Transparent fuzzy static with HD channels on TiVo HD

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by bronson, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. bronson

    bronson New Member

    Sep 20, 2007


    I've just successfully upgraded a TiVo HD to 750 GB Seagate Drive and had a successfull Fios install with cable cards (pearl in P.S. at the end).

    However, I am seeing this fuzzy trasparent static on my HD channels and my TiVo menus, worse on some HD channels than others.

    I have an RCA 61 inch std projection with 3D comb filter. Got it at circuit city about 2 years ago. Smaller versions were also featured at Wal Mart for some time.

    Also have a $30 RCA HDMI-DVI cable I got at Wal Mart, not the highest quality, but up until now, bargain cables have never given me issues. There are a lot of cables nearby and the HDMI-DVI cable courses right over a fully loaded surge protector, making me think possibly I need a better insulated cable. The static is somewhat reminiscent of what a vacuum turned on had done to TV displays in the past

    Of note, when I tried the DirectV HR20 for a week sometime ago (horrible interface), I don't recall this issue despite a similar setup otherwise.

    This issue seems to be improved somewhat with video smoothing. I'm hoping somehow I can improve this in other ways too. I'd be happy to share other TiVo or TV settings. I'd really appreciate any ideas or thoughts. Thanks


    P.S.-I had a cablecard virgin from Fios. He forgot to call in the U.A. number on the cards which slowed things down. Nothing worked until I found my TV was set to VHF/UHF rather than cable, which had worked fine with DIRECTV. Once I switched this, I was golden, minus the issue above. Hope this helps. If anyone thinks this tidbit deserves its own thread I'd be happy to repost.

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