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high def coax

rich54
04-11-2005, 05:39 PM
i'm getting ready to install direct tv this weekend and i was wondering if the type of coax is important for receiving high def. i've read some things online explaining that rg6 coax with a 3GHz rating is needed. i'm looking at some rg6 with a 1GHz rating. is this true or is it a sales pitch for more expensive coax. thanks.

borromini
04-11-2005, 06:31 PM
You should use RG6, but I'm not sure about the GHz rating.

rich54
04-12-2005, 07:38 PM
can anyone help me with this question?

rudyusmc1980
04-12-2005, 07:49 PM
satelite needs the higher rating. cable only needs 1Ghz. This is what I have read on forums, not what I know for fact. the provider should be able to tell you exactly. keep in mind that you will also need the higher rating for any splitters you use also.

rbinck
04-12-2005, 09:11 PM
Directv goes up to 2.2 Ghz. Belden stops rating the loss per 100' at 1 Ghz, but it will handle D* just fine.

rich54
04-13-2005, 02:25 PM
thanks!