What value to put on upgrading satellite cable?
I have recently bought a Sky+HD 1 TB box as a replacement for my V+HD box and I spent last weekend trying to get the best I could from the satellite signal. I was a bit perplexed though as every time I changed anything, I seemed to get a reduction in signal strength/quality.
I am curious as to whether the connections and the satellite cable are the weak link in the "chain". I am currently using the standard Sky supplied cable and screw on connectors, which is hardly a quality cable to say the least... The termination from cable to plugs seems poor as each time I re-terminated these, I got noticable differences in signal strength/quality, and not necesarrily for the best.
If I invest in some decent satellite cable, such as QED Professional or Ixos Premium, how much of an improvement is this likely to make over the standard Sky supplied cable? Am I likely to see an improvement in the picture quality? Is it worth the £60-£80 it would cost for the required lengths of Ixos or QED cables respectively?