Reduce noice from cable hookup in HT system?

I have my Rotel Processor set up to do all of my A/V switching. When I hook up my cable (cablevision) from the wall to the digital box that they provide, I then send the cable through a 55dB built into my surge protector, before the line goes to my TV. I have been told that higher filters will affect video quality, but I still hear a low hum coming from the speakers when volume is at zero. When I do not use the processor for video switching, there is no hum at all. Any suggestions on reducing this noise further?

Showing 1 response by pe3046

You could do a search on ground loop for a cheap radio shack solution, but I don't know how the digital cable would react to that. I use the monster cable power conditioners such as the HTS1000/2000/2500 and have had very good luck with them. I have used the mondial magic but it did not do anything for my system because I had improperly grounded cable and the mondial instructions state that it is for "properly grounded" cable systems. I liked the monster because i only had to connect the cable to it, none of the other components needed to be connected for the gound to be broken, and you can find them inexpensivly on ebay for $80+.