[mythtv-users] OT: Signal-to-noise ratio

Bob mythtv at cox.net
Fri Aug 29 02:26:28 UTC 2008


Allen Edwards wrote:
> The kind of coax you use can make a large difference in a cable system
> because cheap coax will let OTA signals in and they will look like
> noise to the cable signal.  Cable companies use RG6U Quad Shield Coax
> for this reason. Typical Radio Shack Coax will give the problem you
> are seeing.
>
> Allen
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Thanks for the tip.  I am using quad shield RG6, I know because I put it 
in myself.

More mysteriously, I friend that lives 15 miles north has an HD-3000 
card with less signal strength and less SNR and it recording OK.  Not 
sure what to make of it.



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