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Mains Help?!?

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by troymcclure, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. troymcclure

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    I already have two fully loaded 6 gang surge protected extension leads (standard B&Q jobs) connected to my double wall socket for my AV gear.

    However a recent reckless splurge on the credit card has resulted in a need for at least 3 more sockets.

    So I'm thinking why not get a mains purifying one as I have to upgrade anyway e.g. Soundfantastic. These come in 4, 6 or 8 socket flavours. So before deciding which one (or two) to get I need to know which of my devices will benefit.

    Do these things REALLY improve video quality as well as audio?
    If so, taking Sky+ as an example, I have 6 powered components involved just on the video side:-

    Plasma
    Sky+ box
    Quinttro scart switching box
    iScan video processor
    RGB2YUV signal converter
    Aspect Ratio Controller

    Would ALL these components need to be connected to a mains purifier extension i.e. if one (or more) of them was connected to a B&Q one would this cancel the benefit of the others being mains conditioned?

    As is probably obvious I know nothing about mains.

    Any advice appreciated,

    troy
     
  2. Nic Rhodes

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    These devices will only improve things if you have a problem in the first place
     
  3. troymcclure

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    No problems. Great picture and sound.

    I just thought these mains purifiers had the same affect as upgrading a connection type e.g. S > RGB, RGB > component, component > DVI.

    i.e. you didn't have a problem before but saw a nice difference in quality after.
     
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    If you see a difference you HAVE a problem :)
     

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