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Common denominator: 110' of solid copper twin RG6s feeding a HD/DVR receiver & 1080p 40" LCD. No switches or anything between dish and receiver.

Setup #1 : Pair of RG6s from dish ends in wall outlet (female receptacle that looks just like the receiver's input). Another pair of RG6s from outlet to receiver.

Setup #2 : Pair of RG6s from dish ends in receiver.

Question A: Would Setup #2 have any noticeable audio/video improvement?

Question B: If Setup #2 is used, how would you handle the RG6s as they come out of a sheetrock wall? Would you have to get blank faceplates and drill holes in them?
 

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frank29 said:
Common denominator: 110' of solid copper twin RG6s feeding a HD/DVR receiver & 1080p 40" LCD. No switches or anything between dish and receiver.

Setup #1 : Pair of RG6s from dish ends in wall outlet (female receptacle that looks just like the receiver's input). Another pair of RG6s from outlet to receiver.

Setup #2 : Pair of RG6s from dish ends in receiver.

Question A: Would Setup #2 have any noticeable audio/video improvement?

Question B: If Setup #2 is used, how would you handle the RG6s as they come out of a sheetrock wall? Would you have to get blank faceplates and drill holes in them?
A: It usually doesn't make a difference.

B: You could do it a few different ways.

1. Drill holes in a blank plate. I use a 3/8" paddle bit with very little force. The trick is to let the drill bit do the work because you can easily break the wall plate if you use too much force.

2. Get a ribbon plate. It's the type of wall plate that slopes out and down a little bit with an opening on the bottom.

3. Or you could buy a dual coax wall plate and remove the barrel connectors.
 

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On question A - no, it won't make any noticeable difference unless there is a problem with one of the connectors (installed wrong, shorted shield, etc.).

The way to go is whatever is most aesthetically satisfactory to you.

Carl
 

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As long as your signals are not on the hairy edge of receivability then the one F-connector barrel (as I call them) in the wall plate will not make a difference. I'd personally leave the plate in the wall.
 

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You do have a very long run of cable. If you seem to have weak signals it may be a good idea to install inline amplifiers.
 
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