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Master Geek


# 40042 24-Aug-2009 15:02
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Our Myski Hdi changes channel all by itself!

This only happens late at night (10.30 plus), but not every night. The channel switches at random, very fast, stopping at other channels for less than a second. Like someone holding the channel changer arrow on. The only way I could stop this is to blank off the IR receptor, suggesting it is an outside influence rather than something internal in the STB. So could be interference from neighbours? Maybe a gaming remote? 

But I thought IR couldn't go through walls.
Its like a spirit has taken over the viewing. Very frustrating.

Any one else had this problem?

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  # 250113 24-Aug-2009 15:19
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Look: Our Myski Hdi changes channel all by itself! This only happens late at night (10.30 plus), but not every night. The channel switches at random, very fast, stopping at other channels for less than a second. Like someone holding the channel changer arrow on. The only way I could stop this is to blank off the IR receptor, suggesting it is an outside influence rather than something internal in the STB. So could be interference from neighbours? Maybe a gaming remote?  But I thought IR couldn't go through walls.
 Its like a spirit has taken over the viewing. Very frustrating.
Any one else had this problem?


Have you got energy saving CFL bulbs in the same room?
These have been known to "go off the reservation" sometimes and spit out IR interference,



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Master Geek


  # 250114 24-Aug-2009 15:24
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Thanks for the thought but we don't have those bulbs.

 
 
 
 


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  # 250117 24-Aug-2009 15:28
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Do you have a Plasma TV?

These have been known to cause IR interference on some devices.




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  # 250118 24-Aug-2009 15:35
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Yes a Pioneer 505, but have had HDi box for 12 months and this only started 2 weeks ago. And why only at night? Spooky.

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  # 250142 24-Aug-2009 16:45
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There is less IR interference to mask weak signals during the night.
Maybe you can track down the source with a digital camera or webcam. IR shows up on them.

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