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yottie

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:59 pm Reply with quote

Have just started using Freesat via my Sky dish and LNB. Am thinking of getting a recording unit for Freesat. I take it I will need at least a dual lnb, for what reason would any-one need a quad lnb which I see is available.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:50 pm Reply with quote

my lnb has 6 ports on it,
2 needed downstairs on main tv hd plus(sky)
2 needed in my bedroom plus
and 1 each to the other 2 bedrooms for normal sky.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:51 pm Reply with quote

If its a standard Sky dish they don't make a dual LNB only a quad or octo. Advantage of the quad is two spare ports for either two single tuner boxes in other rooms or an extra twin tuner box.
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yottie

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:20 am Reply with quote

It's a dish and lnb I bought online for DIY installation and free Sky reception.
I've just purchased a freesat box and have disconnected the dish from the sky box and connected it to the Freesat box. Was thinking of a recorder for Freesat in future, am I right in assuming a quad lnb will give me facilities to eventually run Freesat and Sky (free) side by side, both with recording facilities (with the proper boxes of course) Do I need an adapter to fit a quad lnb to the present holder on the Sky type dish.
Many thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:29 pm Reply with quote

Depends on the type of SKy dish and the LNB you have bought, the latest LNBs for the current MK4 minidish need a what's called a legacy adaptor to fit the older type dishes. Not many quads will fit the original 1998 channel master MK1 minidish.

A picture of the dish would be good.

Fitting the quad would allow a freesat plus and SKy plus box to work from the same dish two outputs to each recording box.
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yottie

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:10 pm Reply with quote

Thanks, I've since measured the section that the lnb fits into @ 20x30mm.
Seems to me as though it's a Mk3 ??
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:17 pm Reply with quote

See the info. here: http://www.satcure.co.uk/accs/quad_sky_lnb.htm
You should be able to determine what you have from that.

(The only difference between MK2 & MK3 was that one used a separate plastic "pin" and one used plastic "tags" to secure the LNB holder in the arm.)
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