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post #1 of 10
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Does anybody use these guys? I've found a QS solid copper RG6 cable by them for nearly half the price of comparable cables with nearly identical specs.

Their products do seem to be used in some short-run patch cables and are sold in spools on eBay, but I don't see much other testimony about the cable's quality.

Is there anyone here with experience with Perfect Vision cables? How do they compare to Belden or other top-grade cables? Links to the datasheets are below in case that helps.


-amanisdude
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Links:

Perfect Vision ULPVRG6SCQUAD Quad-Shield Cable: https://www.perfect-vision.com/webstore/spec-sheets/ULPVRG6SCQUAD.pdf

Belden 7916A Quad-Shield Cable (for comparison): http://www.belden.com/techdatas/english/7916A.pdf
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http://www.avsforum.com/t/1151957/perfect-vision-or-commscope-rg6-quad-question#post_16599912
Edited by ifor - 8/1/13 at 3:16am
post #3 of 10
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Thanks! Somehow this didn't come up in any of my searches.

Unfortunately for me, I've already ordered a *MEAGER* 500 feet of Perfect Vision RG6 cabling, which is already its way. --sigh--

Well, I'll try and take my best care to install it and report my findings back here. Maybe I'll get lucky that it'll get damaged enough en route for them to take it back, although they'd probably just send me another roll.

Alternatively, I suppose I could just make and sell a bunch of short-run cables like these guys are doing, although I'd probably be too embarrassed to do that if the quality is poor.

Thanks.


-amanisdude
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Edited by amanisdude - 8/2/13 at 6:43am
post #4 of 10
Actually I use Perfect Vision Solid Copper RG6 every day on my Directv and Dishnet installs. My only complaints with them is I buy it in 1000' reels that come in boxes, and the boxes always fall apart before I'm done with the roll. You definitely will win brownie points with any tech that comes to your home by having solid copper. cool.gif
post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by acesat View Post

Actually I use Perfect Vision Solid Copper RG6 every day on my Directv and Dishnet installs. My only complaints with them is I buy it in 1000' reels that come in boxes, and the boxes always fall apart before I'm done with the roll. You definitely will win brownie points with any tech that comes to your home by having solid copper. cool.gif

Haha, yeah. I have yet to see an explanation of why those who don't like it think Perfect Vision cables are of poor quality, so I might as well give it a shot.

The only thing I can think of is the outer jacket may not be as durable as other cables, which might present a problem because I have to tug this stuff through walls and insulation. We'll see how it goes. smile.gif


-amanisdude
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Edited by amanisdude - 8/4/13 at 4:16pm
post #6 of 10
Not really, the biggest difference I notice between solid copper and copper clad steel is that solid copper is more malleable meaning you have to be slightly more gentle with it around corners because it bends easier. Apart from the shoddy cardboard Perfect Vision is a reputable name in coax.
post #7 of 10
This question comes up a lot.

Steel core RG6 is designed for CATV drop cables. These can span 50 feet or more from a pole to a residence so the steel core adds strength. As RF in CATV is within the skin effect area, a copper clad is sufficient for good signal transfer.

DBS has DC power as well as audio band control signals feed back to the dish. Here the copper cladding while ideal for the RF from the dish, is not sufficient for the DC power or low frequency control signals at longer lengths. This is why DBS doesn't recommended copper clad steel RG6. It usually works under 100 feet however.

Copper clad RG6 is not made because it's cheaper. It's made for a specific purpose, that is strength on self supporting runs.
post #8 of 10
They also use a steel messenger wire for support too. Our messenger wire is copper though for grounding, it's not for support. I have no problems putting voltage on CCS but a longer run isn't worth the gamble for me I will use SC.
post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
With regard to the Perfect Vision cable I ordered, it's a ULPVRG6SCQUAD, meaning that it has a solid copper core (not coper clad steel as most other Perfect Vision cables) and is quad shielded. (I checked the cable once I received it, and it does indeed have a solid copper core.)

Furthermore, according to the little information in its spec sheet, its electrical characteristics nearly at par with the Belden 7916A or 7915A, except for its attenuation rating, which is slightly worse.

Also, from what I've seen so far, the cable's jacket seems durable and the cable itself appears to be strong. I'll install it and post here if I have any trouble. Thanks for all the help!


-amanisdude
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post #10 of 10
I somewhat doubt that you would ever be able to perceive any difference between that and any other brand of cable, type of shielding, and center conductor material. Solid copper is rarely if ever at all prewired in homes because it's more expensive and the only real advantage is it doesn't drop voltage as fast. HOWEVER, one thing is for sure, it can handle anything you throw at it. And for people like us it's a very small price to pay for that peace of mind.
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