The decision to use the SNB cabling for HB is affected by what one wants to doo with RF. There is also a case to be made that it is easier to distribute RF when all the decoders are co-located in one point.
Eliminating the HB out of the equation by using the SLNB cabling simplifies the distribution of RF even when the decoders are not all in the same location.
Cross control suing tvLINK eyes does complicate the RF distribution setup though.
None of MCs decoder are able to relay remote command received from a tvLINK eye via another decoder.
Hence, if there are any tvLINK eyes in the setup, the only way to effectively ensure all decoders can be remotely controlled form anywhere is to combine all RF OUT signals though an SLX type splitter and then distribute this combine signal to any remote viewing points making use of RF.
The 3 decoder method now requires an SLX splitter with 3 inputs, which then avoids having to cascade 2 x 2-input SLX splitters.
Having said all of this, RF is on the way out as more and more persons replace their TVs with HD TVs with HDMI inputs.
So you can send a lot of effort on getting an RF distribution in place and then find that it is no longer all that useful.
Easyview, UEC 4T HD PVR, SD PVR, XV
Spare decoders: SD PVR(2), PACE HD PVR 4T, DSD 660, 1110, 1131, Explora
2 unmentionable FTA decoders
Win 10 Pro (64-bit) build 1607, version 14393.351
1.2m antenna, 8-way universal LNB, 2x6 MS, FSM permanently connected.
Last edited by Geoff D; 2017-02-22 at 15:16.