[mythtv-users] splitting and grounding coax?

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Sat Mar 31 20:22:25 UTC 2007

On 3/31/07, David Brodbeck <gull at gull.us> wrote:
> Steven Adeff wrote:
> > Or ground your splitter to the center screw on a wall outlet.
> I actually tried that, and in my case it didn't help.  I'm at a loss to
> explain why.  But I live in a 1970s-era apartment complex and a lot of
> the grounding is kind of dodgy.  I've since moved to a larger apartment
> in the same complex, and while I no longer have ground loop problems, I
> recently discovered that there's a whole bank of outlets in one bedroom
> where the ground pins are disconnected entirely.  This is kind of par
> for the course with older construction, in my experience.

true true, and in older installations they didn't run grounds or even
bother grounding the outlet boxes...

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