Question Camera producing blue images (TV)

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kevinireland11

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Everytime iv took a picture of any TV screen, it's either purple or blue, you can see some slight red colours but what's up with this?

Anyone know or anyone have similar issues?

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That's really weird it seems to be only my TV in the living room, strange, must be whatever panel the TV is using

Edit: tried uploading a pic of my son's TV but it tells me my file size is to big :/

But this TV is fine
Have you tried rotating the phone (like, portrait, landscape, reverse landscape, etc.)?

The TV might be using a polarising layer that simply conflicts with the camera for some reason. My P6 Pro for example works fine for every screen I've tried shooting so far, EXCEPT the main info display in my building's lobby, which has different colours disappear at different angles. E.g. in portrait it doesn't have any green, in landscape (turning counter clockwise, power and volume buttons on top) it doesn't have any red, etc.
 

kevinireland11

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Have you tried rotating the phone (like, portrait, landscape, reverse landscape, etc.)?

The TV might be using a polarising layer that simply conflicts with the camera for some reason. My P6 Pro for example works fine for every screen I've tried shooting so far, EXCEPT the main info display in my building's lobby, which has different colours disappear at different angles. E.g. in portrait it doesn't have any green, in landscape (turning counter clockwise, power and volume buttons on top) it doesn't have any red, etc.
I tried that there, I did see some colours come through the lens but then back to blue, it's weird because when I don't focus on the TV then point the camera back fast I see full colours but then the colours turn blue, I done this via landscape to, stays colourful for about about 3 seconds then goes all blue, strange, maybe it's a cheap panel with poor LEDs or more blue led pixels than red or green?

Edit: my son's tv is perfect, it's defo a cheaper panel then
 
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I got the same thing when snapping a Pic on my desktop PC. I thought nothing of it at the time, as it wasn't for my personal use.

I'll try it again when the opportunity arises, see if I can repeat the effect.

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Update on the blue screen effect.
My memory was a little fuzzy on that....
Turns out, I saw that when snapping a Pic of my other phone's IMEI/Serial number hidden menu.

Just tried it out w/both my Google Pixel 6 PRO & Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3, was able to replicate w/both, but only in that scenario with both in dark there.

Placed both phones in non-dark theme & I could not replicate while snapping pix of the same IMEI/Serial number hidden menus.

Snapping pix of my TV/PC also produced normal pix.
 
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    That's really weird it seems to be only my TV in the living room, strange, must be whatever panel the TV is using

    Edit: tried uploading a pic of my son's TV but it tells me my file size is to big :/

    But this TV is fine
    Have you tried rotating the phone (like, portrait, landscape, reverse landscape, etc.)?

    The TV might be using a polarising layer that simply conflicts with the camera for some reason. My P6 Pro for example works fine for every screen I've tried shooting so far, EXCEPT the main info display in my building's lobby, which has different colours disappear at different angles. E.g. in portrait it doesn't have any green, in landscape (turning counter clockwise, power and volume buttons on top) it doesn't have any red, etc.
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    Everytime iv took a picture of any TV screen, it's either purple or blue, you can see some slight red colours but what's up with this?

    Anyone know or anyone have similar issues?

    No filters lol
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    Haven't noticed it on outdoor images but these of my TV the blacks are more bluish.
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    Haven't noticed it on outdoor images but these of my TV the blacks are more bluish.
    Going to clear cache and data and try a reinstall see if that helps
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    No issue with mine
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    Have you tried rotating the phone (like, portrait, landscape, reverse landscape, etc.)?

    The TV might be using a polarising layer that simply conflicts with the camera for some reason. My P6 Pro for example works fine for every screen I've tried shooting so far, EXCEPT the main info display in my building's lobby, which has different colours disappear at different angles. E.g. in portrait it doesn't have any green, in landscape (turning counter clockwise, power and volume buttons on top) it doesn't have any red, etc.
    I tried that there, I did see some colours come through the lens but then back to blue, it's weird because when I don't focus on the TV then point the camera back fast I see full colours but then the colours turn blue, I done this via landscape to, stays colourful for about about 3 seconds then goes all blue, strange, maybe it's a cheap panel with poor LEDs or more blue led pixels than red or green?

    Edit: my son's tv is perfect, it's defo a cheaper panel then