Fuzzy Picture.

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  1. Jun 6, 2006 #1 of 11
    illness

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    Fuzzy picture on a Series 1 - Sony Sat T60. It's even snowy on the menu screen, so its got to be a problem local to the unit. :(
     
  2. Jun 6, 2006 #2 of 11
    Dkerr24

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    Yep, check the cabling between the Tivo and the TV. If reconnecting the cables doesn't clear it up, I'd try new cables. If that don't fix it, then you'll have to hook to the Tivo up to another TV to see if the problem recurs.
     
  3. Jun 6, 2006 #3 of 11
    illness

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    I don't think it's the TV because I can switch over to the DVD and the picture is perfect.

    I can't rule out the cables at this point, but, this problem comes and goes. It only does this 3 or 4 times a day for just a few minutes. I wonder if it's EMI or something? The top has been off my DirecTivo for a few weeks and this just started a few days ago.

    Also, I had to reseat that cable from the power supply to the main board about a month ago. I wonder if one of the power taps is going...?
     
  4. Jun 6, 2006 #4 of 11
    litzdog911

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    What connection are you using between the T60 and your TV? The RF coax is your poorest quality choice. Try using SVideo for the best quality. And try new cables just in case.
     
  5. Jun 7, 2006 #5 of 11
    ethanjacejacob

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    the same thing happened to me, the cables need to be disconnected, and I used another video input. Works great.
     
  6. Jun 8, 2006 #6 of 11
    illness

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    I'm using the RF, I have the Svideo cables here somewhere. I'm using RF cables because I have to go about 50ft from my Tivo to my TV.

    The problem is some where between the RF out on the tivo and the TV. When the problem clears up I can rewind live tv and the snow is not in the real time video buffer.
     
  7. Jun 8, 2006 #7 of 11
    JimSpence

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    Since you are using RF, make sure the TV is tuned to the correct channel. Either 3 or 4.
     
  8. Jun 8, 2006 #8 of 11
    litzdog911

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    A 50-foot coax cable connection from your DVR to the TV is probably too long. The DVR's RF output is not a very strong signal, so you're picking up lots of noise.
     
  9. Jun 8, 2006 #9 of 11
    rminsk

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    50 feet is nothing if you are using high quality cables (Belden 1505) with quality termination (Canare).
     
  10. Arcady

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    They make 50 foot s-video cables...
     
  11. illness

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    I put a new end on the coax cable and it works fine now.

    I used the coax because I didn't want to run 50ft of audio and s-video cable when I can just run one rf coax cable. I know I lose some quality by doing this, but, I still got a better picture than cable...
     

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