Sky+ Cable

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by digitalwolf, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. digitalwolf

    digitalwolf
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2005
    Messages:
    296
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Midlands
    Ratings:
    +4
    I have limited access as to where the cable can enter my house. It was difficult getting the cable into the house as a shed is about 20cm from the wall.

    I have seen on a friends install,this cable sky have installed which is the same thickness as CT100 but contains two skinny cables, hence 2 feeds for sky+.

    What does everybody think of this cable? Signal strength, quality drop?

    Is it as good as having 2 direct lengths of CT100?
     
  2. Starburst

    Starburst
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2000
    Messages:
    17,838
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Ilkeston
    Ratings:
    +979
    No direct experience but from what I have read the general concensus has been that the CT63 (Shotgun) cable should only be used for the shorter cable runs due to performance drop offs.
     
  3. av2diefor

    av2diefor
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    CT100 will give the best performance, the "shotgun" cable is only reccomended for distances of 20m or less.
     
  4. digitalwolf

    digitalwolf
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2005
    Messages:
    296
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Midlands
    Ratings:
    +4
    My cable run is 8 meters,so I should be alright!
     
  5. av2diefor

    av2diefor
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    TBH, i fitted it at home at 28m and its spot on, nice and neat.
    If your doing it yourself remember the f connectors are smaller as the cable is 4.8mm dia.
     
  6. SamRadford

    SamRadford
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2005
    Messages:
    3,965
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    N. Yorkshire
    Ratings:
    +309
    8 meters is not a problem. According to Satcure it's OK up to 20 meters. (Obviously this refers to a Sky minidish. If you use a larger dish where a minidish would normally give enough signal, then you can use a longer cable.

    Specifications here:
    http://www.satcure.com/tech/cablespecs.htm

    "Nominal attenuation" is the important bit.

    Also note that this cable requires special "f" connectors as shown here:
    http://www.satcure.com/accs/page7.htm#fconn
     

Share This Page

Loading...