[clug] TV-wifi interference [was: Will pay money to get mythtv
davico at tpg.com.au
Wed Feb 2 07:06:44 GMT 2005
Incidentally, my microwave is another story.
When it's running the wlan is cactus. (Digital TV is fine though)
I don't stand too close that thing anymore...
On Wed, 2005-02-02 at 18:00 +1100, dave wrote:
> My MythTV box uses a 802.11g PCI wireless card to talk to my router
> (also a WRT54G). I have never had any sort of problem, even while the
> 802.11 is heavily utilised. I have two DVB cards in the mythbox (neither
> are VP). I do have a good rooftop antenna though.
> On Wed, 2005-02-02 at 14:50 +1100, Drew Parsons wrote:
> > On Tue, 2005-02-01 at 23:34 +1100, Eyal Lebedinsky wrote:
> > > Paul Wayper wrote:
> > > > AVerMedia DVB-T
> > >
> > > Which one? The original (761) or the new one (771)? The
> > > new one has a better tuner with improved sensitivity.
> > >
> > Speaking of tuner interference, when I installed our wireless server
> > (Linksys WRT54G) at home, my housemate bought himself a wireless card to
> > use, to save cables criss-crossing the house.
> > But he discovered that when he's actively using the wifi card
> > (downloading something from the web), then the TV image from his digital
> > TV card (I can't remember which brand, sorry) goes to pieces - the image
> > freezes up, goes jerky. When the download is complete, the TV image
> > goes back to normal.
> > I don't believe it's anything like an IRQ conflict on the motherboard.
> > As I understand it, digital receivers behave like this when the signal
> > is very weak. My housemate is just using a table top antenna. Maybe
> > connecting to the rooftop antenna might help, but if he's going to get
> > an extra cable like that then he might as well just get a long ethernet
> > cable and forget about wireless.
> > Has anyone experienced this sort of interference before? Is there any
> > obvious solution?
> > Drew
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