Help-Line in my RPTV-need conditioner for HT


Guys,

I have been getting green/red/blue lines in my RPTV even though I just had dedicated lines put in. I am sure the dirty power is effecting my Tivo, DVD, and Receiver too. Please give advice as to what is the best solution to get me cleaned up.

Thanks in advance.

Pioneer Elite HD730
B&K 507
Phillips Tivo
Hitachi VCR
Sony 300 disc
MOdwright Denon 3910
711smilin
Steve, you need to methodically plug each component directly into your
TV first to determine if the lines you're seeing are a result of one of
them. Plug just your cable or satellite box directly to the TV first. If no
lines, then add the Tivo into the chain. Plug your VCR, and DVD players
directly into the TV to see if you have lines. You get the idea. If you
have the lines from the get go, then it may be an issue with the TV. I
seriously doubt if a line conditioner is going to correct the green/red/
blue lines.

I've had some reception issues in the past with my cable service, and it
usually comes down to a loose/unsecure connector.

Also, if you can live with the invonvenience of changing your video
source on the TV, you will get a superior picture than if you run the
video throgh the B&K.
Tvad, I also get lines on DVD. I tried all of the above. I also had a dedicated line put in. Direct to the wall is the worst. My modded powervar is better, most of the time, but, I hate the lines whenever I see them. I can P/U a BPT 3.5 sig for a good deal, but wanna make sure before the hassle, it will work. Thanks for the suggestions.
Have you ever NOT had the lines? Have you tried swapping in another TV...just any other TV in the house to see if the lines are present?

If you have no lines on the replacement TV, then it's your RPTV.

Really, though, isn't this all an excuse to validate your purchase of the BPT 3.5 sig? :)
Tvad, you are funny, no excuse here for purchase. I have an elite HD530 in my bedroom, same 127v current, no lines. My HT room is on the same level of my utlily room, and next to the utlilty rom in the garage. I think it is in the lines. I have also had the techs over from tweeter to calibrate, and check the set out. Now, may be they are lying to me(I hope not)OK, maybe it is a minor excuse. I am searching.....HELP
Try unplugging your cable TV from the wall, so that there is absolutely no cable TV connection, and see if the lines go away. A ground loop problem with your cable can cause strange visual effects.
Wait, are you saying that plugging the gear into a powerbar reduces the lines? If so then you might be right about your power, otherwise I would check the signal cables first. And why not buy a long extension cord or something and plug the TV into another outlet to see if anything changes? Or at least try to get a powerconditioner to try out with a return policy. But if you're rich, then ya don't worry and just buy the BPT and tell us if it fixes anything.
I tried 4 regular outlets and 2 recently dedicated,(no improvement) I do find some improvement with the powervar, but there are still times I get the frigging lines, plus I can tell my picture gets sucky at times. By this I meen the saturation of colors on my screen seem real hazy, non dimensional. I know this TV should have a great picture, and I want it to run at it's best. No, I am not rich, but I just bought a BPT 3.5 sig off audiogon (reasonable)and hope that solves this issue, along with making both my systems sound better. I get impatient, yaknow.
Steve- A buddy of mine struggled with this for quite a while...he called it a "hum bar".

He finally resolved it through power conditioning and ground management I believe.

I have the BPT Sig. 3.3- I think you might like that unit :)

Good Luck,

Dan
Dan, I bought the sig 3.5, should have it by end of week, wwweee isn't this fun.
Your problem may not be the power going to the TV. The Pioneer Elite X30 series of RPTVs has the potential for a "green streaks" problem. If you do a search on the AVS forum or go to the Pioneer section in the Hometheaterspot forum, you can read up on it and determine if your problem is similar.
Yes I agree with Conner , your power would have to be really screwed up for this to be the source of the issue.
Your problem sounds more like a convergence, calibration, operational, or malfunction with the televison. A BPT Im sure can make a good picture great, but it sounds like you have more serious issues with the televison, I would be surprised to hear any power conditioner can rectify the symptoms you describe.
Guys, It's gotta be my power cause about 85% is fixed with the powervar. I gotta believe a great conditioner would fix the rest.
Hey,

Are your components and TV on the same dedicated line or do you have seperate lines for different components....if so you may be having "out of phase" problems. The TV should be plugged into the same line as you components. One line should power TV, DVD, Cable, etc.

Or have you moved the TV recently? If you have impacted the TV recently it could need to be realigned.

Good Luck
Kerry
kbright,

Are your components and TV on the same dedicated line or do you have seperate lines for different components....if so you may be having "out of phase" problems. The TV should be plugged into the same line as you components. One line should power TV, DVD, Cable, etc.

They are on the same circuit.

Or have you moved the TV recently? If you have impacted the TV recently it could need to be realigned.

No movement of TV, I had it realigned a few months ago, but have ordered a guy to do it again.

Thanks
This sounds exactly like the "streaking" problem heavily discuused at Hometheaterspot, and I experienced as well. Pioneer has finally figured out a fix, which I had installed almost 2 months ago - no return of the green, somtimes big splashs of red, and blue lines.

I do not think a conditioner will change this. Not sure how you arrived at the 85% rate, but you simply should call Pioneer, schedule a repair and it will be fixed - for free.
Dseid, My buddy id a manager at Tweeter, where I bought this, I will ask again today. Thanks for the heads up. I certainly hope he can get it done for me. I came up with the 85% by WATCHING THE CLOCK ON MY SHELVE. When I plugged deirectly to the wall, the lines were present all the time. When I plugged into the PC the lines were visible only 15% per hour. I do believe the lines are present, cause the saturation of color seems a bit faded. I just cannot see them, they must be in the blackground.
It is my understanding that what you are experiencing is a Pioneer Elite problem for that 730 model. I would contact your dealer or Pioneer as I believe a fix is out or in the works.
I have 2 crt kits coming for my 730, and 530. You guys are great, The conditioners do help alot too. At least in my mind....
Guys, I put the BPT 3.5 into the system, the picture seems better as far as bright color saturation and more dimensionality, but I still get some lines, uugghhh. In a couple weeks, when they install this crt into my 2 elites, hopefully, all will be well.

Thanks to all here on Audiogon
Thanks to you who told me about the crt fix. YEAH, no more lines, and with my new conditioners, my picture has never been better. Thanks again!!!!