Better Quality Cable TV with Audio / Video connections other than RF?

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  1. Charles M Berry

    Charles M Berry Stunt Coordinator

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    I was wondering if I would get a better quality non-digital cable TV image if I connected my Scientific Atlanta Explorer 2100 cablebox to my TV with composite or S-video cables. I currently feed both the audio and video from the cablebox to the TV using the standard RF cable.

    Also, same question for the audio. Would I get better quality audio if I used RCA type connections directly into the TV, or maybe even the digital coaxial into the receiver, then from receiver into TV?

    I am curious because both the audio and video signal come into the house and then into the cablebox through RF, so would if change anything to then transport the singnals through something other than RF?

    Thanks,

    Chuck Berry
     
  2. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    The signals have to be converted from RF to be played, and the cable box is already doing it. When you send it from the box to the TV as RF, you're adding an extra (and unnecessary) stage of RF decoding in the TV, and that tends to degrade the signal.
    M.
     
  3. Ted Lee

    Ted Lee Lead Actor

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    i like to run all my a/v sources through my receiver. so i ran interconnects between my cable-box and receiver. the picture quality doesn't really seem any better or worse (i pretty much hate the picture quality in any case - i think the compression is terrible, but that's a differnet thread), so i'm content.
     

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