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    Re: sattelite dish ?

    Hi s.a.pc.g
    Im almost there now ( what did you say thank god) the only issue now is the LNB, i'm taking a 2 way .6 microlectronics with a feedhorn off the 1.9 dish and intend to take your advice and fit a quad Invacom to supply 1 sky+ box and 2 receivers but the flange only has 6 scews,the replacement ones ive seen have 8,will it fit the original feedhorn flange.
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    Re: sattelite dish ?

    for invacom prime focus LNBs for 1.8m dishes you need a proper feedhorn (universal flange)...see attached
    these have 4 or 8 holes...the 8 holes have 2 sets of 4 - one set is closer to the outer rim than the other....
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    Re: sattelite dish ?

    Is the Pace DS440N as good as the DS430N for use in Spain ?
    Also what size of dish would you recommend for the Motebello urb (nr zocco market)

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    Re: sattelite dish ?

    in my opinion i have found that the 440 and 445 are they are not a patch on the 2600, the 430 or the humax freesat HD, or even the current standard thomson receiver.

    it totally depends what you want to watch - if you are in the torre area then a dish smaller than a 1.8 will get you bbc and itv but not on a consistent basis, a 1.8 or greater will get you bbc and itv on a more consistant basis - bbc2 and c4 may not be available 24/7
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    Re: sattelite dish ?

    Hi s.a.pc.g.
    I intend to replace the existing 2 way LNB on a 1.8 mtr prime focus dish to a quad one probably Invacom as per your reccomendation.The existing LNB has a feedhorn that is attatched by a flange to the LNB.Is it true that modern LNBs have the Feedhorn built in as in LNBF or do you have to buy a flange type.Also can you give me your opinion on dual LNBFs (or are they called monobloc ?) And would they be suitable for my application (Freesat)
    Thanks Supershaw

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    Re: sattelite dish ?

    for the invacoms for a prime focus you will need a feedhorn like the one inthe picture above.

    these feedhorns have 4 holes for attachment to one of the 2 sets of four holes on the LNB - screws will be included with the LNB.

    monoblocks are designed for one dish to look at two satellites - the most popular use for monoblocks are for a dish to look at astra1 and hotbird - 6 degrees differerece. they are not good for getting the most from a big dish.
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