RG6 for satellite vs RG6 for Cable TV?

Old 04-11-07, 08:40 PM
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RG6 for satellite vs RG6 for Cable TV?

Is there a difference between RG6 for satellite TV and RG6 for cable TV? I've moved into a house that used to have satellite, but I now have cable TV. I've used the existing RG6 cabling to hook everything up, but was wondering whether there was any issue with using the RG6 that's already laid - some of the RG6 have the words Digital Satellite Cable on the sheath, but as far as I can tell, it's still RG6 and appears to match the normal cable TV RG6 I'm used to. Is it just a marketing gimmick, or is there a true difference? Thanks
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It's the same stuff.
Old 04-12-07, 08:23 PM
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Any RG6 will work for cable. They used to use RG-59

RG6 for Satellite should be factory swept tested for carrying higher frequencies.
Yeah, the wording you see is sorta a marketing gimmick(but it prolly was swept tested)
Sorta like vhf/uhf antennas these days. - they now put Digital TV on the antenna box.


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