I wrote this for those few like myself wondering about an odd problem involving certain AV equipment.
There is a bug with Panasonic plasmas in the PZ8 series (PZ81 & PZ85 confirmed) when used in conjunction with a Sony sound system that uses HDMI pass-through (BD, DVD, SAT inputs) on occasion when powering on either a Playstation 3 or Xbox 360 will cause the some of the colours to be inverted/swapped/reversed/messed up (e.g. blue becomes red, orange becomes blue).
Why this happens is a mystery (I can tell you it’s not a cable issue) but it seems Sony sound systems are the root cause and that it only seems to affect those two game consoles though it seems to affect the Playstation 3 much more than the Xbox 360.
The only solutions I know of are
- Turn on the Playstation 3 & wait till it has fully booted up before powering on the TV and sound system (this works about 50/50)
- Switch inputs from BD to DVD etc & back again and that will correct it
- Power off the console and turn it back on (works most but not all times)
- Running through the display settings menu on the PS3 also corrects it
If its really bugging you the best thing to do is to take the PS3 off the HDMI Sony sound system and plug it directly into the TV but run the audio over an optical connection to your Sony sound system, get yourself a Logitech Harmony One remote to take all the work out of switching inputs.