what is the best satellite cable to install

Postby arches » Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:06 am

I am changing to sky HD and am going to route the cable myself ready for the engineer to complete the installation. Which cable will provide the optimum signal and reception.
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Simply Build It

Postby rosebery » Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:35 pm

Use a low loss coax, keep the cable run as short as possible and just have 2 connectors - 1 each end.

Poor picture can be as much to do with the cable as the signal getting into the dish I'd be tempted to let them suply and fit eveything. That way the finger only points one way when there is a poblem.

Alternatively if what you are doing is just pulling cables rather than making connections I'd ask the installer to specify the cable you should use.

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Postby ericmark » Sat May 03, 2008 7:52 pm

RG-59 is often used and RG-6 is also a 75 ohm cable with a little better properties but there are many 75 ohm cables many with no published loss and only safe way is to ask the installer they all call them selves low loss but some loose less than others. Remember the cable carries power as well as RF and this could affect the cable used.

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