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Lenghten a cable wire???

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Generalcarry, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. Generalcarry

    Generalcarry NRA Member

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    Can I add a few feet of cable to an existing TV cable? Will it mess up the reception or are we past those "olden" days? I bought my wife a new TV for the kitchen and she wants it moved 2 feet:dunno:. I REALLY don't want to follow and replace the existing cable through the walls.
     
  2. Toyman

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    Yes, it will be fine. This is assuming of course that you're going to use connectors and such, and not a coat hanger and twisting it together.
     

  3. IndyGunFreak

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    Now that's funny...

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  4. Blitzer

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    Some loss is expected at every junction. But if one uses good quality cable and a short extension you would need test equipment to notice the drop in signal strength.
     
  5. Generalcarry

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    Actually the coat hanger was working well until the paper clip fell out of the input.