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Need to move DVR further from outlet

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#1 OFFLINE   bigwad



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Posted 12 March 2011 - 09:35 AM

I am moving my DVR across the room. The installer only has about 3 feet of cable from the outlet in the wall to the DECA box. It looks like that cable is heavier than the R6(?) cable I have. I need to move it about 15 feet from the wall outlet.

Will it cause a problem if I use a longer cable I have here in house?

Is the cable the same but in a heavier outdoor casing and looks different?


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#2 OFFLINE   davring


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Posted 12 March 2011 - 09:38 AM

The cable difference is probably nil, make sure your connections (splices) are correct and you will be good to go.

#3 OFFLINE   veryoldschool


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Posted 12 March 2011 - 09:38 AM

Adding more RG6 shouldn't cause any problems.
The quality of the installer's coax may be higher than yours.
Do make sure you've not using RG59.

#4 OFFLINE   bigwad



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Posted 12 March 2011 - 09:41 AM

Thanks, that's kinda what I figured. but you saved me a lot of time!

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