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Which Coaxial Cable do I Need?

It depends what you're using it for.  All coax cable on our site is suitable for all situations but some coax cable is better than others, it's really a case of "you get what you pay for", if you're willing to spend a little more on the cable then you will get a little more from the end result.

As mentioned above, all coaxial cable is suitable for all situations, however, below is a list of the uses we personally would use each cable for if we were doing an installation ourselves.

Don't foget: If you're not 100% confident running your own cable due to fitting connectors on the end, we can do that for you, simply select "Fitted" from the drop down box when selecting your free connectors on the main cable product page.

Digital Aerial / Freeview / Freeview+ - This type of TV service only requires a single coaxial feed, if you were running a feed directly from an aerial to a TV, Freeview box or Freeview+ PVR box the best cable to use would be:

Webro RG6 (low to medium quality)
Webro WF100 (high quality)
Webro HD100 (very high quality, the perfect choice if budget allows)
Webro WF125 (very high quality but not notmally used for domestic DIY use)

Satellite Dish to Single Tuner Satellite Receiver - Single tuner satelite receivers require one feed directly from the LNB on the dish to the satellite receiver, we would use:

Webro WF100 (high quality)
Webro HD100 (very high quality, the perfect choice if budget allows)
Webro WF125 (very high quality but not notmally used for domestic DIY use)

Satellite Dish to a Twin Tuner Satellite PVR Box such as, Freesat+, Sky+, Sky+HD and general twin tuner satellite receivers - Twin tuner satellite receivers require a twin feed directly from the LNB on the dish to the Freesat+, Sky+ or Sky+HD box, we would use:

Webro WF65AL (medium quality, used by Sky on new installations)
Webro WF65CU (high quality, very flexible and easy to use)
Webro WF100 Twin / TwinSat (high quality but quite a stiff cable, not as easy to run as WF65CU above)

Virgin Media - Virgin only requires a single cable, by default they use the lower quality RG6 type of cable, we would use:

Webro RG6 (obviously works for Virgin but low to medium quality)
Webro WF100 (high quality)
Webro HD100 (very high quality, the perfect choice if budget allows)
Webro WF125 (very high quality but not notmally used for domestic DIY use)

Extending an Existing Aerial or Satellite DIsh Cable - Sometimes you can't run a complete new cable from the aerial or dish to your equipment (for example, moving your TV or receiver from one side of the room to the other), in this situation you need to minimise loss as you are joining a cable, we would use:

Webro WF100 (single cable feed)
Webro HD100 (single cable feed)
Webro WF65CU (twin cable feed)

Distributing a TV Signal Around the Home - If you are running cable around the home from a Freeview or Satellite Receiver (with or without distribution amplifiers) you will only need a single cable, we would use:

Webro RG6 (low to medium quality)
Webro WF100 (high quality)
Webro HD100 (very high quality, the perfect choice if budget allows)
Webro WF125 (very high quality but not notmally used for domestic DIY use)

High Definition (HDMI over Coax) - If you want to run 1080p HD signals around the home from your HD equipment but don't want to use HDMI cables, you will need a HDMI Over Coax Kit, as you can probably imagine, this requires a high quality coaxial cable, you will need to use:

Webro WF100 (high quality and minimum requirement)
Webro HD100 (very high quality, the perfect choice if budget allows)

Satellite Broadband - If you require access to the Internet via a Satellite Broadband system you will need a high quality cable, we would use:

Webro WF125


If what you need your cable for is not listed above, please get in touch by clicking the LiveHelp button or give us a call on 01202 798535, we'll be happy to advise you.

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