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Running coax from HD tuner to small amplified antenna max length

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Mike_J_Potter, Mar 29, 2005.

  1. Mike_J_Potter

    Mike_J_Potter Well-Known Member

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    I need to buy a new coax cable to use with my HD tuner and Radio Shack indoor amplified antenna. I previously used a 25 ft RG6 cable, but I had to use that to hook up both tuners on my Directv DVR. What type is recommended, should I go with RG6 again? Also whats the max length coax and I can get away with before loss becomes too high. I would love to be able to get the antenna closer to the back window for better reception.
     
  2. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Well-Known Member

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    RG6 and other coax are rated by their performance at 100 feet.

    If the signals are digital - the performance is better (the cable has less effect).

    So yes, high-bandwidth RG6 is recommended. Get the stuff designed for sat systems if you can.
     
  3. Mike_J_Potter

    Mike_J_Potter Well-Known Member

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    Great thanks, guess I have another project to do this weekend.
     

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