Sky Q cable

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  1. mjtefc9

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    I need to move the TV from one side of the room to the other...

    But the Sky cable will need extending... It will look awful clipped on the skirting.. so I'll fish it across like the blue in the picture.

    Will I have any issues? I don't mind making a few holes as it's getting repainted.

    Just don't want to hit a joist I can't get through.. no access to the floor space upstairs

    Thank you!
     

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    We don't know whether your joists run left-right or front-back.
    If you're opening up the ceiling anyway just make a hole in the ceiling next to the joist and drill through, then make good.
     
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    Yeah suppose I can do that... She will love me when she sees the holes
     
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    and use decent quality cable when you do it !!
     
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    Just bought the best stuff from Kenable...

    So I think the joists are running left to right should they be 400mm apart ? going to be alot of holes !
     
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    Why would there be a lot of holes if the joist are running in the same direction as how you want to run the cable? IOW, the gap between the joists is helping you because its in the same direction as you want to lay cable.

    If the joists were running front to back of the room - in the same direction as your point of view when you took the picture, then you'd have a lot of holes to drill; but not if they're running across the room. Can you not visualise this in your mind's eye?

    God knows what coax you've bought from Kenable. Most of what I see there is either the moulded cable junk or the crappy CCS RG6.

    Also, why is your TV so high; do you stand up to watch it like being in the pub for the footy?

    The centre of the screen height should be at 40-42" from floor level, as long as there's space on the wall to fit it there. Are you going to repeat the same mistake when the TV is relocated?
     
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    Strange reply... angry little man

    TV is at the perfect height.. yes I can see what I need to do.. as just questioning joists as there will be quite a few holes
     
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    Lucid is correct. It is too high. When sitting down you should not have to look up to the TV.
     
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    Oh dear. I have found Lucid to be one of the most knowledgeable and helpful people on here when it comes to TV related problems. If you read his post again you will probably see that there is nothing said in anger and everything that he has said is intended to help you. :(
     
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    Well then, I guess there'll be a lot of holes. :ROFLMAO: Whether they're needed or not, come hell or high water, you've decided that there are going to be a lot of holes and by God no one is going to prove you wrong; certainly not some guy that does this for a living and who had the temerity to reply for your call for help. What cheek eh?!


    I'd post this, but I'm not sure you'd understand that you have to flip it round when facing the opposite direction :whistle: ;) :LOL:

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    I have the same opinion of Lucid

    Some people are a pain in the neck, and a lot of TV watchers get a pain in the neck but never admit it....
     
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    The reply was very condescending.... such as "Are you going to repeat the same mistake when the TV is relocated?" & "God knows what coax you've bought from Kenable. Most of what I see there is either the moulded cable junk or the crappy CCS RG6"

    Why not offer an alternative ? I'm sure you are very knowledgeable...

    The TV is a perfect height for me, and the height of a TV is based on opinion and individuals.... the opinion of others is of course always welcome and it will probably end up lower on the other side as it is sitting on a unit.

    The joists run in the opposite direction to what you assumed so yes there will be a few holes.. and the cables need to come from the corner of the room.
     
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    I haven't assumed anything. I'd based my comments on what you wrote, you know, the information that you put in your post. Here, I'll quote your exact lines if you've already forgotten:

    The emphasis of left to right is mine, but these are your exact words.

    Since we only have your picture and description to go off, then it's reasonable to presume that when you say "left to right" then we take it as meaning in the same direction as your red arrow. [ED: Would anyone else reading this disagree and think that left to right meant in the direction from the camera position to the window?]




    Alternative? An alternative to what? You haven't said what cable you've bought.

    You've described it as Sky Q cable. Do you mean coax? Do you means HDMI? Do you mean something else entirely? No one can give you an alternative unless we know what you're considering buying. That's made even more pointless after you've already bought some kind of cable.

    Incidentally, Kenable's best coax cable appears to be this: Skytronic "100U" cable with copper clad aluminium shielding. It's not an all copper cable, and why, it's because aluminium is cheaper. It doesn't perform as well. But it's cheaper. It doesn't last as long. But it's cheaper. There's the potential for a bi-metallic reaction. But it's cheaper.

    If you were installing coax - and we don't know if you are because you never bothered to define what you mean by "SkyQ cable" - but if you were, the Webro WF100 is what you should be using.

    The cost of the cable is pennies more, but as an all copper cable it will live even if the inner gets soaked. That alone makes it cheaper in the long run than having to chip out walls and break in to ceilings because some aluminium-based cable has turned to mush in the presence of a bit of moisture. That's what you learn when you do installations professionally. You learn to look past the product cost to what it will cost to rectify any issue because you saved £1.50 from not buying the best cable on the advice of people who have been there and done it.


    I'm off to my next job.
     
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