[mythtv-users] Problem with TV-Card
gkanis at cems.umn.edu
Sat Mar 20 11:24:51 EST 2004
I think you are right, because I did see a "simple solder joint". Of course,
as you said, I do not know if this is the only problem, but I will try..
On Saturday 20 March 2004 12:52 am, Andrew Jamieson wrote:
> > I think I broke the Tv-Card. What happens is that the quality of the
> > for some channels (specifically above 65) is very poor (you know with
> > A consequence of my action is that now the metallic thing on which the
> cable is
> > screwed on and which is connected to the tuner can freely rotate.
> Sounds like you've broken the connection to the tuner module. This is
> often just a simple solder joint to provide the type of connection that the
> company is interested in providing (F-type, 75 Ohm RF, etc). The reason it
> affects some channels more than others will be the frequency of the channel
> - the higher the channel frequency, the more problems like this will affect
> the reception. You will in fact find that the signal from most PC tuners
> suffer as the frequency increases regarless of proper connection or not ...
> > Is somebody outthere who knows about these things and can give me some
> > informations about how to fix the damage?
> If you're at all handy with a soldering iron, you could have a go at
> re-applying the connection. If this is indeed the problem - you may be
> unfortunate and find that you've snapped something off in the tuner module
> itself, in which case you may be out of luck ...
> Andrew Jamieson
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