Dual LNB vs Single w/ a splitter

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  1. ChrisClearman

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    Does anyone think there is any advantage to using a dual LNB satellite dish vs using a single LNB with a coaxial splitter?
     
  2. GordonL

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    Depends on what you want to do. If you want to be able to control two or more receivers independently, you need a dual LNB dish. With a splitter you get the same output from both receivers.
     
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  4. ChrisClearman

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    hmmm,
    In the dual LNB dishes that I have seen the dual seems to refer to the two coaxial outputs from the dish. There isn't two of the the little signal capture units. I assumed they were just splitting the one signal - but you're saying there are actually two different signals/transponders being captured?
     
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    BTW, I'm just trying to use a single LNB dish for a TiVo box (that requires two coax inputs to work fully).
     
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