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Monster Coaxial RF cables

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jake T, Sep 7, 2001.

  1. Jake T

    Jake T Stunt Coordinator

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    Do these cables make a big difference when you connect them from the wall connector of your satellite or cable to your TV or SVHS?
    Thanks
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  2. Bob McElfresh

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    With some exceptions, No, I dont believe the Monster cables will improve the picture.

    Look outside your house. Your CATV coax (Not Monster brand) runs for hundreds (or thousands) of feet. It goes through amplifiers, slant-compensators and splitters, in parallel with power wires, and sits and cooks in the sun 365 days per year.

    The wire between your wall outlet and your TV is NOT the weak link in the chain. Six feet of the highest-quality coax in the world will not make a difference.

    Now for the exceptions:
    1. You MAY have some RG59 coax between the wall and your satellite receiver. You should be using RG6 coax which handles the microwave frequencies better. If this is the case, the Monster cable (made with RG6 coax) MAY look a bit better.
    2. You MAY have old, oxidized coax running between the wall and your TV. Installing the Monster cable will give you fresh contacts. (Often just un-plugging and re-plugging the coax in will improve the picture quality in this situation because it scrapes off the oxidization on the center wire.)
    3. The number 1 problem found by CATV repair men is: Loose coax connectors. You may improve your picture by simply installing the Monster cable and tightening the screws down. (Hint: try disconnecting and re-connecting your existing coax and use a wrench to tighten the connector A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN FINGER TIGHT. Don't over-tighten. Check every year or so.[/list=a]

      Hope this helps.
     
  3. Jake T

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    [Edited last by Jake T on September 07, 2001 at 07:09 PM]
     
  4. Jake T

    Jake T Stunt Coordinator

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    Bob,
    It helps alot.
    Thank You [​IMG]
    P.S. My wife was born in Walnut Creek
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