Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Pickering, Ont.
Wow, that is a very important point! I didn't know it was RF interference, I'm more used to dealing with AC powerline noise so erroneously lumped it in. You're sure it's RF eh? I am kinda surprised that type and low level of RF noise would bug a TV much, affecting AM radio I could see. But truthfully I don't know... Still, it seems the better solution is the same in that the source (hairdryer) is best addressed IMO.
Edit: Nope, it's definitely not RF noise here, if we mean RF through the air and not the AC powerline. Plugged the hd and an AVR into the same outlet: noise. Left the hd plugged into the same place, plugged the "line conditioner" back in, AVR into that: no noise. hd is a cheapie Conair. Not saying it *couldn't* be RF noise in some cases, but the hd and AVR were right beside each other here, tuned to an AM station then FM. [don't get hung up on the line conditioner here, it was used just to see if through the powerline, or through the air]
Last edited by cfraser; 2008-06-10 at 05:14 PM.