Mini Box Potential Issues
Background: About six weeks ago, a Cox tech installed a mini box in my computer room, and he hooked the mini box up to a small 1998 Magnavox non-HD TV. In my previous home', this same TV was hooked up to the Cox cable line for basic TV and worked great Back to now, the tech plugged everything in, and observed that he felt a slight shock from the mini box--just a ping--and said it was probably because it is hooked up to an older television. It works fine, and eventually I will replace the old TV with a small HDTV. I am not in this room a lot, but I too get a slight "ping" from the mini box if my fingers touch the top of it. Also, the mini box gets very warm on the bottom and the top, and in spite of the little legs, whatever furniture it sits atop, gets really warm too--whether it is on top of the TV or on a table. Questions: is it typical for a slight electrical "ping" to happen if my fingers touch the top of the box? Is it normal for these mini boxes to be very warm on top and bottom? I have unplugged the cord from the mini box for now until I get some feedback. The tech I called today thought it was all normal. I can easily call a tech to come out and check it out. I can also toss the old TV if that is truly the problem! Your feedback will be appreciated! BTW, I have HD cable boxes in other rooms and everything is fine. I'm new to the mini boxes but I like how many channels we get on them. Sorry for the long message.