Quad KU LNB vs Dual KU LNB/Multiswitch

Discussion in 'Free To Air (FTA) Discussion' started by cpalmer2k, May 12, 2019.

  1. cpalmer2k

    cpalmer2k Topic Starter SatelliteGuys Pro Pub Member / Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2013
    Posts:
    467
    Likes Received:
    160
    Location:
    United States
    It seems like it has taken me an eternity but now that it has quit raining every other day I've finally made some progress towards getting my KU dish up and going. The motor arrived last week and with some good luck the satellite itself should arrive this week or next week.

    I just have one remaining question.. I do want to expand my KU setup where I can accommodate at least three different receivers because of sports programs with multiple feeds, and our local high school championships where they use multiple sites and broadcast from all three.

    Would I be better off going with a dual KU LNB and some sort of multiswitch or would I be better off to go with a quad output LNB and bypass the multiswitch?
     
    EmCommSat likes this.
  2. Magic Static

    Magic Static FTA Geek Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU! Lifetime Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2010
    Posts:
    6,894
    Likes Received:
    3,998
    Location:
    Montana
    Technically a quad LNB has a multiswitch built in. A quattro LNB has individual outputs for each band (universal ku) and polarity and is used with an external multiswitch.
     
    EmCommSat likes this.
  3. cpalmer2k

    cpalmer2k Topic Starter SatelliteGuys Pro Pub Member / Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2013
    Posts:
    467
    Likes Received:
    160
    Location:
    United States
    Just an update.. I finally ordered my 1.2m dish from satellite-av on eBay yesterday. I sent the phone # and confirmed shipping with them, so fingers crossed that in a few weeks I'll be up and running! It has taken longer than I expected, but we've had a lot of back & forth in our neighborhood about the "rules" lately and needed to settle that first. We're putting up a wood fence around the front side of our yard to shield the view of the dish from the street. We were already planning to fence in most of the back yard this year for our daughter and dog this year anyway, and the wood portion on the front facing side will look better anyway.
     
    EmCommSat likes this.

Separate names with a comma.

More...