Your forum username:
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up


    Welcome to Sky User - The Unofficial Support Forum for everything Sky! - Proudly helping over 65k members.


    Advertisement

    Results 1 to 4 of 4

    Lost picture on second tv

    This is a discussion on Lost picture on second tv within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Ive always had sky linked by cable to the upstairs tv but today i moved the sky box to the ...

    1. #1
      kev25's Avatar
      kev25 is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: clowne
      Broadband ISP: Plusnet Pro
      Router: Non Sky Router
      Sky TV: Sky+
      Join Date
      Oct 2007
      Posts
      131
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

      Lost picture on second tv

      Ive always had sky linked by cable to the upstairs tv but today i moved the sky box to the other side of the room and replaced the cable with another longer one but i barely get a picture now and the green circle on the sky+ box is going mad when its connected, what can be causing this? The cable is around 5m long with moulded plugs on each end of it, surely the boost from the sky box can cover this distance?


    2. Advertisement
    3. #2
      Smithy99's Avatar
      Smithy99 is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: Irby
      Broadband ISP: Max
      Router: Netgear V1 DG834GT
      Sky TV: Sky+ HD
      Join Date
      Jun 2007
      Location
      Wirral
      Posts
      6,738
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked 57 Times in 57 Posts

      Re: Lost picture on second tv

      It has been known for premaid leads to have a fault on them, not often but I have seen a couple. Do you have a test meter you can check it with to ensure the inner and outer core are not shorting?

    4. #3
      kev25's Avatar
      kev25 is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: clowne
      Broadband ISP: Plusnet Pro
      Router: Non Sky Router
      Sky TV: Sky+
      Join Date
      Oct 2007
      Posts
      131
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

      Re: Lost picture on second tv

      Unfortunately not, i guess it could be that if its causing the sky box to go mad. If it was just a break in the cable i guess there would just be a bad picture.I will have to pick up another cable and see if it makes a difference. At least i can just tape the two cables together to get them through the hole in the ceiling.

    5. #4
      kev25's Avatar
      kev25 is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: clowne
      Broadband ISP: Plusnet Pro
      Router: Non Sky Router
      Sky TV: Sky+
      Join Date
      Oct 2007
      Posts
      131
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

      Re: Lost picture on second tv

      A new cable sorted the problem out straight away, got a lot better picture now on the second tv.

     

     

    Tags for this Thread

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •  
    SkyUser - Copyright © 2006-2020. SatDish and NewsreadeR | SkyUser is in no way affiliated with Sky Broadband / BSkyB
    RIPA NOTICE: NO CONSENT IS GIVEN FOR INTERCEPTION OF PAGE TRANSMISSION