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    Unicable 2 LNB for Sky mini dish ok?

    Hi, will a unicable 2 lnb work on a sky uk mini dish? Will be getting the VU+Ultimo 4k and want to use the fbc tunner want to use 8 tunners.

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    yes it will
    I have one on mine.

    you may need to buy an adaptor to fit in to your dish though depending on what sky dish u have.
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    Not ideal though because the feed horn is a different shape on minidish LNBs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huevos View Post
    Not ideal though because the feed horn is a different shape on minidish LNBs.
    Honestly, I have lost 0% signal (infact I might have even gained 1% on some transponders, based on the tuner info in the osd), when I swapped from a Zinwell Octo lnb (that came with the minidish), to an Inverto Unicable II lnb.


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    Not surprising really. The Unicable II LNB is a quality product. Also, what gets sent to the tuner is just the requested transponders so much less chance of interference.

    But there is a physical mismatch between the shape of the dish and the shape of the feed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huevos View Post
    Not surprising really. The Unicable II LNB is a quality product. Also, what gets sent to the tuner is just the requested transponders so much less chance of interference.

    But there is a physical mismatch between the shape of the dish and the shape of the feed.
    Whilst what you are saying is correct, in the real world, it doesn't matter


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ev0 View Post
    in the real world, it doesn't matter
    Yeah, well the signal from that satellite is so strong in the UK you could just point the LNB at the sky and forget the dish.

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    Thanks for the replies really appreciate it. Also another question what satellite dish would be ideal for the unicable 2 lnb? (if i don’t use the sky mini dish)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huevos View Post
    Yeah, well the signal from that satellite is so strong in the UK you could just point the LNB at the sky and forget the dish.
    I tried that first, as I couldn't be arsed to get the ladder out.

    Didn't work


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    Hi guys.

    I'm also planning on getting a Unicable set up to use with my ultimo 4k fbc satellite tuner.
    I would also like to know whether it would work with my current dish and what is this adapter thing people are talking about.
    I'll post a photo of my dish and see what you guys think.

    Also what's the difference between Unicable 1 lnb and Unicable 2 lnb?
    Thanks

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    A Mk 4 sky dish (anything newer than 4 years) will have a 38mm collar. Non-Sky LNBs including unicable have a 40mm collar. Search for 40mm MK4 LNB Adaptor Bracket. Item 352584179793 on ebay is one example.

    Just bear in mind that the Sky dishes are eliptical, so their LNBs are squashed to make the most of them. There is a very marginal loss when you use a round LNB. Nothing to worry about, just to be aware of. So yes, you can use a Sky dish with a Unicable LNB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joysleep1 View Post
    Hi guys.

    I'm also planning on getting a Unicable set up to use with my ultimo 4k fbc satellite tuner.
    I would also like to know whether it would work with my current dish and what is this adapter thing people are talking about.
    Code:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/SKY-DISH-MK4-HOLDER-ADAPTER/dp/B00FX7QAPE
    This is the type of adapter you require on a Sky/Freesat Mk4 dish - If you have a different Sky disk you need to establish what Mark number and get the appropriate adapter

    Although out of stock at Amazon
    Code:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/kenable-Adapter-MK1-MK3-Dishes-Clamp/dp/B007JIRDGK
    Mk1.Mk2, Mk3 40m adapter.


    The Mk4 dish will have a spirit level just in front of the LNB whereas the earlier ones don't - photo ... (note1 satcure no longer trade)
    http://www.satcure.co.uk/tech/LNBpics.htm




    Also what's the difference between Unicable 1 lnb and Unicable 2 lnb?
    Thanks
    The number of channels - go for unicable II

    See (post #2) in the following link
    https://www.world-of-satellite.com/s...using-Unicable


    For reference only (note 2 old page so unicable not mentioned)
    Oval LNB apature
    http://www.satcure.co.uk/tech/lnb.htm#oval
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    Quote Originally Posted by joysleep1 View Post
    Also what's the difference between Unicable 1 lnb and Unicable 2 lnb?
    Unicable 1 LNB are usually sold with 4 SCR channels although technically cable of more.
    Unicable 2/Jess LNBs are usually sold in 24/32 SCR channels although technically cable of more.

    IMO, waste of money getting Unicable 1 LNB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adm View Post
    The Mk4 dish will have a spirit level just in front of the LNB
    What is the point in that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adm View Post
    Code:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/SKY-DISH-MK4-HOLDER-ADAPTER/dp/B00FX7QAPE
    This is the type of adapter you require on a Sky/Freesat Mk4 dish - If you have a different Sky disk you need to establish what Mark number and get the appropriate adapter

    Although out of stock at Amazon
    Code:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/kenable-Adapter-MK1-MK3-Dishes-Clamp/dp/B007JIRDGK
    Mk1.Mk2, Mk3 40m adapter.


    The Mk4 dish will have a spirit level just in front of the LNB whereas the earlier ones don't - photo ... (note1 satcure no longer trade)
    http://www.satcure.co.uk/tech/LNBpics.htm






    The number of channels - go for unicable II

    See (post #2) in the following link
    https://www.world-of-satellite.com/s...using-Unicable


    For reference only (note 2 old page so unicable not mentioned)
    Oval LNB apature
    http://www.satcure.co.uk/tech/lnb.htm#oval
    OK question is how do I know if I got an mk1/2/3 or mk4 dish?

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