Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Lnb

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    spain
    Satellite dish being used
    1.9
    Satellite Digibox / Receivers used
    sky
    Posts
    14
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Lnb

    Hi s.a.p.c.g.

    At the moment 4 of us are coming off a 4 port LNB on a 1.8 Sat' dish
    Another 4 want to join us.Can I buy a 8 PORT LNB,and can you recomend one

    Thank you

  2. #2
    Site Owner / Satellite Installer
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Based in Gandia, covers Calpe to Valencia and inland
    Satellite dish being used
    Marafa (not Famaval!) 1.8m dish, 80cm dish
    Satellite Digibox / Receivers used
    Sky+HD, Sky Pace 2600, Ariva 100, Dreambox DM7025, GI1025E
    Posts
    3,969
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 37 Times in 36 Posts
    Hi,
    As far as I know there are no PRIME FOCUS 8 output (Octo) LNBs available (only 1,2 and 4 (single, twin, quad) outputs)

    There are offset 8 outputs, but these are Universal ones and ideally to be used on offset dishes, although they may work on a 1.8m prime focus satellite dish, some of the reports and tests I have seen and done with them have not been favourable in performance to the octo lnb being used here in Spain, so i cannot really recommend one.

    Normally, you would use a Quatro LNB - which has VH, VL, HL, HH outputs - and feed that into a multiswitch unit, that can provide 8, 12, or 16 outputs. The multiswitch units needs power.
    The Sat and PC Guy
    UK Satellite TV, Sky TV, Freesat TV and Spanish Digital TDT Installations Costa Blanca Spain
    96 281 9796 / 620 130 292
    info@satandpcguy.com (alternate email satandpcguy@gmail.com )
    Costa Blanca Satellite TV / Sky Tv in Spain - Our BLOG
    Like us on Facebook for the latest Satellite TV in Spain

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    spain
    Satellite dish being used
    1.9
    Satellite Digibox / Receivers used
    sky
    Posts
    14
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Lnb

    Thank you s.a.p.c.g.

    Will the Multi switch and the eight users affect the signal strengh...The dish is really not big enough for our area (Albatera) we cant get BB2 and other channels break up depending on the time of day.Also does the multi switch have to be indoors or is it waterproof ?

  4. #4
    Site Owner / Satellite Installer
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Based in Gandia, covers Calpe to Valencia and inland
    Satellite dish being used
    Marafa (not Famaval!) 1.8m dish, 80cm dish
    Satellite Digibox / Receivers used
    Sky+HD, Sky Pace 2600, Ariva 100, Dreambox DM7025, GI1025E
    Posts
    3,969
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 37 Times in 36 Posts
    Signals is down to a number of things, dish size, LNB, location, receiver type, cable, cable length, channels you watch.
    UK TV comes from 4 satellites each has their own different transmission characteristics...hence why some channels you can get OK on an 80cm dish, and why other channels may not be available at all even on 2.4m dishs, and why some can come and go.

    changing from a 4way LNB to a multiswitch will not magically gain you BBC2!

    The multiswicth is an electronic unit that has to be connected to a power supply. Ideally located close to the dish. and if outside, then yes waterproofed, but with air holes for ventalation.
    The Sat and PC Guy
    UK Satellite TV, Sky TV, Freesat TV and Spanish Digital TDT Installations Costa Blanca Spain
    96 281 9796 / 620 130 292
    info@satandpcguy.com (alternate email satandpcguy@gmail.com )
    Costa Blanca Satellite TV / Sky Tv in Spain - Our BLOG
    Like us on Facebook for the latest Satellite TV in Spain

  5. #5
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    spain
    Satellite dish being used
    1.9
    Satellite Digibox / Receivers used
    sky
    Posts
    14
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Hi s.a.p.c.g.
    Thank you but i wasnt meaning would it enhance the signal.My point was would the addition of a multiswitch take away more from what is already a weak signal.
    Also I gather from your reply that the multiswitch hasnt any IP rating ?

  6. #6
    Site Owner / Satellite Installer
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Based in Gandia, covers Calpe to Valencia and inland
    Satellite dish being used
    Marafa (not Famaval!) 1.8m dish, 80cm dish
    Satellite Digibox / Receivers used
    Sky+HD, Sky Pace 2600, Ariva 100, Dreambox DM7025, GI1025E
    Posts
    3,969
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 37 Times in 36 Posts
    There are no IP ratings that i can see on the two I have here at the moment....but then I do ont have the roignal packaging with them....

    I have found some multiswitches struggle with the north beams sometimes, but then depending on location and dish size then even without a MS these can be an issue.
    The Sat and PC Guy
    UK Satellite TV, Sky TV, Freesat TV and Spanish Digital TDT Installations Costa Blanca Spain
    96 281 9796 / 620 130 292
    info@satandpcguy.com (alternate email satandpcguy@gmail.com )
    Costa Blanca Satellite TV / Sky Tv in Spain - Our BLOG
    Like us on Facebook for the latest Satellite TV in Spain

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Visitors found this page by searching for:

what is vl lnb port mean

8 port Lnb for satellite

Tags for this Thread