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Old 2017-03-22 , 11:20
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All 4 would only be needed in time for Hi Band transmissions (quite a long time off still), until then 2 would do.
That should give the full picture now, I'll end my side with a bit of further detail.

Originally Posted by Geoff D View Post
It depends on what you want to do as far as connecting up decoders.
As the universal ports aren't needed with the 3 x Exploras, the SLNB is fine as an option. Just the revealed extra cost factor then.
I think Geoff is mainly thinking of the heartbeat (HB) cables, with the SLNB one can alternatively have the HB simply work via the SLNB cables instead. That choice is influenced by any RF distribution factors and is less likely to offer any advantages after having already set up unless you want to reclaim cabling space in any cabling conduits in use. Maybe it could be helpful with some of your old f/t usage.

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Old 2017-03-22 , 12:53
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Originally Posted by KennethM View Post
Geoff, I have a quad LNB, but does that mean that I have to connect all 4 LNB outputs to the switch?

At the moment no, only two are required. Not sure when the other two cables will be required.
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Old 2017-03-23 , 10:17
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yes for your installation to be high band ready you will require the quad lnb to feed all four input ports of the DStv 24-1Z switch. it means running four cables from the quad lnb to the switch. That will mean your installation is than high band ready and future proof for new services in the future.
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Old 2017-03-23 , 10:20
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I cant say we wont go high band this year or not , but better to get it out of the way now than having to do so when we do launch channels on high band.
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Old 2017-03-28 , 08:46
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I've installed the latest SLNB and everything is working perfectly. Thanks for all the support guys.
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