Originally posted by Segaboy
Which terminator are you going to use on the unused RF input?
I was thinking about the same thing, but have not done much research yet.
Were you going to use it on the Terrestial Antenna input or the Cable TV input. I will be using CableCard, so the antenna input is what I need to 'cap-off'.
A 75ohm coax "F" type terminator and i'll put it on the cable Side.
I received my Cobalt Componant cables today Naturally I didn't order the right size on the short run from the DVD player to my VSX-49TX,
took a little bit before I figured out why I had sound but no picture.
I also replaced that thin push-on type cheapo RF cable for an RG6.
Well I now have no OTA channels I guess that cheapo wire was radiating like an Antenna.
So now with the SAT( Non HD) on going just thru the RF I do not have the half cocked horizontal scan lines anymore and the Noise in the picture is also gone.
Running through the HT Receiver now on the 960's Video input 5 all others are skipped everything now runs to the TV via the Componant cable.
The DVD player really didin't improve much. Cannot decide which is better Auto progressive or just full on progressive on the DVD player menu.
The VHS looks remarkably better and the Laser disc player Is now at the WOW level.
The sat dish however is watchable it just isn't that impressive its only 9yrs old maybe I need to move up to a HD model.
Not sure what direction to go though Stay the Course and plunk down another 799 like my current model was Priced 9yrs ago or Try Voom or the Dishnet
What ever I get I must have an RF capable remote!
and then put an Antenna Farm on the roof for the local stuff that will get dropped from Directv shortly.
As for the question asked about Analog vers Digital OTA reception If you can get everything Digital block all the Analogs everything looks better on the Digital side SD 480i HD 480P and 1080i