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Re: Grounding issues with new install
Thanks for the info... any idea what's causing the interference from the Exede dish when connected to the house ground? All TV's, dimmers & other electronics worked fine prior to the install & the problem is solved when I disconnect the ground wire from the Exede dish to the house. I had HughesNet & DirecTV for over 15 years with no dish grounding problem like this one. Your explaination makes perfect sense & the installer should have brought that up, but instead, he offered to isolate the dish grounding from the house... & said that (even though this is a new install) I had to pay for the service call & materials to do it.
I have my Exede modem installed in an entertainment cabinet right next to my surround receiver, DVD player, Wi, wireless router, ethernet switch, and entertainment PC (and sometimes my AT&T Microcell too).
Not a trace of hum or other artifacts when we use any of the above.
You could try isolating the Exede modem itself from the AV equipment and power it from a different AC circuit that uses a different breaker. If that doesn't help, try physically moving the modem some distance away from the equipment that is having the problem.
There are some other suggestions here: