RG6 Cable

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  1. housemr

    housemr Legend

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    I need to add a new outlet for a wired geni mini and the location is 75-100ft from my inside splitter. what is my best option for this? i am assuming i should pre run the wire so i can hide it properly and then have the tech put ends on the cable. does anyone have any suggestion of reliable cable as amazon reviews are all over the place?
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    try local Home Depot
    mini/client does not require RG-6 swiped up to 3 GHz; 1-2 GHz is enough
    if you'll run the cable without sharp turns, it would works OK
     
  3. jimmie57

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    Take a look at this one. It has a solid copper core. Some, many are steel core with a copper cladding. The copper core is a better transmitter of the signal and will carry the electrical signal further than the steel.

    Solid Signal RG6 Coax Cable w/ Solid Copper Core (SSRG6COAX)
     
  4. studechip

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    Solid copper isn't necessary except from the lnb to the power inserter. If it's less that 100 ft it probably isn't needed there anyways. All other cabling can be copper coated steel.
     
  5. harsh

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    DECA operates at less than 900MHz so there's no major concern about the cable there. AT&T technicians won't use anything but RG6 so that's what you'll need to provide them.

    The bigger question is how is this cable going to travel in its 100' run from the splitter (aerial, underground, conduit, in-wall, etc.)?
     
  6. studechip

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    And that matters why?
     
  7. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    It may determine whether a special kind of cable is required (i.e. direct burial or something thinner for <1.5" radius bends).
     
  8. studechip

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    Which accounts for about .0001% of all installs. Your comment is completely devoid of merit.
     
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  9. harsh

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    That statistic seems awfully arbitrary.:rolleyes:

    How frequent do you suppose 100' runs from a switch to a receiver are?

    It seems like there may have been a total cable length limit (all branches added together) that was the policy at one time.
     
  10. studechip

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    Very arbitrary, just like your comment. You should stay in forums where you know what you are talking about. This isn't one of them.
     
  11. housemr

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    That has ends also. Thanks
     
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  12. harsh

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    Ends are rather easy to cut off. For shorter lengths (under 500'), terminated cables are often cheaper than custom-cut cable.
     
  13. texasbrit

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    Actually Jimmy it won't. Signal attenuation is the same whether it's steel or copper core, because the signal is carried on the outside layer of the cable. Where the copper core scores is if you are carrying current, where the voltage attenuation is better with copper core. With Directv, this typically means you should use copper core for the run between the power inserter and the dish, for long runs for sure. The rest of the system can be standard RG6 steel core.
     
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  14. studechip

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    Exactly texasbrit!
     
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  15. jimmie57

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    I remember a long discussion about what to use when a run was 150 feet and back then the main thing was to get SCC.
    What if the OP decides to change the location of his power inserter and put it on this new line ?
    For the amount of work to run this one line and the small difference in the price of steel core vs SCC I would put in the SCC every time.
     
  16. harsh

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    That would be a rather arbitrary and ill-advised decision. Bright ideas like this are what made self-install a non-option.
     
  17. texasbrit

    texasbrit Well-Known Member

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    I have no problem with someone using SCC everywhere. Directv installers often do. Just understand you don't need to.
     
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  18. studechip

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    Sigh
     
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    :rolleyes:
     
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  20. jimmie57

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    We have people almost all the time looking for help because they rearranged their receivers and now they will not work or maybe 1 of them does not work.
     

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