Upgrade to S-Video/Composites with Digital Cable Box Worth It??

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  1. Wes_R

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    I wanna upgrade to svideo and composite audio from the digital cable box to rptv. Is it worth the upgrade over using standard coax RF cable wire?

    Im not ready to get the hdtv box yet, but i want the best picture quality i can get right now.

    Will i see an improved quality?
     
  2. Brian L

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    In 99.99% of the cases, I would say yes.

    And I can't give you any examples for the .01% of the time it would be better to use RF[​IMG]

    BGL
     
  3. Ken Chui

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    Wes:

    I just ordered an S-video/audio cable for the purpose of connecting my DVR to my television; I'm hooking them up tonight and will post my results tomorrow.
     
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    I agree with BrianL. RF carries both audio and video, and in this case, it is the lowest quality connection type. S-video and component should both be better quality. Whether or not you will see an improvement that is worth while to you is a tough question. Is it worth it? Yes.
     
  5. Jim Rakowiecki

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    S-video all the way. You will notice the difference. My cable company provided an S-viseo cable and Audio cables when they installed the box. Coax should only be used if there are no other options.
     
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    excellent! thnx guys. that'll be the next minor upgrade this weekend.
     

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