using dual cable leads?

Discussion in 'HDTV Equipment (Closed Forum)' started by Ryker_moore, Jul 24, 2005.

  1. Ryker_moore

    Ryker_moore New Member

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    I am still new to all of this. I was wondering if a dual RG6 cable run in off of my antenna would cut the signal loss or if it would be a total waste?? I know that the resistance of a run of wire can be made in half by doubling the wire when dealing with electrical power lines and such.....so it makes "logical" sense that putting a second coax line in parallel with the first should make the signal have a loss that would be half of the single line........

    thoughts???? or experience??

    Thanks,
    Ryker
     
  2. rcbridge

    rcbridge Godfather

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    Probably a waste of time, but for clarity how were you planning on combining the 2 cables?
    Seperate connectors or trying to combine the conductors?
     
  3. MarkA

    MarkA God Bless America! DBSTalk Gold Club

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    LOL, you're asking for major problems if you try to "bi-wire" (that's what the audio psyho's call such a setup) your satellite by combining two cables. If you're that worried about signal/voltage loss (and in most houses, you shouldn't be) - run RG-11 instead of RG-6.
     
  4. Ryker_moore

    Ryker_moore New Member

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    actually Mark, my satellite has been gone for over 1 year. I went back to just an OTA antenna and watch more TV now than I did with the top 50 package before. I am just looking to improve the signal that I am getting more and more. I am currently having a guy look at moving a 45 foot or so tower to here and that will put me up 20 foot higher than current.

    I was planning on using a splitter at the top to put the signal into the 2 cables then rejoin them at the "amp" end of the pre-amp inside.....but as I think about device loss then I am guessing that I would lose most of what I would gain.....so it was a thought that I am going to not try.....

    thanks.....
     

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