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Since the signal going through the coaxial cable from the dish is digital, is it true that the thickness of the coaxial cable does not matter? I may need to use a very thin cable in order to get through my sliding glass door on my balcony and was wondering how thin of a cable I could find that would work.
 

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buddha,


Don't scrimp on the cable from the dish to the stb. Use high quality RG-6 along with weather proof connectors. Don't use RG-59 cable.
 

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I use the flat cable to pass through a sliding door. The only problem is that it is likely to break inside if you apply too much pressure. So once you install it dont move it too much.


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It is a "thinnnes vs length" question. The signal throught the cable is not actually "digital", it is an RF carrier with a digital modulation format (QPSK for satellite). Attenuation of the 950 to 1450 MHz signal is still an issue. It will not cause "snow" as NTSC or FM analog signalling will, but it will cause occasional freeze frames or loss of service if the signal level is close to the lower limit.


You can use a short length (2' or so) of smaller cable, it will probably not cause much loss, but don't use 50' of the same cable because there will be insufficient signal left.


You can probably get by with a jumper of "thin" 75 Ohm RF cable.


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You can buy flat coax at Radio Shack (and other places) that is RG6 and is MADE for this application.


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You CAN put antennas on your owned and/or controlled property...

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