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    Picture flashing.

    This is a discussion on Picture flashing. within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Hi, i'm having a major problem with my thomson sky+ box. Intermittently, whether watching sky, recorded or anytime programs, the ...

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      Picture flashing.

      Hi, i'm having a major problem with my thomson sky+ box. Intermittently, whether watching sky, recorded or anytime programs, the picture starts flashing. By flashing I mean just that, it flashes off and back on a few times, although this is getting increasingly frequent.
      Having read a few of the threads on here it would seem the most likely cause is a failing HDD, but is there any way to be sure? Can I just watch sky without the HDD being used at all, and if so, how?


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      Re: Picture flashing.

      Do you connect via SCART? this is the first thing I would check, it may be that it has become loose or a pin/cable has deteriated.

      It sounds more like a problem with one of the leads than a hard drive, this isn't used when watching a live feed.

      You could try connecting it via the RF out and see if it is any better, that would prove that the SCART was at fault.

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      Re: Picture flashing.

      Cheers Smithy, I'll give it a go tomorrow (busy playing Tiger Woods now), and post back with my results.

      UPDATE: Changed the scart lead and all is now well. Thanks again for the help.
      Last edited by x LAGER LOUT x; 08-09-08 at 11:53 AM. Reason: Updated post.

     

     

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