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TV Screen is fuzzy only when cable is on

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For the past 3 days my TV screen is very fuzzy only when the cable is on.  When my boys play their Playstation or watch a DVD movie the screen is completely clear- so I know it's not my TV going out.  My TV in my bedroom is completely clear as well....with the cable on- no issues in there.  Is it possible my main cable box in my living room is going out?  I've had it for about 4 years now.  I've tried unplugging it all and reconnecting the cables but it hasn't helped any.  Anyone have any similar issues??

 

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-Christie

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Curta4 wrote:

For the past 3 days my TV screen is very fuzzy only when the cable is on.  When my boys play their Playstation or watch a DVD movie the screen is completely clear- so I know it's not my TV going out.  My TV in my bedroom is completely clear as well....with the cable on- no issues in there.  Is it possible my main cable box in my living room is going out?  I've had it for about 4 years now.  I've tried unplugging it all and reconnecting the cables but it hasn't helped any.  Anyone have any similar issues??

 

Thanks!

 

-Christie




 

This may be explained by HOW your devices are connected to the TV..... if HD, ensure the HDMI cable from the STB is still connected to the TV... Take a look at how the Playstation & DVD are connected....  if you are using an HDMI switch to accommodate all of the devices, take a look at the connections there.....  you can always move device connections around and see if a certain connection/cable is bad or needs to be replaced.




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I tried everything.  I unplugged the playstation and those cords and had just the cord plugged in from before and the tv is still fuzzy.  I am really starting to think it's the cable box.  It's very odd that it's only in the living room and not in my bedroom. And I would think if it were my tv going out that when a dvd is being played or a game on the playstation those too would would look fuzzy on the screen and they are completely clear. 

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Curta4 wrote:

I tried everything.  I unplugged the playstation and those cords and had just the cord plugged in from before and the tv is still fuzzy.  I am really starting to think it's the cable box.  It's very odd that it's only in the living room and not in my bedroom. And I would think if it were my tv going out that when a dvd is being played or a game on the playstation those too would would look fuzzy on the screen and they are completely clear. 


To truly define if it is the box or not, swap box locations..... if after swapping locations, if the bedroom tv is now fuzzy, it is the box.  If the bedroom tv is clear while the living room tv is now fuzzy, it may be the INPUT on the TV is bad.....  only way to know for sure,.




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