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Ive just purchased a BT YouView DVR. It is supplied with a

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I've just purchased a BT YouView DVR. It is supplied with a 10 metre STP cable for connecting to my Internet hub. I have a spare CAT 5 UTP patch cable of a more suitable length (2.8 metre) originally supplied with my hub. Which cable would you recommend I use? I've read Wikipedia's descriptions of the differences between STP and UTP but I'm afraid I can't say it helps me much. Many thanks for your guidance. Regards, XXXXX

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I would recommend STP since it is shielded, meaning protected from electrical interference.

Kamil Anwar :

STP is more expensive than UTP and also has the benefit of being able to support higher transmission rates over longer distances.

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