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One dish, two LNBs (Sky/French)

kevinw

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Hi,

Is it possible to fit a Sky minidish with a second LNB to receive French analogue channels on Telecom 2C or would I need another dish?

Thanks,
Kevin

P.S. Before anyone asks, I've got an analogue decoder and a French PAL/Secam TV (in addition to all my regular stuff) both of which I bought when I was living in France.
 

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Won't be any good with the minidish Kevin, you'll need a minimum of 60cm dish, you can probably pick up an old Sky analogue dish though for next to nothing and if its a later one it may even have a universal LNB.
 

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Originally posted by rolfw
Won't be any good with the minidish Kevin, you'll need a minimum of 60cm dish, you can probably pick up an old Sky analogue dish though for next to nothing and if its a later one it may even have a universal LNB.
Thanks, Rolf. So with a 60cm dish, could I have two LNBs, one for Sky, one for French analogue?

Incidentally, in which direction would the dish be pointed? Halfway between the two satellites, with the LNBs adjusted accordingly?
 

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No Kevin, the Dish would need to be pointing at 5 West with Sky as the secondary sat, but this is not really a workable solution as the satellites are too far apart. Better to go for two dishes, most people can get away with this, providing they are not right on the front of the house.

Alternatively there is a dish called the torroidal 55 http://www.sccdistribution.co.uk/ this dish can cater for several LNBs on a 40 degree plus arc. I don't believe that you can buy direct from them, but they may advise you where to buy at retail.
 

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Thanks, Rolf. Those torroidal dishes look awesome!

But I think I'll just get an old analogue dish and do it that way. It's probably much cheaper.
 

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Sorry, missed your reply Kevin, yes it will be a lot cheaper, you may need to replace the LNB though for a universal if the old dish doesn't have one. Worth checking on your receiver to make sure that it has a setting for universal in the setup menu.