DVD player help

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  1. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Hi

    Anyone clued up about audio visual equipment?

    When I plug my dvd player into the wall plug I immediately get a loud scratchy static sort of humming sound coming through the speakers on the amp, yet the dvd player is only plugged into the wall ????

    Thanks.
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    does the DVD player have a built in amp Dean?
     
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    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    I think so. It can drive it's own surround sound system.
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    ok so its a home theatre style system you got.are your line out plugs correctly plugged into place?and are your +- wires on the speakers not mixed up?
     
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    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    There is nothing else plugged into or out of the dvd player, ONLY the power cable. Weird I know :lol: Something seems to be feeding back through the power cable.???
     
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    Just a guess but what else is on the circuit, anything with a heavy load could chuck some "dirty" electricity down the retuen (i.e. your skimmer pump, halides or chiller perhaps)
     
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    lol can you perhaps post pics of the front and backof the DVD player,lets check it out
     
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    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    ummmm, it's kinda plugged into the same plug that my entire tank runs off :whistling:

    There's an idea, let me wait for the halides to switch off and see if that makes a difference.
     
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    could be the cause.but i got my plasma,home theatre,6ft tank and all equiptment aswell as my cube running on one circuit,no probs there
     
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    There is some kind of filter you can buy for delicate equipment (over here anyway) but you don't run and earth in your plugs so i don't know if it would be the same.
     
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    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    A ground loop isolator?
     
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    If that's what they are called, yes:) try it.
     
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    A ground loop isolator just protects from shorting, you will need a filter.
     
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    To test it run the DVD player with an extension from another power point that uses a different CB (still may not work). Does the DVD player work? You can also try running it through a UPS. The power supply on the DVD player may be faulty, did you get it from HiFi Corporation?
     
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    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    Ok, I'm guessing a filter will be a good start. Let me see what I can find tomorrow. Thanks.
     
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    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    Ok, will try the extension, hope I have one long enough, the player works perfectly. No I didn't get it from hifi corp. do they have a bad rep?
     
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    Some notebooks come with a type of filter even tunzi pumps. Some of them can be opened, if you have one of them give it a try.
    Try not buy from them.
     
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    Are you talking about that oblong magnet that goes around the power cable?
     
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    Yes, it is a "filter".
     
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    What make of player is it?
     
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