LNB for GZ950

pantages

Active Member
Can anyone please confirm which LNB is needed for the GZ950 satellite connection? I am guessing it is the same as used for Sky Q?
 

mikej

Well-known Member
No - the older LNBs used for previous Sky services (eg. Sky+ HD) were compatible with Freesat, but the newer LNBs fitted when you upgrade to Sky Q are not, so you'll either need to revert back to the old type or find an equivalent.
 

pantages

Active Member
Thank you. I have a LNB on the dish with two connectors and also another (spare) with four connectors marked Sky MK4L. I had Sky Q, later cancelled it, and now getting it back for self-installation but I can't remember which is the correct LNB. :(
 

mikej

Well-known Member
Surely the LNB currently fitted is suitable for Sky Q unless you've changed it since you cancelled ?

If you're wanting an LNB for both Sky Q and the Freesat channels on the GZ, then you could ask in the Satellite TV / Sky forum for advice ?
 

pantages

Active Member
You are right but my memory has failed me. (Aged 79). I tried using the GZ950 connection for satellite tv but the selection of channels was poor and didn't stay with it. I seem to remember that I was advised to use a wideband LNB which I think is the one that is in place. I think the MK4 was for Sky+.

However, thanks again and I will repeat my question on the Satellite tv forum.
 

mikej

Well-known Member
Ah, OK :) I'm not sure if you realise, but the GZ (like other Panasonic TVs of recent years) doesn't officially support Freesat so there is no EPG, which isn't ideal.
 

pantages

Active Member
Yes, I am aware. But Freesat is so disorganised I prefer Freeview. However, Sky Q is good and I only cancelled it because of the long term sound dropouts. Now I am assured that the latest 2TB UHD HDR box is fine. Fingers crossed.
 

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