Are the 4K 5 Reverse Band LNBs out now?

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  1. edisonprime

    edisonprime New Member

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    I made a service call scheduled for Wednesday. I want a 4K Reverse Band 5 LNB installed but I don't want to waist my time unless they actually have them. Are they out now? I have a 3 LNB that does 4K but am waiting for the 5 LNBs that do 4K for I also want ALL the SonicTap channels. I believe this is my first post on this site BTW, so hi everybody!!!
     
  2. peds48

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    Yes, they are available now but not every where since they were just released a few weeks ago.


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  3. Raziel

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    Yeah they're out.
     
  4. alnielsen

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    There were just a few on ebay. They are probably sold out by now.
     
  5. cpalmer2k

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    Thanks for the heads up.. Was able to catch one of them very affordably at $49. There was one left from that seller when I bought mine
     
  6. employee3

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    I picked up the last one from eBay @ $49. Installed last night and everything seems to work well.
     
  7. Oct 9, 2016 #7 of 16
    dod1450

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    What is a "4K Reverse Band 5 LNB" Is that different from the original 5LBN dish ?
     
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    vig1116

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    i have a very amatuer/ stupid question. How come some of you guys buy things (like the 4k lnb) instead of waiting for D* to give it for free when it's needed?
     
  9. Oct 9, 2016 #9 of 16
    lwilli201

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    I guess DBSers just have to have the latest gear now. I am a do-it-yourselfer. I have been installing my own satellite gear since 1996 through moves and numerous upgrades.
     
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  10. vig1116

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    i was just curious cause I'm new to D* and was thinking about getting the new 4k lnb but read they will give me one when it is actually needed cause of my 2 samsung RVU tv's. no need to waste my $$
     
  11. doctor j

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    Finished swapping Dishes and LNB yesterday. 5D2RB LNB used on new logo DIRCTV dish, darker grey and hinged bottom 2 connectors on reflector rather than bolts.
    Also playing with my new AIM 1.5 meter.


    A couple of observations. The 5D2RB LNB seems lower in gain. Legacy LNB usually ~ -28 or -29 dBm.
    5D2RB LNB never much more than -35.9 dBm.
    Newer dish seemed more "loose" and difficult to aim accurately. A little pressure adjusting the dish made big moves that were difficult to compensate on "fine tuning". Failed EIV several times often with just 1 or 2 99 TPNs mid 80's.

    By fine tuning on lowest 99TPN via set-top box SS meter all TPN >~95 .

    Also NOTE DSWM test with 23 channels ?? I've seen this mentioned before but still give fuel to the 13-21-22-23 channel utilization question
    SEE EIV report attached

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  13. peds48

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    I posted about the 23 tuners awhile ago when the 3RB LNB came out.


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  14. slice1900

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    Are you talking about the level of the individual transponders, or the "overall" level? According to Directv, there is about 10 db difference from the weakest to the strongest transponders, as received at the dish (this may vary somewhat depending on where you live)

    The DSWM LNB does gain control on the individual transponders, rather than on the composite power like the analog SWM LNB, so it doesn't need to output as strong to get the weakest transponders to the desired level. I doubt this difference has much effect on the practical distance limit.
     
  15. doctor j

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    Just an observation, as an avid hobbiest installing the 5D2RB LNB vs legacy or analog SWM LNBs in the past.
    Using AIM Meter for the first time also, prior usage of Turbo S2, Super Buddy and Birdog meters.

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  16. AntAltMike

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    I imagine that most of the SWM8 modules that were sold in the first couple of years were stolen from the installation companies that paid for them. I bought a SuperBuddy several years ago, and when I went to put it into service last year and found that the software needed to be upgraded, the first thing I did was to check the serial number to help me figure out what model it might be, but it had been deliberately scraped off Hmm...

    Remember those cool, $200 Applied Instruments NS-1 white noise generators we used to be able to buy on eBay for $50? I haven't seen one listed there in years. I have a hunch that someone notified eBay that they all had to have been stolen from their owners and that they now may be averse to allowing them to be offered.
     

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