Best satellite dish 2019

TonyilCapo

TonyilCapo

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64
Location
над холмами и далеко
My Satellite Setup
Dishes: PF (restored Famaval) 2.4m 28.2E, offset 60cm 30W, 90cm 13E+19E, spares 80cm+1.15m
STBs: Vu+ Vu+ Duo2 DVBS2 x4 1TB HDD, GI Avatar2 DVBS2 x2, Vu+Zero
My Location
Central Portugal
8 foot fence now fitted behind my pole ground mounted dishes to protect them from the wind :)
That looks weak. It would certainly fly away with wind gusts we get over here. The biggest problem is that fence breaking apart and start hammering the dishes making more damage than not having anything there.
 
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william-1

william-1

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Location
Epping Forest
My Satellite Setup
OP Gibertini 100 XP+ Inverto Black Ultra 0.2
(50 east to 45 west)
TM6902HD (A/B switch) TM5302HD 1st edition

88cm Dish +Inverto Black Ultra 0.2
(53 east to 45 west)
Octagon SX88+ (A/B switch), Golden Interstar Alpha X
45cm SpiderboxHD9000 28E
My Location
Epping Forest Essex
The fence is fine there are several steel supports at the front & a old fence behind it,
I have added some wooden framework to the back & front,
It has withstood all the winds today as well :)
 
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jaaa1976

Member
Messages
16
My Satellite Setup
vu uno 4k se, mutant hd51
My Location
Norfolk
OP Gibertini 100 XP+ Inverto Black Ultra 0.2
I think this is best suggested dish ... received answer also from other forums ... anybody can suggest good supplier buy this dish?
 
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jaaa1976

Member
Messages
16
My Satellite Setup
vu uno 4k se, mutant hd51
My Location
Norfolk
I received today answer from german seller .... ( I think the best satellite dish is the Kathrein CAS 90 )
what you guys think about this dish ? .. its also more expensive.
 
sonnetpete

sonnetpete

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My Satellite Setup
Laminas 1.2M fibre dish with an IBU, on a Clarke Tech USALS motor, covering 57E - 24.5W to an Octagon SX88. Displayed on a 20" Dyon LED TV.

Seperate 80 cm dish on 28E with a Humax Freesat for SWMBO.
Free Sat V8 meter. Sony Bravia 46" LCD, Sony BluRay and Home Cinema.
My Location
Normandy, France
Personally, I think the Kathrein is overpriced. It's well constructed but not that much more than a Gibertini. However, I have no experience of that make. I do have a Gibertini and can vouch for it's constuction and durability...
 
Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
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27,517
My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK South
It's also a 90cm diameter, but it is an equivalent gain at all frequencies. It also has a no quibble 2 year guarantee on everything.

Go for the 1m, unless you are fussy about size, and price.
 
Fisty McB

Fisty McB

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258
My Satellite Setup
Currently under redevelopment.
My Location
County Tyrone, N. Ireland
The cheaper of the two sellers (HM Sat Berlin) also has the same product on Amazon's UK site.



Actually bought some stuff through their Amazon.co.uk store a few weeks ago. Shipped to NI for £9 flat rate. No complaints especially as most GB based stores would charge at least that as a supplement for delivery here.
 
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jaaa1976

Member
Messages
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My Satellite Setup
vu uno 4k se, mutant hd51
My Location
Norfolk
Hello again..now am not too busy so going buy Gibertini or Katherein dish today ..but want ask if i keep inverto black ultra lnb in picture or buy new? I also have very weak signal now on 1 west UPC direct .. possibly lnb is starting be faulty? only few channels working.124981
 
Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
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My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK South
Whoever installed it failed to pull down the rain cap on the connectors, you could have water in the cable.
 
jeallen01

jeallen01

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My Satellite Setup
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My Location
Somewhere in England (possibly?)!
Whoever installed it failed to pull down the rain cap on the connectors, you could have water in the cable.
And/or the dish is now very slightly out of alignment???

PS: it would be a good idea to seal up unused LNB input connectors.

PPS: If buying another LNB, why not get the Twin version, rather than the Quad version because the Twin should be cheaper, and is said to be slightly "better" than the Quad.
 
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jaaa1976

Member
Messages
16
My Satellite Setup
vu uno 4k se, mutant hd51
My Location
Norfolk
Whoever installed it failed to pull down the rain cap on the connectors, you could have water in the cable.
Ok..understand..this can be problem .. i will install rain caps when new dish come .. need to find if keep this lnb or new? because VU uno 4K se have fbc tuner ..so i may need unicable lnb.
 
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jaaa1976

Member
Messages
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My Satellite Setup
vu uno 4k se, mutant hd51
My Location
Norfolk
And/or the dish is now very slightly out of alignment???

PS: it would be a good idea to seal up unused LNB input connectors.

PPS: If buying another LNB, why not get the Twin version, rather than the Quad version because the Twin should be cheaper, and is said to be slightly "better" than the Quad.
Twin version lnb..yes its will be better because i have only 2 receivers in home.
 
RimaNTSS

RimaNTSS

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My Satellite Setup
Some SAT-related hardware.
My Location
N-E from Riga
i will install rain caps when new dish come
there is nothing to install.... rain cap is already there, you just need to pull it down from the body of the LNB. I am convinced there is nothing wrong with LNB, most likely antenna needs to be realigned.
 
RustySpoons

RustySpoons

Sleepy Hollow
Messages
2,303
My Satellite Setup
50E - 30W
2x CM 1.2m Polar Mount/Jack
65E- 65W
Gibertini 1m OP100 - STAB HH100 - Inverto Black Ultra 0.2 Twin
Mutant HD51
Edision Primo IP S2
Dreambox DM800HD
Venton Unibox HD2
Sony Bravia 55" 4K
My Location
South Wales
LNB's are dirt cheap, might as well change it when you replace the dish.
 
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jaaa1976

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Messages
16
My Satellite Setup
vu uno 4k se, mutant hd51
My Location
Norfolk
LNB's are dirt cheap, might as well change it when you replace the dish.
definetelly i will replace with twin version but need find which unicable lnb is best now
 
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jaaa1976

Member
Messages
16
My Satellite Setup
vu uno 4k se, mutant hd51
My Location
Norfolk
there is nothing to install.... rain cap is already there, you just need to pull it down from the body of the LNB. I am convinced there is nothing wrong with LNB, most likely antenna needs to be realigned.
Yes friend ..i just pull cap :Y

124982

but need to buy new dish .. arm already broken and this dish too heavy

124983
 
jeallen01

jeallen01

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Somewhere in England (possibly?)!
The broken arm has probably caused the LNB feedarm to droop slightly - and that is the likely cause of the misalignment of the LNB and the loss of signal strength.
 
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jaaa1976

Member
Messages
16
My Satellite Setup
vu uno 4k se, mutant hd51
My Location
Norfolk
The broken arm has probably caused the LNB feedarm to droop slightly - and that is the likely cause of the misalignment of the LNB and the loss of signal strength.
its working now better after i pull rain cap dawn... too much rain now .. so water also cause loose signal
 
RimaNTSS

RimaNTSS

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My Satellite Setup
Some SAT-related hardware.
My Location
N-E from Riga
its working now better after i pull rain cap dawn.
"Dawn" did you mean at the morning time? :confused
If it was meant to be "down" than it can not change reception in any way. Perhaps when you pull down rain cup you changed position of the broken feedarm and that could change the reception.
 
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