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Screen tearing with HDMI switcher
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Post 1 made on Friday January 12, 2018 at 06:44
Krassyg
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I have a problem with a FIOS cable box and an HDMI switcher. The bottom half of the screen tears once in a while similar to a PC game running on underpowered GPU. The other devices are fine with the same switcher and TV. Swapped the cable, same thing. At this point I am thinking problem with the cable box. I can't easily swap it since the client has a lot of content that he wants to keep. Before I start looking into HDMI or Component recording for him do you guys think this might be caused by something else? The bottom half of the image moves to the right for a second every once in a while.
Post 2 made on Friday January 12, 2018 at 07:23
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Have you tried the cable box directly to the tv? Did you try swapping the inputs on the switcher and TV? Is it on all devices or just the cable box? What brand is the switcher and TV?
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Post 3 made on Friday January 12, 2018 at 09:23
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On January 12, 2018 at 06:44, Krassyg said...
I have a problem with a FIOS cable box and an HDMI switcher. The bottom half of the screen tears once in a while similar to a PC game running on underpowered GPU. The other devices are fine with the same switcher and TV. Swapped the cable, same thing. At this point I am thinking problem with the cable box. I can't easily swap it since the client has a lot of content that he wants to keep. Before I start looking into HDMI or Component recording for him do you guys think this might be caused by something else? The bottom half of the image moves to the right for a second every once in a while.

Try another TV, too.
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Post 4 made on Friday January 12, 2018 at 09:36
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I tend to blame the cheapest component first. Switcher would be my first look.
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Post 5 made on Friday January 12, 2018 at 19:38
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Try different resolutions on the cable box? Worked for me on a recent similar issue with a new tv and a cable box.
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Post 6 made on Friday January 12, 2018 at 20:46
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Speaking of switchers, does anyone know of a 5X1, 4X1, etc. that doesn't provide a ton of RF noise and make URC and RTI remotes work horribly? Snap AV and Wyrestorm are out.
Post 7 made on Saturday January 13, 2018 at 06:10
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On January 12, 2018 at 20:46, punter16 said...
Speaking of switchers, does anyone know of a 5X1, 4X1, etc. that doesn't provide a ton of RF noise and make URC and RTI remotes work horribly? Snap AV and Wyrestorm are out.

LOL, I had the exact same problem when I used a Binary 5x1 HDMI switch awhile back. I swaped it out for Brent's Ethereal 5x1 HDMI switch and it worked perfect with no interference to the URC antenna.
OP | Post 8 made on Sunday January 14, 2018 at 17:04
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The TV is Samsung LED 1080p from about 10 years ago; don't remember the brand of the HDMI switcher. The other cable box, apple tv and blu ray work fine with the same TV and switcher. The only other thing I haven't tried yet is swapping the HDMI inputs of the two cable boxes just to rule out a bad HDMI input on the matrix. It just doesn't look like an HDMI issue; the problems that I've seen in the past would affect the entire screen(sparkles, green screen, flickering etc). This feels like an internal issue with the cable box since only the bottom of the screen is affected.
Post 9 made on Thursday February 1, 2018 at 10:07
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Thx!


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