I use the Wii's USB occasionally, but recently, the USB Hard Drive is getting interfered by the coaxial cable. I don't know if USB devices that do not require power from an outlet will get interfered (USB keyboard, USB Thumb drive, etc.), I'll try to check this out now.
I just moved in to the new house, having moved from an apartment (TV/Wii/HDD is now in the basement). I can now receive digital cable through the wall (I didn't note if I could before). The screen has horizontal static (not enough to hinder gameplay) going upward. The static goes through the screen, and it's transparent, unlike TV static.
Is this a interference problem? When I unplug the coax, the screen returns to normal, even with the drive plugged in. Is it a shielding problem with the USB cable or the coax cable? I plan on getting component cables and maybe that'll do the trick.
Thanks for any help.