mains filter/conditioner

Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by peve3, Sep 11, 2002.

  1. peve3

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    hi there just a quick question, In the new what hi fi they say a mains filter makes a big diffrence to the picture!!

    Is this tru ?
     
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    This question could well start a very long, boring and possibly heated thread comprised of 50% of people saying 'Yes' and 50% saying 'No'.

    My advice, and really the only sensible option, would be for you to arrange a money-back guaratee trial with the seller/maker of the item you wish to buy and prove it to yourself... either way.
     
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    These guys live in a different world from you and me.

    They promote speaker cable and stands the price of a small car, SCART leads that are worth more than the average HiFi system etc etc.

    If you are in your twenties, are teetotal, have perfect hearing and have a sound proof room, you just might - maybe hear a difference.

    It's the same with TV pictures - using good RGB or component sources will give you great pictures on a good TV.

    But a mains filter will may not one jot of difference unless there is a specific local problem with the mains supply.

    The TV's transformer and control systems sort out most routine issues unless the voltage falls below 220 volts.

    Now a spike protector is a different thing entirely and I would recommend them - less than £10 if you shop around.

    As for me with traffic noise outside, the phone going, my PC running and a glass of red wine just poured - I'll take my chances on a cheap lead and power supply!
     
  4. juboy

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    Jim - you and I would appear to agree wholeheartedly on this point. It's something I've been saying for a while now. Fundamental external factors, over which you generally have little or no control, have a far greater effect on your listening/viewing perception than any cable or lead.
     
  5. MartinImber

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    A mains filtered socket can cut out a lot of impulse interfearance on DTTV
     
  6. jim.rae

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    As I said, I recommend a cheap surge protector - they had them yesterday in my local cash and carry at £5 - a bit more in Woolworths.

    That stops any DTT interference from fridges, light switches etc for me.
     
  7. Cool-hand

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    What happened to the 20% rule? After you've bought your equipment at least 20% of the total value of your kit should be spent on hookers!!!
     

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