Having a little extra time on my hands this week, I decided to compare three different brands of Ka/Ku LNB’s being used by Directv. The goal was to see which one, if any, got the strongest signal. In this challenge I used the new HR21-700 and randomly choose transponders 1, 14, 31 from sat 101.0 Transponders 27 & 32 from sat 119.0 and last transponders 1 and 17 from sat 103.0 (b) I made no adjustments to the dish or the installation. I merely hooked up each LNB and then checked/noted the peak signal strength. In the past year I have installed more than 70 slimline dish’s and I did this to satisfy my own curiosity as well as make sure that of all the LNB’s available, I was using the best one. In first place we have Eagle Aspen beating our second place by only 1-2 points. In second place we have Andrew who beat out or third place by 2-3 points. Last we have WNC, who still did really well, but was consistent in having a lower signal than the other two brands. Personally I think that the Andrew lnb looks the best, followed by the Eagle Aspen model. The WNC version lacks the curves and sleek design of the others. I would also like to note that in the past I had many service calls related to intermittent signal on sat 101 due to a defect in the WNC lnb’s. However, they must have solved this problem because I haven’t had to swap one out in a long while.