Will ignite TV and Internet work with old RG59 cable

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stiff
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Will ignite TV and Internet work with old RG59 cable

I am pretty sure my house has the original coax cable, I believe it is RG59(or maybe older, there are no markings on it) running from the cable box on the lawn of my neighbors house. I think it is the same cable from when the house was built 1977, (But not sure) I was told by a rogers tech before that it was a couple generations old.
The cable is buried and runs along the sidewalk, to my house then runs up along my driveway and I believe under my garage floor into the house, or under the new cement walkway next to the garage. At the entry point inside my house the older cable is then joined to a RG6 cable and then splits with one cable going to my internet modem, and 2 going to the 2 tvs is the house.
There is no junction box on the side of my house.  
I would like to upgrade to Ignite, but am concerned the old cable coming into my house from the street is insufficient.
I also would rather not have a new cable stung up in the trees to my house, because it seems to literally take years for rogers techs come around and bury them.
Do you guys think I will have a problem if i get Ignite using the existing RG59 cable?

 

 

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Re: Will ignite TV and Internet work with old RG59 cable

@stiff  For Ignite TV to work well, your Internet needs to work well and you need to have flawless Wi-Fi in your home.  You can get away with older coax, provided that the Ignite modem still gets a good signal.  However, if the modem signals are marginal, you get lots of Uncorrectable Codewords errors on the line, and the Rogers Internet service in your area is not very good in general due to the old cabling, then this needs to get fixed before I would sign up for Ignite TV.



stiff
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Re: Will ignite TV and Internet work with old RG59 cable

My internet and wifi is good. I never have any issues with it.  I believe the Wifi reception is good as well.
My TV reception is not that great. Many times several channels will just be black, and or pixelate intermittently.

Using the rogers speed test I get about 296.8Mbs download and 16.4 upload on my wireless PC.
If my internet is good, since Ignite is wireless TV, would that mean my current mediocre TV reception should not be a factor for Rogers Ignite TV?



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Re: Will ignite TV and Internet work with old RG59 cable


@stiff wrote:

My internet and wifi is good. I never have any issues with it. 
My TV reception is not that great. Many times several channels will just be black, and or pixelate intermittently.

Using the rogers speed test I get about 296.8Mbs download and 16.4 upload. If my internet is good, since Ignite is wireless TV, would that mean my current mediocre TV reception should not be a factor for Rogers Ignite TV?


I would still send a private message to @CommunityHelps  and ask them to do a quick health check on your Internet connection and the general health of the Internet service in your area.  If that checks out, then Ignite TV should run fine.  You can also ask if they have any concerns about you switching to Ignite TV and Internet.

 

FYI, I had similar problems with Rogers Digital TV in my area.  However, my Ignite TV service works flawlessly.