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Old 2017-11-26 , 10:29
ArthurG ArthurG is offline
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Default SLNB Unicable decoders

I use a single cable attached to a unicable port, to connect a SLNB to my PVR 2P at both my home and holiday apartment. But I also let the holiday apartment and tenants might have different decoders. I know an Explora is also OK, but what other decoders can be connected to that single unicable? No other cables and unicable port only. (I know the cable could be switched to the Universal port at the SLNB, but that's not what I want to be allowed.)
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Old 2017-11-26 , 10:36
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Just a quick answer since I'm here - unicable will work on all decoders that do HD quality, and won't work on any of the older SD decoder models.
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Old 2017-11-26 , 11:35
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Thanks Optimist. So I guess that would rule out the 1132 that my letting agent has and wanted to use for a tenant. I think I also found a statement in an installation sticky thread that said that such a decoder would have to use the Universal port/cable.
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Old 2017-11-26 , 20:35
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The following models will work with the existing unicable port.

Explora 2A --- One Unicable port -- must be used with a SLNB (recommended), or 24-1Z switch or Explora switch 5-2 or in a real emergency Explora switch 5-1

Explora 1 --- One Unicable port -- must be used with a SLNB (recommended), or 24-1Z switch or Explora switch 5-2 or in a real emergency Explora switch 5-1

HD single view decoders model 4136 (4U,4S) and 4137 (5U,5S) --- One port, which is configurable for Unicable and Universal. Can used with a SLNB (recommended for a 3-decoder install under XV), or 24-1Z switch or Explora switch 5-2 or in a real emergency Explora switch 5-1

HD PVR 2P --- 2 ports, one which is Unicable. The other port is Universal only. Requires 2 Universal connections if set for Universal

HD PVR Pace 4 tuner --- 4 ports, one which is Unicable. The other ports are Universal only. Requires 4 Universal connections if set for Universal

HD PVR UEC 4 tuner --- 4 ports, one which is Unicable. The other ports are Universal only. Requires 4 Universal connections if set for Universal



HD PVR UEC 2 tuner --- 2 ports, one which is Unicable. The other port is Universal only. Requires 2 Universal connections if set for Universal


All other decoders require access to a universal port/s
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Old 2017-11-26 , 20:50
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Great, thank you. Exactly what I needed to know.
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Old 2017-11-27 , 09:31
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Hi

I agree with Geoff.
All HD decoders can use unicable, while all SD vieing deocers require universal feeds.
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Old 2017-11-28 , 16:43
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Last question. I think. I had ideas of continuing to use the unicable to MY PVR 2P, then run a second cable from the Universal to be used by SD decoders. But an installer has now told me that those need two Universal port cables and of course the SLNB 2 only has one.

I guess he should know, but I thought I'd ask the resident forum gurus to verify this.
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Old 2017-11-28 , 17:39
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There will only ever be one decoder connected at a time to the SLNB 2, either HD or SD, but I then assume that an SD cannot use a Universal and a Unicable (which by its name means one) for its two cables.
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Old 2017-11-28 , 17:47
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I have updated my post number 4 to show how many LNB ports the decoders have and which are Universal and Unicable capable.

The SLNB model LMX 500 has 4 unicable ports and 2 legacy ports. Was rather unreliable due to its high power demands made on the decoders. Not sure if you can still get them -- rather unlikely.

The SLNB model LMX 501 only has 3 Unicable ports and 1 Universal port. Makes a bit useless when you want to use it with a mix of old and new decoders.
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Old 2017-11-28 , 18:01
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Thanks again Geoff. Does the 1132 need two Universal? Yeah have realised the initial SLNB might have been best.

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