#WhatIs? What is a Smart LNB

All DStv satellite installations make use of a LNB (low-noise block down converter). The LNB is the receiving “arm” that you see mounted on your satellite dish.

It collects radio waves from the dish and converts these into a signal which your decoder can understand. There are many types of LNBs, ranging from a single LNB (used with our single view decoders) to quad LNBs and UniCable LNBs.

The DStv Smart LNB is a new LNB which has been specially designed and manufactured for DStv to meet the growing needs of  non-commercial installations. It is not suitable for Multiple Unit Dwellings (like complexes and apartments).

Man fitting a Satellite dish

smart LNB being installed

The DStv Smart LNB is mainly suitable for all DStv Explora and most XtraView installations.

From a technical viewpoint, the DStv Smart LNB combines the features of a DStv Switch into a single UniCable LNB and offers a single cable solution for distribution of multiple satellite signals.

Most  decoders can be installed with a DStv Smart LNB, however some XtraView combos may require use of multi-switches with a Quad LNB.

One of the main points to note about the smart LNB is that it requires specialized installment and in-order to get the best results from this LNB you definitely require  the help of a specialist from multi choice.

The smart LNB is frequently affected  by whether a point that makes i less attractive than the other lnbs in its category.

The recommendation for most XtraView installations is a DStv Smart LNB. Some XtraView installations may require a quad LNB together with a DStv Switch.

The smart LNB enables one to be able to add an extra view to your viewing meaning you can watch you television in the comfort of your bed.

It has 24 user bands, 4 UniCable outputs and 2 universal outputs.

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