Asked by: Gaofeng Negreiraasked in category: General Last Updated: 17th March, 2020
Is there HD coaxial cable?
Likewise, do you need special coaxial cable for HD?
You need an HD cable box to get an HD signal. so getting an HDMI / COAX converter box won't do? No. Those converters are to downgrade an HD signal from an HDMI device to work on an older COAX only tv.
Subsequently, question is, are there different grades of coaxial cable? The three most commonly used coaxial cable types for video applications are RG59/U, RG6/U and RG11/U. RG59/U is available with either solid copper or copper-clad-steel centre conductor.
Keeping this in view, can I get HD with coaxial cable?
Coax can easily do 1080i/720p(even 1080p, but nobody broadcasts 1080p), but if you go through a cable box, they don't let you output HD anymore through Coax. This is why if you have a cable ready tv and plug it into the wall with no set top box, you can get HD channels, but only local channels.
What resolution is coaxial cable?
Coax, S-video and Composite cable will only be 480i resolution. While coax will be fine for over the air HD signals going into your TV which have not yet passed through the tuner, with an HD cable/satellite box you must use either HDMI, DVI, Component or VGA in order to receive a high definition 720p or 1080i signal.