Originally posted by andrew jc
However, on standard cable the picture is grainy. I assume this relates to the signal I'm getting from Charter. I don't know if any signal amplification would help or a better splitter in my home would help?
If the channels are the digital channels, then an amp will not help (you
probably know this).
A note on picture quality, I haven't gone to HD w/ charter yet (not
quite enough channels yet), but when viewing std cable channels, I
always use the Svideo path out of my regular 3100 set-top box. I use my
Samsung T165 OTA tuner as the switcher to my pioneer 503 panel and use
the panels svid input to view cable. OTA and DVD are viewed via the
component path. The sammy does a good job of "converting" the output of the cable box up to the 1080 that I feed my panel. The sammy works
real well at upconverting my non-progressive dvd players component
output as well. And I've found that I'm better off feeding the panel the
1080 signal vs the 720 signal. Bottom line, experiment with different
Not quite an apples2 comparison. And some channels and some program content are just worse than others.
btw, a good place for cables is markertek.com, If it's good enough for
broadcast, then it's ok for me... And their prices are pretty good.
Another reason for not going chtr HD is that I've been giving some thought