1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Aerial cable to buy?

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by mobily, Feb 2, 2004.

  1. mobily

    mobily
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2003
    Messages:
    477
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Plymouth
    Ratings:
    +2
    Hello all,

    I am moving very soon and am in the market for a quality aerial cable to connect to the aerial socket in the wall of my new flat. Is there any particular one that anyone could recommend and where I could get it from?

    Thanks,

    James :)
     
  2. hornydragon

    hornydragon
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2001
    Messages:
    28,299
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Somewhere near the M4 most of the time......
    Ratings:
    +1,215
    most are good but the QED looks sexy Bandridge and kimber do them too so does almost everyone.
     
  3. mobily

    mobily
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2003
    Messages:
    477
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Plymouth
    Ratings:
    +2
    Thanks for your extremely swift reply horny!

    Excuse my ignorance, but where might I be able to find bambridge and kimber? I have never heard of them.

    Thanks,

    James :)
     
  4. eviljohn2

    eviljohn2
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2002
    Messages:
    7,529
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Near London.
    Ratings:
    +208
    Go to your local hardware store and buy some "Aerial downline cable", and the relevant F-type connectors and build it yourself. They're easy to make and better than any expensive cables I've tried!
     
  5. Nic Rhodes

    Nic Rhodes
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2001
    Messages:
    17,133
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Location:
    Cumbria
    Ratings:
    +1,277
  6. eviljohn2

    eviljohn2
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2002
    Messages:
    7,529
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Near London.
    Ratings:
    +208
    Very interesting reading, I still stand by building your own cable though - you can choose which wire to use (that guide being very helpful) and perform some reasonable terminations on the end with solid connectors. It worked for me and came to about £6 for 10m - and I've got some of the decent cable they mention!
     
  7. hornydragon

    hornydragon
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2001
    Messages:
    28,299
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Somewhere near the M4 most of the time......
    Ratings:
    +1,215
    Kimber at russ andrews and bandridge Profigold range available all over the place.
     
  8. Nic Rhodes

    Nic Rhodes
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2001
    Messages:
    17,133
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Location:
    Cumbria
    Ratings:
    +1,277
    I am all for building your own cable, I have made the odd post on this before ;), you just need to make sure you use the right one :)
     
  9. bobbypunk

    bobbypunk
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    The best pre-built cable i've used is QED's but at £30-35 per metre terminated it's a bit costly but there was a marked improvement.
    Saying that I've never compared it to a hand built cable only alternative pre-builts and standard sat cable
     

Share This Page

Loading...