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Red screens cause flickering

When using virgin cable box, red colours (eg BBC background) seem to be too bright and cause the picture to flicker. All other colour screens are fine. Normal tv is fine. Could it be the virgin box signal or is it the TV?

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  • stevedathome Apr 26, 2008

    Thanks for that. I am using scart cables at present (good quality ones), as this is all the box has (it is a samsung virgin v box and has no composite/hdmi sockets). Also, what do you mean by cable ch 3 please. I have scart to composite, would this be better?

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    the screen now flickers and the light source seems to be coming from the top LH side and picture is getting darker

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If normal tv is fine then ,likely the signal from the box is too hot.
if using composite switch to cable ch 3 or vice versa,
or use hdmi cable or change the box .

Posted on Apr 26, 2008

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    Karl Whisenand Apr 26, 2008

    some boxes output to channel 3/4 on the rf .
    from the looks of the scart connector there are several versions of standards within it,
    there is not much you can do unless your an engineer and willing to modify the cable to drop the signal.
    that leaves you with using composite signal or switching out the box though it might be the tv at fault in dealing with the signal through that connector.


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