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Old 28-10-2007, 13:34
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Really stupid question from someone with ZERO knowledge of the technical side of things!

I've just bought a coaxial 3C-2V cable extension so I can move my TV/Freeview into a new position.

The existing cable being used is a 5C-2V cable which also seems a lot thicker.

Before I set it up - should I get a 5C-2V extension instead? Will there be much difference? I live in a part of Kent with poor signal and have to use a booster (connected to mains).

I'm guessing it's probably worth going to Maplin for some 5C-2V but wanted to check with the experts first!

Thanks
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Old 28-10-2007, 15:29
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Hmm.

I wonder if the lack of replies is due to the same confusion I have over terminology!

All this C and V stuff, whilst apparently valid (Google is our fiend) doesn't seem to relate easily to the way we usually refer to Cable types.
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Old 28-10-2007, 15:34
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Hmm.
I wonder if the lack of replies is due to the same confusion I have over terminology!

All this C and V stuff, whilst apparently valid (Google is our fiend) doesn't seem to relate easily to the way we usually refer to cable types.
I thought this would be answered in seconds and based my own confusion on the fact I am useless beyond wiring a plug!

I tried to google and found lots of wire for sale - but no idiots guide to what the difference is

I've managed to use the thinner wire but can't seem to get ITV or Channel 4 channels running. Normally the Beeb channels get the worst reception!

Looks like I will have to get the thicker wire and hope that works
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Old 28-10-2007, 15:37
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Doing a google, it appears that they are of chinese/japanese origin (surprise). Both are used for Digital TV.
Try it out and see, is your best bet. If not up to standard change it for the 5C-2C.
WH
PS just read your 2nd post. Get the booster up as close to the aerial as possible. ie fix it up in the attic.
WH
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Why are we discussing this thread in a satellit (technical) forum?
WH
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Old 29-10-2007, 12:53
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3C-2V is RG-59U (6.5mm diameter) which is basic TV co-ax
5C-2V is RG-6U (8.5mm diameter) is better-quality "satellite" CoAx
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Old 29-10-2007, 15:56
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Thanks for the advice chaps. Off to Maplins for some 5C tomorrow
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