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What Dish did I get?


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#1 OFFLINE   curlyjive

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 12:27 PM

I had my dish replaced today. My old dish was the original 5lnb model with the sidecar. This is a slimlime dish with one one large LNB, instead of the three I have seen on most slimline dishes.

Anyone know which model this? Is it new? Does it have any benefits?

#2 OFFLINE   Michael D'Angelo

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 12:29 PM

It's a slimline dish with a 3 LNB assembly. It only receives SAT's 99, 101, and 103 since SAT's 110 and 119 are not needed anymore.

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 12:39 PM

... and that one feedhorn is really 3, combined together.

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So, it works the same way your old dish did, because the primary, centered LNB was also really 3 LNBs:

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The imbedded multiswitch is a little different in the SL3 LNB, though, to account for the fact that 119 isn't present. The SL3 has a different stack plan to pull guide data from 101 at all times, where the SL5 and the old sidecar setups needed 119 to get guide data whenever a 103/110/119 transponder was selected.

#4 OFFLINE   curlyjive

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 01:06 PM

That's pretty much what I thought. Thanks for the insight!

#5 OFFLINE   icethegreat

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 08:18 PM

... and that one feedhorn is really 3, combined together.

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So, it works the same way your old dish did, because the primary, centered LNB was also really 3 LNBs:

Posted Image

The imbedded multiswitch is a little different in the SL3 LNB, though, to account for the fact that 119 isn't present. The SL3 has a different stack plan to pull guide data from 101 at all times, where the SL5 and the old sidecar setups needed 119 to get guide data whenever a 103/110/119 transponder was selected.


THANKS FOR THE ILLUSTRATION! THAT REALLY HELPS US N00BS! :grin:




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