Re: Can I just cut the cable?
Changing the length of a cable can affect the resistivity and thus the signal strenght. Most of the time it won't be noticeable but if you are on the edge of a tolerance....
The greatest issue is how you are going to remake the termination end. Screw on DIY types are inadequate. Get it wrong with just a strand of wire out of place and you'll risk messing up your entire cable service, and potentially that of your neighbours too if you introduce noise to the cable network from faulty wiring.