[mythtv-users] DVB-S cards
linux.luser at myrealbox.com
Tue Apr 10 12:32:57 UTC 2007
On 10 Apr 2007, at 10:42, Max Hodgson wrote:
> On 4/10/07, David <myth at dgreaves.com> wrote:
>>>> I'll need to get up there somehow to replace my single LNB with
>>>> a duel /
>>>> quad one, I found a quad LNB for £20 somewhere!
>>> It's worth doing. I got my Dual LNB from Maplins, if you have one
>>> nearby. Think it was about £30 - plus you can just walk in and but
>>> them. I think I've heard that there is something "different"
>>> about the
>>> Sky stuff. Might be worth looking into this before you buy.
>>> I.e. they
>>> use those little oval dishes rather than round ones - I'm not
>>> sure if
>>> this affects the the type of LNB you need.
>> or £9.99 off eBay
> Sky LNBs have little plastic tabs on them for fixing to a mini
> dish. This won't fit the collar on a normal dish lnb holder. Unless
> you dremmel (tm) them off.
> I found this out by experience....
Do you think you could possibly explain a little more for the benefit
of someone as dumb as me, please?
The satellite dish I've been given is a "Triax" brand "Zone 1
digidish" and the arm on which the LNB is mounted is metal
(aluminium?) tube, rectangular in cross-section. This arm's
dimensions are about 1cm x 2cm (or maybe 1/2" x 1") and a slot is cut
into the underside for a locator pin which ensures the LNB is fitted
the right way up; also on the underside, about an inch from the end,
is a hole which accommodates a cross-head screw which secures the LNB
to this arm.
Is there a technical name for this kind of fitting? One that will
ensure I don't end up buying the wrong kind of LNB.
The photo on this auction is too small to allow me to see whether it
is the same as mine - but this does seem like a bargain price and
"once there gone, there gone".
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