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Master Geek
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Topic # 56825 25-Jan-2010 10:05
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Hi guys

Over the past week and a bit I purchased a 50" V10, recieved delivery on Saturday and set it up in the new house yesterday. Plugged in the PS3, and the 360, watched a couple of blurays, all is well.

Plugged in the Aerial for the UHF for freeview. Had a bit of an issue with the splitter box on the aerial not picking up any digital stations, fiddled around with that and got it all working.

But over the past day we have had a few times when we have lost all the signals, and I have had to turn the TV off to get it working, which only fixed it part of the time. This morning the same thing happened, the picture went all funny and lost signal, I then turned the PS3 off, and it fixed it, no more problems.

How would turning my PS3 off fix an issue like this? What can I do if I want to have the PS3 on at the same time as watch freeview?

Any help would be awesome!


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  Reply # 292959 25-Jan-2010 19:52
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If the signal is marginal then any interference may be enough to knock it out.

Chances are the cable is old, with poor shielding and you have a splitter that leaks signal in and out like a sieve. Most UHF installs date back to when sky was installing UHF service so are corroded, decrepid and using useless RG59 cable with junk clamp based splitters in the light brown case that are now rusted into a solid blob inside.


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  Reply # 293021 25-Jan-2010 22:56
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I would guess you have a saddle clamp style splitter and old cable which as richms says is letting lots of interference from close by electronics in. First i would get an F connecter splitter like this one and some screw on f connectors like this and that should help alot otherwise you may have to replace the cable to the uhf aerial as well (use dual shield or quad shield RG6). I have a G10 panasonic and the freeview tuner is very good ( better than my dse freeview box ).


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  Reply # 293059 26-Jan-2010 08:47
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Ah I see, so first off try changing the splitter box?

Does it matter that I have had to add an extension to make the cable reach the TV? Did I need to get a dual shield or quad shield cable for that?

For the cable, would this be adequate to go with the splitter?

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  Reply # 293106 26-Jan-2010 11:15
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yes that would be perfect, should be able to get all the parts off trademe, also getting the preterminatd cables should save you a bit of work.

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