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Topic # 29673 14-Jan-2009 20:04
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I have a Sky decorder on the ground floor of my house and it beams the signal via a DSE AV sender to my upstairs bedroom. It has been Ok until recently and now its got some interference which looks like the signal from a 2.4 Ghz phone. I don't have one but I live in a townhouse surrounded by other townhouses connected to my house and suspect one of them may have a phone that is interfering.

How can I stop the interference and is there another way to perhaps wire my sky decorder to my upstairs TV? What sort of cable would I need, Where could I buy one and who could I ask to install a wired alternative.

Many thanks in advance

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  Reply # 189673 15-Jan-2009 07:08
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have you tried changing to one of the two other channels (slider switch on the unit)?

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  Reply # 189678 15-Jan-2009 07:53
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If you needed to get somebody in to run cable it potentially won't be cheap, particularly if access is an issue.

2.4GHz video senders are pretty hopeless these days due to the number of devices using the 2.4GHz ISM band - microwave ovens, cordless phones, WiFi and Bluetooth. The cheapest option is to look at one of the 5.8GhZ video senders that are around.

The 5.8Ghz gear is more expensive than 2.4GHz so it would pay to shop around and find somewhere that will let you return the goods if they don't work well. I know Jaycar offer a few different 5.8GHz models so if you are near one of their stores it might pay to have a look.

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