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Master Geek


# 51243 27-Nov-2009 17:15
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I've noticed the sound on TV3, through our Sky connection anyway, has been very odd at least for a few weeks. The sound is very 'squiggly', with the lack of better terms. Imagine a continuous 'straight' tone or note that should sound very steady, but inbetween the tone jumps as if there was a very irregular vibrato added to it on a continuous basis. Or as if the soundtrack was coming from an old stretched tape.

My partner says I'm imagining it, but I know I'm not. It happens across programmes and ads just the same, but only on TV3. Tried Googling for explanations but no luck. We do not have a HD TV, just a 100Hz Philips 'Real Flat' one, age 4.5 years. Maybe you know what's going on? Is this a Sky thing os is it time to change TVs?

Thanks.
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Uber Geek


  # 277037 27-Nov-2009 18:22
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I know, I have had this also and my parents and brother say I'm being silly, not sure whats causing it. About 2 weeks ago the audio for tv3 dropped to complete static for about an hour. I think it might have been my tv so possibly not related. Whats causing the "vibration" kind of sound?




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Master Geek


  # 277491 29-Nov-2009 15:39
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tardtasticx: Whats causing the "vibration" kind of sound?


I have no idea. But it sounds like C-cassette type of tape about to be sucked into the guts of the player. I can't believe my partner cannot hear it!

 
 
 
 


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Ultimate Geek


  # 277723 30-Nov-2009 10:27
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Not sure if anyone has noticed but on some channels, usually sports channels where there is a fast movement of one that you get from panning and zooming out at once, I get a kinda lag. Anyone else had that problem?

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Ultimate Geek


  # 279078 3-Dec-2009 16:45
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I've had this in the past with sky. The squiggly sound. But I can't remember which channel it was on. And I noticed this a year ago when we first got Mysky..lol I guess I have learnt to tune it out. But I still hear the odd squiggles..lol

We have our sound running via a Pioneer Amp, to our home theatre speakers - and I know it is not those, as DVD movie sounds etc are perfect.

Query - are we all female and hearing these noises? Wonder if that is the problem? We may hear sound on a different level than men? If you are men - then that theory can be thrown out the window..lol




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Ultimate Geek


  # 279099 3-Dec-2009 18:18
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Okay we had this problem yesterday when we set upm our new HD tv with My Sky.

The sound went squiggly in the side speakers when the source sound (the sound form the channel) was not in 5.1
The reciever was set to 'TV Logic' which is a preset that tries to create 5.1 sound from a stereo source. All I did was change the preset from TV logic to All Channel Stereo and now when the source is not in 5.1 it plays stereo sound out of each speaker, giving a much clearer sound and no squiggles.

I'm 90% sure that is your problem.

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Uber Geek


  # 279141 3-Dec-2009 20:36
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Lol that prob is thrown out the window because I'm male and I'm sure the original poster of this topic is a male too.




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Master Geek


  # 279144 3-Dec-2009 20:44
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tardtasticx: Lol that prob is thrown out the window because I'm male and I'm sure the original poster of this topic is a male too.


Nooooooooooo! I'm a sweet gal!

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