[vdr] Setup more than 4 tuners to the same satellite

Magnus Hörlin magnus at alefors.se
Thu Oct 15 11:44:56 CEST 2009



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> I currently have a twin LNB on a single dish. I have read through some
> old threads but could not find what I was looking for. I need some
> advice on how to setup more than 4 tuners ( example 6 ) to see the
> same satellite with the same dish. I can only change the LNB and add
> cables and/or multiswitch/diseq.
> 
> I did read http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Sat_antenna
> 
> But I'm still not sure what I should get
> 
> Should I get a 8x8 LNB ( http://www.ellies.co.za/index.php?id=548 )
> and each card plugs in directly to this LNB?
> 
> Or do I need to get a Quad LNB (
> http://www.ellies.co.za/index.php?id=547 ) and add to that a
> multiswitch/diseq type ( http://www.ellies.co.za/index.php?id=795 ) ?
> 
> Or should I keep my existing TwinLNB and simply add this
> http://www.ellies.co.za/index.php?id=796 ?
> 
> Thanks for any advice in advance.
> Theunis
> 
> _______________________________________________

Hi. What you want is a "Quattro" LNB and a 4-to-8 (or 5-8) Multiswitch, not
a quad LNB. Then you can use up to eight independently operating tuners.
/Magnus H





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