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Time Warner Cable Broke My 27" LCD TV

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by CoreyWhite, Feb 12, 2007.

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  1. CoreyWhite

    CoreyWhite Guest

    And this isn't the first time it has happened. Because of the
    pressures put on time warner cable install technicians, they don't
    have time to ground their cables, and so when voltage spikes come
    through the lines they fry and damage new televisions. They had
    scheduled a check-up on thursday, over a week after they installed my
    cable modem & digital cable box, to ground the cable as the
    technicians said they were supposed to. But I had to call them up
    today because my tv got electracuted, and the cable on my other old-
    style tv is getting only the basic networks, and everything else is
    fuzz. They have a cable guy coming, and a technical supervisor to
    access the damage. I just know that with new HD TV's if they don't
    ground your cable they WILL BLOW OUT! And it happens all the time.
    The remote's they give you for programming HD TVs with your cable box
    don't work with the new TV's either.

    Read about the problem here:
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  2. MassiveProng

    MassiveProng Guest

    Your TV is what sucks and broke, and the signal feeding it had
    nothing to do with it.

    Try to get back to reality.
  3. Fault currents with improper cable-grounding can
    be a serious problem, get some reality yourself.
  4. MassiveProng

    MassiveProng Guest

    If you hook your LCD display up to your cable box via coax, you
    should have your head examined, not your cable lines.

  5. "Time Warner" hasn't existed for several years. They changed their
    name to "Brighthouse Networks".

    If the install was bad, why did you let them connect the TV to their
    system? Failure to bond the the building's ground system should have
    been reported to the building inspector. It is a firing offense at
    every CATV system I've had any dealings with. They had to get special
    permission to use a separate ground for my underground feed because it
    went to a detached garage, rather than the main house.

    Haven't I seen you trolling lots of other newsgroups?

    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
  6. CoreyWhite

    CoreyWhite Guest

    I was paranoid when he told me that he hadn't grounded the system, and
    I asked him if there was anything we needed to do today. He said, no,
    and that he would have everything working before he left. But someone
    else would still have to come back to finish the job and ground all of
    the cable. Maybe they should fire this guy.
  7. default

    default Guest

    What LCD display?

    Reality is that lightning can fry the tuner in a set with an
    ungrounded coax. The "grounding block" puts a hard ground on the
    cable at the house and most also provide a spark gap to discharge the
    inner conductor should a static charge build up on the conductor.

    It isn't too uncommon for a power pole supporting a cable to have some
    really strange things happening if the insulation on the power wires
    or HT insulator is wet . With the price of copper high - some folks
    are going to the poles and ripping off as much of the pole ground wire
    they can reach - that can really add to the problems.

    The block should connect to the service entrance power ground.

    Easy enough to do yourself.

    As for the original poster maybe he just hates TW - I do. Maybe he's
    trolling. I don't know. But I wouldn't be connecting a TV to an
    ungrounded coax that terminates on a power pole with a 10KV primary.
  8. Kisai

    Kisai Guest

    Do you keep you fictional 27" LCD TV next to your fictional PS3?
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