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RG6 Quad Shield Coax Cable - Why you should use it over RG59!

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Old 12-04-2007, 02:54 PM   #1
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Philips RG6 Quad Shielded Coax Cable - 75 ohm coaxial cable, designed to optimize performance from digital sources such as HDTV. Corrosion resistant brass F compression connectors. 24 Karat gold electroplated connectors and dielectric material insulation for optimum signal transfer. Durable 18 AWG copper coated steel center conductor. Aluminum braided shield prevents signal loss, aluminum foil shield minimizes interference. Heavy duty outer jacket for long life protection. RG6 quad shield cable transfers signals 3x faster and prevents signal loss up to 8x better than RG59 cable.

What is RG6 - Quad Shield Cable?
Most commonly found in broadband (CATV) cable, quad shields are multiple layers of foil/braid/foil/braid. This construction gives excellent shield protection and also allows the use of water blocking gels and other methods to weather-proof cables.

RG6 is the recommended coaxial cable for distributing signals from cable TV, satellite dish or from a roof-top antenna. The RG6 cable construction provides better sheilding than the older RG59 coax cable. RG6 cables that we carry are triple or Quad Shielded. Available in 500 and 1000 foot lengths, Belden RG6 cables also have additional Duobond Plus/Duofoil features that make them the industry leaders.

For video distribution in homes, offices and restaurants we recommend the Belden 7915A and 7916A coaxial cables. Sweep tested to 3.0 GHz, these cables have the UL fire rating and are designed for DBS(DirectTV/Dish etc.), Broadband CATV(digital cable), Cable Modem and HDTV.

For broadcast studio quality DBS/CATV/HDTV distribution in your home/office, we recommend the 4.5 GHz copper braided Belden 1694A. With a 95% Copper braid, double sided, overlapped foil, the shield effectiveness of 1694A exceeds that of quad-shield cable.

RG6 Cable Application Sweep Test Range
RG6 Cable for Cable TV 1 GHz (1000MHz)

High End Low Loss
RG6 Cable for DBS/Satellite Dish/HDTV 3.0 GHz (3000MHz)

*Broadcast Quality low-loss RG6 Cable for HDTV, home theater and broadcast studios 4.5 GHz (4500MHz)

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I could not agree more with your post. An often overlooked component in any video installation is the quality of the coax and the quality of the connector installation.

If you are contemplating wiring your home with coax to the set top box or directly to the TV, I would suggest that you invest $50 or so in a high quality "compression" tool along with the appropriate F compression connectors (RG6-Quad is recommended) and learn how to prepare the cable and install the connectors the right way. A quick search on YouTube will yield some decent instructional videos. If you don't want to do that, find someone in your local high-end A/V store that does that for a living....and stay away from the "crimp style" or "screw on" F connectors -- insist on the compression type connectors like those made by Digicon.

A very high percentage of video and audio quality issues can ultimately be traced back to poor coax and poor connector installation. And sometimes, these problems are a real bear to track down -- so save yourself some hassle and do it right the first time.

My personal favorite coax manufacturer is the stuff made by Belden cable -- they have a few RG6Q types that work wonderfully.
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