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Topic # 41954 26-Sep-2009 00:38 Send private message

Folks,

I have an AV sender unit AR-1830 / 1831 that doenst seem to work at all.
All I get is white noise / static, and sometimes a very bad picture of a channel (not the one the transmitter is sending - some random channel!)

This is what I have tried turning off so far to eliminate interference

- microwave
- energy saver bulbs
- all av devices
- cordless & mobile phones
- WLAN devices
- Wireless cards on laptops

Still no change... the IR remote extender however seems to work perfectly?

Very frustrating - any ideas?

thanks,
ash

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  Reply # 258459 26-Sep-2009 00:39 Send private message

Oh..and I have tried the following source devices

DVD player
Satellite decoder

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  Reply # 258639 27-Sep-2009 01:36 Send private message


Firstly, check both devices are on the same channel (there should be 3-4) and if they are, power both down and try powering them up again. (maybe it polls the switch on bootup?)

take it back to the shop, these devices either work well or terribly and it's hard to pin down what makes them fail.

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Firstly, check both devices are on the same channel (there should be 3-4) and if they are, power both down and try powering them up again. (maybe it polls the switch on bootup?)

take it back to the shop, these devices either work well or terribly and it's hard to pin down what makes them fail.

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  Reply # 258782 27-Sep-2009 21:26 Send private message

even with all the other 2.4GHz going on here I still manage to get a picture out of them, not a pretty noise free one but the signal goes thru.

I would say your sender is stuffed.




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  Reply # 258808 27-Sep-2009 22:42 Send private message

ahh yep...tried all channels (there are 3 to choose from) with the same channel on both of course...and still no luck...

unfortunately it was listed as working perfectly on trademe...will see how the return process goes.

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  Reply # 258927 28-Sep-2009 10:58 Send private message

Just a quick check, are you sure your video output signal is working and this cable is ok too?
Sorry but as paradoxsm says, these either work ok, or their performance is crap. They were pretty rubbish in my house so I took them straight back.

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  Reply # 258930 28-Sep-2009 11:09 Send private message

Have you managed to set up the sender/receiver so that they are only 1m apart? And then tried testing them?
What sort of situation do you live in, house in the country, burbs, flat or appartment?

Do you have a nice set of high voltage pylons going through your backyard?



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  Reply # 259017 28-Sep-2009 15:22 Send private message

@Jaxson : I presume you mean video cable from the source device? Yes this is RCA, and works fine. tested 2 cables just to make sure im not going insane.

@rscole : Yep i tried 2 tests. Plug source (1st was DVD player and 2nd time around was a standard SKY box) into xmitter. Setup the reciever to connect to the TV. Nothing, bar white noise. Except, it was less than a 1m apart....

I live in Goodwood heights, Manukau, no pylons, but ocassionally there's some 747 noise but not too harsh :-D. It is a burby house.


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  Reply # 259071 28-Sep-2009 18:13 Send private message

The 8 wifi networks, 2 cordless phones, and bluetooth see to it that they are unusable here. IMO they should really be sold with a big warning on the box that "probably will not work for you" or similar.




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  Reply # 259117 28-Sep-2009 20:10 Send private message

I had same problems with a 2.4GHZ from DSE sometimes a vague picture but mainly none and lots of noise but no sound, I put it down to neighbouring devices after I had turned everything off in the house. I took mine back and swapped for a 5.8GHZ and it works perfect.

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