Triple Dragon, Dreambox 8000, Echostar AD3000ip, TBS6522,6925,6983 PCie cards. Gibertini 1.25m motorised dish driven by the AD3000, with either Inverto BU Quad or Norsat / XMW Ka LNBs . SMW 1.05m + 3 other dishes. Speccy: Promax HD Ranger+
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Both are satelliite receivers, Sky boxes are normally only used to receive Sky channels, although other transponders can be received.
STB's other than 'digiboxes' are more versatile, enabling transponders from other satellites to be picked up, increasing greatly the number of channels you can watch, especially if you have a motorised dish to point at the different satellites.