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Camera connected to TV


mjsayles e2
8 1.0k
6 Jun 2007 11:46AM
The other day I tried connecting our digital compact to the TV so that we (some mates and I) could watch the movies and snaps we'd taken on a day out.

The cables were self-explanatory, so we hooked it up and turned on the TV and camera. Hey-preston, the movies/photos appeared on the TV.

However, after a short while (20 - 30 seconds), the camera (which was on the floor) was really highly charged with some kind of electricity - it well like it was 'humming' to the touch, and didn't feel safe.

Is this normal? Iím thinking notÖ

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strawman e2
11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2007 11:49AM
Probably a fault with the TV in question.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
6 Jun 2007 12:00PM
Some kind of interferance, use a longer cable or replace the one you have. It will need to be well shielded.
mjsayles e2
8 1.0k
6 Jun 2007 6:55PM
Thanks for the feedback guys. I'd be surprised if the TV was faulty, because it's fairly new (and not cheap LOL!), and works perfectly in all other respects.

I'll try a longer cable, see if that helps.

It was a really weird sensation when I picked the camera up and it felt like it was plugged directly into the mains!!! BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
6 Jun 2007 6:59PM
Try it again, but this time move the cable around. If its interferance as I think it is, it will alter, fade etc depending on where the cable is positioned. keep the cable away from the screen and tv speakers.
strawman e2
11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2007 7:27PM
But if you have connected to the video in then the screen of the Video lead should be grounding your camera, and the only place it can pick up mains potential is the Tv so I would check the main plug connection to your Tv and if it is still happening I would request that the Tv is inspected by the supplier.

Was your camera pluged into its mains adaptor? And if you have enough magnetic leakage to couple onto a video cable I would be worried.

Audio mains pick up is something else.

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