They are both easy to setup, the monobloc possibly slightly easier, but if it breaks, then you have to replace the whole thing. If you use a second LNB, offset bracket and four way DiseqC switch, you can also add another couple of LNBs or another dish to the setup at a later date.
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So once I have installed the monoblock i need to locate hotbird and then the other LNB should be facing 19.2, right?. How can I find hotbird without messing things up , I was hoping just to install the monoblock without moving the dish.
Most of them are setup so that you mount the 13 East side in the clamp and the 19 East sits at the offset position with the horn slightly closer to the dish. It may work the other way, you can always try in the first instance.
Hi Newgen, As Rolf said single LNBs are a good investment if something goes wrong compared to a monoblock, but If I was you I would think about Quad or Twin LNBs as I understand you are using your dish for a skystar 2 and If you feel there is any chance you will put a Set Top Box in your living room, or you want another skystar2 in your PC to watch one / record from another you will be glad you bought the 2/4 output LNBs. Incidently I can receive 13 , 19 , 28.5 deg on an 80cm dish in Dublin so you would get a better reception in the Channel Islands. Maurice
hi rolfw i have just fitted my monoblock lnb the same as newgen2005. but can't get a signal for astra1 19.2 east. you say in your post to set the diseqc settings on the reciever to port a (hotbird) port b (astra) but on my reciever on the diseqc options it has mini a and mini b and then ports 1,2,3 and 4. so set it to mini a =hotbird. mini b =astra. do you know if this is correct..?