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HDTV Set Up Help Please?

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I've just got my new sony hdtv set up but when I play a dvd I've got the picture from the TV 'ghosting' in the background, I've got my cable box running through 1 scart and the dvd through the 2nd, an… Read More
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9y, 6m agoPosted 9 years, 6 months ago
I've just got my new sony hdtv set up but when I play a dvd I've got the picture from the TV 'ghosting' in the background, I've got my cable box running through 1 scart and the dvd through the 2nd, any ideas?
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9y, 6m agoPosted 9 years, 6 months ago
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#1
Have a look on AV Forums, should be able to find a solution for your query there!
#2
Is the TV channel you see coming from the cable box. i.e. if you are watching a DVD and change channel on the cable box does the ghost picture change.
Do you have the scart cables running parallel or coiled together? - Try separating them.
If separating them reduces the ghosting then you might need Scart cables with better screening.
#3
I unplugged the scart from the back of the cable box and still ghosting, must be picking up the signal from the tv?
#4
Plasma tv's do leave an image sometimes if you watch something and then turn off the dvd/stb, it's normal and has nothing to do with scart leads. Try knocking the contrast down a bit.

Saying that, when the picture changes, the ghosting shouldn't still be there.
#5
If you are getting ghosting when watching a scart source, and the gosting is from a TV signal (onboard Tuner), Before choosing EXT 1 on the remote, press the button for a channel that is not tuned in - e.g. 99 - you'll see either 'sparklies' or a blank screen (depending on your TV), if you then choose EXT 1, the ghosting should have gone!

Good Luck
#6
Cheers Jayhab, seems to have solved it, turned my cable off and selected an untuned analogue channel, ghosting gone:thumbsup:
#7
No problem - I don't know why it happens, but it's quite a common fault on many TVs. Glad to know it's sorted though!

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