combo LNB for Astra& hotbird?

coloureye

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#1
just found this stuff from the web
from the description:

Monoblock LNB for receiving Astra/Hotbird satellites on 1 dish. Requires only one cable to LNB from receiver, switching is done by receivers DISEcQ commands. Designed to fit 80cm dish.

here the astra refers to astra1 (19.2), isn't it?
what size dish is suit for this LNB ?
and how to set it in the Digibox(anything special)?

anyone have experience pls..

thx
 

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rolfw

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#2
No good for a Sky digibox, as it doesn't support DiseqC. Most other digital receivers will be fine with it though, in the UK a 70cm dish for Astra 19.2 and 13E would be best.
 

coloureye

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#3
got it now
thanks so much ROLFW
 

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#4
I have a 60cm dish that i currently use for hotbird, will this new lnb work on my dish ? i live in the midlands of england so dish sizes dont need to be great, i heard you need an 80cm dish but my friend who lives north of me says he can use it fine on his 65cm and the further south you get the better,

What do you guys think?
 

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#5
You will make it work on a 60cm, but may get a little drop out in bad weather. :)
 

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#6
Thats no worry :) i only use my dish for capping music channels sometimes, dont really watch tv using it, i got UK Sky for that :).

Is fitting the new dualLNB piss easy ? since my dish is aligned at 13o hotbird so can i just slot the new lnb on or does it need aligning too ?
 

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#7
sorry 1 more question, does the SkyStar 2 using progdvb support the DisEqC facility ?
 

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#8
Fitting of the monobloc is easy (won't aid urination though). ;), the westerly LNB fits into the 40mm collar and will be outlet 1 or A, the SS2 works well with these LNBs.

Remember that due to the reflective nature of the dish, the LNB which sees the Westerly satellite is on the Eastern side.
 
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