ITV Ghosting through freeview

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  1. mitchb

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    Hi everyone - this is my first post, heard great things about this site so had to join.

    Anyway today i am looking for some advice.

    My freeview box ( a ondigital pace box, the first version) is connected bu scart to the tv. When veiwing the freeview channels you can clearly see ghosting form itv - its that bad you can actually read the writingfrom itv.

    Any suggestions as to how to fix this.

    I have checked the cables and changed the Rf output of the box but to no avail.
     
  2. Richard46

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    Disconect the aerial cable from the TV; so no analogue being received.

    Richard
     
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    Hi Mitch

    I do concur with the above.
    Also, ensure you have the freeview box RGB enabled, and the scart lead connected to the approriate scart input on the tv, which accepts an RGB signal.

    Good Luck

    John
     
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    switch tv tuner to same channel as you watch in freeview
    or
    cut pin 19 from one end and pin 20 from other end of SCART (so it only works in one direction)
    or
    buy a better/different SCART cable.

    Avoiding Picture And Sound Bleed
    With the use of some scart leads with some equipment you may experience picture bleed. This can be noticed when seeing a ghost image.
    This is caused by some televisions and a couple of VCR's ability to output from their TV tuners via their scart sockets an output even while you are playing back a tape.
    To avoid this make scart leads that only have the wires to allow a single direction flow e.g. from your VCR to your TV.
    To accomplish this make leads with only the following pins connected.


    In to Out
    Pin 20 to Pin 19
    Pin 17 to Pin 17
    Pin 06 to Pin 03
    Pin 02 to Pin 01
    Pin 04 to Pin 04
    Pin 08 to Pin 08

    Note: This Cable Will Only Work If Connected The Right Way Round!
     
  5. Richard46

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    Mitch; IIRC (may be wrong) on that Pace the TV scart socket is very close to another socket (the aerial input perhaps) if that is so I would recommend a straight flat ribbon scart. The normal ones with the angled cable can be difficult to seat properly as a result of the closeness of the two sockets. Indeed might be worth checking it is firmly in place at the moment although doubt that is causing your current problem.

    Richard
     
  6. mitchb

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    Thanks for the replies

    I will work through them later and post back how i get on

    Thanks again
     
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    before cutting any pins or damaging scarts its worth looking into television connections and other equipment you may have. some TV's with 2 Scart connections simply share one connection and only one source (passive) will be used for viewing. so its worth removing a VCR and any other scart connections from both TV and OnDigi Box and only connect only the digi box and check for ITV in back ground. If The Fault Still Occurs You Are Getting Ingression Throught The Cables And Upgrading To Screened Fly Leads Would Be A Recomendation Then Consider Pulling Pins After This
     

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