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There's also 0/12V switches, and of course 0/22kHz switches. ...

The 0/22KHz switch might also be an option, I think I can get the receiver to send the signal or not to send it via the menus.
 
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That looks to be an interesting option, what are you using as the source of the 12 volts?
Any old 230V/12V supply! - which, in my case, is a 12V 6A CCTV supply brick which also feeds other things in the lounge AV stack e.g. the SX88+, a Roku streamer, a Netgear Gb network switch and a couple of other units that need 12Vdc.

PS: I think the Spaun switch might have lower through-loss than the pushbutton ones, and it is designed for sat feeds stuff.

PPS: if your Rx has a switchable 0/12V o/p, you could use that as well.
 
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AFAIK, many 0/12V switches also function from 5Volt onwards. So the voltage from a USB-port might suffice. So the voltage is not that critical, as long as it is between 5 and 12 volt DC.

Some 0/12V switches have a mechanical relay in them, I believe (so about zero loss), some do switch electronically (causes a bit loss on signal strength, so luckily not on signal quality!). But I've not much experience with them myself.

The advantage of using some 0/12V switches or modifying a 4/1 switch yourself would be, that you can service it with a 4 or 5-leads cable (e.g. telephone-cable?) from remote. So you don't need to have all kinds of numbers of satellite cable leaving your living room...
When you need to watch more than 4 satellite positions, modify a 10/1 switch! :)

Someone MLORD modified a diseqc switch even further, to switch not sat-antennas but other antennas. Inspiring project to read, that was. Two links to his frankenswitch you'll find here: 2 harken DVB-t
But of course, for satellite signal switching, the modification is simpler than he did.

Greetz,
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@a33
Followed the link but it's a series of posts in Dutch - any chance of providing a translation of the lot?
 
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In my linked post there's two english-language links.

Can you see and follow those, or is that a members-only privilege?

greetz,
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In my linked post there's two english-language links.

Can you see and follow those, or is that a members-only privilege?

greetz,
A33
Sorry - didn't spot those!
 
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