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These are legacy twin lnb and DishPro (DP) twin lnb which look identical except for the DP letters. These lnb's have internal switches built in and have 2 outputs.

As far as I know Bell does not sell these. From what I have read legacy lnb's must be 150' from lnb to receiver while DP lnb's have a 200' range.

I have seen these lnbs sell for $25 and less on ebay.

 

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These are legacy quad lnb and DP quad lnb. These lnb's have internal switches just like the twins but have 4 outputs. These installations typically are easier than SW44 because there is no external switch.

These are also not sold Bell. These typically sell for $30 or less on ebay.

 

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Mixing Legacy/DP LNB or receiver?

I love these "reference" threads. Thanks for putting them up.

So, I was reading the DPP LNB thread, and the limitations on mixing older receivers with a DPP LNB. This seems to make sense, as it seems the DPP does something special to allow the use of separators with dual tuners.

Does a similar situation exist for Legacy/DP receivers or LNBs??

ie: I currently have two legacy dual LNBs with a legacy receiver, and maybe 30' of RG6 from my dish to the receiver. Could I do either of the following:

i) I want a twin LNB to do away with the SW21, but buy a DP twin LNB, not a legacy twin. Will the legacy receiver still work, or will I have to upgrade to a DP receiver?

ii) I get a legacy twin LNB to go with my legacy receiver. I later decide to replace the legacy receiver with a DP receiver (eg 5900). Will that work with the legacy twin LNB, or will I have to upgrade the LNB at this point?



The thread above seems to imply the LNB's are almost identical (other than the DP provides for a greater distance between receiver and dish) But it doesn't completely say that.

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BevinBOS,

Legacy equipment will work with DP lnb's but will require a DP adaptor to be installed.

See this post for dish pro adaptor.

All receivers work with legacy lnb's.
 

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Thanks,

I didn't know about the DP adaptors.

(This is getting complex. Makes me glad I have DirecTV not DISHnet down here in the south!)

So, I guess the best bet is to get a Legacy-Twin.... will work with everything until I get a DPP dual-tuner receiver and want to run both tuners off a single line with a DPP seperator?
 

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BEVinBOS,

Why not just get the legacy quad. It will give you 4 outputs instead of the 2 with the twin and they are about the same price.

Later if you upgrade to a dual tuner receiver just run two lines to the receiver and you still have two extra.
 

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Legacy receivers will work with the DPP LNBF and DPP switches as long as you have a DP receiver attached to the LNBF or to port 1 of the DPP switch.

Legacy does not work with DishPro
 

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You may be right however since he stated he only had a legacy receiver it makes more sense to get a legacy twin or quad lnb.
 

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Would it makes sense for this thread, and the one on the DPP LNB's, to be added to the stickies? This one was hard to find first time around.

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Legacy quad question

As suggested above, I have gone and obtained a legacy quad. It was listed as "new/unused" by the ebay seller. It appears to be unused - everything is very clean, and there is no sign of weathering or chipping of the housing.

However, there are a couple of large gaps between the white LNB cover and the gray housing, one on each side of the device.

See my photo at: http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/album.php?albumid=97&pictureid=505

Now, I thought water was one of the greatest enemies of LNBs, and the housings were designed to exclude water from getting into them. Is this going to function OK?

My dish is accessible from a 2nd floor window, and will have to be unpointed and spun around so I can replace the LNB. I just wanted to check before I replace something functioning with something that may not.

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Looks fine to me.

LNBF's are not perfectly sealed.
 

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OK - so I guess it will be OK then.

Nonetheless, the gap on the right side is ~ 2-3 mm wide. Its a lot bigger than a hairline gap around the LNB housing.

Should I stick some silicone sealant in there, or just leave well enough alone?

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Adding another receiver

Hi All,

I'm feeling like a fish out of water when it comes to this stuff so please forgive me if this has been asked a hundred times. I've searched and I can't seem to find a scenario that is exactly like mine.

I have what I believe is a DP (or DPP) quad LNB. It's part number AK74-S. It has four lines coming off of it that currently run to two 3100's and one 9100 (using two lines). I'd like to add a 5th receiver or perhaps another dual tuner receiver.

Can you suggest what I need to do in order to add additional receivers?

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BELL 9242 with dish pro quad LNB

Can someone help me. I have a regular 18" bell dish pointed to 91 if I replace the existing LNB with a Dish Pro quad will it work to get 91 and 82 for HD programming? If it will work do I need to reposition the dish which is currently set at 91 for the existing LNB.
I know that I need to run a second cable for the 9242 receiver.
 

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You need to be using a 20" Bell TV/Dish Network dish for the Dish Pro Quad LNB Head. Your 18" dish is designed to only look at one satellite position.
 

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If it is a DP Quad, LNBF. I think you will need a DP34 multiswitch, fed by 2 lines from the LNBF which will give you 4 outputs, plus the remaining 2 on the LNBF, total of 6 outputs.
 

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Thank you. I read something about skewing does that apply to me. My existing dish rotates on the arm and can be moved up and down it can't be rotated or skewed as I read. Will the 20" dish work without the skew. secondly Do I have to reposition it or just replace the LNB
 

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Your dish will most likely need to be skewed somewhat, it is all realtive to where you live. The new dish position will change only slightly as it will be centered in the middile of 82W & 91W (86.5W) as opposed to the 91W position you have now.
 
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