Coax?

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This may be a strange question to ask, as im not exacly new to all this TV and Satellite caper but...

i was in B&Q today getting some coax to run to a second dish... and noticed that there is TV Coax and Satellite Coax???

ive never noticed this before, i studied both.... and after looking decided that its the same? or am i wrong??

oh and for the record i noticed something else thats wierd...

black cable is double the price of brown??? WTF!!
work that one out :)
 

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TV cable is single screened and satellite cable is double screened in places like B&Q, in real terms, no professional installers use single screened for TV anymore, although they may use the cheaper aluminium foil screened cable.

You may find that the brown cable you mention is the single screened TV cable. I pay exactly the same for brown as I do black or white. :)
 

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well being a cheap skate, i bought 25m of brown for a fiver.... ah well its only for my sky dish :)

ill leave the other stuff for my Dreambox.
 

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If you use 25m (and it is only single screened) for satellite IF signals, you are likely to get a lot of loss.
 

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it doesnt say what it is :(
 

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It doesn't need to, it shows you. It is the nastiest of the nasty coax cable, hardly any screening at all. Best thing to do with it is take it back I'm afraid..

This is what you need:
 

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It is the nastiest of the nasty coax cable
OMG!!!!

another trip to B&Q tomorrow then...cant be having that :D
 

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LOL, well at least it gets you out of the house. :)
 

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Mate can i just say you are going to have trouble getting the f connector to stary on with that cable.


You live in rochdale.. . live down the road from you (South Chadderton) ... if you want ill give you 25m of black ct100.. i have a few drums knocking about. Might have some 5core around aswell :D
 

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Is CT100 better than RG6:confused
I got 25m of RG6 with my dish kit and i don't want to be putting up rubbish and having to re-do it all again
 

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I believe RG6 cable can be slight overkill for home sat. Can be triple or quad screened.
 

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jimbo said:
I believe RG6 cable can be slight overkill for home sat. Can be triple or quad screened.
As long as its not crap,that was my main concern:D
 

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Is CT100 better than RG6:confused
I got 25m of RG6 with my dish kit and i don't want to be putting up rubbish and having to re-do it all again
There was a problem with RG6 cable being labelled as ct100 a few month back within Cobra Installations. Basikily all self employed people had to buy their cable.. ct100 is more expensive .. cobra bought rg6 and re labled it ct100.. it caused up roar thus having to stop.. some ct100 drums are now marked by suppliers to distinguis from the 2..

I would say ct100 is the better of the 2 but both are suitable for sat installs.. both cables are used by sky anyway :)
 

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Thanks for clearing that up for me guys:-righton
 

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There is added confusion in that RG6 as sold in the UK is not good quality, certainly not of the same quality of CT100 or WF100, as it normally has aluminium foil and steel braid. RG6 as sold in the US is a high quality cable with all copper and normally a foam dialectric. :)
 

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Bloody hell!The stuff i've got has steel braid and ally foil.Should i use it:confused
 

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It'll be fine, it is after all only for a relatively short run, the attenuation per 100m is not hugely different from WF100 or CT100, it is more to do with durability.
 

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Cheers Rolf,
Well the dish is up but not wired in.Have took some pics whilst putting it up,might help someone along the line;)
 
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