Improved picture with better quality aerial cable?

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  1. T-Rex

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    Hi.

    I have just purchased a Pioneer Kuro plasma and watch programmes via my Humax 9200T PVR. Through one of the Humax menu's, it 'tells' me that I have a 100% picture quality. Great!

    However, I use cheap aerial cable and a cheap signal booster (from Argos) to connect the aerial socket (in the wall) to the booster then to the Humax. (If I do not connect via the booster, the picture frequently breaks up).

    Just wondering whether changing the cables and the booster (as they are both 'cheapies') might improve the picture quality, as want to get the best possible picture. Any recommendations appreciated.

    Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. davepuma

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    If the Freeview box is telling you have a good signal, I wouldn't bother. If the signal was weak you would get a blocky picture, breaks in the signal or simply nothing at all. If you wanted to replace the flylead (coax) take a look at satcure as they sell good quality cables. They might list information on signal boosters too. Another video cable (SCART?) might make a subtle improvement to the picture quality.
     
  3. T-Rex

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    Thanks. I'll have a look. Cheers.
     
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    The fact that your Humax is saying you have 100% signal strength does not mean you have a quality signal.

    If the signal is digitally poor before the amp, then all you could be getting in a LARGER poor signal.

    How old is your cable in the wall and aerial on the roof?
     
  5. ben.bayliss

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    If you get a picture which doesn't break up at random or during bad weather, then it's perfectly ok and no a new cable won't improve matters, because they're already just fine. Such is the beauty and curse of digital. :)
     
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    True Ben, I slightly miss read the original post.

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