Bying a dish

Gladiator8387

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#1
I ordered 1,80m dish.. and they told me that is offset..
What's offset?.. What's the difference?.. Is signal weaker?
 

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#2
No, should perform pretty much as well as a prime focus dish, the only difference is that the LNB looks at the dish from an angle below the centre.
 

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Gladiator8387

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thnx.. well my worries are whether i can attach a motor on my offset dish in the future? is that possible?..
 

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#5
No problem. A motor is fitted behind the dish and the most popular is the DiSEqC type.

Rolfw posted a great picture of one with an offset dish attached a few days back - if he's online he may remember the link to the picture and post it.

Edited..

Found thread here - post Number 10 but other dishes also have DiSEqC motors.

http://www.satellites.co.uk/php-bin/forum/showthread.php?t=28389
 

Gladiator8387

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Emm... My dish now (1m) have two lnb's.. one located at astra and one at hotbird.. can i attach one of this lnbs on the 1,80m that I would buy?

I think LNB is 0,3
 

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#7
Yes, if it is a universal type (most are).
 

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#8
You may want to think about something quite robust to turn a 180cm lump
dont know if any DiSEqC 's are up to it.

:)
 

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#10
1.2m is maximum size for a DiSEqC motor.

You will need a 36v motor which will also need another cable to the dish ( the DiSEqC uses the same cable - low voltage)

You will find plenty of info on 36v motors here - do a search.
 
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