Quad LNBs

devonbrown

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4 systems. In Scotland Freesat with Humax Foxsat recorder. In Algarve 1.5 fixed Inv Quad LNB with 3 Pace 2600C1 and 1 Amstrad HD DRX780UK also 80cm dish with Inverto 0.2db monoblock LNB (19.2E/26E) feeding Technomate 5000CI+ usb.
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#1
Has anybody any experience of the following LNBs?
MTI Supreme Line AK54-XT2BL .2dB Quad Universal LNB
Titanium 2nd Edition TQSG .2dB Quad LNB
If so what are they like and which is best in fringe areas?
TIA
 

stuzeeuk

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#2
I have an invacom quad, which agve me 20% - 30% increase in signal strenth (compared to a local cheap one). I am in Pakistan and receiving Hotbird so right on the fringe of the signal.

Highly recommended
 

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UK: Tonbridge, Kent. Spain: Madrid.
#3
I've tried the single versions of both of these, and neither was much good- and they're not 0.2dB, it is impossible.
 

billnot

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I'm with stuzeekuk - there's nothing to beat the Invacom quad (except maybe the Invacom quattro, but that's a specialist beast).
 

devonbrown

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4 systems. In Scotland Freesat with Humax Foxsat recorder. In Algarve 1.5 fixed Inv Quad LNB with 3 Pace 2600C1 and 1 Amstrad HD DRX780UK also 80cm dish with Inverto 0.2db monoblock LNB (19.2E/26E) feeding Technomate 5000CI+ usb.
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Scotlandl and Algarve
#5
I know that the invacom is the best but this is a freebie that I am doing for a couple of pensioners and I want to spend as little as poss. I was hoping that one of the above may be quite good.
 

dxsat

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My Location
UK: Tonbridge, Kent. Spain: Madrid.
#6
The single Smart Titanium I tested was good on horizontal 2D, very weak on vertical. The MTI was the other way around. Whether the quads are the same, I have no idea. Also depends on the dish size you're working with, if all channels are OK 24/7 there's not much between them. Normally 2D verticals are stronger in Spain, horizontals weak, so you have to use your judgement.
 
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#7
Hi Billnot

I'm interested ..

surely the performance of a quattro depends on the quality of the Multi-switch you put with it.


In my experience, it can help with Astra 2D reception in this fringe area - Cyprus, and it definitely performs better than when sharing feeds than a quad, but Invacom quality control seems to be VERY erratic ( one lnb can be better than others ) and now they are like hen's teeth because they're manufacturing in China and supplies haven't come on stream yet.

Agree that ports two / thre seem to be often better performing.

For a long time this lnb has been the "king".... I'm surprised there hasn't been a challenger.

Unless someone knows different ...

Janus_ru


billnot said:
I'm with stuzeekuk - there's nothing to beat the Invacom quad (except maybe the Invacom quattro, but that's a specialist beast).
 

billnot

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#8
Yes, the performance of a quattro plus multiswitch depends on the quality of both LNB and multiswitch. Obviously, multiswitch systems are much less common than quads, but a multiswitch system is what I now have - I ran out of feeds and changed my Invacom quad for a quattro plus a Jesmay 8 way multiswitch. Performance for 2D is much the same, but it is with our bête noir, the north beam, that it has made a lot of difference. Channel 4 24 hours, no problema.

I haven't had any problem getting quads this summer, especially given that there has been a whole rush of failures.

I agree about Invacom quality control. One local retailer even tests them and charges extra for the best!!! :-Nooo
 

dxsat

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My Location
UK: Tonbridge, Kent. Spain: Madrid.
#9
Invacom have been manufacturing in China for quite some time, I believe.
Port 3 on the quad C120 is always the best for 2D for some reason.
I disagree on the last point.
Quality control on the Invacom C120 is very, very good, I buy a large number of these and have only ever noticed small variations. The recent batch which I've had in the past 3-4 months was the best ever for weak 2D.
Performance on twins, singles and the 'H' versions (LNBf) is average at best, though.
 

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#10
has anyone noticed the shortage of quad invacoms on the market lately? I have been told due to some problems with the LNB,invacom has stopped production till they sort out the problem...
Anyone has more info on this?
 

billnot

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#11
Yes, they are definitely getting in short supply. I was told this because they had switched production to China, but that can't be right as they switched some time ago.

Sorry, snap, but I have had a couple of really bad quads in the last few months. Luckily my dealer took them back. Combining the two themes, I think the QC issue started when they started being sourced in China.
 

iceman

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#12
billnot said:
I have had a couple of really bad quads in the last few months. Luckily my dealer took them back.

I also had few bad ones lately...
To my knowledge as the returns increased invacom decided to stop production to investigate the issue & fix it..
 

Turok

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#13
Hello!
i am using,the invacom quad,on my fibo 1,25 Antenna,are they,any other manufactor ,out,that making quad flange lnbs?
dont find any?
 
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