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Video Sender, Sky and the Sun

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by retro21, Jun 14, 2005.

  1. retro21

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    I am using a video sender to wirelessly beam Sky to a television in the conservatory from the sitting room.

    The quality is pretty good especially when cloudy outside. The problem is when the Sun is out and shining as the picture scrambles up making the picture completely unwatchable.

    I have blinds fitted in the conservatory so the Sun is not directly on the television or the video sender (receiver).

    There is probably a scientific reason why this occurs but is there anyway that I can limit the disturbance? :confused:

    Thank you in advance.
     
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    Well, if there is a scientific reason, I'm racking my brains to think of one :rolleyes:
     
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    You mention this happens when the Sun shines, that's typical of Britain, moaning when it's raining, then when the Sun comes out we moan that it's too hot or it's buggering up the TV picture. :devil:

    Is that really true about the bats? Do they have road signs up? No Right Turn :nono: Do they follow a one way system as well? Do they always turn left into a cave? Which way do they turn coming out the dentists?
     
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    You mentioned blinds. Is it the Sun that is causing the problem or something you always do when the Sun is shining?
    It is concievable that metal Venetian blinds will block the signal if they are between the sender and reciever.
    Alternatively it might be interference from a piece of equipment that kicks in when the temperature reaches a certain point. Air conditioning? A fridge which is in direct sunshine and has to work hard to keep cool?

    Hope this helps you trouble shoot, because frankly there is no way that sunshine will effect a wireless video sender. :eek:
     
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    Have you monitored the temperature in the conservatory when this happens ? I know you have blinds, but the temperature may still go up. You could have a faulty or poorly designed sender/receiver which drifts off frequency when it gets warm.
     
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    Cheers for the response everyone.

    Bloody sun hey, at least its raining today !! :rotfl:
     
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    Good thinking that man! :thumbsup:
     
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    That one took a lot of head scratching ! :D
     
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    I'm curious to know if you've solved this weird problem? :lease:
     
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    Ok a little update... :cool:

    Been watching cricket all day yesterday and also today in the conservatory.

    It has been perfect so far today and also yesterday until the early evening when the picture started to break-up a little.

    I think even with the blinds it does get warmer in the late afternoon when the sun almost directly shines in and therefore could result in the receiver warming up a touch.

    Bought a new fan and this is now fired up moving the air around so hopefully will help as well. If not then it looks like i'll need to get a 2nd Sky box fitted or try another Video sender!!
     
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    It's been dam hot recently. How's it behaving?
     
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    Not too bad actually guess the fan must be helping after all.
     

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