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RG6 vs RG59 – How Your Coaxial Cable Impacts Your TV Reception

Video Review


Video Transcript


hey YouTube it’s Tyra the antenna man in
this video I’m going to demonstrate the
differences between our g6 and rg59 coax
cable I’m going to be using these three
cables this is an rg59 cable this is an
RG 6 tool shield cable and this is an
rg6 quad shield cable I feel that too
many people believe that there’s only
one kind of coaxial cable out there or
they don’t even think about the coaxial
cable but let me tell you the coaxial
cable that you use has a huge impact on
how reliable your reception is if you
use an antenna for TV this white cable
is a cheap rg59 coax okay below that
commonly comes with junk antenna models
I’d tell people not to buy but they buy
them anyway this is an example of one
this is an example of one and this is an
example of one a lot of times people buy
these antennas thinking that they’ll
save money compared to buying a better
more robust model and on top of not
having a good antenna they have a junk
cable that pretty much kills their
signal rg59 cable isn’t shielded as well
as rg6 but a lot of times the center
conductor is made of copper clad steel
instead of solid copper copper clad
steel doesn’t conduct as well as solid
copper there’s more prone to signal loss
this can also cause problems if you’re
using a preamp or the antenna has a
preamp built into it the copper clad
steel simply cannot carry the voltage
needed to power the preamp up at the
antenna these two cables are RG 6 cables
this one here is an RG 6 dual shield
cable it’s insulated a lot better than
the rg59 cable and uses solid copper as
a center conductor this is an rg6 quad
shield cable so it’s insulate a little
bit better than the dual shield cable
but overall both of these are much
better than the rg59 cable you can
better see the size of the Center
conductors and shielding with this
picture taken from the side when the
cables are prepped for compression
fittings you’ll note that there’s very
little shielding in the generic rg59
cable while the rg6 dual shield cable
has a decent amount of shielding to
the center conductor from signal Lawson
interference and the rg6 quad shield
cable on the right has even more
shielding than the rg6 dual shield cable
in the middle I’m now going to
demonstrate how well each of these
coaxial cables work when connected from
an antenna to a TV set I’m using the
same antenna in the same exact location
for each of these cables and each cable
is cut to exactly 25 feet so you’re
going to see how much of an impact the
cable you use has on your TV reception
here’s a signal on a TV station with a
thick rg6 quad shield cable I’m getting
about a 66 to 70 percent signal which is
very good and would likely hold up well
in bad weather conditions when I
switched the rg6 dual shield cable the
signal drops about 5 percent which could
have an impact on the reception of a
certain station depending on how weak
the signal is when I connect the cheap
rg59 cable the signal drops down
significantly to around 53 to 56 percent
which would definitely be more
problematic in bad weather compared to
the nearly 70 percent signal that I had
with the rg6 quad shield cable most of
you can clearly see the difference
between these three cables and the
signal loss but some of you may say what
does it matter if I get a 70 percent
signal or a 55 percent signal I still
get a solid crystal-clear picture
well as it turns out I gave these cables
the benefit of the doubt because the
tuner I use that shows the percentages
on the TV set there’s a very good job
decoding weaker TV stations the TV set
itself does not do a good job hence why
I use that tuner not only to demonstrate
the signal percentages for you guys but
to watch TV on my own time
so I’m going to test out these cables
now on the tuner behind me to show you
the difference with these cables if
you’ve had a TV set that doesn’t have a
good tuner that may have problems
decoding weaker TV stations this is a
topic I talked about in a prior video
but I’ll refresh it just for those of
you that are not aware some TV sets do a
better job decoding weaker stations than
others so I’m going to test out these
cables on a TV set that I know doesn’t
do a good job with weaker stations to
show you the situation you
be in with the rg6 quad shield cable
connected I get a solid signal on my
older panasonic plasma TV no breakup
whatsoever when I switched to the RG 6
dual shield cable there is a little bit
of breakup here and there but nothing
too major however when I use the rg59
cable the TV station is a jumbled mess
of pixels and completely unwatchable if
you have a TV station that’s a jumbled
mess of pixels replacing your cable can
make a huge difference you can clearly
see the difference between using a
quality rg6 quad shield cable and using
a junk cable that came with the cheap
antenna I told you not to buy or a cable
that you purchase for five bucks at
Walmart the difference truly is night
and day I’ve been in many situations
where I’ve installed antennas that need
a 25 to 50 foot coaxial cable run and
because I use a quality rg6 quad shield
cable there’s such little signal loss
that I don’t even have to use a preamp
up at the antenna that people get all
their stations and fine in fact a few
months ago I went to an antenna set up
in Hellertown Pennsylvania where the guy
wasn’t getting many TV stations on his
TV set I noticed that the cable he was
using was a really cheap white cable
sure enough when the cable was replaced
he went from 14 to 33 channels I
attached a link to various recommended
rg6 quad shield coaxial cables in the
description of this video for those of
you that are considering replacing your
current cable that’s going from the
antenna to your TV sets thanks again for
watching this video and if you are on
Facebook be sure to like my page at
facebook.com slash antenna man PA thanks
again for watching subscribe to my
channel and have an awesome day

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  • AUDIO VIDEO COAXIAL CABLE: Double shielded coax cable with thick aluminum braiding insulation and alu mylar foil for a reliable AV connection
  • OXYGEN FREE COPPER: Provides maximum signal power and efficiency, and reduces strain to extend the lifetime of the cable
  • F TYPE CONNECTOR PINS: Perfect for Male to Male cable televisions (CATV), satellite television receivers, VCRs, cable boxes, cable modems, digital router and antenna connectors
  • 24K GOLD PLATED CONNECTORS: Corrosion resistant gold plating minimizes interference, while the all-metal connectors are fully shielded with a copper plate
  • 36 MONTHS MANUFACTURER WARRANTY

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