Coaxial cable for HR54

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  1. SParker

    SParker Active Member

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    I am looking to relocate my satellite receiver to the other side of my room. If I don't have enough cable I was going to buy a a new cable. Can I use any old RG 6 or do I need something special?
     
  2. WestDC

    WestDC Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    For the receiver any rg6 cable will work --the down lead from the sat att should be solid copper core
     
  3. SParker

    SParker Active Member

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    So I would need a cable with the solid copper core to go to the multi-switch and the other end would go to the satellite receiver?
     
  4. SParker

    SParker Active Member

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    Attached is a picture of my SWM multi-switch. I assume the DC power pass input is from the satellite dish outside and the 2 outputs serve to my HR 54 and my genie mini?
     

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  5. Bitterman

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    Hudson...
    To be clear that is a two way splitter, not a multiswitch. The single connector goes to your dish. The DC Pass Connector (left side output) goes to your HR-54 or where there is a power inserter installed, so power can get back up to the dish. The "plain" output side likely goes to your mini.

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  6. SParker

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    Okay so there is a power inserter connected down there somewhere. So if I want to replace the cable going to my HR 54 I need to find where it's plugged into the power inserter? I just ordered this cable from Amazon I assume this will work just fine?

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017CV8ZVU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
  7. Bitterman

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    Hudson...
    Well there "may" be a power inserter somewhere, lol. The HR-54 has one built in, but if your setup was upgraded from a previous install there still may be a power inserter somewhere.

    In any event either the HR-54, or the line that has the power inserter (if you have one) installed on it, has to be on the DC Pass side of the splitter.

    I couldn't see any specs on the cable you ordered, unless I missed them. The cable should be 3GHz RG/6.

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  8. SParker

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    Got more information on Walmart's site. Now that you mention it I believe the tech from a few times ago told me that the system was powered from my receiver.

    "RG-6 75 Ohm Quad Shield Coax Cable for (CATV, Satellite TV, & Broadband/High Speed Internet) is made with Quad shield solid copper cable and Belden compression connectors. quad shield RG-6 broadband coax cable has a copper core center conductor, a UV resistant PVC jacket and is swept tested 5MHz-3GHz. It is tested to SCTS Standards, UL approved and ISO factory standard These cables are for indoor and outdoor use and can be used with either your CATV Cable or Satellite System."

     
  9. Bitterman

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    Hudson...
    I think you should be all set then!

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  10. WestDC

    WestDC Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    any rg6 from the Switch to the receiver
     
  11. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    copper from LNBF to PI/power source DVR
     
  12. harsh

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    What you should have said was "solid copper" (as opposed to copper coated steel aka CCS).
     
  13. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    sure - solid copper central wire!
     

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