PS1 Games - Flashing on LCD TV Problems

Ive only got a few PS1 games left, but the ones I do still have I hardly use anymore because my screen flashes when I play them.

It simply seems to be an issue with LCD TV's (also means I can't use my old light gun with time crisis). Anyone know of any ways to fix this? Rep for those that can help. Thanks.

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Not sure why it's flashing.. These PAL games? How have you got your PS1 hooked up to your TV?

Light guns don't work on LCD TV's simply because of the way the TV works :-(
I found this out the hard way - after hunting down a light gun and a copy of time crisis.

I think it's because your TV is operating at a higher Hz than the games were designed to play on, if that is the case I don't think there is much you can do

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baconsandwich;3612673

Not sure why it's flashing.. These PAL games? How have you got your PS1 … Not sure why it's flashing.. These PAL games? How have you got your PS1 hooked up to your TV?Light guns don't work on LCD TV's simply because of the way the TV works :-(I found this out the hard way - after hunting down a light gun and a copy of time crisis.



I read somewhere that there was something you could attach to the side of the TV to allow the light gun to work. No idea where I read it though!

And yes all PAL games.

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RedIron;3612677

I think it's because your TV is operating at a higher Hz than the games … I think it's because your TV is operating at a higher Hz than the games were designed to play on, if that is the case I don't think there is much you can do



Is there a way to alter this? (Not the most tech savvy person).

Are you playing on a ps1,ps2 or ps3?
The light gun will in all likelihood will not work (very very few do work on a flatscreen), however the games should work.

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electriclinux;3612908

Are you playing on a ps1,ps2 or ps3?The light gun will in all likelihood … Are you playing on a ps1,ps2 or ps3?The light gun will in all likelihood will not work (very very few do work on a flatscreen), however the games should work.



PS2

The games work, but the screen is flashing contstantly.

The Xploder PlayStation 2 HDTV Player might help your situation

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electriclinux;3614714

The Xploder PlayStation 2 HDTV Player might help your situation



I'll have a look and see if it would be compatible. Thanks :thumbsup:

electriclinux;3612908

Are you playing on a ps1,ps2 or ps3?The light gun will in all likelihood … Are you playing on a ps1,ps2 or ps3?The light gun will in all likelihood will not work (very very few do work on a flatscreen), however the games should work.


You mean LCD???
I got a flatscreen and it works fine.

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Any other suggestions for this. I read some reviews and couldn't find many positives.

You could get a cheap crt tele?
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