Sony PSP 3000 Suffers Screen Problems

Sony PSP 3000 Suffers Screen Problems

  • PSP 3000, a new model of the popular gaming handheld equipped with a built-in microphone and an brighter screen.
  • According as Sony reduces glare, it offers better color reproduction, and reduces pixel ghosting. But, ironically, an interlacing issue with the screen has been discovered, and Sony says it has "no plans" for a fix.
  • Sony's official forum for users to complain that the new screen found in the PSP 3000 is actually a step backward, causing games to suffer from graphical defects such as visible scanlines and notably jagged edges on moving objects.
  • "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," Sony explained. "Since this is due to hardware specification, there are no plans for a system software update concerning this issue."
  • According to Joystiq, turning off the Wide Color Space option helps. We can only assume that Sony is in the process of investigating the problem.