Component-Digital video wiring question

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  1. Kevin_M_M

    Kevin_M_M Stunt Coordinator

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    Heres the situation:

    I have a Sony WEGA. I have currently my DVD (w/ S-video hooks) connection on Video 1. I find I'm getting a constant moving vertical discoloration line moving left to right like the cable box signal is breaking through.

    My DVD Audio is Digital.

    I want to move my DVD connections to Video 4 which has component video connections. I tried this but it seemed to look worse than my svideo connection.

    Could this be my TVs levels being uncalibrated? SHould I reset? ARRGGHH, i hate that moving line.
     
  2. John Garcia

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    Sounds like you either have a defective TV or some kind of electrical interference.

    Component should not look worse than S-vid, but if you do not recalibrate after switching, you will NOT see a difference.
     
  3. Marc Rochkind

    Marc Rochkind Second Unit

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    Agree with John that this is not a calibration issue.

    But, also check for an unshielded speaker near the TV. In fact, for testing purposes, clear everything off the TV, and also shut down any applicance anywhere in the house that could be causing interference on the circuit.
     
  4. Greg_R

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    A moving band of distortion is likely an electrical noise issue (noise from power or signal lines). If the discoloration stays in one location it may be the magnets from your speakers.
     

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