Cabling for HDTV

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Bobby C, Jan 9, 2004.

  1. Bobby C

    Bobby C Stunt Coordinator

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    If I get cable or satellite HDTV, do I need to use different video cables than those used by standard cable TV? I just ripped out my basement ceiling and can the necessary area to run cables, but am not sure about what type of cables. Also, if I get HD satellite or cable, do all outlets need HD cabling?

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    Bob
     
  2. Robert_J

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    Are you asking about coax cable? RG-6, quad-shield, copper conductor is the best but it's over-kill. RG-6 double shield with copper coated steel conductor will work just fine. Use quality F-connectors.

    Are you asking about the cable from the receiver or cable box to the TV? I'll be using more RG-6 as component cable when I move my equipment to a different room. Any good video cable will work unless you have DVI/HDMI connections on your TV. Then you will need a special cable.

    -Robert
     

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