02-17-2009 09:22 AM
My z5500 has static on the 6-channel direct mode when the coax cable is plugged in. It's weird because when the input mode is coax mode instead of 6-channel direct, there is no static. After unplugging the coax cable from the control pod there is no more static on the 6 channel direct.... Anybody else have this problem? or have possible solutions?
02-17-2009 11:25 AM - edited 02-24-2009 05:52 PM
It could be that the connector on the cable is bad, the shielded conductor may be too long or the device you are connecting via coax is not grounded sufficiently.
02-24-2009 04:59 PM
02-24-2009 06:10 PM
02-25-2009 10:30 AM - edited 02-25-2009 10:31 AM
I have a motorola DCH3200 HD cable box from comcast and I'm using my lcd monitor for a tv right now... basically there is a digital audio coax on the back of the cable box and im using that to connect directly behind my control pod of my z5500... Then I am using my component cables from the cable box to connect to my monitor... the cable box has its own ac adapter that connects to a power strip. Aside from the static on the 6 channel direct when the coax is plugged into the control pod.... there are no other problems
Would using a optical cable instead of coax fix this problem? just want to make sure before I waste more money on another cable.
02-25-2009 11:05 AM
I was talking to the Director of PQA about this last night. We were speculating that it might be a Ground Loop. Coax is still electrical, so if you used an optical cable, that should eliminate the issue.