[mythtv-users] splitting and grounding coax?

Boleslaw Ciesielski bolek-mythtv at curl.com
Fri Mar 30 20:47:34 UTC 2007

Shane Hickey wrote:
> So, Now that I'm getting a PVR-500 to go with my PVR-350, I'm
> thinking about how to get the coax cable to each tuner without hosing
> my signal.  What's the best way (or best product) to do this?
> Also, in my old setup, I split the cable and ran one into my PVR-350
> and one into my TV.  Then I ran the svideo out from the PVR-350 to my
> TV on video 2.  So, if the box was recording a show and my son _had_
> to watch curious george, we could set the TV to normal TV (instead of
> video 2) to watch it.  When I originally cabled it this way, it
> worked fine, but when I added an external USB hard drive to the
> setup, I got crazy hum out of my stereo receiver.  I'm sure I created
> a ground loop somehow.  So, I'm wondering what people use to
> eliminate that problem?  In my new setup, there won't be any external
> drives, but I just want to split the incoming cable feed in the
> cleanest and most efficient way possible and I figure that this cat
> has been skinned by people in the list already.


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