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    Ghosting with Sky+ and new TV

    This is a discussion on Ghosting with Sky+ and new TV within the Sky+ forums, part of the Sky & Sky+ TV category; I just bought a new lcd TV, which has integrated digital. One the DTV sides the picture is fine. But ...

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      Ghosting with Sky+ and new TV

      I just bought a new lcd TV, which has integrated digital. One the DTV sides the picture is fine. But through the Sky+ box there seems to be what I can only describe as ghosting.

      On close ups of peoples faces it almost seems as if there are two images that are layered and occasionally the top layer sticks for a sec after the bottom layer has moved.

      Because there isnt a problem with either the built in digital TV or the Xbox 360, I'm presuming it has something to do with the Sky + box.

      Before I go to the expense of having someone look at it, has this happened to anyone else, or does anyone know what might cause it?

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      Re: Ghosting with Sky+ and new TV

      is then when you watch sky via the coax connection or scart?

      If coax, go into the secret menu and change the channel that sky outputs on.

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      Re: Ghosting with Sky+ and new TV

      No its by the scart, I didnt even know you could connect it any other way

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      Re: Ghosting with Sky+ and new TV

      hmm, scart and ghosting?

      Dodgy scart lead? I'm guessing mate.

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      Re: Ghosting with Sky+ and new TV

      I had the same problem a little while ago as reddwarfcrew says, scart lead. I had to swap mine over and all was fine.

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      Re: Ghosting with Sky+ and new TV

      That sounds a lot cheaper than getting a repair man in

      Thanks both, I'll get a new one in the morning

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      Re: Ghosting with Sky+ and new TV

      Just a thought as I suspect the scart lead also but a better picture is often obtained by setting the video output to RGB in the "Picture settings" menu if you are not already using this and if your TV will accept it- the default setting is for PAL. You might also try rerouting the scart to avoid mains leads if possible as induced voltages in a poorly shielded SCART cable is the most likely cause. Try to make sure that the scart lead is not routed parallel to a mains electricity cable for any distance and if it has to cross over then try to arrange it so that it crosses at 90 degrees.

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      Re: Ghosting with Sky+ and new TV

      Thanks Ratcliffes, I look into that as well. I dont think it crosses the cable from the TV, but its possible it crosses the one from the Xbox, I'll check when I drag it out to put a new scart on

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      Re: Ghosting with Sky+ and new TV

      Check the SCART is in the correct port on the back of the receiver, If it's in the VCR out you can sometimes get ghosting. Move it to the TV port and it should be fine

      Much cheaper than an engineer or a new lead

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      Re: Ghosting with Sky+ and new TV

      Hi all.

      Well I changed the scart lead (bought a gold one because ages ago I heard they were better, probably wrong though) and its a tiny bit better, but not hugely. I tried changing the sky box to RGB and again no difference. And both the VCR and TV port look the same.

      I think ghosting might not be the right term, its more like layering as if the top layer moves out of synch with the one underneath. Its not like the old ghosting on an analogue signal where there's a halo around things.

     

     
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