Can an un-grounded outlet cause picture distortion in a DVD?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by William R, Sep 26, 2002.

  1. William R

    William R Agent

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    I've had my TV and DVD Player plugged to two different outlets, one grounded and the other un-grounded according to my Surge Protecter. When I was useing the grounded outlet the picture on my TV from the DVD Player was very crisp and clear while watching my Star Wars Episode 1 DVD.
    But when I recently changed location and started useing the un-grounded outlet I've noticed alot of picture distortion (kind of snowy looking) in the darker scenes of my Episode 1 DVD. Could this be AC noise from the un-grounded outlet that I'm seeing in the picture? I'm going to be moveing my TV and DVD Player back to the location that has the grounded outlet.
     
  2. John Garcia

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    If your surge suppressor says the outlet is not grounded, you would not be covered under any warranty provided by it's manufacturer. This outlet is almost CERTAINLY the problem.
     

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