Type of Coaxial Cable for EyeTV?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by geoffreak, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. geoffreak macrumors 68020


    Feb 8, 2008
    Which type of coaxial cable do I need for EyeTV? I know practically nothing about coaxial cables.
    I could just go to a Radio Shack, but they charge an arm and a leg for cables there.

    If you can't name the type, an Amazon link would be helpful too ;)
  2. Hberg macrumors member

    Feb 19, 2009
    Overland Park, KS
    The brand won't matter all that much. Just make sure it is RG6 cable and you should be fine.
  3. geoffreak thread starter macrumors 68020


    Feb 8, 2008
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    The EyeTV uses standard 75-ohm coaxial television cable. You can buy it at almost any store that sells consumer electronics including drug stores, discount stores, electronics specialty stores, and rental stores. Don't like Radio Shack? Try Walmart, Target, Home Depot, Sears, Rite-Aid, Walgreens, CVS Drugs, Costco, True Value Hardware, Office Depot, and so many others. Buy it in cut lengths with the terminals already connected. Buy it by the spool. Buy the terminals and a crimping tool to make your own.

    You have a lot of options. I'm having trouble seeing a problem here.
  5. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    RG6 is what the tuner I bought recommended.

    Like MisterMe said, you can get cables like that at Walmart, K-Mart, Target, etc ... lots of places besides The Shack. :)
  6. geoffreak thread starter macrumors 68020


    Feb 8, 2008
    Meh. Shopping at a store can be a hassle if you only want one thing.
    At least now I know what I'm looking for, so I can try and buy it from a local retailer if the price is right.
  7. supercooled macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2007
    Buy from Monoprice.com

    They seem to be very highly recommended in my neck of the woods.
  8. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    Yeah monoprice has some excellent customer service and some good products and prices.

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