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#1    fawkes2

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 04:54 AM

Recently l have had a few weird occurrences. My tv that l bought last year has been working great but the past few months something odd has been happening. I would have the tv on low and l would leave the room for a few minutes and all of a sudden l would hear the tv full blast. I go back to the room and the tv volume goes down to the level l had it on. I have checked the wiring and everything is fine. This only happens when I'm not in the room and no one else is in the room either.
I do not know what is happening.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 05:53 AM

is it during the commercials? i know that commercials are sometimes broadcast louder than the program is. (that's because they know darned well you've left the room to get a snack or something lol)

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 05:56 AM

View PostJGirl, on 17 October 2012 - 05:53 AM, said:

is it during the commercials? i know that commercials are sometimes broadcast louder than the program is. (that's because they know darned well you've left the room to get a snack or something lol)

I was just thinking that while i was reading her post


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Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:15 AM

No, it is when the program is on.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 03:47 PM

View Postfawkes2, on 17 October 2012 - 06:15 AM, said:

No, it is when the program is on.

Why are you leaving while the program is still on?  That's madness!  j/k


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Posted 17 October 2012 - 03:58 PM

Sounds like somebody next door has a universal remote and is effing with your head, sir.  When you say you "checked the wiring"  what do you mean?  You popped open your almost new - year old TV and being an expert in TV construction and electronics you went through all the wires with a voltage meter to see if there were any faults or shorts?


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Posted 17 October 2012 - 04:12 PM

View Postorangepeaceful79, on 17 October 2012 - 03:58 PM, said:

Sounds like somebody next door has a universal remote and is effing with your head, sir.  When you say you "checked the wiring"  what do you mean?  You popped open your almost new - year old TV and being an expert in TV construction and electronics you went through all the wires with a voltage meter to see if there were any faults or shorts?
my guess is that he is referring to the house wiring, not the tv wiring. in any case wiring is not going to interfere with the volume. either you will have power or you won't.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 04:12 PM

View PostJGirl, on 17 October 2012 - 05:53 AM, said:

is it during the commercials? i know that commercials are sometimes broadcast louder than the program is. (that's because they know darned well you've left the room to get a snack or something lol)

The History Channel is notorious for this. Drives me nuts.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 04:14 PM

View PostLady Kasey, on 17 October 2012 - 04:12 PM, said:

The History Channel is notorious for this. Drives me nuts.
on the rare occasion that i watch television i hold the remote so i can immediately mute commericials. i joke about having only so much room left in my brain and i sure don't want to fill it with advertisements!

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 04:20 PM

View Postfawkes2, on 17 October 2012 - 04:54 AM, said:

Recently l have had a few weird occurrences. My tv that l bought last year has been working great but the past few months something odd has been happening. I would have the tv on low and l would leave the room for a few minutes and all of a sudden l would hear the tv full blast. I go back to the room and the tv volume goes down to the level l had it on.

Your television is broken. Contact the manufacturer.

What are the other occurrences?


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Posted 17 October 2012 - 04:59 PM

View Postfawkes2, on 17 October 2012 - 04:54 AM, said:

Recently l have had a few weird occurrences. My tv that l bought last year has been working great but the past few months something odd has been happening. I would have the tv on low and l would leave the room for a few minutes and all of a sudden l would hear the tv full blast. I go back to the room and the tv volume goes down to the level l had it on. I have checked the wiring and everything is fine. This only happens when I'm not in the room and no one else is in the room either.
I do not know what is happening.
You have checked the wiring - meaning what exactly?  Are you a TV/electronics engineer or had the TV checked by such?

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:14 PM

The other experience l have had in the past.
One that had happen to me. One night l was walking down the hallway towards the bathroom when l seen my dad standing by my niece's crib (my dad past away earlier that year.) I looked away and looked back and he was gone.
A few months later l could hear footsteps just outside of my bedroom. I went out of my room yelling " who's there. " l got no answer. I searched every room and nobody but myself where there.



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Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:18 PM

I forgot to mention. When l said check the wiring l just mean the cable cord and the cable to the TV.

Edited by fawkes2, 17 October 2012 - 07:20 PM.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 12:58 AM

Sounds a little like what happened at my friends house. He has lived there all his life and it's an interesting place, several bizarre things have happened. Anyhoo one night around 2am he is woken by the television in the living room on full blast, everyone is in bed, he thinks someone is in there, perhaps a little drunk and merry. He shuffles down the steps and the TV actually turns itself RIGHT down as he approaches the door (no commercials, some documentary about the ocean) and he goes in, it has turned off. That's really strange so I can understand your confusion! I suppose electronic malfunction is a possibility but just as unlikely as a spirit intefering with the living's TV set! :w00t:

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 01:25 AM

View Postfawkes2, on 17 October 2012 - 04:54 AM, said:

Recently l have had a few weird occurrences. My tv that l bought last year has been working great but the past few months something odd has been happening. I would have the tv on low and l would leave the room for a few minutes and all of a sudden l would hear the tv full blast. I go back to the room and the tv volume goes down to the level l had it on. I have checked the wiring and everything is fine. This only happens when I'm not in the room and no one else is in the room either.
I do not know what is happening.

It could be due to an "intermittent fault" on the tv...

http://en.wikipedia....ermittent_fault

The most likely cause is a "dry joint" on the sound board in the tv....

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Pic of a typical "dry joint"....

It is also possible  it could be a component (capacitor, resistor etc) that is overheating, after the television has warmed up/been on for a while

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