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Sky Q and normal satellite: dish requirements

  • 10-03-2023 7:25pm
    Registered Users Posts: 655 ✭✭✭


    Coming to the end of a new build and I’ve installed twin shotguns to a quad Lnb so I can feed it into a switch and feed it from there around the house.

    My understanding is that if I want the option of Sky Q, I’d need to run another shotgun to a wideband lnb, or is there some kind of hybrid lnb that would give me both options using the existing four cables?



  • Registered Users Posts: 78,956 ✭✭✭✭Atlantic Dawn

    Yes there's a hybrid LNB, it has 4 standard inputs and 2 wideband, widely available, I know PowerCity has them...

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,329 ✭✭✭✭The Cush

    A couple of options here,

    - standard multiswitch connected to a quad/quattro lnb, 4 cables + separate cable for Saorview aerial

    - above + two extra cables (for SkyQ) from the main TV point to the hybrid lnb (in the previous post). That hybrid lnb is a quad + wideband type i.e. 4 x quad, 2 x wideband ports, therefore quad compatible multiswitch is required.

    - dSCR multiswitch, SkyQ compatible, each output can feed a legacy or SkyQ receiver, auto-detects an attached SkyQ receiver and outputs a dSCR feed. Single cable only required for SkyQ.

    Iirc the dSCR multiswitch requires 4 feeds from a quattro lnb plus Saorview aerial feed. More expensive than a standard multiswitch.

    Have look at Triax and Whyte multiswitches

  • Registered Users Posts: 655 ✭✭✭galvo_clare

    Yep, just came across that thanks. It needs the full six cables though as far as I can see.

    Neater solution though.

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,329 ✭✭✭✭The Cush

    If you're referring to a dSCR multiswitch, it requires 4 cables from a quattro LNB or 2 cables from a wideband LNB, depends on type or setting . An additional cable if Saorview is required.

    For example this range of dSCR multiswitches can work from a 4 feed quattro LNB or 2 feed wideband LNB, LNB type selection via switch on the front panel - Series Dscr508 – Whyte Technologies