Best LNB ?

Maxi 1

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#1
Hello all,

I was hoping that some of you experts may help me with clarity in the LNB issue.

I am in Gothenburg, Sweden and have just got a 1.8m dish. Now I need to choose an LNB, but which is the best?

I know that this is a tough question, but I was hoping that someone in my area or in a similar fringe may have tested a few top LNBs with a better one found.

Please help me you have informed me with so much and this may be the last obstacle to overturn if I can get the 2D signal.

Regards,

Maxi 1
 

iceman

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#2
Hello Maxi
I do not know what the required dish size is to recieve 2D from your location...But if you are asking what the best LNB is,i can say a great deal of people are reporting invacom 0.3dB to be very good.
I personally use them on all my installations now..

iceman
 

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iceman said:
Hello Maxi
I do not know what the required dish size is to recieve 2D from your location...But if you are asking what the best LNB is,i can say a great deal of people are reporting invacom 0.3dB to be very good.
I personally use them on all my installations now..

iceman
Hi Maxi,
Iceman is giving you good advice, the Invacom is an excellent choice.
However, lots of people claim that the MTI Blueline 0.6 is at least on a par with, if not better than, the Invacom!
regards
D.
 

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Also some people report that the quad version of the Invacom 0.3 has slightly better results that the single output.

Can anyone confirm this?

If it is true, it might be worth the extra investment, especially as it may come in handy in the future anyway.
 

aadham

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I have read a post (I think it was on this board, but not sure) that Invacoms perform best with dishes upto 1.5m, is this correct?
If it is then Maxi 1 may need to explore other brands.
 
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Old Fred

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aadham said:
I have read a post (I think it was on this board, but not sure) that Invacoms perform best with dishes upto 1.5m, is this correct?
If it is then Maxi 1 may need to explore other brands.
Problem is that you can't believe just a single report because LNBs vary a lot in production - even in the same batch. So two Invacom LNBs could perform differently.

But Titos in Cyprus swears by the quad-output Invacom (I think it was Titos ?) and other people in southern Europe swear by Manhattan MTI 0.6dB LNBs. Others seem to like the MTI "blueline" LNBs.

Basically, you just have to get a bunch of LNBs, try them and pick the best for your particular dish. They all have slightly different feed horns which will probably give optimum performance with different dishes.

If you want the *best* performance then you should use a dish with its own feed horn and bolt a C120 flange LNB to it. The feed horn which is designed to go with a specific dish will invariably give better performance than the feed horn that's built onto a general purpose LNB.

Fred
 

iceman

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PoloMint said:
Also some people report that the quad version of the Invacom 0.3 has slightly better results that the single output.

Can anyone confirm this?
Yes,i confirm it from my own experiences.



aadham said:
I have read a post (I think it was on this board, but not sure) that Invacoms perform best with dishes upto 1.5m, is this correct?
That is correct & confirmed by the manufacturers of invacom.
The LNBF versions do not perform at their best over 150cm....


Old Fred said:
If you want the *best* performance then you should use a dish with its own feed horn and bolt a C120 flange LNB to it.
Ditto.. :-righton

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Maxi 1 said:
Hello all,

I was hoping that some of you experts may help me with clarity in the LNB issue.

I am in Gothenburg, Sweden and have just got a 1.8m dish. Now I need to choose an LNB, but which is the best?

I know that this is a tough question, but I was hoping that someone in my area or in a similar fringe may have tested a few top LNBs with a better one found.

Please help me you have informed me with so much and this may be the last obstacle to overturn if I can get the 2D signal.

Regards,

Maxi 1
I'm in Denmark just north of Roskilde, just installed a cheap 1.25m dish and I've been tweaking now for 2 days. I finally got a picture on the V transponders, but only 45% signal quality. I have tested a Samsung 0.6db LNB - No picture and a drop of 5-6%, an Invacom 0.3db picture break-up and a loss of about 2-3%, and the one that's giving me 45% is an MTI Blue-Line. So the MTI suits my dish apparently. And it only cost €13.00 from Germany.

Now I'm looking at getting at 1.5m Gibertini, as I don't think I can squeeze more from the 1.25m dish. I'll hang on to the Invacom, it may suit the 1.5m better.

Anybody know if I can get a matched feed horn for a 1.5m Gibertini?

Regards,
DKBrit
 
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