Cable Connection for 57H82

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  1. DennisG

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    I was wondering what is the best way to connect my cable box to my new 57H82 I am getting tomorrow. It is a digital cable box through comcast cable. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

    Denns
     
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    Well, that's going to depend on what outputs the cable box has. I would imagine that it has S-video, even better would be component video. Let us know once you receive your box.
     
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    It does have S-Video, but no component video.
     
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    Well then use the S-video output from the cable box and connect it to one of the s-video inputs on the TV. You can pick up an Acoustic Research or Monster cable, or any other for that matter from CC or BB. Connect the audio to your receiver via the optical or coaxial digital output of the cable box, if it has one. If not the you'll have to use the L/R audio outputs.

    Good luck.
     
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    Dennis,

    Definately use the S-video cable. Your Tosh will have the inputs for it. Enjoy your new TV.

    Greg
     
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    I assume most of the stations are still analog? If that's the case, the composite connection should provide a much superior connection. When you're outputting S-Video on the analog stations you're relying on a very inexpensive comb-filter on the cable box. Your Toshiba, on the other hand, has an excellent 3D comb filter which should yeild superior results.

    On the digital channels a comb filter shouldn't be necessary because the MPEG encoded signal should already have chroma/luma seperated (which is what S-Video outputs, via 2 seperate wires on the cable.)
     

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