TV keeps changing

@TerryZ (22146)
United States
July 10, 2007 1:04pm CST
Okay explaine this one to me. My tv keeps changing to another channel. I was on the computer in another room and I went into where the tv is and it was on another channel. Its the second time it happen today. Dont tell me this house is haunted too?heheheh If you have any ideas Im interested it. And Im the only one here.
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@AmbiePam (45074)
• United States
10 Jul 07
That's happened to me and to my parents before. At my parent's it was the TV and then its remote. At my house it was the cable company and then later, the lightning had struck something that caused it.
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@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
10 Jul 07
Oh thank goodness I thought I had a ghost again.Hahaha
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@AmbiePam (45074)
• United States
10 Jul 07
Well, in this day and age, you never know. : )
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
10 Jul 07
How strange. Are your neighbors very close by? I have noticed before that you can use the remote in hotels rooms on the tv in the room next door. Seriously!! I have done it. We were in a hotel room and we noticed the tv getting louder and louder and louder next door. It was obvious the person had rolled over on the volume button. We pointed the remote at the wall where the noise was coming from and turned down the tv. We thought that maybe the people had been awakened by the volume and could have turned it down themselves. But a little while later when we were ready to go to sleep ourselves, we felt the tv was a little on the loud side and tried again to turn it down.... it was definitely us that turned it down then.
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@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
10 Jul 07
My neighbors are relatively close. So I think the signals are jumping.
@kareng (7986)
• United States
10 Jul 07
That is really odd! Do you have the remote laying around and a pet in the house? My dogs have changed the channel before and it is really annoying. They will just lay there and look innocent...haha. Other than that, a ghost?? I have no clue! I don't have any other explanations...sorry! Be sure to let us know if you figure it out!
@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
10 Jul 07
Some one said it could be from my neighbor jumping signals. I dont know it seems to fine now.LOL
@Chryssi (828)
• United States
10 Jul 07
Hmm. I've heard of this happening several times. I used to work for Dish Network. If one of your neighbors has a UHF remote that's programmed to your brand of TV, that could be doing it. Normal IR remotes have to be pointed at the TV, but UHF signals bounce off of things. Maybe you could see if your neighbors have one of these remotes and see if they can program a different code into it so this doesn't happen.
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@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
10 Jul 07
Oh okay that makes sense. Thank you so much for that information. Hey they I can meet my neighbors.LOL
@brendakaya (2335)
• United States
18 Jul 07
Oh, that's kind of wierd. Sounds like something's going on. Maybe the person that said your neighbors can do it with their remote, is right, if not, then do you think you have visitors?
@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
18 Jul 07
Its fine now I could have had some visitors but I told them I dont scare easily.LOL
• United States
19 Jul 07
We have wierd things happen where I work, all the time. They used to see a lady at night, walking in a red dress. One of my friends washed a red dress, several times, and it didn't belong to anyone there, she finally threw it away, and it appeared again, a few days later. We sometimes get our hair tugged, when there's no one around, and the other day, I was processing a new hire, and I laid a stack of papers down, and one of them moved over to the side, by itself, we both looked at each other, and I said "did that paper just move by itself"? She said "yes", and we went on about our business. lol We're kinda used to it, by now.
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
16 Jul 07
Well many years that happened to me and it was happening while I was watching TV well I found out a few Days later that a Neighbor had the same TV as me and when they switched their Channel it affected mine so I had to move my TV somewhere else lol In your Case did possibly one of the Cats stand on the remote as Gissi does that to me quite often
@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
17 Jul 07
Hahahahah no Gabs the girls were sleeping.But it only happen that one day. Its fine now.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
17 Jul 07
Ok I will admit I was there and changed it over Gissi told me to it was hard flying in without you seeing me and back out again hehehehe I am clueless then lol or you have a Poltergeist
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
19 Jul 07
A dusty remote or sensor will cause this as well. I would try dusting the TV the sensor area and the remote. I have this problem and when I dust those areas it stops. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
19 Jul 07
okay will do! It hasnt happen anymore.
@mgmagana (3621)
• United States
19 Jul 07
maybe it's u TerryZ u know how people can have that telepathic power or something, where u can move stuff with ur mind, maybe u didn't know but subconsciously u were changing the channels ooooh! Scary!!!
@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
19 Jul 07
Oh yea right! Im sure.heheheheh
@shambuca (2560)
• United States
19 Jul 07
I had a tv that when you turned it off it would turn back on and then it would just keep going - turning on and off until you unplugged it- it was a problem with one of the wires inside and a friend fixed it- thats what may have happened when you moved....either that or you have a ghost! LOL
@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
19 Jul 07
No I left the ghost at the other house.LOL
• United States
18 Jul 07
That is pretty strange and creepy but I doubt your house is haunted, unless you believe in ghosts, or you ticked off the person who used to live there before you. Perhaps your inlaws or something haha. I've never heard of something like that happening before, although I did see a situation twice where there is one TV remote control that will change the channel for 2 or more TV's even if you don't point it right at it.
@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
18 Jul 07
Well no I dont think its ghosts and it has happened again. So its all good.LOL
• United States
11 Jul 07
It happens to me all the time. It isn't haunted. It is the programing in the tv or the remote.
@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
11 Jul 07
Yea I think its my neighbors we are having interferance.
@razcal2267 (15577)
• United States
11 Jul 07
I am also going to agree that it sounds like has to do with a neighbor. I remember when my sister move into the house that they are in now that they had the ghost doorbell ringer. It turned out to be that the neighbor next door was on the same frequency.
@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
11 Jul 07
Oh thats too funny.LOL
@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
11 Jul 07
Haunted too? You mean to tell me your other house was haunted also? LOL Hey if it was maybe your ghost followed you--LOL--Your cats don't have anything to do with this do they? Don't laugh...I now have the sense to turn the volume off of my stereo...A few times in the past my little darlings would jump off the entertainment center but in doing so, with their back paw hit the on button of the stereo..don't ask how many times I'd be awakened from a deep sleep cause the radio would be blaring at high volume....LOL
@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
11 Jul 07
heheheheeh thats funny. I think I was getting some interference from my neighbor. Now you tell your cats dont turn it up too loud.LOL
• United States
11 Jul 07
Something like that happened to me once. It was so annoying. It kept flipping channels and then it would stop. I finally had a TV guy look at it and he said there was a short in one of the wires. It would have been cheaper to get a new TV (which I did). But it was really strange. I would be watching a movie then all of a sudden it would be baseball!
@meljessxena (2319)
• Australia
11 Jul 07
oh gee, never heard of anything like this happening before, your neighbours dont have a multifunction remote by any chance lol.
@stealthy (8189)
• United States
10 Jul 07
I've only had that happen to me once. There is some IR componet to visible light but I don't know if it is the right frequency to work on a tv. But if it is maybe some reflection through a window is hitting directly on the tv's sensor.