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Old 08-27-2016, 06:26 PM   #1
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Cable TV - What type & length of Coax Cable to Use?

When pulling into a RV resort, what type of Coax Cable should be used? I picked up 25ft. RG6 Coax Cable but noticed that a HD cable was offered as well for 2 1/2 times the price of the standard Cable. Also, any problems with using 2, 25 ft. lengths connected together (if need be) as far as the reception is concerned?
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Old 08-27-2016, 06:53 PM   #2
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I have had no problems with hooking two together, I just make sure they are tight.

Using RG=6 with the Tailgater from King but I carry extra RG-59 with a couple of barrel connectors.
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Old 08-27-2016, 07:03 PM   #3
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Thanks - Should I purchase the higher price HD cable or will the standard coax cable provide the same reception (including HD channels)?
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Little known fact that cable television is broadcast in 780. HD cable is a waste of money. My entire house, including outside to the antenna is the cheap stuff and the picture is great. If it was me I wouldn't spend the money.
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Thanks - Should I purchase the higher price HD cable or will the standard coax cable provide the same reception (including HD channels)?
I use a regular "cheap" 50 foot coax and have received all the channels just fine everywhere we've connected to a park cable system.

You may want to carry a couple spare "female to female" F connectors. I've needed to use my own connector more than once to connect to the campground's pedestal.
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Old 08-27-2016, 08:06 PM   #6
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You may want to invest in an additional 25' of coax. Also pick up a few of these slip on connectors so you don't have to screw the coax on each time.
https://www.radioshack.com/products/screw-on-to-push-on-adapter?variant=5717637637
And to join to coax cables together you will need at least one of these.
https://www.amazon.com/GE-23203-Extension-Adaptor-Connects/dp/B00061UISM/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1472345912&sr =1-2&keywords=coax+barrel+connector
Shop around on Ebay, Amazon and Walmart for the best prices.
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Just MHO but I feel the best picture quality depends on the tv you are watching and not the cable being used.



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Little known fact that cable television is broadcast in 780. HD cable is a waste of money. My entire house, including outside to the antenna is the cheap stuff and the picture is great. If it was me I wouldn't spend the money.

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i have two 25' cables and a splitter. have had occasion to have to share an outlet with my neighbor.
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HD cable

I just received 50' I bought on amazon for $3.53 and it looks better than one a friend gave me that I used for a year and a half.
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