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Problem with Pioneer 717

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by SOUNDSTYLE, May 6, 2003.

  1. SOUNDSTYLE

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    I've started to get diagonal lines moving from the top left to the bottom right of my tv screen (Sony 36FS70).
    The dvd player is connected to the tv via s-video, but I've also tried scart and I'm still getting the same problem.
    Any ideas what it might be and how to cure it?
    Thanks
     
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    What position is the small dip switch on the back of the 717 in? It should be set to Auto, maybe it got moved. Worth a look.
     
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    I have it set at 'PAL'.
    I'll give it a go and see if it does the job.
    I hope it works because I'm not enjoying any films at the moment.
    It can be seen quite clearly when there is light backgrounds.
    Thanks
     
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    Any luck?
     
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    It's still the same.
    I think it might be macrovision.
    When I stop the dvd playing I get a blue backround and the lines aren't there anymore.
     
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    But how come youv'e only just started to get these lines, unless you've changed a piece of equipment, Macrovision wouldn't explain it.
     
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    I've had the problem for quite a while, but then it got better, but now it's come back again the last few months and I'm not enjoying any films because of it.
    I haven't changed anything in my system for a couple of years.
    The problem only seems to happen when playing a dvd. As I said above, when I stop the dvd I get a blue background and the lines are not there at all.
     
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    Aah, I misunderstud the original post, I thought the problem had just appeared. 'Fraid I can't help.
     
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    I've discovered what the problem is.
    I have a co-axial cable from the digital output (on the dvd player) connected to my surround amp, and that's the problem.
    If I pull the cable out of the dvd player, the interference disappears.
    Any ideas why it does this?
    I'm selling it now anyway, due to buying the Toshiba 330.
    I'm very impressed with the picture for the money.
     
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    Have a Pioneer 717 as well, though I've not noticed this problem.

    Maybe your coax cable is duff - loose connection maybe?
     
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    Better check that it is the cable before you do!
     
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    I already checked the cable by connecting it to my parents Toshiba 330 and there was no problem at all.
    I now have a 330 aswell which I'm very impressed with.
     

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