CATV humm - Solution ?

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  1. Rick Chaisse

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    More and more I'm running into systems with a hum caused by the connection to the local RG-6 CATV. Recently, I spent a lot of time isolating the problem and even re-located the catv ground wire but it didn't help.
    My question.. does anyone know of a product that can isolate the RG-6 from the system without noticeable degradation to the signal ?
     
  2. Ken Custodio

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    yeah, use a Cheaters Plug [​IMG] The plug adapter that turns a three prong plug into a two blade plug. I have been using it for a few months now and it got rid of the cable hum right away and no picture quality loss. I would use this as a last resort, the best solution is to ground the CATV to the same ground as the electrical panel. Most likely if you can ground the CATV to a Cold Water pipe that would do the trick. I can't do that with the setup of my house, so there is an electrical potential between the grounds of the electrical service and the CATV, so I have to use a cheaters plug.
     
  3. Rick Chaisse

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    There aren't any 3-prong plugs on the system to lift. And I have relocated the ground to the electrical panel.. no change. I think I need a coax ground lift (?).
    But, thanks for the suggestions.
     
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  5. Chu Gai

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    consider either of these two products...no doubt, there are a slew of others.
    Jensen VRD-1FF $60
    CBl ISO $40
    sounds though like you really haven't addressed the ground issue.
     

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