Horizontal scrolling bar on TV?

By SenateKT
Apr 16, 2009
  1. I know this is not really a TV forum but I thought I would ask here anyways.
    A horizontal bar scrolls up my TV when the cable box coaxial is plugged into wall. When I unplug it and watch a DVR or use my PS3 the bar goes away. Anyone know why this is and how I fix it issue? Will it harm my TV?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    This was once known as a vertical hold problem... A vertical bar is a horizontal problem. I could be caused by a bad cable/interconnect from the wall to the cable box, or the box itself is defective
  3. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    Sounds like a bad ground on the cable going from the wall to the cable box. Try a different cable first, see if that works else you might have to call the cable company. It shouldn't harm your tv, but it is quite annoying.
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