What kind of cable should I use to connect my new HDTV to my cable box?

U

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#1
Right now, I'm using my old cable to connect my new Panasonic HDTV to my cable box and the picture looks really bad. What kind of cable should I use to get High Definition?
 

Fringe Reception

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#2
Guest,

The preferred coaxial cable is RG-6 which as about half of the losses over a distance compared to RG-59. For that short a run, it may not be a problem with your existing coax, unless it has been damaged.

Jim
 

Jim5506

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#3
The connection from the cable box to TV should be an HDMI cable for the best HD and Surround sound.

Next preferred connection would be component video (RGB) and RCA audio (RW), after that there is S-Video, then component then the lowest quality is the coaxial cable.
 

n2rj

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#4
Next preferred connection would be component video (RGB) and RCA audio (RW),
Component video actually isn't really RGB, it's YPbPr which is derived from RGB. (Y - luma, Pb - Diff between blue and luma, Pr - diff between red and luma)

after that there is S-Video, then component then the lowest quality is the coaxial cable.
I think you mean composite here (yellow plug).
 

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