[mythtv-users] Picture Bars - Was: Electrical power in my cable line? Is that bad?

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Wed Sep 12 16:56:47 UTC 2007

Mike Perkins wrote:
> David Brodbeck wrote:
>> On Sep 11, 2007, at 10:45 AM, A JM wrote:
>>> What is the correct way to terminate as you suggest above?
>> Any unused splitter ports should be capped with terminating  
>> resistors.  These are those little threaded caps you can buy at Radio  
>> Shack and similar places.  They have an internal 75 ohm resistor  
>> between the center conductor and the shield.
> Interesting. I have never, ever, seen these available for sale in the UK. OK, I 
> can knock these up for myself if I needed to, but the implication is that your 
> random UK user (I can't speak for the Continent) may get problems if not all his 
> amplifier outlets are terminated correctly. A thing to note.

Are they using "F" connectors? Other types (like BNCs) can be made
"self-terminating", though it drives up the cost and thus is not often
found in US consumer stuff.


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