The LNB out does not carry signals like a sky rf2 out. It passes on the lnb signal from the dish, to use it at all you need a sat tuner on the other end. With the main box on you only have a limited channel selection. To watch the channel being watched like a sky boxes rf2 out you need to use an external modulator
Correct but you need a multilnb they come in twin (rare) quad (the most common) or octal configurations. The term lnb is a bit misleading, lnb stands for low noise block converter and a quad has 4 each electrically seperate from the others. They share a common feed horn (the white bit at the front) which collects the microwave signal from the dish and sends it to all the lnbs.
I was wondering if we connected this or hard wired it to the usb port it could be used to get files onto your home network ?
Only downside I can see is its IDE so disc size is limited but if we were just using this as a network link it may not be to bad.
perhaps an ide to sata convertor would work ?
Of cause it would mean running some cat 5 cables unless it will plug into a wifi hub and then the limitations are endless at £10 I may have a go at one of these at that price they make a cheap caddy anyway.
There is no difference in capacity between an IDE disk vs a SATA disk. In other words the capacity is not dictated by the access method IDE or SATA. It's the case that almost all new releases are in SATA so the new larger capacities tend to be SATA, but that's only because most new PC's are now using SATA.