Cable troubles

By icculus
Mar 26, 2007
  1. I have been having issues with my cable tv going in and out(not static but intermittent blackouts) , so I called the cable company and they said they had to replace all the old cable in the house with RG6. The problem is that they are charging $70 an hour for something I feel has a more simple solution. Any help?
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,317   +618

    humbug; get them to certify to refund your expense if the change does not
    eliminate the condition.

    You're being snookered!

    Static, fade-in-out would be appropriate symptoms for bad cables :)
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Unless its digital, then it can pixelate or vanish all at once.
  4. icculus

    icculus TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah that is exactly what is happening, any other suggestions?
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Cables themselves really can't go bad if they are stationary. Lop off the ends of them and put new ends on.
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