Sony 40V3000 - Ghosting whilst viewing via SCART (Freeview is visable through picture)
I've only just got round to installing an aerial to enable freeview on my TV mainly so I could use PAP mode. Since doing this I now see a ghosting of the freeview pictures behind the SCART picture whilst watching Sky. I can't find any setting that would resolve this. Has anyone else had the same problem?
I've unplugged the aerial but all I then see is a number 1 (or whatever channel is was on ghosting behind the picture.
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Freeview has nothing to do with satellite. FreeSATis the one that uses a satellite dish for reception. FreeVIEW is received through the aerial.
Also, don't fall for the "digital aerial" scam. I install aerials as part of my business. I've been to homes with aerials 20 years old, covered in soot from the chimney and they still pick up Freeview perfectly well. Equally, I've been to homes where the owner has bought some gold plated multi-finned "digital high gain" monstrosity that has awful reception characteristics.
If your TV aerial is okay, then just plug it in to your Freeview receiving TV and do the tuning.
If you do want Freesat then you will need a satellite dish along with a Freesat receiver.
The problem you describe is called "Digital Cliff Edge" and it's caused by signal loss. I wont go into the specifics of that at the moment as it's not going to help solve your problem. I you want more information about DCE, try an internet search.
As you are using the same aerial and booster/splitter for both TVs, you are correct in ruling these out as the cause of the problem. The fault is probably in the co-ax cables or connections but you might have a faulty freeview box. Please run through the following checks to establish the source of the fault.
1. Swap your Freeview Boxes - you shouldn't need to re-scan/tune as they are running off the same aerial..
If the Freeview box from the TV that is working correctly freezes and stutters on the other TV, the fault is probably in the cables or cable connections. Next, try the "faulty" Freeview box on the TV that is working correctly. If you get stuttering sound and freezing/pixellation you probably have a faulty Freeview box. DO NOT SWAP ANY CABLES FOR THIS TEST.
If the problem is the same after swapping the freeview boxes:
2. Swap any non-fixed cables, e.g the co-axial "fly-leads" and scart cables - one at a time. See if the fault "moves" with the swapped cables. "Fly leads" are the short co-ax cables that link the Freeview box to the TV or the TV to a wall mounted aerial socket. If the fault "moves" with the swapped cable, you have identified the source of the fault and should either repair or replace this cable.
Try these tests first and post back with the results. If you haven't identified the source of the fault, I will try to assist you further.
Plug your aerial into the freeview box. Connect a scart lead from the freeview box to your TV and switch on. The freeview box, if new, will search for channels itself and as your TV will recognise that it is plugged in, will auto switch to the freeview box. If it is not new, select menu on the freeview box and follow the instructions for tuning. There is nothing to tune on your TV as you are using a scart lead. Hope that helps.
Not all SCART connectors and cables carry the IN and OUT connections - make sure that the one from the freeview box has OUT connections, that the cable can carry them and that the one from the recorder has IN connections. Then , to record what you want, all you have to do is to tune the freeview box on that channel and set the recorder to use that SCART connector as source.
connect the aerial to the dvd/vcr/freeview combo, connect a scart from that to the tv, from the scart out socket. you can then connect the sky from the scart marked tv to either the tv direct or to the combo if it has a second scart. Note. a scart socket with an arrow going into a box is an input, coming out of the boe is an output and a double arrow is a two way scart. if you use scart 2 on the tv to connect the combo, the combo will recieve a signal from the tv for recording.
I wrote this down to connect at Digital Freeview box to TV and to Video. It works for me on a portable TV and I am a grannie so if I can do it ............ I did buy one of those scart boxes which allows 4 scart leads just like an electric plug multi socket, very cheap price. Hope this helps and Happy New Year.
Take the scart connector box lead to the digi box.
The scart from the TV and the scart from the Video both go to scart box.
TV aerial itself not plugged in or used.
Bottom video aerial to right digi hole
Another aerial lead (not aerial) from TV hole to left digi hole
If I'm right On the DVD recorder there should be an aerial input and an output. Connect external aerial to the output then run a second from the output to the TV. Then use the HDMI to connect the DVD. This will then give you the option of recording one channel on the DVD whilst watching another thru the receiver thats built into the TV. You will then get the best poss picture when viewing DVD