Clear Video

Written by Serena Berger
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Television signals have come a long way since the days of the first black and white televisions. Today you can even receive clear video reception on some local channels with nothing more than an antenna. Most channels, however, require you to receive your video signal from a cable or satellite company.

An improvement over the old analog signal is a digital video signal. For an increased price, most cable companies offer digital cable service, which delivers much clearer audio and video. For many consumers, however, it is difficult to stomach the high prices--especially when the bulk of the digital channels provided are special interest channels which are not of any interest to you.

If You Pay for Video Quality, Make Sure You Get It

To receive the best video signal from digital cable, you should use high quality video cables to connect your cable box to your television. This is even more important if you are paying an additional fee to receive channels in high definition. If you are using a standard RF connection or low quality video cables, you are essentially throwing money away because you will not be able to see the sharpest and clearest picture that these channels can deliver.

For many homes, renting movies or recording on a DVR is more convenient than watching television at a predetermined time. With either of these devices, you have to use the best connection available in order to get the best performance out of them. If your DVD player and television both have component connections, you should use them instead of the standard RCA connections.


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