Originally Posted by flamike
I unscrewed the antenna connection and reattached it just by one thread,
just enough to keep it on and all the disturbance on the screen disapeared.
So now what is a permanent solution. The wire as it is could fall off at any moment.
Thanks for all your help I never would have thought too strong a signal could be the problem.
People have been recommending an RF Attenuator, but I think an inline fitting or 2-way splitter *might* do the job... hard to tell how much "attenuation" is needed, all expressed in dB.
Walmart has one of those inline coax fittings, for adding cable for a longer run... not sure if that would attenuate enough, but worth a try and pretty cheap. If not enough, try a 2-way splitter, which reduces signal strength by -3.7dB, but it should prob. have a "cap" on the unused output port (cuz coax would only go on input and one output leg)... could get that later after seeing if the splitter does the job? You can get a good 2-way splitter at Walmart... just get the more expensive one (~$6?) that has the markings on the housing. Might have to get an RF cap at Radio Shack later cuz I'm not sure Walmart has those.
Keep your receipt cuz -3.7dB might not be enough "attenuation"? If not, you could try a 4-way or 6-way.
If you want to try a true attenuator, I searched Radio Shack for them but didn't find any there. I did find some here
, very cheap, but don't know anything about the seller or what "strength" might be needed.