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Old 08-14-2019, 06:29 PM
gotpasswords is offline
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I'm just amazed that the Hopper isn't able to withstand even a dead short on the coax. Sounds like another case of the old electronics joke about how a $300 picture tube will protect a ten cent fuse by blowing first.

Never mind dogs - it's not exactly rare to have a single stray bit of the shield braid or foil touch the center wire at a connector.

Also weird that the cable damage apparently cooked the LNB. Guess I'll keep paying for that "Dish Protect" as it's cheaper than fragile satellite hardware!