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extending sky cable

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by sparkymarky, Jan 28, 2003.

  1. sparkymarky

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    due to a proposed new tv being so large, i need to alter my room around. this leaves the sky cable to my digibox lacking by about 2 metres.

    anyone know how best to do it (i'm an aircraft electrician so i should be able to do it myself) i.e in-line splice or complete new run?

    and which cable (ct100????) from where and how much is it?

    a lot of questions i know!!!


    thanks for any replies
     
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    I think B@Q sell screened digi cable and 'F' connectors for extending sky digi cable.

    If I'm wrong then someone will undoubtably tell us.
     
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    Ah, an easy one. This is answered comprehensively at this page. Basically, you can try two "F" connectors and a threaded barrel. If the results are not good, you'll need to replace the entire cable run with satellite cable. Worth risking a few pennies I think. If you make the connections carefully to avoid short-circuits (unplug the Digibox from the wall socket!) then there's no risk.

    Fman
     
  4. sparkymarky

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    cheers m8
    just what i needed
     

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