Ghost in the Machine

wolsty

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VU+ Duo, Humax IRCI5400z, Sony Bravia KDL-32EX403, 1.1m Triax, Technomate TH-2600 DiSEqC mount, Sony BDV-E280 Home Cinema system, ancient Logik Freeview PVR.
My Location
Kernow
My Humax 5400 is connected to my cheapo Bush widescreen tv via a scart lead. Irrespective of which av channel I use on the tv, there is often a ghost image on the screen, which I suspect comes from a terrestrial source. The image is so faint that it’s impossible to discern which is the offending station, but I’d put money on its being Channel 5. It seems a pity to have an excellent digital picture spoiled by an errant analogue signal. Any suggestions?

wolsty
 

rolfw

Believe it when I see it Admin.
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My Satellite Setup
Technomate 5402 HD M2 Ci, DM7000s, Transparent 80cm Dish, Moteck SG2100 DiseqC motor, lots of legacy gear. Meters: Satlook Digital NIT, Promax HD Ranger+ spectrum analyser.
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Berkshire
It sounds like the UHF signal is bleeding across from the coax connector/cable to the Scart cable Wolsty. I have managed on most occasions to eliminate the bleed by using double screened coax and best quality coax plugs, backed up by better quality scart lead should that not work.
 

wolsty

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My Satellite Setup
VU+ Duo, Humax IRCI5400z, Sony Bravia KDL-32EX403, 1.1m Triax, Technomate TH-2600 DiSEqC mount, Sony BDV-E280 Home Cinema system, ancient Logik Freeview PVR.
My Location
Kernow
Thanks, Rolf. I'll go away and play with the cables.

wolsty
 

wolsty

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My Satellite Setup
VU+ Duo, Humax IRCI5400z, Sony Bravia KDL-32EX403, 1.1m Triax, Technomate TH-2600 DiSEqC mount, Sony BDV-E280 Home Cinema system, ancient Logik Freeview PVR.
My Location
Kernow
Changed Scart cable. Complete success. Happy bunny. Many thanks.

wolsty
 
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