ActiMates: High-Pitched Humming Noise in Audio

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When you use the Microsoft ActiMates Interactive Teletubbies with the Microsoft ActiMates TV Pack, you may hear a high-pitched humming noise in the audio.


This behavior can occur if the ActiMates TV Pack transmitter creates Radio Frequency (RF) interference with your VCR.


You may be able to resolve this issue by using any of the following methods:

  • Move the ActiMates TV Pack transmitter further away from the TV and VCR.

  • Connect the ActiMates TV Pack transmitter to the Video Out jack on your TV.

  • If your TV and VCR audio is connected to a stereo receiver or amplifier, verify that all components are properly grounded.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.


This behavior occurs with a limited number of VCR makes and models.


Article ID: 222665 - Last Review: October 28, 2002 - Revision: 1.0
  • Microsoft ActiMates Interactive Teletubbies
  • Microsoft ActiMates TV Pack
  • Microsoft ActiMates TV Pack 2
  • Microsoft ActiMates TV Pack 3
  • Microsoft ActiMates Interactive Arthur
  • Microsoft ActiMates Interactive Barney
  • Microsoft ActiMates Interactive D.W.
  • ActiMates Software Sampler 1.0
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