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    Diseqc or equivalent for 3 unicable LNB's

    At the moment I have a unicable LNB pointing at 28.2 and 2 universal LNB's pointing at 13.0 and 19.2.
    I have 5 receivers which all have twin sat tuners, 3 of them have FBC tuners and 2 have standard tuners.
    Is it possible to replace my universal LNB's with unicable LNB's and have feeds from all 3 sats to all receivers?
    I have got 2 receivers set up with 28.2 on one FBC tuner and the other tuner as diseqc for the other 2 feeds at the moment but ideally I would like to be able to receive all sats on all receivers.

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    Abu had this posted on another thread with fbc tuners.


    VU+ UNO tuner questions

    It is an FBC tuner. You can use a normal LNB with it. It will work with your current 28.2 signal wires (provided not wideband Sky Q)

    It has 8 demodulators. 2 will be independent, 6 will be loop through.

    If you use a unicable LNB, they will all be independent.

    once again, you can use an FBC tuner module with a normal LNB.


    Unsure about diseqc use?

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    With a legacy tuner and a Unicable LNB you can set it up so that it accesses a specific channel on the Unicable LNB - obviously (?) each legacy tuner has to access a different channel
    Gigablue Quad 4K & UE 4K
    .........FBC Tuners:
    ------------------> DUR-Line DCR 5-1-8-L4 Multiswitch to 1.5M dish(28.2E)
    ------------------> Spaun SUS 5581/33 NFA Multiswitch to 80 cm dish(19.2E)
    .........DVB-S2X into 90cm dish (27.5W)
    Edision Osmio 4K using Legacy ports on multiswitches
    Octagon SF8008 DVB-S2X tuner using Legacy ports on multiswitches
    Zgemma H9 C/S into Giga4K
    Zgemma H9Combo legacy ports on multiswitches
    Multibox

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    I'm happy with unicable and fbc and using diseqc on universal lnb's.
    I just wondered if there is any way of getting 3 feeds from separate unicable lnb's to 2 fbc tuners (on several receivers).
    I read somewhere that you can't use diseqc on unicable and that you have to use a multiswitch or programmer but I'm a bit lost with it.
    This is how I have my tuners setup at the moment with one tuner as fbc from unicable and one with the other 2 universal feeds in diseqc mode:

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    I notice that there is a diseqc option in the fbc tuner setup but no idea what to do with it:

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    Afraid you are going to have to try it - its ridiculously frustrating how this works - I have just online flashed and find my setup completely screwed (I have multiple Unicable switches and Unicable LNB‘s) - sometimes it works other times it doesn‘t a have a clue

    Thank you multiboot so you can revert quickly out of this mess
    Last edited by twol; 13-08-19 at 18:43.
    Gigablue Quad 4K & UE 4K
    .........FBC Tuners:
    ------------------> DUR-Line DCR 5-1-8-L4 Multiswitch to 1.5M dish(28.2E)
    ------------------> Spaun SUS 5581/33 NFA Multiswitch to 80 cm dish(19.2E)
    .........DVB-S2X into 90cm dish (27.5W)
    Edision Osmio 4K using Legacy ports on multiswitches
    Octagon SF8008 DVB-S2X tuner using Legacy ports on multiswitches
    Zgemma H9 C/S into Giga4K
    Zgemma H9Combo legacy ports on multiswitches
    Multibox

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    So is it unicable switches that I need then? It all seems a bit of a mystery to me.

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    Because I have quad/quattro LNB‘s (and live in an area that is borderline for 28.2E reception) and wasn‘t sure about Unicable, I went with the expensive option of switches which gives you (depending on the Unicable switch) a lot of options between Unicable and Legacy ports.
    It still doesn‘t solve how you get (if possible) 2 feeds into a FCB tuner......each of my FCB tuners has a specific feed, my legacy tuners also go through either legacy or unicable to specific feeds (28.2E, 27.5W or 19.2E)

    Sorry but you have to try the options and see if it works..... as you can see from my exasperated response earlier - sometimes even when setup - it fails - although in this case I know why and can fix!
    Gigablue Quad 4K & UE 4K
    .........FBC Tuners:
    ------------------> DUR-Line DCR 5-1-8-L4 Multiswitch to 1.5M dish(28.2E)
    ------------------> Spaun SUS 5581/33 NFA Multiswitch to 80 cm dish(19.2E)
    .........DVB-S2X into 90cm dish (27.5W)
    Edision Osmio 4K using Legacy ports on multiswitches
    Octagon SF8008 DVB-S2X tuner using Legacy ports on multiswitches
    Zgemma H9 C/S into Giga4K
    Zgemma H9Combo legacy ports on multiswitches
    Multibox

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    Frustration I can cope with... I've been married 3 times
    I just didn't want to spend too much on stuff that won't work

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    You could also sell it if if dont work?

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