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michaelt

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#85085 13-Jun-2011 17:06
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We currently have a Sky dual-throat, single-output LNB installed, connected to a simple splitter then a MySky HDi receiver + a PC and FTA receiver. The original install was in place when we bought the house, and the LNB was upgraded when we upgraded to MySky HDi. There was a pre-existing junction in the cable (two F-connectors connected through a female-female adaptor) where we installed the splitter.

I understand that Sky uses LNB's with 4 outputs for new MySky HDi installations. Is there any way to convince them to replace our LNB with one of these? I'd like to be able to switch between horizontal and vertical on the other receivers without affecting the MySKy HDi.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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nickb800
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  #480697 13-Jun-2011 17:46
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I think you may be mistaken. Afaik they use still use dual throat single output LNBs. The mysky hdi boxes have four satellite inputs, but only one is used.

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  #480698 13-Jun-2011 17:54
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Sky have changed there minds on the LNB's with 4 connections. They are not getting fitted anymore, or if they are (until the stock is used up) only one port is being used.

 
 
 
 


michaelt

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  #480705 13-Jun-2011 18:37
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In that case, any idea on the difficulty/legality of replacing the LNB with a cheap dual-output LNB off trademe?

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  #482212 17-Jun-2011 13:40
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Well I guess I got lucky. How do I ues these 4 outputs does this mean I can have 4 tuners which can access either sat and either polarity all indipendantly?




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