Is RG6 coax cable needed for DirecTV?

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#1
I'm not sure what kind of coax cable I have in my house right now, what I do know is that it was wired for cable originally. My question is, do I need to verify that the coax is RG6? Is there a type of coax that won't work with DirecTV? I want their DirecTV Genie DVR and Mini Genie receivers.
 

Jim5506

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#2
Not a DirecTV guy but most satellite installs require at least RG-6, some require RG-6 high frequency for stacked signal bands to work.

RG-59 will work for short runs, but most installers replace it for quality's sake.
 

MrPogi

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RG-59 will work for short runs, but most installers replace it for quality's sake.
Most COMPETENT installers would replace it. Otherwise, they are being lazy, cheap, or both. And there's plenty of cheap and lazy installers out there. Remember, as long as the customer has a working system when the installer leaves, they will get paid for the installation!
 
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