lines thru monitor...

By guineypigg · 7 replies
May 26, 2005
  1. anytime i turn on a certain tv,no matter what socket its plugged in, (just regular cable)...anyways when i turn it on i get really thin lines on my monitor,looks like thier going upstream lol,but its fine when i shut the tv off,the lines are assuming its just the tv,can these lines wreck my monitor? or can this be fixed?

    thank you - sorry for posting this twice..posted in OS forum by mistake
  2. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    Those lines are perfectly natural, and nothing to worry about.

    You can find a bit of info about the how's and why's of it here...
    Though it specificly deals with Sony Trinitron CRT's, it is the same with most other CRT's... (Or so I've been told)
  3. guineypigg

    guineypigg TS Rookie Topic Starter

    oh no these line aint 1 2 or 3......hundreds of lines..really really thin ones,cum flickering up on monitor when i watch cable tv...shut the tv off..lines go away on monitor...but if nothing can happen to monitor or vid card, then ill leave it....its not that big a deal...when i watch tv computer usually off anyways.
  4. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    Ok, my bad... It's just the most common thing for people to experience...

    How old is the tv?
  5. nein

    nein Banned Posts: 109

    Try reading through this thread and this one for various solutions. The graphic artifacts you'd described normally is called "rolling wavy lines".
  6. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    Such lines may be caused by interference (perhaps a nearby television, microwave or other high-powered electronics).

    Changing the refresh rate may alleviate the symptoms, although finding out what is causing it might be wise.;en-us;311403&sd=tech
  7. guineypigg

    guineypigg TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok my refresh rate was on 85 hertz,i changed it to 90 and lines went away, th tv i have is only a year old if that...should i leave the hertz set tp 90? nothing will ruin?
    and thank you
  8. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    Windows detects the higest refresh rate your monitor can support, so 90hz should be safe.
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