SageTV Community  

Go Back   SageTV Community > Hardware Support > Hardware Support

Notices

Hardware Support Discussions related to using various hardware setups with SageTV products. Anything relating to capture cards, remotes, infrared receivers/transmitters, system compatibility or other hardware related problems or suggestions should be posted here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-26-2021, 08:05 PM
xjim1's Avatar
xjim1 xjim1 is offline
Sage Advanced User
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: colorado
Posts: 206
Video distortion of some sort

Having a problem with my TV lately. I'm seeing squiggly lines follow movement and along the side sometimes. This mainly shows up with SD recordings, and poor recordings can show faces like they're paint by number colors. Sometimes faint backgrounds will flicker, similar to what I've come to know as macro blocking. Streaming is the worst. Isn't noticeable on HD recordings. They are not strictly vertical or horizontal, and no distinguishable color to them.

I've verified it's not my Sage tuner, and even when I pause video, the lines will continue to mildly flicker. I've not found anything useful so far online, so thought I'd post hear. Maybe someone's seen this, and if nothing else garner some better search terms to use.

I'd upload a screenshot but it doesn't show up on a capture.
Thanks for any help.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-26-2021, 08:20 PM
Striker:WG Striker:WG is offline
Sage Aficionado
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 386
So just to clarify, you are seeing this when playing back videos outside of Sage as well?

What is playing your source content? A PC or some other device? What is the device connected with? HDMI?

What's the age of the TV?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-26-2021, 08:54 PM
xjim1's Avatar
xjim1 xjim1 is offline
Sage Advanced User
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: colorado
Posts: 206
Quote:
Originally Posted by Striker:WG View Post
So just to clarify, you are seeing this when playing back videos outside of Sage as well?

What is playing your source content? A PC or some other device? What is the device connected with? HDMI?

What's the age of the TV?
Yeah, even on the TV's internal tuner on SD channels. That's straight off the antenna. Streaming, etc is on my Sage server. HDMI for both inputs.

My TV is really old, a 46" Sony XBR3. I'm not averse to opening up the thing if I have to. It's been an excellent tv up to now.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-26-2021, 09:01 PM
xjim1's Avatar
xjim1 xjim1 is offline
Sage Advanced User
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: colorado
Posts: 206
I think the distortion may depend on the resolution of the video/channel. Right now I'm watching Timestalkers on UToob. While the video quality itself is average, UToob shows 'quality' at 720p. No distortion.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-27-2021, 05:14 PM
xjim1's Avatar
xjim1 xjim1 is offline
Sage Advanced User
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: colorado
Posts: 206
Well, I think I spoke too soon. That movie did have spots of distortion after awhile. Sometimes in the background there are small sections that wiggle and flicker (sorry, can't think of any better adjectives, one of the reasons I've posted here) that remind me of a Star Trek NG episode where the holodeck starts to break down, revealing a small section of the holodeck wall.

Anyway, if anyone thinks of anything or has seen it, I'm interested in how you'd describe it.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-27-2021, 08:05 PM
Striker:WG Striker:WG is offline
Sage Aficionado
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 386
It honestly sounds like something is starting to fail. It's definitely something with the TV itself since it occurs with multiple sources.

Do you notice it getting worse the longer you watch? As the TV heats up, it's possible that some old solder joints loosen up.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-27-2021, 08:50 PM
xjim1's Avatar
xjim1 xjim1 is offline
Sage Advanced User
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: colorado
Posts: 206
Oh yeah, definitely something on the tv. And full disclosure: I sometimes fall asleep with the tv on, but it's always gone thru the screensaver process and shut off after an hour. This time I woke up the next morning and it was sitting there fully lit, probably for at least 8 hours w/no image movement.

I guess I'm hoping someone might say they saw something similar or read about something on a forum somewhere. My lack of descriptive keywords has kept me from digging up anything useful. I have the service manual but this would be my first foray into an lcd monitor. I'd hate to lose this thing, but it's not really worth the effort to haul it to a repair shop (it weighs 75+ lbs), but in tech terms it's become a 'classic', circa 2006.

But I'm one of those people who will peer under the hood anyway, jiggle, poke and tap just to see if I get lucky. If I can suspect a likely culprit beforehand, all the better.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Video (Imports) Sort Order graywolf SageTV Github Development 17 03-19-2017 10:12 AM
Sort By Recent Activity Vs Sort by Original nyplayer Gemstone for v7 10 04-03-2013 11:53 AM
Video Sort cwills75 SageTV Customizations 1 05-17-2011 08:56 AM
Video library sort order jphipps SageMC Custom Interface 0 11-17-2008 02:07 AM
Video decoder problem? Picture distortion for live TV jasondragon Hardware Support 9 01-15-2005 02:47 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 2003-2005 SageTV, LLC. All rights reserved.