Sky Q non Sky Dish question

benwiddowson82

benwiddowson82

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#1
Hi

I’m moving soon and my motorised setup is going to have to go unfortunately. I want to keep access to a 2 or 3 locations, one of which being 28.2 using a single dish. Ovbiously the Sky Q lnb fits the mk4 Sky Dish but is there any form of adapater or has any any company produced a third party lnb that fits a standard dish and bracket but also maintains the features of Sky Q. The dish i’m using for my new setup is a Triax TD range dish.

Thanks in advance.

Ben
 
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#2
There are combo LNBs available, which should provide the Q plus the more usual universal outputs. I've no idea what clamping system for the feedarm though , somebody will be along soon with a better answer.
 
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#3
Cheers, the only combo LNB's I can see are C and KU band combo unless in looking at something completely different to what you mean.
 
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I think Sky call it a Hybrid LNB, if that helps?
 
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#5
I think Sky call it a Hybrid LNB, if that helps?
I thought that was the Wideband/universal lab they fit if you say have Freesat in another room ?
 
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Yes, you're right. Scrub that.
 
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There are two main issues with using a Sky lnb on a standard dish
1 LNB holder wll be wrong size and needs an adaptor or making/bodbing one
2 Sky lnb is designed for a horizontally oval dish (with oval "wave guide/throat") and as such will "see" either beyond the edges of the dish (picking up noise - particularly if dish is perpendicular to a wall behind it) and/or not seeing the complete dish. I m t present using two Sky quad lnbs on an 80cm dish for 13E and 19.2E and can confirm that although just about satisfactory signal levels are significantly lower than using a standard lnb.

Personally I would have Sky fit a new dish with hybrid lnb and install a second dish for your other wants.
 
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In the UK, with the signal being received on a pan lid, I don't think non-matching LNB feed vs dish matters all that much.
 
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