Can you recommend a good F-Pin cable?

SteveMs

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Hi. I am in the market for new F-Pin style cables for my Moto 6412. I hear mixed revies regarding the Monster branded cables, so I am looking for recommendations. i dont want to spend a fortune, but I am budgeting roughly $40 per cable or less. Anyone have any recommendations?

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Stavs
 

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Probably not going to make too much difference unless you have a long run of cable, lots of electrical interference, or a bad connector.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/su...d=10216&style=

or if you want something a bit better overall -- custom length with Belden RG59 1505 or RG6 1694 core cable.
http://www.bluejeanscable.com/store/...able/1694A.htm

I don't see any reason to pay anything higher than Blue Jeans price.
Honestly even Radio Shacks basic cable isn't a bad choice in most situations -- I find the connector quality is the key to F-connectors. I've seen too many people trying to use cables where the connector is only half on and can't figure out why the signal is so bad.
 

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Well, I had some AR branded blue rf cables. I think the problem is the connectors. I've been looking at the Bluejeans stuff, and it seems like what I need. So, do I get the RG59 or R6? I cant really discern the difference except for flexibility and lower loss. For digital hd cable/broadband, should I just get the RG6?
 

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I'd probably get the RG6 though if you're running short lengths indoors (Cable outlet to Cable box). I don't think you'd have much problem though I'm so used to Sat TV where RG6 is somewhat more useful running long runs from the outside to the receiver. I'm actually a bit surprised the AR cables aren't working well unless they are pretty old or been stressed out (lots of attaching/reattaching, stretched a bit too far, etc).
 

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Well, I had a problem with my FoxHD channel not showing up. I wiggle the cable, and it comes back in. Its the connector...I ended up ordering from bluejeans based on the reviews and their connectors look quality. I've been a Monster guy for years (worked at Best Buy so i got a discount), and I've tried BetterCables, so I figured I'd give BlueJeans a shot.
 

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Certainly sounds like a broken cable/shield/connector though I guess it's odd that it's only one channel? I think BJC has a money back guarantee though I've honestly rarely heard anybody ever send one back -- at least b/c they didn't like the quality.

If you have a lot of F-connector cables like I do, it is pretty neat to be able to replace your own -- a bunch of Digicon compression fitting, a cheap stripper, and handheld compression tool and your off to the races. I'm always re-running cable lines, moving stuff around, and I think I've replaced every connector in my house over the last year -- ?? 50 connectors counting every cable run indoors and out.
 

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