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high def coax

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.

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

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

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.

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.

04-13-2005, 02:25 PM