Turns out, phenomenon means "no fix in sight." According to Sony, "Since this phenomenon is caused by hardware characteristics, there is no plan to fix it with system software update." We'll be interested to see if Sony of America (SCEA) has anything different to say.
Update: SCEA has finally received the corporate memo, feeding us the same official statement from SCEI. (Posted in full after the break.)
[Via PSP Fanboy]
"On some occasions, scan lines may appear on scenes where brightness changes drastically, due to the hardware features of the new LCD device on PSP-3000. Installed with this new LCD device, PSP-3000 offers more natural and vibrant colors on its screen, but the scan lines have come out to be more visible as a result of improving response time to alleviate the afterimages on PSP-3000. Since this is due to hardware specification, there are no plans for a system software update concerning this issue."
- Key specs
- Game format Optical disc, Downloadable
- Screen size 4.3 inches
- Touchscreen No
- Online features Multiplayer, Voice chat, Store, Browser
- Direction control D-pad, Thumb stick (1)
- Dimensions 2.81 x 6.67 x 0.73 in
- Weight 6.67 oz
- Discontinued 2014-01