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Connectors fell off both cables
on January 19, 2011
I am a retired Electronics Technician with over 28 years working with radio frequency cable. Belden is a very reputable name in the cable manufacturing industry so I bought these. When they arrived I hand twisted the F connector to the back of the TV and the cable fell off with the connector still in place. I tried the other cable and the same thing happened. There is a short ferrule that allows the connector to twist on and it is a serious design flaw. You could treat it like a surgeon performing delicate brain surgery with just two fingers and it still will fall apart. I ended up going out and getting some different cable, F connectors, and building my own cable. Normally pre-manufactured cables are reliable but I guess there is a first time for everthing. Don't buy these cables, I wish someone else had left a review so that I would not have wasted my money and time. I'm surprised Belden would tarnish such a reputable name by not even allowing some piece junk like this to get by them and be sold with their name. Maybe the first run of cables were OK and then they substituted for the cheap stuff without telling Belden. Mike K.