Friday Fun Poll

How many LNBs have you returned to the store for the wrong reason?

  • Zero

    Votes: 24 85.7%
  • One

    Votes: 4 14.3%
  • Two

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I wish I never got started on this hobby

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    28
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Fizbi

Fizbi

Thread Starter
SatelliteGuys Pro
May 16, 2008
539
78
Wild and Windy Casper, WY
I remember my first attempt to install a pizza dish. I got one of them kits with everything included, dish, LNB, cable, mounting pole, etc.

I got up on the roof and mounted everything. Got the dish angled just right, turned on the stab receiver and....nothing! What tha...?!

I double checked everything, ohmed out the cable, checked the box, still nothing.

I was convinced it was a defective LNB. I took it back to the store and convinced the salesman the LNB was defective and I demanded a new one. The salesman relented and handed over a new one and off I went to complete the mission.

Funny, I thought to myself, there was a box of LNBs at the store that looked like several of them were returned. Long story short...I ran out of patience and I didn't know there was a signal meter built into the receiver, so I never got the dish properly aligned. Frustrated, I finally called the dish installer and had the pros do it right.

Thinking back now, I have to laugh at myself.

So, how many perfectly good LNBs did you return to the store before you realized you didn't know what you were doing?
 
1ADAM12

1ADAM12

SatelliteGuys Pro
Aug 4, 2009
576
0
10-6 Gas Pumps
Just one

In the beginning there were newby's.

Sold a perfectly good Standard lnbf on eBay for $.99 cause I didn't change the receiver to 10750.
 
guapoharry

guapoharry

SatelliteGuys Pro
Jul 19, 2006
1,423
0
32ºN 111ºW
Zero.

Situations...

Bought LNBFs where you could not return them.

Or,
Bought them so cheap that it would not be worth paying shipping to return them.

Or,
Did not have a problem with them.

Or,
Was too stubborn to give up and asked for help.

Or,
.....?
 
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SatPhreak

SatelliteGuys Pro
Apr 19, 2007
943
139
Thunder Bay, ON
I have never returned any lnb's because every one I have bought, or been given to me, has worked great. Even an old 39 degree K C band lnb (circa 1986) that I was given has been set up on a friends 10' dish last week and it gets all the dvb s signals on 99 west.
 
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14karat

14karat

SatelliteGuys Pro
Feb 14, 2005
634
0
Hernando, Mississippi
Never returned any, but have sworn at times that one was bad, and get another... then another... and finally had the DUH moment...
 
Tron

Tron

SatelliteGuys Master
May 6, 2005
6,599
33
Metro New Orleans, LA
None... When first starting out, people always blame the LNB(F), but 99.9 percent of the time, the problem is elsewhere...
 
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Mr Tony

SatelliteGuys Pro
Supporting Founder
Nov 17, 2003
328
78
Mankato, MN
none

I've broken a few LNB's but never returned one :)
 
Larry1

Larry1

SatelliteGuys Pro
Aug 24, 2005
1,594
138
Port Hope, ON Canada
When I first got my StarChoice dish, I would get pixelization intermittently. Returned the LNBF to their distributer (they were about a 45 min. drive away), they mounted it on a dish and told me it was bad as there was pixelization. I'm sure now that the LNBF was not bad, but encoding problems when they were first starting out. They had a large bin where they the bad ones went. Must of been a couple of hundred there.
 
vanalex

vanalex

SatelliteGuys Pro
Apr 4, 2004
216
0
Northeast Indiana
I've only bought two and both work great. The rest have come with salvaged dishes and work great. If one did not work, I would first think it was the operator and not the LNBF.
 
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