How long can the cable to the dish be?

Answer

Theoretically you can use a cable length of up to 100 metres with the highest quality cable but this does depend on the set-top box and the LNB (the device at the front of the dish that picks up the signals collected by the dish reflector). In most cases, about 50m is the longest length for reliable reception but longer cable lengths can be accommodated using a special amplifier (a ’line driver’). A dealer or installer will be able to advise you on this.