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Old 2009-07-30 , 10:50
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Question What is the best setup option?

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I just need to know what the best setup option would be to make optimal use of my equipment.

Current setup:
Single LNB
DSD990 Decoder
LG Scarlet Full HD LCD
Samsung HD DVD Surround sound
The LCD has 3 HDMI inputs and the DVD has 1 HDMI output.

I will be buying an HD PVR. Do I go with twin LNB or Quad LNB?
How do I setup everything to to use everything optimally?
I have another analogue TV that i want to include in the new installation but do not need the extra view functionality.

I am only using the 1 HDMI input on the LCD which is connected to the DVD.
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Old 2009-07-30 , 11:44
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DVD to TV - HDMI
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PVR to DVD - optical cable (for sound)

The easier route is twin LNB & a multiswitch, but get a 2x6 so you have the option of Xtraview at a later stage
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Old 2009-07-30 , 11:54
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Thanks for the response

I know the SatCR LNB is more expensive, but is there a quality difference in the LNB choice.

Which LNB is better:
SatCR LNB
Twin LNB + 2x6MS
or Quad LNB

Price is not really an issue just the upgradeability of the system in the future.
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Old 2009-07-30 , 12:45
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Quality wont come from the LNB choice but from the quality of the actual installation
I would still say Twin LNB + 2x6MS, but if you anticipate getting another HDPVR then maybe a quad will be better then splitting 2x8
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Old 2009-07-30 , 17:42
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Thanks for the response

I know the SatCR LNB is more expensive, but is there a quality difference in the LNB choice.

Which LNB is better:
SatCR LNB
Twin LNB + 2x6MS
or Quad LNB

Price is not really an issue just the upgradeability of the system in the future.
My order of preference is Quad LNB ( or larger if you intend to expand at a later stage)
Then Dual (TWIN) LNB plus a MS ( min 2x4 or better a 2x6MS for later expansion).

SATCR ( universal)

I see no advantage to a SATCR unless you have a cabling problem. The SATCR requires 2 cables to make full use of both ports on the SATCR LNB, as does the Twin LNB

A quad has the issue of requiring 4 cables.

Merv is right, most of the time the quality is related to bad installation workmanship and not components.
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