One of the best ways to upgrade the features and capabilities of an existing DirecTV satellite TV installation is to purchase a new DirecTV LNB increasing the number of satellites that the dish can pick-up (i.e. to receive HD channels) and or increase the number of receivers the dish setup can support.
LNB’s – short for low-noise block downconverter – attach to an existing satellite dish and receive signals from DirecTV’s satellites. It then converts them for transmission over RG6 coax cables to the home. Most units produce enough signal for more than one set top box (receiver), however upgrading the DirecTV LNB is a key way to enable supporting more receivers or channels without committing to a big purchase or changing service providers.
The DirecTV SWM 3 LNB is one of the leading models in this category. There are a number of innovative LNBs for existing satellite dish installations. This product features three distinct LNB’s, allowing it to get a much better signal than some lower-priced options.Other high-end options are the DirecTV 5 LNB + SWM Output which covers all satellite bases, receiving signals from all of DirecTV’s satellites. The LNB convert HD MPEG-4 video. This highly efficient video technology allows access to far more high definition channels than most cable and fiber optic companies permit and, since DirecTV broadcasts most of its HD channels using MPEG-4 technology, this LNB would be a requirement for homes with large, high definition television sets. See Product Features…
Most DirecTV LNB products are exceedingly affordable, especially for those that supply a signal to only two or four set top boxes within the home. Consumers who find themselves in need of a new LNB need to weigh up current and future needs with regard to upgrading to HD or expanding the number of receivers in their home vs spending more money for higher-priced models with support for MPEG-4 HD channels or multiple set top boxes.
The lower-priced products are perfect for smaller families and tighter budgets. Thanks to low price tags that for a current-generation, dual LNB, this upgrade or replacement is one that can be quick, easy, and affordable, at any level. Be sure to read compatibility guidelines, and product features, before purchasing. With proper attention to detail, a new LNB can change the DirecTV experience in great ways.