I've held back on this subject for a while , but cannot any longer.

Having maintained a 7 channel cable distributuion system for Syracuse
University for several years, I can state that it is not impossible to
maintain consistant audio and video levels between channels on a cable

It all has to do with whether or not the engineering and infrastructure
be kept to a proper level of support. Modulation , deviation and RF
levels need to be made consistant with proper splitters, trunk amps,
hardline and drop cables properly maintained. 
And none of this hardware lasts forever. 

My two bits.


When it isn't, everything goes to hades. Period. 

>>> [log in to unmask] 7/6/2006 7:14 PM >>>
well, they'll take NTSC out of my cold dead hands, so I'll be adjusting
the volume for the 
foreseeable. Digital cable is the biggest ripoff going. Who wants 10
channels of each already 
thinly-programmed cable "network"? Also, every system around here (our
own Suscom -- Suxcom -- and 
Cablevision in Westchester and Time Warner in Manhattan) have awful
looking pictures coming out of 
those digi-boxes. Pixellation, off-color, digital dropouts, etc. No

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard L. Hess" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2006 7:59 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] DVD audio level

> At 07:26 AM 7/6/2006, you wrote:
>>Well, my analog cable is certainly not aligned then. DVD's are much
softer than over-air or VHS 
> By definition, analog cable is old school and not aligned. The
alignment only starts when the 
> transition to digital cable is made.
> Cheers,
> Richard
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