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I had my house recently rewired by my girlfriend?s brother who is an electrician. Internet satellite tv I have NTL coming on Friday to install our digital cable TV and broadband and I have to add some cable into a room he forgot to do. Dish tv instruction manual Electrician lives miles away so can?t look at it so I will do add cable myself ? I just need to be sure I use the right cable.

Electrician says he has used RG59 cable, though another lad that looked at it said its RG6. Is directv satellite down Electrician wasn?t sure if its RG59 or RJ59 ? looking on the web it seems RJ59 cannot carry a digital signal.

Whats the difference between RG6 and RG59 and should either carry the NTL digital signal ok, and would RJ59 (though I doubt it is this as he clearly said it was satellite cable) do the same?

Unfortunately I’m stuck with what he has in, though the runs are relatively small (max 10 metres) – will the RG6 he has in do the job for routing the TV signal throughout the house with a fairly decent quality? Likewise if it is RG59 he has put in will that be able to carry the signal?

RG59 is small coax without a honey comb – its sole use is for CCTV aplications – using it for a RF TV signal would be very lossy.


RG6 is the cheapish TV “downlead” which has been available for years but is being used less and less nowadays as it is fairly lossy over long runs, there is a RG6 satellite cable aswell which has an extra foil sheild which was comonly used for analogue satellite and nowadays used for cheap sky digital installs.

You want to look at CT-100 or similar cable for future proofing.

Look at http://www.satelliteonline.co.uk/cable_large.htm for more info

These tests were I believe based on a 50m continuous length of various cable types.

Just make sure the NTL engineer brings ‘CT100-spec’ cable for the main connection (whatever length that ends up being) and not RG6. Toshiba satellite tv tuner software The last place you want a lossier cable is in the main connection run. Internet satellite tv player free download full version RG6 will be fine for the remainder of the connections – each <10m run is within the minimal loss operational parameters for the RG6 specification. Direct tv satellite radio channel guide You can always change it for CT100-spec later if you really are unhappy - most likely in the rendering of black levels - and of course depending on any redecoration implications...

RG59 and RG6 is a Cable TV cable and is not soley used for CCTV applications. Russian satellite tv channels frequency Millions of houses arround the world work perfectly well of both RG59 and RG6.

Unfortunately there are many types of RG59 and 6 and vary in quality, just as it does with CT100 ranges.

RG6 is fine for domestic runs and infact it will be preffered by the NTL engineer who installs your systems. Tv satellite gratuit The problem is between the RG range and CT ranges, although technically they are similar in performance they are incumbants in each of thier uses. Satellite tv antenna diplexer CT for Satellite and Off Air signals and RG for CCTV and Cable TV applications. How to access satellite tv for free It used to be that engineers would walk off site if they found the wrong cable type installed. Direct tv satellite transponder list Less so now, but it is getting harder to spot the differences.

So it looks like the RG6 he has in will do just fine, though I could doubtless get a better signal with CT100 hopefully the RG6 will provide a fairly decent picture and that would keep me happy – don’t need perfection.

I have to get the cable in before the NTL guy comes on Friday. Direct tv installation training I have a mate who can give me some RG59 for free but would have to buy RG6 if I need that.

This additional run (actually two runs to the same place) I have to put in is to the box bedroom which is where my Windows Media Center PC will be and I need this to be as good a signal as possible as it will hold the broadband connection and the TV signal from here will be routed round the house via Media Center Extenders.

Can I get away with RG59 here or do I need RG6? If I am buying the cable should I just get CT100 – will that be able to hook in with the rest of the RG6 cables and the RG6 NTL will install?

If we are talking a sub 10mtr run from the box room into the loft RG59 should be ok, but check it first.

Open it up and look at the braid, if it looks thin then it will be a bit ropey, if it seens fairly think and almost matted to should be fine.

These numbers are just basic spec and there is a HUGE difference in quality on actal prducts. Cable and satellite tv subscribers All go from iffy to great cables in say RG59. Bell satellite tv guide hd channels Belden 1505a is awesome cable but is also RG59, some of the old aerial leads stuff in RG59 can be really BAD. Satellite pay tv providers All are suited to analogue and digital and all are aimed at slightly different markets. Satellite direct tv channel list If RG6 was installed I would look at the quality rather than the number RG6.

These numbers are just basic spec and there is a HUGE difference in quality on actal prducts. Daftar tv satelit di indonesia All go from iffy to great cables in say RG59. Shaw direct satellite tv for rv Belden 1505a is awesome cable but is also RG59, some of the old aerial leads stuff in RG59 can be really BAD. Free to air tv via satellite All are suited to analogue and digital and all are aimed at slightly different markets. Tv satellite finder If RG6 was installed I would look at the quality rather than the number RG6.

Click to expand…You are right Nic, as I said in a previous post. Satellite tv providers in pakistan It is all down to the coverage of the braid and the type of shield used.

Unfortunately the same is also try for CT ranges, regardless of whether they have been tested / approved by the CAI!

When I had NTL cable modem installed (as my backup) a couple of years ago the installers told me that they ordinarily used RG59 but my install was unusual because it required RG6.

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