I have HTPC with a built in freeview card which has good freeview reception. The aerial lead from the wall socket to the freeview card was a bit tatty, a home made job out of satellite coax and a couple of 49p plugs, so I thought I'd replace it. So I bought a cheapo from ebay, £3 all in. With this new lead, the lower strength channels are very choppy and don't work properly. I'm just really surprised that a 3m cable could cause such as problem. The cheapo cable is reasonably thick and looks like fairly good quality - but obviously not. Maybe it isn't shielded like the coax? Has anybody heard of this sort of thing before? And has anybody any recommendations for a reasonably decent aerial lead?