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  Reply # 754668 2-Feb-2013 08:33 Send private message

hairy1:
Mine was doing
The sky installer was moaning about the sky supplied ones. He reckons they are rubbish and they are swapping out heaps of them.


Yep, seems the original few container loads never lasted long, LO drifting Hi seems most common issue.

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  Reply # 754915 2-Feb-2013 23:39 Send private message

cyril7:
hairy1:
Mine was doing
The sky installer was moaning about the sky supplied ones. He reckons they are rubbish and they are swapping out heaps of them.


The Sharp LNBs are recognised as among the best in the world - That's why Sky chose them after we had evaluated about ten different brands - and some of the original Sharp (single throat) LNBs we installed about 16 years ago are still working!!!

The problem is with the Sharp dual throat LNBs, which Sharp manufactured especially for Sky and NZs situation after Sky panicked when B1 suddenly moved and everyone lost their Sky for about three days. So Sky's plan was to use C1 as a backup by switching on the 22Khz switch inside the LNB, if that happened again.


Yep, seems the original few container loads never lasted long, LO drifting Hi seems most common issue.

Cyril


And it's not just "the original few container loads". ALL of them are breaking down after about five to six years use. The Model 5A LNBs stated going about two to three years ago, then the 6As started, then the 7As, and now the 8A and Model 9A are failing.

- And at least it's giving the Sky Installers something to do, so I don't know why some of them are moaning about it!

Cheers,    WildBill.

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