Anyone ever had a problem with noisy mains?


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peej
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Wotcha all.

Over the last couple of nights I've noticed my PS3 seems to be a bit more susceptible to other electrical equipment, notably my heating system's pump when it kicks in - than it ever was before. Anyone else encountered this? The symptoms are that the audio starts to break up and little blue flecks of "noise" flicker across the whole screen (like someone's just turned on a hair dryer nearby).

Anyone ever had that? Duff HD lead or something similar perhaps?
#1 at 15:52:11 - 25/11/2010
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Might be a lead, or even the TV, Odd for it to effect a console though.
#2 at 16:04:12 - 25/11/2010
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It doesnt seem to affect the 360, which is the odd bit. The mains block for my gear is a big and rather expensive zap-filtering one so I thought that would do a good job of filtering noisy mains but I've only really noticed it over the last couple of nights while playing GT5, and specifically when the boiler sparks up.

Could just be my really shitty old cheapo HDMI splitter I spose...Maybe I need to put the 360 back on Composite.
#3 at 16:10:48 - 25/11/2010
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I'd say it was the lead/splitter over anything else.
#4 at 16:23:11 - 25/11/2010
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Ah well, I'll be secretly relieved if it is that (and hopefully that it hasn't done any damage) as it's the shittiest and cheapest component in the whole rigout, costing me a whopping 2.99 when I bought it a while back. I really need a better telly with more than one HDMI!

Ta all.
#5 at 17:03:33 - 25/11/2010
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I have a spare HDMI splitter if you need one, Peej. It's nothing fancy but it might help you out
#6 at 18:23:42 - 25/11/2010
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Seemingly sorted, gad a big beefy shielded hdmi cable at home and swapped that in place of the cheapo one that was on the ps3 and no more sign of the blue flecks. Phew!
#7 at 20:59:03 - 25/11/2010

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