Wanting more room to move my indoor antenna around, I bought a 25 foot coaxial cable at a 99 cent store for $2 (yes, I see why this may be humorous). It's a gold-plated Trisonic (99 cent store electronics company) branded cable. I hooked it up between the antenna and converter box, and now I'm getting more channels, stronger and more consistent signals on channels I got in before, and better viewing quality on weak signals.
So, anyway, I must ask...why the heck did this happen? What did the cable do better than the old one?