Top 1/8 of display ripping or jittering HELP!!!

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Top 1/8 of display ripping or jittering HELP!!!

Postby scotthpdx » Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:02 am

I have had a problem with my two Pioneer 300 DVD Carousels since I switched to a Mitsubishi TVs a few years ago. I had to switch all of my DVD video to S Video to mask the issue. It has cropped up again, since I am now using AVATrix and it requires the component video.

I thought maybe some of you might know what is causing my problem.

When playing component video with a component cable directly attached from the DVD player to the TV I get a jittering ripping image in the top 1/8 of the display.

When I hook up the DVD Player through the AVATRIX video switcher to the main output, I get this same ripping image at the top of my display.

When I run it through the AVATRIX, and take the signal out through one of the RJ45 lines to a wall plate, it works great. No ripping or jittering. While this is a work around, it is not what I really want. I do not want to mask this by making my theater room a zone and using up one of my RJ45 outputs.

Do I need an amp? Is this what the active voltage filters are for?

Any thoughts?

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Postby lathanm » Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:23 pm

Sounds like you have a problem with the input on the TV since the problem happens with the DVD directly connected. Tearing is normally from too hot a signal or an impedance mismatch. Does the problem follow the DVD player if you move it to another TV? If not have the TV checked at the dealer.
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Postby DaveB » Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:53 pm

Just to add to the above; I have also seen tearing happen with poor quality cables. I would agree that it also could be somthng with the TV. As suggested, try the same setup on a secondary TV and se what the results are. Try different cables and make sure that the cable routing is away from any other possible RMF sources.

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Postby bhiga » Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:21 pm

Though it's unlikely in this case since I doubt the DVD player has an input, a sync problem can also occur if there is a signal loop established, for example VCR to TV back to VCR.
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