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Topic # 31042 2-Mar-2009 21:42

We are rewiring an old house and want to wire for sky while the gib is off the walls but don't necessarily want sky straight away so can't get a free install, our electrician (who isn't normally a sky installer) seems to think 2 cables are needed for sky.  What cables do we need to run?


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  Reply # 198833 2-Mar-2009 21:59
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I believe it's just one cable, RG59, for the satellite connection.  I'm sure someone here with more clues can confirm/deny.

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  Reply # 198840 2-Mar-2009 22:36
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RG59 is NOT used for Sky satellite installs and never has been.




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  Reply # 198842 2-Mar-2009 22:42
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Just run some RG6

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  Reply # 198886 3-Mar-2009 08:29
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Generally, you should run 2x Sky Approved RG6 and 2x telephone to each wall plate for Sky TV & 1x RG6 for UHF/VHF.

There are quite a few threads relating to this topic in the Home Theatre section.  Look out for posts from Cyril7 or sbiddle they know what they are talking about.

Also check out the following documents.  Not all sections apply but there is some interesting info contained in them. 

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  Reply # 198902 3-Mar-2009 09:59
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Hi, as Jimmy says, I recommend that you run 3x RG6 from a central site in the ceiling space (thats readily accessible) to your lounge where you will site your TV and ensure that you can run 2x RG6 from that central ceiling site to the roof where a dish would be installed (can see northwestern sky at 40deg elevation). In the end you will require two runs for the dish to the sky box and one run returning from the sky box to the roof space so you can distribute RF around the house should you wish. If you are going to use off air DTT or analog FTA from an antenna then you should provide a seperate run for that also.

Ideally two of those runs from the lounge to the dish should be continuous runs with a loop at the central ceiling space but this is not essential they can be joined in the ceiling (although sky prefer not to but its not really a problem). Ensure you also run two cat5e runs to the site of the TV to provide for both phone (sky need this) and also an ethernet run back to your router/switch for future media client.

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  Reply # 198907 3-Mar-2009 10:28
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Spyware: RG59 is NOT used for Sky satellite installs and never has been.


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  Reply # 199248 4-Mar-2009 17:16

My recent MyskyHDi install was a "dual" cable RG6 - is that cheaper than 2 single cables? Is it available somewhere?

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  Reply # 199341 5-Mar-2009 08:02
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Digimatch provide a simese dual cable for Sky, it is slightly cheaper than two runs of single, but more importantly twice as quick to pull one simese than two singles, time is money.

Reason Sky provide this cable is all installs must provide two runs to the dish, period.

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