Viasat FTA dish

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We just canceled service with viasat and am wondering if i could use the dish for FTA
I have the TRIA type b model the stubby one anyone know of a drop in replacement for an lnb on it
 

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You will have to retro fit and fashion a mount for a standard LNBF. Off hand I can't remember the size of the reflector on that dish.
 

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Anyone know of a cheap but good enough lnb that would be compatible with Gt media v8 satellite finder. Im going to use the finder as my receiver


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Anyone know of a cheap but good enough lnb that would be compatible with Gt media v8 satellite finder. Im going to use the finder as my receiver
So the question was whats a good quality cheap ku lnb? And I recommend the Orbital Tracker one. The picture with the Exede dish has a Avenger Universal. Universal Ku LNBFs Titanium I don't know what Ku lnb you have as i have not seen any on your online store .Thank you for your feedback.
 

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I no longer sell KU LNBFs, but usually recommend the Maverick or Geosatpro SL1.

My observation about the listing claims was not intended to be a personal attack on you. This LNBF may be good, but the seller's description makes it appear like they either are clueless or full of marketing BS. A claim that a LNBF makes video look better is pure BS...
 

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I no longer sell KU LNBFs, but usually recommend the Maverick or Geosatpro SL1.

My observation about the listing claims was not intended to be a personal attack on you. This LNBF may be good, but the seller's description makes it appear like they either are clueless or full of marketing BS. A claim that a LNBF makes video look better is pure BS...
I no longer sell KU LNBFs, but usually recommend the Maverick or Geosatpro SL1.

My observation about the listing claims was not intended to be a personal attack on you. This LNBF may be good, but the seller's description makes it appear like they either are clueless or full of marketing BS. A claim that a LNBF makes video look better is pure BS...
This Lnb came with the Manhattan rc1978. As i found threw trial and error it seems to be a good quality Lnb compared to others i have used. As for next time you have maybe more knowledge on these products forward thinking would help others in the hobby. Thanks again for all your help.
 

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Sorry that you took my post as an attack on you.

Correct, I know absolutely nothing about the Orbital Tracker LNBF and as an experience user, your testing would indicate that the LNBF is worth giving a try!

My forward thinking quickly identified BS in the seller's claim. Makes no matter if a product is good or bad, no reason to spread misinformation in order to sell a product. I would rather have a newbie on the SatelliteGuys forum know the real facts instead of thinking that their choice of a LNBF might affect how good the video looks.

 

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Sorry that you took my post as an attack on you.

Correct, I know absolutely nothing about the Orbital Tracker LNBF and as an experience user, your testing would indicate that the LNBF is worth giving a try!

My forward thinking quickly identified BS in the seller's claim. Makes no matter if a product is good or bad, no reason to spread misinformation in order to sell a product. I would rather have a newbie on the SatelliteGuys forum know the real facts instead of thinking that their choice of a LNBF might affect how good the video looks.

i just want good enough performance because this will be my first setup and i want it to be portable-ish if you look at my stand for the dish you will see its in a tripod formation. thats my plan anyway
 
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I've heard about 103 (SES3) and i see a few channels i would like to watch on it
1 is it an FTA satellite
2 can i pick it up with the viasat dish and rigged lnb mount
3 and also on a GT Media V8 satellite finder i will be using it as a receiver
thanks for all the help everyone
 

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I've heard about 103 (SES3) and i see a few channels i would like to watch on it
1 is it an FTA satellite
2 can i pick it up with the viasat dish and rigged lnb mount
3 and also on a GT Media V8 satellite finder i will be using it as a receiver
thanks for all the help everyone
You may pick up the vertical signals easy. The horizontal ones might be tricky with that size. I would recommend fine tuning the dish to 97 west. Then try 103 and see what you may get. Have fun.
 
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