in a thread called Coax cable Specs by jackfish66:
okay, so ... RG6 is the new standard,, according to the feedback for that post. i live in Salina KS, and the last techincian to look at my landlord's setup, looked at in-home cables that i've been u...
The tech installed copper but recommends not using copper? Why didn't the tech install the connectors? Good lord.
Just stick with copper. Gold-plated is a gimmick and you don't need nickel. You seem to be taking an overly clinical approach for an overly compressed signal from Cox to be processed through a lowest-bidder cable box in a rental.
the connectors aren't copper; i think they're nickel. he cut two pieces of cable, put connectors on one, and left the other as scrap. i'm wondering if the core conductor will always be copper, so that i'm not looking for something that doesn't exist.
i've decided to go with whatever the connectors in the Klein Tools kits are made of, anyway.
besides, being able to do the connectors myself will help when i buy what's most appropriate and it's too long [like i would from Amazon] for what i need, down the line. DIM [do it myself] also means that i'd like to get what's most appropriate across the board, not just for Cox. i'm looking forward to relocating to Louisville KY, in a few years, so what's best across the board would be best for 4K signals, even over OTA, so ... shouldn't fault me for being clinical about my DIM.