Digital Cable

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Clark Bradley, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. Clark Bradley

    Clark Bradley Stunt Coordinator

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    I have digital cable in my home and a digital cable box provided by the cable company. I have always hooked up the coax from the wall into the cable box then another coax from the cable box to the TV. Is this how it should be done?

    I noticed the other day that the cable box has a seperate section with video and audio components. Just wondering how everyone else is running their cable.
     
  2. Tod Golden

    Tod Golden Stunt Coordinator

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    I have mine connected to the tv via the composite (yellow)connection. L/R audio to the receiver.

    Tod
     
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    Alan Wise Stunt Coordinator

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    Clark,
    I have the COAX cable coming in from the wall to my Digital/HD box. From the box I use a component video cable (red, green, blue) to send the video signal to my Denon AVR-3805 receiver. The audio is sent from the box top the receiver via a Digital cable (Toslink). I do the same from my Denon DVD-2900 and other pieces of equipment to my receiver. One set of component cables goes from the receiver to the TV.

    Al. Wise
     
  4. Clark Bradley

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    Thanks guys. I came home for lunch and see that I have the following connections on my cable box (S-Video, L/R Audio(red/white), Video (yellow) and a single audio output (black))

    I tried the S-Video and L/R Audio to the TV but I don't notice much of a difference...maybe a little clearer.
     
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    Of the connections available on your box, S-video is the best and the coaxial cable is the worst in terms of picture quality. There may not be a very noticeable difference on every station, but there should be on some, particularly the digital channels. I would definitely keep the S-video hooked up.
     

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