getting rid of vertical lines on Zenith TV

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  1. ToddJ

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    I have an an old 25" Zenith television. For several years, I have had problems with it having vertical shadowy lines whenever I use anything in the video mode. It starts from the and goes in groups of two across the screen vertically. I know it is an old TV, but i thought maybe it might be something that is caused by something other than age. (I want to buy a new Panasonic 47" widescreen TV, but can't afford one at the moment.)
     
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    What kind of video connection, if any, does this old Zenith have, Todd?
     
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    RCA cables....no SVideo jack...it seems to only have the lines when it is in the video mode.
     
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    could it be from when I used to have big speakers next to the TV?
     
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    I have the same problem on a 27" Panasonic except the lines go horizontal. I can't seem to figure out how to fix it either. I'm using RCA. I will be buying a 47" RPTV in the next couple of months, but until then I would like to enjoy my films without the annoying lines - it looks really bad when blacks are present in the film.
     
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    Hi ya folks,

    If the lines move, then it could be interference.

    I had said problem a while back. One by one I disconnected inputs to the set. It turned out to be the cables to the dvd player. Cables were not shielded enough. Replaced the cables and lines disappeared.

    Thanks,
    Errol
     

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