4K LNB with international channels

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by AngryManMLS, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. AngryManMLS

    AngryManMLS Active Member

    Jan 30, 2014
    Does anyone know if/when DirecTV will have an 4K reverse band LNB available that also supports getting the international channels (5 LNB)? Thanks for any and all info.
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea

    perhaps intl channels would be on RB or KA band, so 3RB2 or 3R2 would be sufficient
  3. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2013
    The legacy reverse band LNB was supposed to be available around June. Must be running a bit late, but it doesn't really matter since they aren't planning to begin using reverse band until Q3 of next year.

    I'm sure someone will mention it here when it becomes available on eBay or Solid Signal. It uses six coax from the LNB to a DSWM30 switch (the older switches won't be supported for this in receiver firmware) and a special diplexer will connect the output of the 5th coax to the output of the international dish. Might as well run the extra two coaxes now so you'll be ready...
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  4. HoTat2

    HoTat2 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 16, 2005
    And if you do pre-run the cable, don't bother planning to squeeze the pair through the feedarm with the other two Ka/Ku existing pairs.

    As the RB legacy LNB is designed for the two new additional cables for the RB to run along the outside of the feedarm and lashed to it possibly with zip ties or special cable clamps for this developed by DIRECTV.

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