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#26436 22-Sep-2008 18:04
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I've just got myself a Philips 42PFL5403 Full HD LCD telly and have it hooked up to a MySky HDi box via HDMI.  Fairly frequently, the picture appears 'damaged', with horizontal lines across parts of the screen.  I had been thinking that this was probably a TV fault or limitation, but it could also be a problem with the Sky box, too.  When playing a recorded programme, the imperfections are always in the same parts of the show, so they appear to be saved in the recorded files, or else the television is having trouble with the same bits every time.

However, I'm pretty sure I also saw the same thing with an upscaled DVD, but cannot re-create it again.  This points to the television or, maybe, the cabling.  I'm using Monster HDMI cables to connect each device.

Has anyone else experienced these problems?  What is the likely cause?

Thanks for your input and help.  :)


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  #166343 22-Sep-2008 18:25
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If it's the same regardless of source then it would tend to indicate the TV is at fault. 
Is it there when using analogue sources or broadcast TV?
Try and methodically discount sources and cables by swapping things around, including which hdmi port on the TV is used.




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  #166349 22-Sep-2008 18:53
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Yeah, I've swapped HDMI plugs and the problem remains.  The DVD only did it once and it's only occasionally with Sky.  The Ryder Cup golf this morning was quite 'dirty' at times and any dropout was recorded to disk.  I'm possibly leaning towards some sort of data bottleneck or something like that - an interruption to the feed, perhaps?  My Sky signal test seems to be fine, though.

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