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Old 2012-10-08 , 23:01
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present setup is dual lnb to hd pvr. my residence has now been divided into two seperate living units. do i need another dish and dual lnb for the second unit or will a quad lnb on existing dish with two cables to new living unit be ok. two subscriptions of course.
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Old 2012-10-08 , 23:26
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present setup is dual lnb to hd pvr. my residence has now been divided into two seperate living units. do i need another dish and dual lnb for the second unit or will a quad lnb on existing dish with two cables to new living unit be ok. two subscriptions of course.
There is nothing to stop you from using a single antenna, equipped with a suitable LNB and /Multiswitch to feed two separate independent dwellings with sufficient feeds to operate two decoders, each with its own subscription.
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Old 2012-10-09 , 08:00
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What Geoof said, but quad LNB is a must.
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Old 2012-10-10 , 11:25
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why a 90cm dish?does it work better or is just for a better signal strength?
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Old 2012-10-10 , 11:48
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why a 90cm dish?does it work better or is just for a better signal strength?
(1) The recommended antenna size has always been minimum of 90 cm.
(2) Theoretically, it can be shown that a 90cm antenna will ensure a signal that is 3-4 times better than with a 60 cm antenna.
(3) The larger antenna therefore gives you a better signal stength, which means the Signal to Noise ratio is better which means the Bit Error Rate is better, which means the signal quality is better.

(4) In bad weather it means you have more "margin" to play with before you lose signal

(5) The larger antenna "forces" the installer to be more careful about antenna alignment and skew angle adjustments than with the smaller antenna, which means a better end product over the longer term.

(6) If you are contemplating a new antenna or changing your older one, install a 90 cm or larger (up to 1.2m) iso a 60 cm toy antenna.
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Old 2012-10-10 , 13:33
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why a 90cm dish?does it work better or is just for a better signal strength?
Bigger is always better
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