Originally Posted by rec630
So I'm listening to a local radio show today that discusses home theater, audio, video, etc. At one point they mention that replacing the factory power cord with an $80+ alternate power cord will improve performance and improve video quality. I think they mentioned the replacement cords should be solid core.
I've never heard of this before. True?
(note they also stated it would impove the quality of audio equipment too)
It's a scam, and people who should know better still fall for the marketing double-talk and parrot the information as if it's true.
Think about it, even with a $500 micro-strand 24K gold-conductor diamond-encrusted power cord, you're still plugging it into a residential builder's grade wall receptacle with tiny contacts in a house that has old Romex or knob-and-tube wiring, getting power from a cheap $5 circuit breaker in a panel that's getting unclean power from a transformer somewhere in your neighborhood that's getting it's power through a regulator in your utility company's local substation which gets it's power from a power plant that's possibly hundreds of miles away from your house.
Do you honestly believe that simply changing the last few feet of cable between your wall receptacle and your TV or Audio system will suddenly make your equipment look and sound better? The answer is NO.
FWIW, i have 34 years in the Electrical Contractor industry