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I've been looking at the cabling in my house (from dish satellite to TV).


The cable that runs from outside into the house is CATV (UL) E83032 F6SSSV - that's the only thing I can read on the cable.


Is this equivalent to RG6? If not, is it as good as RG6 or should I replace it with RG6? Looking at all ways to improve my reception & picture quality.


The house was built in 1997.


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It probably is RG-6. Look at the center conductor: RG-6 has a thicker, stronger center conductor. Also, the shielding is considerably better then RG-59. Look at your Sat picture; it should be a nice clean picture. If you see wavy patterns, snow, double images, you have RG-59 (not acceptible). RG-59 in this case will act as an antenna to some degree picking up stray signals. Also, be sure that you have well crimped RG-6 fittings. Use only spliters that have a frequency response out to 1 gHz, at least. No splitters to 900 mHz.
 
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