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Wavy lines I get green and red wavy lines when I watch a dvd. I switched different outlets and I don't have any kind of wifi hooked up in my home.

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Are the wavy lines horizontal or vertical? If they are horizontal and up near the top of the screen it could be 60HZ interference from a power cord running over the cable from the DVD player to the TV. There could also an internal breakdown of the shielding by the power supply of the DVD player. If the lines are vertical it is likely the cable or maybe the input jack on the TV. Could be a number of things.

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

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    Did this fix it or did you find something else. I would appreciate feed back. Thanks, jeltey

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