Perfect Vision Coaxial Cable

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Does anyone have any experience with this brand of RG6 coaxial cable? I want to get decent cable (solid copper, quad-shielded, 3 GHz swept) but don't know if this brand is recommended. I ran a search and it seems DISH or DirecTV use this brand and some people had great things to say and others had bad things to say. In addition, do you know of connectors that would go well with this? It appears some people had problems with the compression ends using this cable. Your opinion is greatly appreciated, thanks!
 

Mr Tony

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I've got some of it here strung through the house....compression only connectors (same ones I posted about in the other thread)
 

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I've got some of it here strung through the house....compression only connectors (same ones I posted about in the other thread)

Thanks! If it gets your seal of approval I guess I'm good to go then! Sorry about all the threads...I know they seem redundant, but I promise they're not all the same!
 

Tron

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I use Perfect Vision dual RG-6 with solid copper center conductor for all of my outdoor runs. No problems ever, even with bandstacked LNBs.

I bought a 500' roll after seeing it used repeatedly on Dish Network and DirecTV installs.
 

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I use Perfect Vision dual RG-6 with solid copper center conductor for all of my outdoor runs. No problems ever, even with bandstacked LNBs.

I bought a 500' roll after seeing it used repeatedly on Dish Network and DirecTV installs.

Is there anywhere to get it besides eBay?
 

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Man I use the cheapest rg-6 I can find. I've used copper conductor and clad steel conductor and haven't noticed a whit of difference. Just bought a roll of cable at Home Depot 35 bucks for 500'. Only reason i would consider copper is if it was running a LONG distance, 2-300', or if it was FREE. I DO use T&B Ultimate RG-6 coax ends though, I like them the best, got them for 10.00/50 on ebay.
 

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Man I use the cheapest rg-6 I can find. I've used copper conductor and clad steel conductor and haven't noticed a whit of difference. Just bought a roll of cable at Home Depot 35 bucks for 500'. Only reason i would consider copper is if it was running a LONG distance, 2-300', or if it was FREE. I DO use T&B Ultimate RG-6 coax ends though, I like them the best, got them for 10.00/50 on ebay.

Arghhhhh....so conflicted. I'd save a bunch of money not getting solid copper, thats for sure.
 

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When I was still installing for Bell & Shaw I used Perfect Vision, Commscope and Vextra. I liked the PV stuff, it was easy to work with and with Thomas & Betts RG6 Snap n' Seal Ulitmate connectors they went on fairly smooth. At home I use mostly PV and some Commscope. The runs to my bud are PV, burried just a few inches under the grass. Its held up great in my townhome here for the last 8 months.
 

stogie5150

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Arghhhhh....so conflicted. I'd save a bunch of money not getting solid copper, thats for sure.

Lemme say this. If you have in your mind you NEED copper, BUY it. Because if you have any problems you will always have the doubt in the back of your mind that its the cable. But at the same time, buy a length of copper clad steel and try it A/B. I bet in normal FTA use you wont tell the difference without an oscilloscope.
 

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Go with copper clad steel - will work just great - if you had a long run with a motor then use copper. But you just want 97W - get CCS.
Bob
 

Tron

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Copper clad steel is stronger, so its often used by CATV companies for drop lines. There's a price difference, but I stick with copper. I don't like rusted center conductors... I know copper can corrode as well, but I've seen more (and faster) deterioration on the steel stuff the cable companies use for drop line...
 

nydiver

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Not to beat an old horse, but first off not all PV is solid copper, 2nd not sure that each box is swept to 3GHz (Testing seems to conflict), 3rd solid copper is for powering the LNB(s), has ZERO effect on the signal at the 1+GHz range, and if truly solid is wayyy more expensive to produce from both a material and a tooling standpoint.

If you are doing a multi room DVR or whole home connectivity DirecTV install you do need to use the solid copper for the entire install since the slave to master communications channel is at ~2.5 MHz that is the only points you need solid copper from master to slave, also EVERY CONNECTOR MUST BE TIGHT!!!!!!!! at 2.5MHz is ALOT of junk, 1 loose connector can play havoc with the entire system (loose your ground, loose your shield, cable becomes an antenna for ambient noise, raising the noise floor, screwing up the SNR or signal to noise ratio, the system gets confused, pixelizes, tiles, and pukes).

On the Dish Network side you do not need any solid copper for superdish up, the new Hopper and Joey setup can be run entirely with copper clad steel, but again EVERY CONNECTOR MUST BE TIGHT!!!! Not going to say why, all to be revealed at Dish Summit in Orlando.....
 
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