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post #1 of 3 Old 01-29-2016, 09:30 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm getting Korean radio through my subwoofer - pioneer elite vsx-45

I have an odd one... I just moved and hooked up my home theater. I have a pioneer elite vsx-45 with an onkyo subwoofer. I connected the subwoofer with a phone cable, like I did on the last set up, but this time the subwoofer is somehow picking up a Korean radio transmission. Doesn't matter which selection I am on for the reciever, BD, CBL, CD etc all gets the Korean radio.

Anyone know what is going on? I don't have the reciever set up with an antenna.

The only other new thing that happened is that I bought a Vizio M70-C3 as my new display device. And I'm using ARC for getting TV audio to the receiver.
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Better than hearing it from your mouth.

Not sure what "phone cable" means but try using a coax digital cable (ie. better shielding). As a test, you can use a "yellow" composite video cable if available.

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Do you live in a bigger city that has a substantial Korean population? You might be living near the transmission tower of a "local" "low power" "possibly unlicensed" station.

The "phone cable" you use I assume is a "phono cable" i.e. has RCA plugs at each end. If you are using a regular cable that isn't shielded, it can act like an antenna for things like radio stations - and that composite yellow plug cable jdsmoothie suggested would be no better. Coax cables that have RCA plugs at each end are usually very well shielded.

I used way too many "quotation marks" above, but coffee hasn't kicked in, so sorry.

EDIT: Oh yeah, if you live in the middle of nowhere with no known Korean neighbors, then the radio signal means you are probably under North Korean surveillance and they got sloppy again with their listening bugs, and you should probably not watch "The Interview" anytime soon.


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