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    Unicable II Vs Universal LNBs

    As part of a new build, I am putting in the TV distribution.
    3 TV points will have 2 coax (and one Cat6) cables back to a single point.

    I think the above setup would work fine for either type of satellite LNB
    The man differences I see are:

    Unicable II advantages
    Signal can be split (not really a big one for me)
    A single cable can provide multiple feeds from the dish. (I am considering getting a STB with FBC tuners which would maximise this)

    Unicable II disadvantages
    Receiver needs to be Unicable compatible. I believe pretty much everything made in the last 5 years will work.

    Does anyone see any reason why not to go with a Unicable II LNB?

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    With unicable you only need to run a single cable into the loft and distribute from a splitter to the various rooms.
    You only actually need to run a single cable to each room as you can put a twin splitter on the end of each cable.
    I have a fair few E2 boxes, both old and new, and they all work with unicable.

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    Thanks.

    I don't really have room in the loft so am running the cables to a cupboard in the utility room.

    I am playing to install a unicable 2 LNB and feed it to a splitter in the utility.
    I'll also be running an aerial feed for Saorview(Irish terrestrial) and will also split that in the utility.

    Each TV point will have 2 coax feeds so plan to feed one Unicable and one Saorview feed to reach TV.

    I'm hoping to get a box with an FBC tuner to take care of all recordings and also to server local streams to tablets/mobiles if needed.

    It sounds like I won't need legacy ports on the Unicable LNB

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