When customizing or improving a Free To Air satellite TV system, the hardest part to choose is often the FTA LNB (Short For Low-Noise Block Downconverter). It can seem like a complicated endeavor, but it is not as complex as it may seem at first view. These are some of the best replacement LNB’s that are out there, all great deals and ready to install.
Beginning at the lower end of the price scale the Invacom Single Universal LNB is a single output FTA LNB. It is strong in features and low in price. It will install to just about any standard market satellite dish and will provide great reception in a variety of circumstances. This is one of our favorites, as the price is not reflected in the service. It provides a strong signalwith great pickup. See Product Features…
Many people have purchased this as a replacement for a previous older FTA LNB and even used it to replace what would be considered a higher end LNB. The single output design means that it can be added to another setup or replace almost any LNB without needing additional installation support.
The Dual D-Shaped Legacy LNB is a superb choice to replace an FTA LNB. The great thing about this unit is the dual design with one of the strongest signals out there for the price. The mounting is still the same style as a single design unit and the output is much stronger. This can be used on older and newer satellite dishes and will increase the signal strength of most of the standard models installed by the manufacturer. See Product Features…
Almost anyone can switch this out with the previous unit in minutes with just a socket wrench and a screw driver. It is a great replacement for the standardized LNB that comes by default with the dish.
At the high end of the price range the Invacom Quad QPH-031 KU is the mother of all LNB’s and can replace almost any FTA Free to Air Satellite LNB. It looks and has the appearance of a standard single output FTA LNB, but is really a quad signal design in a single signal design. This makes mounting and installation a piece of cake that can replace the standard LNB or any other single output LNB, but operate as a quad single LNB. See Product Features…
Imagine turning one satellite dish into a workhorse that is pulling four different signals for less than twice the price of the single output model. This is possible with the Invacom QPH-031. One dish and four signals is an amazing reality. This unit can operate off a larger or smaller dish, meaning that even an apartment can bring in four signals at the same time.
FTA LNB – Summary
It may seem a complex choice when looking at everything that an FTA LNB can do. It is not as hard as you may think. The key is to narrow the list down to what you need and then picking the best piece of equipment for your price range. Narrowing is really easy. Most households will only need one or maybe two line outputs. That eliminates most of the FTA LNB packages and makes it an easier choice. Yet, the opposite is also true for homes that know they are going to need three or four signals.
A really good guide on Free To Air Satellite TV is Dennis C Brewers book Build Your Own Free-to-Air (FTA) Satellite TV System With this book you can find out how to source and install all of the necessary components, set up your receiver, dish and fine-tune reception. The book also covers adding local off-air stations and pretty much everything you will ever need to know about installing an FTA system.
In the end, replacing the standard FTA LNB is a great choice. The first thing to do is start customizing your purchase to what you need versus the standard package. The first and best customization is the LNB and the choices are endless.