Difference between RG6 and Regular CATV Cable

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  1. Armin Pohl

    Armin Pohl Auditioning

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    I have a sat hookup and I was wondering if i should use RG6 from the dish to the receiver only or if I should use RG6 from the receiver to the VCR too. Is RG6 just for the dish to IRD connection ?

    what;s the quality difference between rg6 and regulat catv cable
     
  2. John S

    John S Producer

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    RG6, does offer higher bandwidth than say RG59...

    Not exactly sure how that equates to a difference you will see or not really.....
     
  3. Robert_J

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    Both RG-6 and RG-59 have enough bandwidth to carry satellite signals. The RG-6 has a larger center conductor and it carries the voltage back to the dish with less resistance.

    If you are talking about using it via the RF connector then that's the worst connection to use. If you VCR supports it, use s-video. If not, then use composite video and analog audio connections. I'm using those connections now with RG-6 cable to get my signal from the satellite receiver in the theater room to the TV in the living room.

    -Robert
     
  4. matt-f

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    The RG6 is also classified as a coax cable if I'm not correct.
     

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