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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 24-01-2016, 13:19 Thread Starter
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We have a 2007 Auto-Trail Tracker with the Media Pack installed. We want to us a Sky Mini Box (which we have) instead of the Technisat receiver installed with the Status Aerial by Autotrail. We already know that we must have a Dome/Dish installed but are wondering if we can use the existing TV cable or would this have to be replaced with Satellite Cable. In the "old days" there was a vast difference in co-ax cable and satellite cable does that still exist, if it does then we know that we will have to have new cabling.

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Just put a question in good old Google and it says that RG59 is standard but RG6 is more High Gain. Didn't realise that its all called Co-ax these days, the only difference is the fittings on the ends. You learn something everyday.
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Are you talking about the cable from the dish to the Sky box or the cable from the Sky box to the TV?
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With the length of cable used in the average motorhome it isn't going to make any significant difference which grade of co-ax you use.
These things only become important where there is a long run of cable between LNB and receiver where signal loss can be critical.

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