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Lower cost meter. Which one?

Discussion in 'FTA / Non Small Dish Satellite Area' started by videobruce, Aug 16, 2005.

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  1. videobruce

    videobruce Legend

    Aug 12, 2004
    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.
  2. garyl24

    garyl24 AllStar

    Jun 1, 2004
    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. videobruce

    videobruce Legend

    Aug 12, 2004
    Big difference in price.
  4. Mike500

    Mike500 Hall Of Fame

    May 10, 2002

    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. ilovedbs

    ilovedbs Legend

    Aug 18, 2005
    I have the Birddog and love it.
  6. greatwhitenorth

    greatwhitenorth Godfather

    Jul 18, 2005
    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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