Why is my TV reception worse after getting FIOS?

Episode 1333 (40:08)

Bonnie from Devore Heights, CA
HDMI Cable

Bonnie has a Sharp LCD TV, had FIOS TV installed yesterday, and now the picture quality is terrible. She cancelled it, but now it's still not any better. Scott suspects that the cable that they replaced her HDMI with was faulty or cheap and that caused the inferior reception. Scott suggests connecting her DVD player via component and then connect the satellite box via HDMI, and get a different cable. That should solve it.

Leo also recommends getting a home theater in a box so everything is connected via HDMI. That will improve it even further. At the very least, she'll want to restore it to the previous connection. Leo suspects the installer just rammed through the install after they decided they didn't want it and left it in worse condition.

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