Wideband lnb - not 6 or 8 output options?

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basiluk

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Just got a new Freesat 4K, and would like to take advantage of the 4 channel recording - BUT I need a wideband LNB.

So I have four rooms being fed from a standard LNB currently - 2 cables to each, making 8 total. I can only find two channel wideband LNB’s which surprise me - does anyone know any better please?

...Jon.
 
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AFAIK no need for more than 2 outputs (Horiz and vert) as unlike standard lnbs the outputs can be split (no need for band switching). So just splitters and possibly amplifiers required. Think about it - that is what is happening inside the receiver - recording 4 from 2 inputs. Other more expert replies should come along soon.
 
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This takes me back to the early 90's - prior to Astra 1D and band switching. I had 2 lnbs )13E & 19.2E with separate Horiz and Vert outputs (Can't remember whether they were called dual or twin - prior to modern naming) feeding 2 Global Mini Magic multiswitches (2 inputs to 4 outputs) giving me my first multisatellite (2) multiroom (4) satellite setup. I still have the dish and rest of the kit in my shed somewhere (1 lnb failed but was replaced with a 2 output universal lnb and system still worked but rest of setup still worked when I last tested it a couple of years ago.
 
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In case you'd find any of these useful, first is the original Gardiner wideband from the '90s, the second is brand new Gilat.
 

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RogerBlack

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Just got a new Freesat 4K, and would like to take advantage of the 4 channel recording - BUT I need a wideband LNB.

So I have four rooms being fed from a standard LNB currently - 2 cables to each, making 8 total. I can only find two channel wideband LNB’s which surprise me - does anyone know any better please?

...Jon.
Hi Basil
Can your Freesat receiver accept single cable distribution input (DSCR)? There may be an option under LNB setup options. If yes there is a straightforward solution.
 
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Option 1
If you have other rooms that require six outputs from the dish then you may have to sacrifice one viewing point (or cut the cable numbers down to one in the lesser important rooms) and install a hybrid LNB.

Option 2
Install a second dish

Option 3
Install a 6 way distribution box that supplies the right voltages for the Octo LNB (turning it into a Quattro), leaving the remaining four LNB outputs for two rooms, and two others from the switch for the third.
 
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DeadHorse800

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I wanted to do same and started a thread on this here. Split a wideband lnb signal - SatsUK

With a two receiver setup you would ideally have two single power pass splitters, connecting so that the H power comes from one box and the V power from the other box. That way the LNB is still powered if you switch off either one of the receivers, whilst avoiding power overload.
 
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