difference between quad and quattro LNBs

devonbrown

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I have ordered a Big Sat Quad LNB on Ebay. I have received a Big Sat Quattro LNB. Am I right in thinking that they are different? I don't want to go to the trouble of fitting and then to find out that it is not what I want. Any body there that can help?
 

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Of course. Generally speaking, quads are for domestics use - they have 4 outputs, each of which is fully functional - will give you all bands and channels.

Quattros are for distribution systems - their outputs are configured as low band vertical, low band horizontal, high band vertical and high band horizontal. With a bit of electronic jiggery pokery and a clever distribution box, dozens of boxes can be wired and "see" all the channels transparently.

For home you of course want the quad type.
 

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If it is from Germany, they sometimes call a quad a quattro, how are the outlets marked? If they are just labelled 1,2,3,4, then it is a quad. :)
 

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devonbrown said:
I have ordered a Big Sat Quad LNB on Ebay.
Can you post a link to the auction item then we can see a picture?
 

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Thanks analoguesat. That's what I thought. It's myself to blame. The headline says Quad LNB but in the description VERY LARGE it says Quattro. I didn't see it. here's the link http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&?ViewItem&item=5744070923
By the way I'm from Millport on the Isle of Cumbrae But I am having to forgo the lovely weather there and suffer the wintry ravages of the Costa del Sol at the moment. I bet you feel for me.
 

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Outputs V-H, V-L, H-H, H-L. Also a diagram with multiswitches. Looks like a Quattro
 

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#7
Definitely I'm afraid, perhaps you can unload it locally.
 

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thanks all I'm off to cry in my sangria.
 

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Looks the same as this one - you could relist it...

h**p://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=60838&item=5744940430&rd=1

Run four boxes from one dish...

May make a profit...
 

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Dear Devon Brown
Don't feel too bad I was over in Barcelona last week and I bought 2 what i thought were Quads but turned out to be Quattros in a market for €20.00. I suppose "Buy cheap Buy twice".
Just put it down to experience
Maurice
 
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