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post #1 of 6 Old 07-01-2012, 05:57 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm fishing RG6 through the walls for the home theater. What are the higher end coaxial connectors? None of the ones I see at Fry's are gold plated.

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I would not worry about gold plated connectors. The compression type F connectors are excellent (these are the type used by the cable companies)

http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/27-5845&cid=prodCrossSell
or at frys: http://www.frys.com/product/4894060?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

and typical tool

http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/22-14545&green=A5D05D06-6FBF-58A0-0AA8-FFB38031D583&utm_campaign=MyBuys&utm_medium=Recommendation&utm_source=prod&utm_term=22-14545

or the tool and connectors at Frys:
http://www.frys.com/product/3916028?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

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+1 for the compression fittings.
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Would the less expensive compression tool's work ok for homeowners (occasional use)?
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Would the less expensive compression tool's work ok for homeowners (occasional use)?
Yes

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This is what I use and they are very good. Fairly inexpensive as well.
It's a combo kit so you get the compression tool and a coax stripper.
http://www.specialized.net/Specialized/HCPT6590-Hybrid-Pkt-Compression-Tool--CPT6590Single-Stripper-5845.aspx?src=banner
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