[vdr] Hook up a projector and channels disappear...

Sami Taipale sami.taipale at gmail.com
Sun Jan 29 10:02:45 CET 2006

On 1/28/06, Lauri Tischler <lwgt at iki.fi> wrote:
> Sami Taipale wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm having weird problems with my vdr box. It has been working fine for
> a
> > long time now, but a week ago some channels stopped showing. EPG data
> was
> > there, but the picture was blank and there was no sound. Problematic
> > channels were all in the same transponder (not sure if this is the
> correct
> > term, kanavanippu in Finnish). I started investigating the problem today
> and
> > noticed that if I hook up my video projector to the vdr-box the channels
> > won't show. If the projector is not hooked up, the channels show OK (I
> > checked this with vdradmin).
> >
> > Has anybody else had similar problems? How did you solve them? I have a
> > spare display adapter and I might give it a try tomorrow.
> >
> > The most puzzling thing here is the fact that the vdr-box has worked
> fine
> > for quite some time before this.
> Some interference between the two.
> How do they get mains voltage ?
> Same outlet of 220V used for both ?
> Both grounded properly ?
Yes, they were in the same extension cord. I just changed the projector to
another outlet and the channels are visible again.

Thanks for the help :-)

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