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Hi,

I apologize in advance as i am very new to this so my questions and information provided may not be the greatest.

I just moved into a house that has had Bell satellite for the last 10+ years and I am a cable customer. The house has coaxial cables run all over the place behind walls but when the cable installer came in yesterday i was advised that all of these ran to the satellite dish on the roof and are not connected to the cable service. We have run a temporary line and have installed cable/internet in the front room of the house but the installer said it would be impossible to install in the back room/basement without a ton of fishing/wiring or ugly cables running through the house. Given there are cables setup in every room i am looking to have TV service am i able to utilize these?

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I have a Laptop with a mini displayport, but not a full sized displayport, so I was wondering, if I wanted to connect a monitor to the laptop, what would be the max resolution and refresh rate supported by the port/a displayport mini to displayport cable?

I also have a HDMI port avaliable, would it be better to use a HDMI to display port, rather than a Displayport mini to displayport?

Thanks in advance for any help.

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I want to move the modem in my house to a central location as opposed to the bedroom it is right now. I'd like to avoid having to schedule for a tech to come out. The current coax cable comes down to the house in the backyard, wraps around to the front of the house and drilled through the wall into the bedroom. Shortly after the cable reaches the house, there is one of these compression connectors.

If I simply buy a new 50-100ft RG6 cable, unplug the old one at this connector and connect the new one, run the new into the attic to the location I want and put the modem there - will I have any issues?

Also, the current coax cable isn't one long cable, it's actually 4 coax cables connected by the connectors I linked above - is there a reason they did it this way instead of installing one long cable?

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I've been wracking my brain for an hour trying to remember the name for this type of bracket and searching Graybar to no avail. What is it called?

https://i.redd.it/5zg9v3g5l2m11.png

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I have three AKG wireless microphones that are picking up interference from a new HDMI over STP Cat7 device. The Cat7 line runs about 3 feet away from the microphone receivers, and the HDMI transmitter is about 8 feet away from them. I have a couple ideas on solving this interference, and was hoping to get some input from those more knowledgeable than me.

Option 1 is to put ferrite beads on all the cabling from the HDMI transmitter, including the power line, the Cat7 line, and the HDMI in.

Option 2 is to run the cat7 through metal conduit and put the transmitter in a metal electrical box.

Option 3 is to do both other options.

From a cost standpoint, which of these should I do, or is there a better idea I haven't thought of yet?

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I need to run 4 ethernet cables from one end of my apartment to the other, terminating in various places along the run. Luckily there's no doorways or other obstacles in the way, so it's actually a pretty easy run. The challenge is concealing. I have hardwood floors, so I can't tuck them under the baseboard. I've used those wiremold kits before and while they do a great job, uninstalling them when moving out is an absolute nightmare trying to get all that double side tape off the walls.

Does anyone have a good solution for a renter that is easy to rip out when it comes time to move?

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I need to run new fiber optic at a new job, what vendors/tools/rules of thumb do you guys use to select your materials?

see photos in r/cablefail

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My dorm doesn’t have a coaxial port, but my TV does. I want to watch cable and I don’t know any other way to set it up. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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There is paint on the Male input from the wall for my coax cable, could this be stopping the signal?

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Hi, so I have a number of chargers (phone, earphones, Fitbit, etc.) that I use every night. My bed is in the corner of my room, flush against a window sill that provides about 6" of space, is about 1/2" tall, and runs the length of the side of the room. Every night I have to reach down and fish out my various chargers to plug in my devices for the night. Oftentimes in the process I'll inadvertently yank them from their adapters or the adapters from the power strip that sits on the floor. I've been using books to hold on to the cables so they don't drop down but it doesn't work all that great and I'd like to find some kind of better solution to keep the cables held in place on the window sill.

Side note: I share the bed with my fiancee and she sleeps on the open side with the night stand, otherwise I'd use that.

Perhaps there's some kind of device for this? I didn't have much luck searching for one. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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So I want to go from a raspberry pi 3b+ to an old boom box that has a tiny black and white TV in it. Here are some pics of the boombox.

I know I can get RCA out of the Pi with a cable like this.

That will connect to one of these.

Now I don't know how to go from that to the only port I have on the back which is "external antenna". I just don't know what the product is called. The hole looks like it might take a 3.5mm audio jack or something similar. Advice appreciated, thanks!

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Does what I'm after exist?

I transfer my phone to my TV a lot but it drains the battery quickly. So I was looking to split it so I can charge at the same time if that makes sense.

Any help would be appreciated!

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Years ago I bought many of these, and just recently used the last one. I want to buy more but the only thing I can find is from ICC and it's for quad shield cable. Any suggestions for an alternative?

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Im asking because my coworker INSISTED its with the scratchy side out because "it gripps to the cable better and it doesnt attach to everything around it." I dont see how it grips better.

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I live in apartment so icant nail anything to the wall. how should i go about manging these two long bois so they aint so ugo? ugo go away

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