Xbox Series X flashing black screen with audio still playing

Discus and support Xbox Series X flashing black screen with audio still playing in XBoX Games and Apps to solve the problem; Recently, my series X has been occassionally flashing a black screen for roughly 1-2 seconds while the audio still plays. It appears to happen after... Discussion in 'XBoX Games and Apps' started by FamousKILLER22, Nov 20, 2020.

  1. Xbox Series X flashing black screen with audio still playing


    Recently, my series X has been occassionally flashing a black screen for roughly 1-2 seconds while the audio still plays. It appears to happen after playing an SDR game which goes to auto HDR. It will also sometimes occur when using or switching between
    video apps (youtube, amazon video). This will continue to happen every few seconds and sometimes stop. A temporary fix is hard resetting the console. I have checked multiple hdmi cables on other tvs and my one x and the cable or hdmi port on the tv is not
    the issue. This appears to be a common problem based on the amount of reddit threads ive seen. For reference, I have a 2018 TCL 6 series Roku 55in 4K tv and ive heard other TCLs and non TCLs have the issues. The flash will also carry over to the home screen.
    I’m inclined to think there is some sort of issue with communication between the tv and the series X when switching to certain apps that apply HDR or a different refresh rate. Changing most video settings (10 but color, ycc, etc) does not fix the issue. Someone
    said changing the display from 4k to 1080 in xbox settings will fix the issue, but then 4k content will not be seen. I hope xbox is aware of this issue and troubleshooting it because if a a simple software patch can fix this, that would avoid many returned
    units.

    :)
     
    FamousKILLER22, Nov 20, 2020
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  2. Max Kelting
    Max Kelting New Member
    I have a Xbox series X connected to my tcl 5 I noticed whenever I play a game then if I want to do something else I would have to see a black screen for a while and then I would see a black screen for a while if I want to go back to my game
     
    Max Kelting, May 15, 2021
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  3. Misses Quinzel Win User

    Xbox One intermittent flashing "snowy" screen.

    Hey there, Pema! We are currently still investigating the black screen flashes. The snowy/static screen and HDCP errors were the ones resolved recently. Please keep an eye on that thread for updates on the black screen flashes! :)
  4. DarinLemaire Win User

    Xbox Series X Screen Flashing

    I am using the Asus 27 inch 4k 60 hz monitor. I am getting screen flash or flickering ( same thing ) . I seem to be getting after I use the crave app or the Netflix app. If I do a restart then play a game I do not get the flashing.
  5. El Diablo Krunk Win User

    Xbox Series X Screen Flashing

    Thanks for replying. Yea after more investigating its definitely something going from video apps to games on 4k 60hz monitors, come across a fair few people on Reddit having the exact same issue. Hopefully it'll be patched out in a future update. Restarting
    did the trick as a temporary solution.
  6. kill666hills Win User

    Xbox Series X Screen Flashing

    Can confirm same issue here but with a 4K 60Hz AOC display. Seems to start after using YouTube or Netflix, if I don't use those apps it's fine. Restart and the flashing will go away.

    I'm assuming it's just a software glitch that needs patching.
  7. DarkSch666 Win User

    black screen flash

    I has no optical so direct Xbox -> TV using the HDMI high speed with Ethernet cable and setting stereo audio. I has noticed an improve. A black screen flash I think is signal of sync, if we have various or delayed it can be because sync problems.

    The results, when connecting to:

    - Xbox ->(stock cable) ->A/V receiver -> (HDMI high speed) -> TV: 1 black screen flash within 10 seconds of power on.

    - Xbox -> (HDMI high speed cable) -> TV: 1 black screen flash within 1 minute.

    - Xbox -> (stock cable) -> TV: multiple black screen flashes within 10 minutes.

    The results are good at least for my TV (Philips), because within 1 minute I am loading the game/App yet, or maybe on dashboard.
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