- Jul 21, 2010
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- My Satellite Setup
- 1.2 metre prime focus irte dish, 1.85cm offset mabo dish,vu+duo & 42 HD lcd tv
- My Location
Is the dish motorised or fixed?
Nothing wrong with Gibertinis, though sourcing one has become slightly more difficult thanks to the 'B' word.
Ensuring the dish is not warped or damaged, and is correctly aligned is more important than a few extra centimetres - and as you've found the slightly larger Triax is a pig to align.
Consider second hand Channel Master or Prodelin. Even they are used they will always work like brand new, and after regular washing they will also look like brand new.
Will doSet and save a "Search" on ebay for the dish(es) that you would like, and make sure you "tick" the box that pops up to ask if you want to receive emails about new listings of those because quite a few do pop up from time to time.
They often start at ridiculously low BIN or "Make an Offer" prices compared with the "buying new" prices, or they then just don't get many (if any) bids at all and sell for a pound or two because people just want to get rid of them and only 1 person did actually make any bid at all! To look for the latter set the search to "Ending soon"
That's more or less how I got my Gibby OP125L which I saw listed about 2 yrs ago when I was "just idly looking around" at what was on offer. It was very local (West Drayton) and there had been only 1 offer of around £70 some days/weeks earlier, so I made a "silly offer" of £85 - and that's what I got it for, complete with STAB motor (later proved faulty!), an Inverto Black Ultra, ground mount and cables. Took a bit of work (and my estate car) to get it back here, but has since definitely proved worth the money, effort and time.
I doubt you will find an Orbital dish these days (I keep one reflector in the garage as a replacement for a number of customers if they suffer a failure.
Have a look for Fracarro, brand name 'Penta'. Exceedingly well made with good performance.
The OP Gibertini 100 XP+ Inverto Black Ultra 0.2 is the best 100cm dish available in my experience,
You may need to check the Lnb Arm as mine was too long,
whats the best lnb setup on a gibertini 1.05m dish
On some of my receivers for AFP1 shows 100% Signal Quality this was a selling confidence trick by some satellite receiver manufacturers,Motorised. Yep, i was assuming the installer would be much more experienced in tweaking the bracket to maximise the signal
Thanks, will check them out
Yeah a search yielding nothing. The Penta seems to only go up the 85cm?
Thanks. I was trying to compare what I currently pull in on my TD110 against your very useful strongest transponders thread. It depends on your location but take Eutelsat-10A @ 10°east 11345 H 27500 AFP1 $=========80% . for example, my TM-5402 receiver is showing 92%, is that a fair comparison or does it very between receivers?
which of these would you use ?
Personally, I used a mixture of "red oxide" primer and non-metallic "grass green" spray paints in a "zigzag" pattern in order to break up the "visually perceived" image as seen by any local "observers" - the reason for that being that our local authority might consider my dish installations to be "non-compliant"!
Frankly, in my experience ("so far"!) it's a bit of a "lottery" regarding what you can "get away with" in terms of "max dish size" and basically will depend on if/who anyone bothers to complain!
Here, in "South East England", it seems to me that, ATM and in reality, no-one appears to care "a sh1t" in that respect because of the current pandemic - and so I suspect that, when that subsides, then "max dish size" will still be very low on the "order of priority" in terms of "enforcement"
he says "can't move up to 1.2 due to the dish location" i dont think that means that he doesnt want to pee off the neighbours, more like theres not enough space.
if it was me, and ground mount was an option, i'd go for a ground mounted gibertini 1.25 or a channel master 1.2 - loads on facebook and e3ay....people just dont want them
If you are after the feeds & are marginal on a 1.1 then you simply cant go any smaller - you stand a good chance you will lose what you already have.
when I went from my 1m Gibby to the Triax TD110 - the test card on 3w went from breaking up to almost solid.
and then it changed, i cant get it very well on my 1.2 now, it breaks up.
however, many factors come into play here, LNB alignment, position on motor arm when changing dishes, its almost impossible to tell really, the real difference due to setup permutations - even the weather or time of day.