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SATELLITE SIGNAL I HAVE 4 SATELLITE BOXES AND THREE TV'S HOOKED UP. BUT I CAN NOT WATCH MY SHARP TV WHILE THE OTHER TV'S ARE ON. EVERYTIME I TRY THE SCREEN IS SCRAMBLED. ONCE I CUT THOSE TV'S OFF IT SHOWS CLEAR. I HAVE HOOKED THAT TV UP TO ALL FOUR OF THE BOXES BUT IT STILL SCRAMBLES WHEN THE OTHER TWO TV'S ARE ON. HELP!

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We have a motor home with a tv in the living room and one under the coach in the bay (factory installed). We have Direct TV and both are connected to one satellite receiver. The TV in the bay has a blue screen so that it is not getting a signal. It did this last year and we forgot what we did (by accident) to make it work. It seems that the insde TV remote was used but we can con remember what we did to make it work. When working they both receive the same channel and turn off the power to the inside tv and watch the outside tv. Any ideas????

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This is a problem with the shielding on the television the other signals are interfering with the reception. Call the television maker and ask the for advise on how best to shield the television from the other signals. You could also try shielding the television with tin foil wrapped around the critical area of the television. This might work, but it better to talk to the television customer service they may have some filters that can block the noise causing your interference problems or go online and check their website for the frequently ask questions and see if a problem like yours has been answered. Hope this helps you with your problem.

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