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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Ron, Jul 25, 2006.

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  1. Ron

    Ron Guest

    Hi, All;

    I had been getting interference on channel 6, probably due to the local
    radio stations transmitting on 88 MHz, so I went out and bought a
    [cheap] FM filter. The filter worked pretty well to clear up the noise
    on ch. 6 but it blocked all of the upper channels past six.

    So I removed the filter, put everything back the way it was, and I
    thought everything would be fine. Ha! The video went bad on all
    stations and the VCR is totally useless. Well, actually, it's a
    combined VCR/DVD player and while the VCR is so much crap the DVD
    player still works perfectly. Has anybody ever heard of a VCR going bad
    because of a $5.00 filter that was only installed for a few minutes?

  2. CJT

    CJT Guest

    You probably smushed (technical term <g>) one of your cables in the
  3. Guest

    Most likely is a connector not fully snugged up so the ground (shield)
    is not secure. This would most likely be an issue if the FM was
    seriously stronger than the TV 6, as in you're pretty close to the FM
    but the TV station is is much farther away. There is also a chance that
    if you forced the connector, the shield connection solder joint
    cracked inside the VCR.

    Try a reputable manufacturer filter like Winegard or Channel Master but
    if you're dealing with a very frequency low FM station (88.1 is most
    difficult), it may not be possible. Channel 6 aural carrier is
    87.75MHz. You might try a tunable trap to notch out a specific FM

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