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Lower cost meter. Which one?

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#1 OFFLINE   videobruce



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Posted 16 August 2005 - 10:40 AM

I'm looking for a lower cost meter around $100 This would be used for FTA mostly. Is having a dual input really that important?

I have found;

Digisat II $68
Digisat III $98
Digisat 3 Pro $110
Acutrac 22 $90
Acutrac 22 Plus $115

Input on these? Thanks.

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#2 OFFLINE   garyl24



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Posted 27 September 2005 - 07:24 PM

my opinion is a birdog is top of the line. that is what i use. i used to use a satbuddy2 until i got my birdog. it's a little expensive but you know what bird your on!!

#3 OFFLINE   videobruce



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Posted 28 September 2005 - 05:05 AM

Big difference in price.

#4 OFFLINE   Mike500


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Posted 28 September 2005 - 07:25 AM

Big difference in price.

With the same incremental difference in performance. As a long time professional, I would prefer not to install without the Birdog.

For DirecTV or Dish Network, I still prefer the old Digisat II.

#5 OFFLINE   ilovedbs



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Posted 28 September 2005 - 03:29 PM

I have the Birddog and love it.

#6 OFFLINE   greatwhitenorth



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Posted 28 September 2005 - 06:29 PM

I don't think dual inputs are important. It might be useful if you're installing a multiple LNB dish, but even then not so much. As an installer with E*, I always pick one satellite to peak, then check the others to make sure the signal is adequate. The one thing I appreciate is a self-powered meter, so you can make sure you have a line of sight before before you run all that cable. I still use an old Eagle Aspen analog meter :lol: , but I have used the Sat Buddy and liked it a lot.

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