Solved checking co-ax cable from antenna to t.v.

April 15, 2012 at 08:12:26
Specs: Windows XP
My co-ax cable is about 22 years old.I plan on dropping direct TV and use my antenna.How can I check this cable to see if it is o.k.The cable runs down the roof and under the house.thanks Jim b.

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April 15, 2012 at 11:29:22
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22 years is a long time. The cable has deteriorated from ion migration and moisture absorption. Sweep testing is the proper way of testing. I would just run a new cable. I just bought 500 ft RG-6 Quad Shield for about $50.

A Note: All broadcasts are now digital. Your receiver has to have a new style tuner.


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#2
April 16, 2012 at 18:48:40
"Your receiver has to have a new style tuner."

Not really. You can still use an old (Standard-Definition) TV with a converter box. Such as:

http://www.amazon.com/Magnavox-DTV-...

Also check your availability of signal in your area and what type antenna you may need:

http://www.antennaweb.org/

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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