[mythtv-users] Electrical power in my cable line? Is that bad?

Larry Sanderson larry.sanderson at gmail.com
Thu Sep 6 14:48:44 UTC 2007

> > Brian J. Murrell wrote:
> > > Probably OP was looking for a more "diagnostic" method of testing
> > > his actual cable line, like with a multimeter or something,
> > > rather than having to visually inspect and identify whatever
> > > hardware the cableco may have installed.
> >
> > Yes, indeed.
> >
> > Yann
> Sure - just take a multimeter, set it to DC voltage in the 10V range,
> touch one end of the probe to the metal screw on the coax cable, and
> stick the other end in the 3rd prong (ground) of the outlet you plug
> your computer into.  You should get zero volts if everything is
> properly grounded.
> Make the multimeter more sensitive (set it to the 0.1V range) and
> repeat.  If you get zero volts (or close to it) at the most sensitive
> setting, then you should be good to go.

Damn - sorry about the top-posting.  Shall I make a burnt offering to 
appease the gods of proper list etiquette? :)

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