[mythtv-users] DTIVO v. MythTV (Pvr-350) Quality
david at thegeorges.us
Fri Dec 17 19:59:29 UTC 2004
On 12/17/2004 2:47 PM, Preston Crow wrote:
>On Fri, 2004-12-17 at 14:24, David George wrote:
>> Try watching local channels on Time Warner
>>cable here. Channels 2-13 are horrible. Unfortunately, channel 4 and
>>has always been the worst. I can't miss my Alias. I was very happy
>>when the local ABC got their HDTV running well enough last year to watch
>>it in HD.
>In my experience, poor cable reception of local channels is often
>because you are using poorly-shielded coax cables. These cables act as
>an antenna and pick up enough of the broadcast signal to interfere with
>the cable signal (even if it's the same channel, it's out of sync).
>Usually the bad cables are noticeably thinner. Try swapping cables
>around and eliminate splitters to see if you can get a good signal.
>Replacing cables made a huge difference for me.
Unfortunately, new cables didn't make a difference. I even completely
rewired my house with Quad-shield RG-6 coming straight from the feed
outside. TW themselves acknowledge it and were always saying they were
working on it. Of course this was last year and I stopped bugging them
because I didn't need it anymore.
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