Hey ppls. Tad off-topic, but maybe someone can help or at least point me in the right direction.
The exciting subject: Possible ground loop(?)
Long story short, just bought a crappy '26 Dynex. Not because I wanted to upgrade (my roomate has the whole theater shit going on downstairs), but b/c my old tube joint folded (literally) and died.
So I bring this thing home and...
a) Plug it into the same slot on the surge protector as it's predecessor
b) Connect the same yellow vid wire (all audio goes through a receiver)
Then Wham: Hum city, like some War of the Worlds shit; or more accurately for anyone who's used a turntable--like the ground is out.
I'll not bore you with the specifics of my setup, but I can move the vid wire to any number of things and the TV will work fine. The trouble is coming from the Sony VCR/DVD Combo (yes, I have one of these), but it wasn't an issue yesterday.
Only difference between then and now is that the new TV uses a 3-Prong Plug, whereas my old one didn't. Tried moving it all around (different surge protectors/outlets) to no avail.
So here's the thing: I mainly use this setup for recording games (via VCR and the Bedazzler), so I kinda need to keep the VCR in the mix.
What am I supposed to do? Near as I can tell from Googling, some type of transformer applied to something or other may help, but to be honest it's a bit beyond me.
//Long story short