The best sat switches ?

Vipersan

Vipersan

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Hi m8's ..
Just curious as to who make the best diseqc & powered a/b and if still available ...priority swiches with lowest insertion loss ?

Most diseqc switches appear to suck around 3db out of the system ...but does anyone manufacture a premium switch with around 1.5 > 2db insertion loss accross the sat IF spectrum.
I ask because at the moment Im using manual A/B switches which is certainly the only low loss option I've found short of physically swapping f connectors.

Failing that ...perhaps I might consider permanent in line IF taps from the main dish feeds to my set top boxes ..in order to get feeds to my various sat pci cards.
Of course this option would then require dc blocking and no H/V control by the pci cards....and presumably the losses would once again accumilate...
..also the stb's would then have to remain on..

any thoughts ?

rgds
 
Turok

Turok

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Best quality in swtiches,has germany company _www.spaun.de/


a little bit cheaper is alpha centauri brand from czech republic
on both brands you have 5 year warrenty after purchase!

no name diseqec stuff,i never buy again,one swtich,i have to replace within a year 5 times,the brand i tested was called brain weave,the diseqec swtich get hot and stop working,there are a lot,of real low quality brands on the market !
 
Huevos

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The insertion loss from a switch is just the same as a few metres of cable. Don't worry about it, it doesn't affect the signal to noise ratio and that's what counts.
 
Vipersan

Vipersan

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Staff member
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My Satellite Setup
IP9000HD +
TD110 Dish and TD88 Dish in Tandem
66°East to 60°West.
AZbox PrmHD + OpnbxS9HD + Skybox + DrHD F15
2x VboxII AZ-EL
2 m+ Alcoa PF + BSC421 C-Band lnbf...
+SS2/TwHnS2-3200 pci/TBS6925 pci
1.5 Fortec Star -Gbox - HtoH Ku/Ka/C
My Location
UK
Thanks Huevos ..
You are of course totally correct ...but some switches are 'noisier' than others ...plus I've noticed some don't behave in a linear fashion ..
One in particular I had a year or so back would dramatcally reduce the signal at the top end of the IF range..
..so really I'm just after the 'best' you can get
:)
rgds
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A

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I've been using the ones from Global Invacom and they work really well unlike some other brands i could mention :eek:
 
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