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PoizenJam
Dec 2, 2006

Damn!!!
It's PoizenJam!!!


I recently build a new SFF PC which I intended to use as a combination gaming rig (for the living room TV) as well as NAS storage for mine and my partner's HDDs. It's a Ryzen 5600x system coupled with a RTX 3060 running on Windows 10. The PC is permanently connected to our TCL 6 Series TV.

Everything is running fine for the most part- HDR is enabled and calibrated, games are running smoothly, and the HDDs are accessible over the network. But there's one annoying little bug. Every time I interact with a video based app or program (Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime) or a maximize/minimize a browser window in Chrome, my whole display goes black for a couple seconds then comes back.

Any idea what could cause this, folks? My only lead is that I was able to eliminate the blink in Chrome by going to Chrome://flags and switching the 'Choose ANGLE graphics backend' setting to OpenGL. But any further attempts to solve the problem with other apps or programs have failed- and my google-fu is not good enough to find a solution through all of the different types of unrelated problems that are also described as 'black screen flicker'.

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Zogo
Jul 29, 2003



PoizenJam posted:

Any idea what could cause this, folks?

I know that certain TVs are prone to doing that when switching inputs.

You could try a different HDMI cable or a different TV port. You could also try changing the TV resolution or refresh rate temporarily and seeing if that has any effect.


If nobody has more ideas here then you could probably ask around in one of these three threads where people post about TV issues at times:

https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3620605
https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3523461
https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3490605

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