Inermittant speckles on screen

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by irrelevant, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. irrelevant

    irrelevant Member

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    I've got an irritating, intermittant problem.

    Every now and again, I get a LOT of horizontal flickering white speckles covering the top half of the screen. This occurs on playback, live, menus, even on the cachecard and "Almost there" screens on a soft reboot!

    They DO disappear again after several hours, or if I physically unplug the box..

    Has anybody got any ideas?
     
  2. OzSat

    OzSat Very Nice Moderator

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    Have you swapped the SCART leads to see if that helps?
     
  3. irrelevant

    irrelevant Member

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    Thanks for the response. I've checked the leads are in firmly, but haven't actually swapped it yet. It's a 5M lead off to wall mounted plasma telly so I don't have a spare. I may try and drag a portable in, though, which I can get nearer, next time it happens. I've got a feeling that you can also see it on the RF output (to other rooms) but it's infrequent enough that I'm not sure...
     
  4. OzSat

    OzSat Very Nice Moderator

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    I've seen flashes due to electric interference - poor cabling could be letting something bleed in.

    It could be the flashes are already in the signal before it gets to TiVo.
     
  5. terryeden

    terryeden TiVo, Tivum, Tiva,

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    If it's on the menus as well, it means one of two things.
    1) You have interference on your cables. However, if it vanishes after a reboot I'd suggest that it's...
    2) There's a problem with your TiVo's video output, possibly caused by overheating. Open the box, clean out all the dust, make sure that it's kept in a well ventilated area.

    That's what I'd suggest.
     
  6. irrelevant

    irrelevant Member

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    OK thanks for the replies. Overheating is a likely issue, thinking about it - it's rather hemmed in in the cabinet at the moment. I'll try and find a moment to pull everything apart, hoover it out, and get a bit more air circulating..

    Cheers,
    Rob.
     

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