Compression artifacts? Sony 9000ES

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  1. Mike_T_

    Mike_T_ Stunt Coordinator

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    Hey, need a little advice. Just got done watching a movie and noticed what I think are called compression artifacts. Weird little pixles of color that pop up here and there. I might go 5 minutes without seeing them, and then boom.. I've got a Sony 9000ES DVD/SACD player and it's been flawless for years. I have it connected via Component cables to a Sony HDTV running Progressive. Does it just need to be cleaned? Or is this a symptom of something else?


    Thanks as usual for any advice!! Much appreciated!
     
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    I blasted it with compressed air and it seems to have cleared the problem up. Regardless, if anyone has any experience dealing with this, please advise.


    Thanks!
     
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    Kevin C Brown Producer

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    The compression artifacts that I've seen are more prevalent with the following material:

    Imagine a shot of a wall of an apt in shadow, such that there is a very gradual color change across the wall. Instead of *seeing* a gradual color change on the screen, I see distinct patches of color.

    So using a numeric representation, instead of:

    123456789

    I would see something like

    113366688

    In your case, sounds like it actually could be a faulty connection. Hopefully the cleaning sticks! [​IMG]
     

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