Seven days since my neighbour went away.
Seven days with a perfect tv picture.
Before we had digital recorders we had a basic set top box that
picked up Freeview channels connected to the main tv.
Between 7pm and 9pm the picture used to freeze for a few seconds and
there was no sound. The smaller tv picture via the old outside
aerial remained good.
When we had digital recorders with Freeview the set top box went in
the front room to be connected to a small tv/vhs combi connected the
the oldest rooftop aerial which normally gave a good picture unless
it was windy.
The picture on the combi via the set top box also froze periodically
for a few seconds.
Recently it hasn't frozen at all.
I think this may prove buying a new outside aerial for the back room
It may also prove the set top box itself is faulty, I just don't
know. Does anyone else have experience of set top box pictures
If not, then this aspect of my problem with digital may not be the
aerials, nor the mains power throughout the house. But it could
point definitely towards something external affecting the digital
tuners/processors of the recorders and the digital set top box. Any
--- In Electronics_101@yahoogroups.com
, "descorta6" <descorta6@...>
> Thanks Dave,
> Ithink I'd better leave your second piece of advice to the experts.
> I tried crtl+alt+del and a windows task manager box appeared with
> electronics_101:Post Message-Microsoft In...Running
> At the top was Applications, Processes, Performance,Networking,
> At the bottom was End Task, Switch To, New Task.
> I don't know enoigh to be able to select any of these options, and
> more importantly I don't know enough to be sure I could get out of
> what might happen.
> --- In Electronics_101@yahoogroups.com, "Dave Mucha"
> <dave_mucha@> wrote:
> > --- In Electronics_101@yahoogroups.com, "descorta6" <descorta6@>
> > >
> > > Thanks Gary,
> > > I'm using win xp.
> > ctrl-alt-del and see how much useage the CPU is gettting.
> > if it is over about 20%, it might be something else going on.
> > - - -
> > next try
> > start > run > type in msconfig
> > in General, select diagnostic
> > in the services and start-up tabs, disable all.
> > then re-boot and see how fast the machine is.
> > I'm not sure what services are required to run your broswer, so
> > be alarmed if it does not connect to the net under this test.
> > you can always go back to normal start up.
> > Dave