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    Best LNB

    Which is the best LNB for this area?

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    Re: Best LNB

    Depends on your dish.

    It is generally regarded that for Prime Focus 1.8 and 2.4 dishes Invacoms are the best to use.
    For off set dishes, them most universals LNBs are ok, but i go for the more expensive Sharps which I have found to to peform better.
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    Re: Best LNB

    sorry total begginer when they advertise lnbs they start on about 1db 2db.
    i want to install it on an 80cm normal round dish with a 40mm neck.
    thanks

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    Re: Best LNB

    0.1 and 0.2 are the noise ratings....the lower the number in theory the better the LNB is at getting rid of noise in the signal and therefore it should perform better.

    i have not yet seen a good 0.1, and some of the 0.2's only perform as good as 0.3's...
    for that size dish a universal LNB 0.2 / 0.3 should do the trick
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    Re: Best LNB

    thanks for that something else i now can relate to.
    i am coming out to spain this week and i am bringing my hand baggage with what i hope is the right gear to re instate my 80cm dish up on top of my roof all i want basically for the moment is a news channel and a couple of radio stations its about five years since my dish was working so i will have to give it a spruce up.
    can you reccomend an fta box please one which will scan auto and with the sat id on the display.
    can i buy one there.
    thank you for your advice.
    regards

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    Re: Best LNB

    if all you want is a few news and radio station, tune the dish to the UK Astra 2 / Euroboird 1 satellites at 28.2 to 28.5 east of south.

    scan using any free to air receiver....

    you can buy them in spain and in the UK

    make sure you scan the frequency 12441V 27500 2/3 for the BBC Sport Interactive streams for a bit of sport....
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    Re: Best LNB

    sorry its me again.
    i have a freesat box already delivered and i went mad today and ordered a tecnomate for good measure.
    as i had the freesat box i thought i would try it on an old 80cm dish with one of the original sky lnb,s. the sat finder was whisteling like a good one but no signal strengh or quality on the freesat box what so ever and wasn,t locked.
    i have an old skybox i put that on the end of the lnb 90% signal 60 to 70% quality and locked ok.
    sorry that is in the uk.
    so are the sky lnb,s only ok to run sky boxes
    thanks and regards

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    Re: Best LNB

    i have used all sorts of LNB's for sky receivers, Invacoms, Sharps, Illusions, MTI's with no problems.
    i hav enever heard of one make of LNB only working on a specific receiver....
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