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Old 01-28-2011, 07:41 PM   #15
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Also make sure the cable in RV is for satillite not cable. They are different. Monster cable is better to use. Direct wired our RV with a hook up (flat cable) out the side window so we would not have to drill holes. Works great now. The cable built in rv is for plan old cable hook ups-not satillite. Ours was done free by direct tv.
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Also make sure the cable in RV is for satillite not cable. They are different. Monster cable is better to use. Direct wired our RV with a hook up (flat cable) out the side window so we would not have to drill holes. Works great now. The cable built in rv is for plan old cable hook ups-not satillite. Ours was done free by direct tv.
No, I beg to differ. RG59 was pretty much always used as the standard size for cable hookups for decades, and electrically it's indifferent to RG6 or even RG11. The largest difference is the shielding present in each type. RG6 is a larger diameter due to higher shielding. The differences between the these two would only become apparent as you cross over 500' or so. I don't think there is over 500' in any of our motor homes. There are countless 10's of thousands of satellite DirecTV and DiSH installations using the homeowners original CATV with no problems. Especially since the original poster is using a non-HD, non SWM DirecTV signal... I know for a fact that works fine on RG58 50 ohm up to about 100 feet! hehe

IF you had a problem in your Motorhome and replacing the cable fixed it then you most likely had a pre-existing problem of corroded terminal ends, the dreaded black wire disease or perhaps a faulty connection elsewhere. I can almost assure that your signal problems were not due to the your existing wiring being of a 'cable' grade.
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For the connection from the sat receiver to the display unit (monitor/television) from worst to best

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Is there any possibility of getting an upgraded Dish reciever, they are almost free if you sign up for service, that along with a newer model TV should help to simplify hookups..

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