Mains for TV?

Billinge

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Apologies for posting in the audio thread but I couldn't see the answer elsewhere. I no longer have an audio only system having moved to AV some years ago.

Anyway, my question regards mains leads for AV systems. Currently my system consists of Panasonic FZ952 Oled (2018), UB9000, BWT850 (new) , Apple 4K TV plus B&O Stage soundbar. A HDFury Diva enables DV from the UB9000 to the FZ952 and acts as a splitter for the source devices

The UB9000 uses MCRU Diy kit 9 and the Apple had a DIY Furutech FP-TCS21 cable with fig 8 connection

I'm upgrading the HDMI and power since I saw and heard noticeable improvements in swapping eg replacing amazon 8k HDMI with Nordost Heimdell 2 and swapping free power lead on BWT850 with the FP-TCS21 from the Apple (just swapped leads). I also have a Blue Heaven, Wireworld Silver, Apple TV Belden and cheap amazon 8k HDMI in the mix. If I could afford it I would swap everything for Heimdell, so I'm doing a bit per month.

What I really want to do is swap the lead on the TV but it is hardwired (Panasonic actually mention this in the manual)
Given Panasonic make a big thing about colour accuracy I wonder if this is deliberate? I notice changing power on the 850 affects saturation, contrast and sharpness as well as audio (as does HDMI). Would I detrimentally affect colour accuracy by improving the power supply of the tv?

Secondly, I'm thinking of chopping the tv lead close to the tv, adding a Furotech FI-06 NCF Ultimate Inlet coupled with another MCRU kit 9. However, I've seen a Nordost Vishnu second hand for a similar price, is that a good idea and what cable would be better?

(Just for info, I'm using a MS HD Power S20 V2 Silver Plated 6 Gang Mains Power Block which takes power from a CyberPower UPS . I had it leftover from my IMac and it was't being used! comes in handy for power cuts and is supposed to create a clean sine wave etc so I thought why not)
 

Billinge

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I just ordered one of the MCRU kits plus 3 SR Oranges (1 free), I noticed an immediate improvement when I swapped some of my older MCRU kit 9 leads around so I'll go with what I know
 
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Billinge

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The SR Orange alone was a huge improvement on the tv, certainly very noticeable, it now has a better picture and sound than the pvr.
The pvr is connected by nordost heimdell 2, has a MCRU number 9 kit and I upgraded it to SR Blue. The tv now has SR orange, as does B&O stage and UB9000. Still have to add the new high end mains cable kit and IEC to the tv since it is hard wired. Tv to B&O is via nordost blue heaven.
Soundbar is using second hand AQ mid range fig 8 cable bought for £29!

£800+ on mains kit and 3 fuses for tv TV is a flat OLED so obviously no big iron transformer in it

(nordost cables are second hand )

When I took the fuse out of the tv uk plug I found it was a black hifi tuning (it already had a great picture but not as good as the pvr)

This is what the tv manual says, stock cable is rated for 300-500v

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Billinge

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I don't have any hifi as such now. Previously I had IPL transmission lines that you built from kits and tweaked the crossover, probably equivalent to ~ £2k shop bought in the 90's. I also used to make my own exotic cables and interconnects (eg tnt ubyte2, JPL superconductor clones etc). Topped off with upgrading caps/inductors with Mundorf silver/oil etc, resistors with little heatsinks etc. Anyway eventually got fed up with clutter and cables so just focused on AV, got rid of all the separates.

Now I just have Panasonic OLED tv and UB9000 4K, PVR + apple tv connect directly to B&O Beosound Stage https://www.bang-olufsen.com/en/us/speakers/beosound-stage. I have lots of interests, too little time
 
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