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Topic # 220322 6-Aug-2017 11:13
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I have to get a dish and LNB for Freeview, no terrestrial available. It will be in the Whitianga area and has unrestricted line of sight to the approximate area it needs to be pointed.


Question is, what size of dish do I need and what type of LNB? I already have the STB.


Is there a specific dish size for Freeview or is it just a case of bigger is better ?

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  Reply # 1839817 6-Aug-2017 12:13
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A 65cm dish (same as what Sky use) should be fine. If it's well installed and aimed, then it will cope with all but the most severe weather. A smaller (45cm) dish will be OK if well aimed, but will be far more susceptible to rain fade. A 75cm or larger will pretty much cope with anything.


Cheaper dishes will rust out in a few years, particularly near the sea, and may have less gain as the shape is not as good.


If there's already an ex Sky dish on the place, use that - they're a good quality dish.


EDIT: As for LNB, pretty much any Ku band LNB should work OK.

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  Reply # 1840314 7-Aug-2017 08:02
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Thanks for that, no Sky dish there so I need to buy one. 

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