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It seems that any word or letter displayed has a ghosting effect. I just had the system installed and the installer told me the tv was most probably the culprit (rear projection). But the fact is that all 3 sets in my home exhibit this effect and 2 of the 3 are tube.

Is there a common solution to fix this problem or is this usual?

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Check the shielding on your RG-6 connections. If one little shield wire touches the copper wire inside, it'll cause shadowing.

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Better to aviod using coax from the IRD to the TV alltogether. Use component, S-video or composite video for a better picture. text will always look less crisp using coax as you are diplaying text/graphics that are higher resolution than the TV can display ( via the antenna input anyway )
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Be sure that the video termination switch (if it exists) is "ON", at the last place in the line (probably the monitor/TV). Like a computer network, the video line can't be "tapped" or branched-off anywhere. It should go from the receiver directly to the video input on the monitor, then be terminated at that end. If you are feeding additional sets from the second output of the receiver, an unterminated line could affect the set(s) hooked to the other set of outputs.

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Thanks for all your help! Replaced the coax with S-video cable and that made a tremendous difference! Still some slight and hard to detect ghosting, but not near as pronounced.

Checking all connections to insure they are clean and tight. or capped off.

Thanks again!
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...Still some slight and hard to detect ghosting, but not near as pronounced.
The remaining visual defects that you describe as ghosting may just be the effect of imperfect convergence.
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