Is this Time Radiation at work?!!!
May 11, 2011 7:01 AM Subscribe
Can cable boxes affect digital clocks?
posted by Hanuman1960 to Technology (6 answers total)
We are experiencing an interesting phenomenon with our cable box and a digital clock that we keep next to it.
We first noticed a couple of months ago that the digital clock that we kept next to our cable box was running fast. We would reset it and within a day or two it would be running fast again. We assumed at the time that it was defective and bought another one (a different model this time).
Within a few days the new clock started running fast as well. We started to suspect that the cable box was somehow sending out "time radiation" (my term!) that was causing the clocks to speed up.
Coincidentally, we started having problems with the cable box around this same time and had to have it replaced. The new box (again, a different model from the previous one) seemed to make the clock speed up even more!
We tried blocking the space between the clock and the box, and even moved the clock to another shelf in the same unit as the box, but, to no avail. We finally moved the clock to a different part of the room as of last night, and as of this morning the clock is running fine!
Has anyone ever experienced this? Should we call the cable company? We would prefer to have the clock be next to the cable box but at this point it doesn't seem likely. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.