctly this TV is rated 50hz, and I've played my PS2 games under 60hz setting. Since I could play at 60hz, so I did, I'm not sure if this is the cause?
Are you using an NTSC gaming system on a PAL TV set?
post #14 of 31
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Um, My PS2 is modded so I can play NTSC (american) PS2 games.
I think my TV is Pal, but not sure, I don't know how to find out.

But yeah, I am quite sure I played NTSC games using this TV before. Well, because it worked fine, that's why I did that - I thought that wouldn't harm the TV, no?
post #15 of 31
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Originally Posted by dj_mocok
Um, My PS2 is modded so I can play NTSC (american) PS2 games.
I think my TV is Pal, but not sure, I don't know how to find out.

But yeah, I am quite sure I played NTSC games using this TV before. Well, because it worked fine, that's why I did that - I thought that wouldn't harm the TV, no?
I can see NTSC looking weird on a PAL set, but I can't see how it would mess up PAL content on your PAL TV.

So your PAL broadcasts look the same as the messed up PS2 NTSC games?
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