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Picsellating problem. When a light is turned on or off anywhere in the house, microwave cuts in or out, another appliance is turned on or off, indeed any other electrical device is used, areas of the picture breaks up, albiet small areas and at the same time the sound dissappears.

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This is not really my area of expertise, but i would venture to say it has to do with your neutral wire in your outlets. If your house is older, the neutral, which is tied to the ground in the panel, was not sized to hold the modern electronic equipment. WIthout getting to technical, electronics create what are called noise and harmonics on electrical wires which is the static or "breaking up".

A larger neutral should fix it but that would involve at least rewiring that outlet with a straight shot to the panel and maybe upsizing the neutral in the panel. I would get an electrical engineer or someone who has worker with a lot of electronics opinion beofre you go to crazy though. A straight shot cable from your tv outlet to the panel should fix it though, i would bet.

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