Cable tv hook up

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  1. stevie ray

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    While waiting for the new receiver and speakers to arrive today I was looking at the Best Buy Home Theater connection guide and was wondering..Right now I have my cable tv connected to a power center then to an older vcr then tv by composite cable. In the diagram it shows a 2 ghz splitter with one cable going to the vcr and one going directly to hdtv. My question is having a new Sony analog 27 inch tv will this direct connection deliver a better picture by- passing the composite input? Also, will the 2ghz splitter work with the analog tv? Thanx Stevie
     
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    Chances are you will notice slim-to-no difference.

    Either direct or through the vcr your television will have to process the composite video. The picture quality largely depends on how good your comb filter is.

    In general - a direct connection involves fewer breaks/chances for something to harm the video signal. (including loose connections).

    If you have a choice, I would run your CATV feed straight to the TV, and the VCR feed into a separate input. This involves a little more remote work, but it is your better hookup.

    Yes, a 2 Ghz splitter will work with analog TV. The extra band-width is so the splitter can work with cable modems or HD CATV signals without messing them up.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Thanx for the quick reply. One more maybe stupid question,On that same setup chart they show the sub being plugged into a separate power center of its' own. Is this necessary or can I just plug it in the cd or tape outlet which won't be used? UPS delivery of my new stuff is for today but it's already 3:30[​IMG] Can you tell this is my first system?[​IMG] Stevie
     

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