Analog cable picture on new DLP HDTV

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  1. ChrisMark

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    I purchased a Magnavox 50" DLP HDTV with a bulit-in tuner(my first foray into the world of HDTV). The picture quality for DVDs and OTA HD channels is excellent. However, the channels from analog cable look worse than they did on my older Sony 61" RPTV (not HD). When running through my Panasonic DVD recorder or directly into the TV the picture is not a clear as before. I installed a 10db signal amplifier onto the cable coming into the DVD recorder (which is then linked to the TV) and it cleared up the horizontal lines that where showing up, but the picture quality is still poor. Is there anything I can do to improve the cable quality? The picture quality on my other non-hdtvs throughout the house are fine so it is not a problem with the cable.
     
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    I noticed that too when I recently upgraded to HD. I think part of it is simply the new TV is a lot more revealing of flaws in the picture.
     
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    Has anyone else seen this occur? Have you been able to increase the quality. I have calibfrated my TV with Video Essentials, but it made little impact on the analog cable picture quality.
     
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    In general, analog signals tend to look pretty awful on a digital television display. There is nothing really you can do about it, except stick with digital media on the HDTV.
     

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