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Greeting all, I am getting ready to move and I will be needing to do some cable runs (not sure hte distance but up the wall over a little bit and back down) fdor component cables (from DVD to TV). I have seen on other threads the suggestion to use RG5 cable however the stores near me all sell rg6 in bulk not rg5. Is there a large difference and can I use hte RG6 and what is the trade off?


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You can use RG59 or RG6 for interconnects. You'll want solid copper center conductors though rather than the commonly available copper coated steel for anything but the typical 3-6ft run. RG5 is for thicknet computer networks and is 50 Ohm rather than the 75 Ohm you'll need.


RG59 is fine for interconnects and is more flexible. RG6 is needed for antenna and dish runs so many people use it for everything.
 
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