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Is there a difference between Direct TV, Satellite and regular Cable TV wires?

I'm remodeling and have multiple walls open. I'm installing some RG6 Quadshield Cable right now. If I switched to another service in the future, I would hate to pay for more wire to be installed.

I heard that Direct TV always wants to install their cable, stating that the other stuff will not work.
Is that true?
 

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There's no difference, my direct tv is running off of my old cable wires right now. Just remember if you are going to run the dvr, you will need an extra wire for that.
 

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there are a few types of dish cables you can not run cable tv on!!!!
 

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You will need a phone line also
Phone lines are IF you want to order movies etc. and convience, I have 2 DVR's via Direct TV. no phone lines attached, in fact have a DVR in my Camper.
 

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That's what I thought.

I was at the home improvement store and they didn't have anything better than RG6 and there was nothing that talked about direct or dish cables.
 

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I used to work for dish, the rg6 is what you want you can go better but in order to run a digital signal you need rg6 or better, dish, direct tv, digital cable uses rg6. quad sheild is great stuff
 

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Don't forget that if you plan on using Tivo or another dvr you will need a minimum of 2 separate cables.

Randy
 
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