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    This is a discussion on sky lnb self upgrade within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; lee2007 Hi have a look at LNB pictures - oval or round dish? can you say which one it is. ...

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      re: sky lnb self upgrade

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      Hi have a look at LNB pictures - oval or round dish? can you say which one it is.
      mine has a small spirit level on it, do i need a adapter?


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      re: sky lnb self upgrade

      To be frank, if this was me I would start again and have a good look round to see if this was the best place to put the dish in the first place, then buy a nice new 60cm dish and LNB to match.

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      re: sky lnb self upgrade

      Quote Originally Posted by lee2007 View Post
      still think there should be a step by step sticky on this subject as it must be quite common, think it would be qite handy, maybe skyuser could start selling some of the kit to do this???
      Guide here: Installing Sky Digital TV eBook
      Kit here: Freesat LNB upgrade kit SkyHD upgrade

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      re: sky lnb self upgrade

      The newest dishes all have levels on them.
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      re: sky lnb self upgrade

      zinwell zkf-bj21 is the lnb

      the arm length is 23cm

      does this help you, rember is only a single feed lnb at the moment which i want to change to a quad.

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      re: sky lnb self upgrade

      Quote Originally Posted by steve16751 View Post
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      Hi have a look at LNB pictures - oval or round dish? can you say which one it is.
      the closest pic is the universal one, which looks much like mine.

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      re: sky lnb self upgrade

      M8 your making hard work of a easy job.

      Get this:



      The MTI QUAD-S819010705 LNB
      Comes with plastic adapters to fit on various makes of Sky minidish and Sky zone 2 dishes. For the Triax dish with a hole in its arm, use the adapter with the hole and plastic pin. For other dishes choose the adapter that gives the best signal indication.

      It has a pull-down cover to protect the connections from direct rain. All they need is a little silicone grease to keep moisture out.

      Spigot dimensions 20 x 5mm approx.
      Spigot adapter dimensions: 28 x 18.5mm

      It will fit your dish because it has the LNB and 3 adaptors so one out of 3 should work, that is unless you have the latest Mk4 dish.

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      Re: sky lnb self upgrade

      ok thank you all.

      got a local fitter to drop off a quad lnb yesterday, took 10 mins to swap it over and now have sky+ fully working.

      will run another twin feed from the lnb at later date to feed the bedroom

      cheers

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      re: sky lnb self upgrade

      Quote Originally Posted by The Insider View Post
      M8 your making hard work of a easy job.

      Get this:



      The MTI QUAD-S819010705 LNB
      Comes with plastic adapters to fit on various makes of Sky minidish and Sky zone 2 dishes. For the Triax dish with a hole in its arm, use the adapter with the hole and plastic pin. For other dishes choose the adapter that gives the best signal indication.

      It has a pull-down cover to protect the connections from direct rain. All they need is a little silicone grease to keep moisture out.

      Spigot dimensions 20 x 5mm approx.
      Spigot adapter dimensions: 28 x 18.5mm

      It will fit your dish because it has the LNB and 3 adaptors so one out of 3 should work, that is unless you have the latest Mk4 dish.

      Regards
      Hi,

      I am looking to swap out a single LNB on an old dish with a spare Quad LNB I already have. I think I just need a spigot adapter on its own. Any ideas where I can get one?

     

     
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