I read this whole thread and was lost after the first half of the first page. The only thing I got was that they sell dual feedhorns that accomodate two lnbs one for H and one for V.
I have fta equipment. No 4dtv. I have two dishes on my roof - one a Ku 1 meter dish with a stab hh120 motor and my recently installed Birdview 8 1/2 footer. Unless its simple to do, my thinking is to keep the Ku and C dishes separate.
What would be a workable setup for the big dish into one receiver with a dual C-band feedhorn? Will a diseqc switch work? One cable to the dish?
What lnbs would be a good value?
Maybe I need a drawing.
I just looked at the weather a while ago, and the computer models don't look good for your area Stogie. :yikes:
Well at least you have a plan. That's more than a lot of folks will have.Fred they don't know....as far away as it is, it could go anywhere. Everyone is so spooked from the Katrina experence down here, now whenever a storm gets in the gulf they FREAK.
Folks need to calm down, have a plan, and execute it when needed. I have all my plywood cut for my windows, my shed door braces ready, plenty water and food. I will move the paraclipse to Due South, take the Ku dishes off the motors and leave the motors on the poles. If its a category 3 or above, I am on my way to Elizabethtown, KY. A friend of mine I grew up with lives there now, and he already has clean sheets on the bed for me.
But its Still a LONG way from that yet.
I am still strongly considering this approach, given the fact I don't have any polarotor control on my FTA receiver boxes. However, all this talk about 13v and 18v kind of rattles me.
It occurs to me also that I havent' seen any shootout or comparison review of Regular feedhorns and Duals.
I'm counting on you guys, because I certainly don't know enough about it.
I don't want to either underpower or burn something out.
if power inserters aren't used, when the vertical polarity is selected the receiver is only sending 13-14 volts to the LNB, and this under-voltage can cause anything from erratic operation to no operation at all, and "could" cause premature failure of the LNB