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Anonymous
April 3, 2005 3:42:37 PM

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Ok this is an Odd one... I have a Phillips DirecTivo with 4.0.1b
running on it and was publishing some photos to the unit using Tivo
Desktop. When I was watching the slide show, I could hear "faintly"
some sound, at first I thought it was the channels being
recorded/viewed bleeding through, but when I pushed the volume WAY up
I could hear.. are you ready for this... a LOCAL radio station! I
couldn't believe it, has ANYONE had this happen, is there a simple or
even vaguely rational explination for this? Now where I live I can
barely pick up radio at all under the best of circumstances so this is
very odd. I can repeat this, and even record a sample (via my Pryo
A/V box) if someone wants to see/hear it.

Just Curious,
---TheDoctor

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Anonymous
April 3, 2005 5:29:41 PM

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Do you have cable TV? In some areas cable systems have area FM radio
stations embedded in the service.Not all CATV systems do however(mine
does not).You could be picking up an off-tuned "bleedover" signal.
I am not saying this is your situation,I am just mentioning it as a
possibility.
Anonymous
April 3, 2005 10:22:15 PM

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Actually I do have cable for the cable modem, but it's not hooked to
the DirecTivo, but the bleed through idea is a good one, I'll have to
see, but I'm still stunned a particular AM station can bleed into the
Tivo box. LOL

Thanks for the suggestion.
---TheDoctor

On Sun, 3 Apr 2005 13:29:41 -0700, SAC441@webtv.net (SAC 441) wrote:

>Do you have cable TV? In some areas cable systems have area FM radio
>stations embedded in the service.Not all CATV systems do however(mine
>does not).You could be picking up an off-tuned "bleedover" signal.
> I am not saying this is your situation,I am just mentioning it as a
>possibility.
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Anonymous
April 3, 2005 10:33:46 PM

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On Sun, 03 Apr 2005 18:22:15 -0400, TheDoctor <TheDoctor@aol.com>
wrote:

>Actually I do have cable for the cable modem, but it's not hooked to
>the DirecTivo, but the bleed through idea is a good one, I'll have to
>see, but I'm still stunned a particular AM station can bleed into the
>Tivo box. LOL
>
>Thanks for the suggestion.
>---TheDoctor
>

Sounds like rectification. A strong AM signal can be "detected"
through a poor ground connection, which acts as a diode, and the
shield cts to filter out the RF, eaving just the audio. You may have
some poorly conected cable or an ungrounded wire acting as an antenna
hanging off some part of you Tivo hookup.

... Steve ..
>On Sun, 3 Apr 2005 13:29:41 -0700, SAC441@webtv.net (SAC 441) wrote:
>
>>Do you have cable TV? In some areas cable systems have area FM radio
>>stations embedded in the service.Not all CATV systems do however(mine
>>does not).You could be picking up an off-tuned "bleedover" signal.
>> I am not saying this is your situation,I am just mentioning it as a
>>possibility.
April 4, 2005 12:44:39 AM

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SAC441@webtv.net (SAC 441) wrote in news:17255-42505235-67@storefull-
3257.bay.webtv.net:

> Do you have cable TV?

The usage of the word "DirecTiVo" _very_ heavily implies the answer to this
is no.

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Anonymous
April 4, 2005 12:44:40 AM

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A poster named Howard said in response to a posting:
----"The usage of the word "DirecTivo" _very_
heavily implies the answer to this is no."----


Reply:
Why would you say that? I,myself have a DirecTV/DVR (TiVo) as well as
cable (Comcast) AND I have a C/Ku-Band (BUD) system with TWO receivers
attached to it as well (DVB and DCII).Do you think ALL people want to
pay for just ONE service only???
I would imagine others do as well......that is why I asked that
question.
Anonymous
April 4, 2005 4:06:41 AM

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Thanks for all the great advice, it is indeed a local station, and I'm
double checking the wires tonight.

Thanks Again,
---TheDoctor

On Sun, 03 Apr 2005 18:33:46 -0400, "Steve(JazzHunter)"
<jazzhunterNotHere@internet.com> wrote:

>On Sun, 03 Apr 2005 18:22:15 -0400, TheDoctor <TheDoctor@aol.com>
>wrote:
>
>>Actually I do have cable for the cable modem, but it's not hooked to
>>the DirecTivo, but the bleed through idea is a good one, I'll have to
>>see, but I'm still stunned a particular AM station can bleed into the
>>Tivo box. LOL
>>
>>Thanks for the suggestion.
>>---TheDoctor
>>
>
>Sounds like rectification. A strong AM signal can be "detected"
>through a poor ground connection, which acts as a diode, and the
>shield cts to filter out the RF, eaving just the audio. You may have
>some poorly conected cable or an ungrounded wire acting as an antenna
>hanging off some part of you Tivo hookup.
>
>.. Steve ..
>>On Sun, 3 Apr 2005 13:29:41 -0700, SAC441@webtv.net (SAC 441) wrote:
>>
>>>Do you have cable TV? In some areas cable systems have area FM radio
>>>stations embedded in the service.Not all CATV systems do however(mine
>>>does not).You could be picking up an off-tuned "bleedover" signal.
>>> I am not saying this is your situation,I am just mentioning it as a
>>>possibility.
Anonymous
April 4, 2005 4:06:42 AM

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TheDoctor wrote:
> Thanks for all the great advice, it is indeed a local station, and I'm
> double checking the wires tonight.

Try unplugging the power cord on the DirecTiVo.
If the radio station is still audible, your TiVo is not causing it.
-Joe
Anonymous
April 4, 2005 5:55:02 AM

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"Steve(JazzHunter)" <jazzhunterNotHere@internet.com> wrote in message news:hir051tse2b5as337b5l1am1eufp683686@4ax.com...
> On Sun, 03 Apr 2005 18:22:15 -0400, TheDoctor <TheDoctor@aol.com>
> wrote:
>
> >Actually I do have cable for the cable modem, but it's not hooked to
> >the DirecTivo, but the bleed through idea is a good one, I'll have to
> >see, but I'm still stunned a particular AM station can bleed into the
> >Tivo box. LOL
> >
> >Thanks for the suggestion.
> >---TheDoctor
> >
>
> Sounds like rectification. A strong AM signal can be "detected"
> through a poor ground connection, which acts as a diode, and the
> shield cts to filter out the RF, eaving just the audio. You may have
> some poorly conected cable or an ungrounded wire acting as an antenna
> hanging off some part of you Tivo hookup.
>
> .. Steve ..

It's more than likely being "detected" as Steve suggests. I'd bet that
if you listen long enough to hear the station identification, you may find
the transmitter for that station is sited fairly close to your location.
Anonymous
April 4, 2005 6:57:40 PM

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TheDoctor <TheDoctor@aol.com> wrote:
> Desktop. When I was watching the slide show, I could hear "faintly"
> some sound, at first I thought it was the channels being
> recorded/viewed bleeding through, but when I pushed the volume WAY up
> I could hear.. are you ready for this... a LOCAL radio station! I

Use shielded cables between the Tivo and your receiver (or, if possible,
use digital connections). Somewhere a cable is acting as an antenna and
picking up EM interference. Shielded RCA cables (if you're just using
the standard red/white stereo cables) will cut down on this.

It's actually a point not commonly picked up; people buy large amps and
speakers and run super-expensive cables to the speakers... and then use
cheap interconnect cables between the equipment. Those interconnects
can be a source of interference and need to be shielded just as much as
the rest of the kit.

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April 5, 2005 4:29:10 PM

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On Sun, 03 Apr 2005 11:42:37 -0400, TheDoctor <TheDoctor@aol.com>
wrote:

>Ok this is an Odd one... I have a Phillips DirecTivo with 4.0.1b
>running on it and was publishing some photos to the unit using Tivo
>Desktop. When I was watching the slide show, I could hear "faintly"
>some sound, at first I thought it was the channels being
>recorded/viewed bleeding through, but when I pushed the volume WAY up
>I could hear.. are you ready for this... a LOCAL radio station! I
>couldn't believe it, has ANYONE had this happen, is there a simple or
>even vaguely rational explination for this? Now where I live I can
>barely pick up radio at all under the best of circumstances so this is
>very odd. I can repeat this, and even record a sample (via my Pryo
>A/V box) if someone wants to see/hear it.
>
>Just Curious,
>---TheDoctor

Time for you to adjust your aluminum foil hat.

It's now official. Tivo Rumpswab hears voices in his head.

Sean
Anonymous
April 7, 2005 1:50:31 AM

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Well thanks guys, I found it! It was infact a lousy cheap AV cable! I
replaced it and the radio is gone. Thanks for all the suggestions.

This is a great group,
---TheDoctor

On Tue, 05 Apr 2005 12:29:10 -0400, Sean <none> wrote:

>On Sun, 03 Apr 2005 11:42:37 -0400, TheDoctor <TheDoctor@aol.com>
>wrote:
>
>>Ok this is an Odd one... I have a Phillips DirecTivo with 4.0.1b
>>running on it and was publishing some photos to the unit using Tivo
>>Desktop. When I was watching the slide show, I could hear "faintly"
>>some sound, at first I thought it was the channels being
>>recorded/viewed bleeding through, but when I pushed the volume WAY up
>>I could hear.. are you ready for this... a LOCAL radio station! I
>>couldn't believe it, has ANYONE had this happen, is there a simple or
>>even vaguely rational explination for this? Now where I live I can
>>barely pick up radio at all under the best of circumstances so this is
>>very odd. I can repeat this, and even record a sample (via my Pryo
>>A/V box) if someone wants to see/hear it.
>>
>>Just Curious,
>>---TheDoctor
>
>Time for you to adjust your aluminum foil hat.
>
>It's now official. Tivo Rumpswab hears voices in his head.
>
>Sean
!