static lines and interference on my tv's

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  1. ArtV

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    Hello all.

    I have a cable hook-up and I have been having trouble with the picture quality on my tv's.

    I am guessing it is a power issue because sometimes there are static lines that move up the TV constantly.

    Other times it is really bad.

    I think that it is a power issue because when I turn different lamps on the static lines get worse and worse.

    These lines are on every TV in my house and I am tired of them.

    Anyone know of a solution? Is there a surge protector that would fix this?

    Thanks
     
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    Should I get better cables?
     
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    Could it be interference?
     
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    Could it be cable interference?
     
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    Art:

    First, sorry about the non-responsiveness. In this slightly-less-traveled section of HTF it takes a while longer to get responses to questions.

    As to your situation, yes, it definitely is an interference problem you're experiencing. So, just what is the situation at your place? How many TVs are involved? Are they plugged into the same circuit as, say, your refrigerator or some other power-hungry and electrical field-generating devices? Also, do you live in an apartment building where there are who-knows-how-many chances for stray electrical fields to be generated? Finally, how long has this problem existed? Did it start suddenly?

    Give us some more information, and we'll see what we can do to help.

    JB
     
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    This problem has existed only in the past month or so.

    I do know that the cable company fiddled with the line outside when they supposedly upgraded the cable, (which only meant that we lost some channels).

    The best way for me to describe this is think of it when you have a hair-dryer and a TV on the same circuit and you get static on the TV's. I believe that many things are on each circuit.

    No I don't live in an apartment building.
     
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    First thing I would do, Art, is have a cable-company tech come out and inspect the line. This will be a process of elimination. If the line is okay, then we will have to look at other things that could be causing the problem.

    Does the interference occur all the time? If it started, though, at the same time the cable company did what it did, then that's the most likely culprit.
     

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