Twin or Quad LNB

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  1. jtt1888

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    I'm just about to install a second lead to from my Pace 3100 to my existing dish to enable the complete sky+ package. I read somewher on this site that Sky install twin LNB's as standard.
    Does this mean that i can simply run a second ariel lead to the dish to get the system working or do i need a quad LNB. Can anyone explain as I'm a little confused to say the least.I've no interest in multi-room if this makes a difference.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Quad LNB will let you run up to four SKY boxes or two SKY+ boxes...a twin will do you for a single SKY+ box - however the twins are fairly hard to get hold of and I did see somewhere that there was a problem with twin LNB's, hence they are not widely used any more.

    I bought a brand new Thompson quad LNB a couple of weeks ago from Ebay, only cost £12 plus P&P.
     
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    Thanks Danluton
    I've also ordered a quad from ebay but i started to wonder if i didn't need it. Probably install it when it arrive for future proofing reasons.
     
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    i doubt you have a twin on the end of your dish so you'll most likely need the quad.
     

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