[mythtv-users] Slightly OT: receiver input buzzing/humming

matthew.garman@gmail.com matthew.garman at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 15:12:19 UTC 2006

On Tue, Jan 10, 2006 at 10:18:00PM -0800, Steve Briggs wrote:
> What generally works to reduce the noise is to get a good heavy
> piece of wire (say #12 stranded or better) and screw it to both
> the chassis of the myth box and the stereo reciever.  This
> provides a lower impedance path and gets the currents off the
> cable shield.

Sounds like good advice; I might give this a try.

After I posted the message, however, I started reading about SPDIF
and digital audio IO.  Looks like my 7NIF2 lacks the SPDIF header on
the motherboard.  But I *do* have a Creative SoundBlaster Live in my
pile of old components.  It's pretty old, but it does have digital

I'm guessing that a digital cable would not be affected by grounding
problems, right?  Or at least any grounding effects would not be

I just need to pick up a mini-RCA to optical adapter.

Thanks again!

Matt Garman
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