rg-6 shielded vs un-shielded

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 Question by Kelly mckinley posted 08 Jul 2004
 rg-6 shielded vs un-shielded
I need to know whether or not rg-6 needs to be shielded vs un-shielded when used in a high end home for video feeds. Does it make any differance for the quality?
Kelly
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 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 12 Jul 2004
Dear Kelly,
RG-6 is a shielded coax cable. Yes quality does make a big difference as well as the type of shielding. For the best signal use a quad-shield like a CommScope 2277K and good quality properly sized crimp connectors, avoid using twist on connectors as they will be a headache later.


Sincerely,
Joseph Golan, RCDD

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