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    New Motor Advice

    I have had a drop in signal on most satellites sometimes drops from 70%-zero and intermittent, i had an engineer over thinking it was my quad lnb neeeding repaced or dish had moved with the strong winds, he checked all including the cable, the only thing could be causing the problem is the motor?
    I have a 1 metre motorised diseq system with quad lnb for 3 rooms, i can, not pick up 30 west and the dish used to go to *******,
    The only satellites i use now really are 28 east, 23.5 east, 13 east, sometimes 19 east and 1 west, maybe a cheaper alternative than the new motor is best?
    Anyway having a look what is the best motor for my 1 metre motorised system, looking on ******* Dragonsat DS3000, Superior Dark Motor All Metal, Technomate Diseqc H-H motor TM-2600 M3 are the ones im looking at, any advice appreciated, & i don't want to spend a fortune! thanks
    Receiver is a Spiderbox HD6000
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    frankly, its easier to add a new motor if you want those sats , not easy to use a fixed dish and multiple lnb setup with a diseqc switch to access all of them from one single dish, and the costs probably outweigh the benefits

    I have an 80cm triax setup that gets me 28e + 19e + 13e with an extra feed from a separate zone 2 sly dish pointed at 30w , meaning 4 sats on a 4 way diseqc switch from 2 dishes, which is great when hopping about on those , but 23.5e would probably need another dish and possibly another for 1w , so several dishes and lnb racks etc too

    you should get a dark motor like umgum (see his thread) , mine is the superior I think, and I have to fit a supreme (the one with the lcd) at my lads when the weather improves , because he has similar requirements as you do

    so personally I would fit a dark motor and a dual or quad or octo lnb, as required

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    An 80cm will easily get you 13,19,23 & 28 Easily a 1m will get you everything between 0.8 and 28.2, some cheap lnbs and a modified bracket will cost the same as a new motor

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    thanks guys, apart from the dark superior motor, the Dragonsat DS-3000 seems to get good reviews?

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    I can vouch for Dark Motors. 8 years on same one and still going strong. AND yes I do use it.

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    Mine is great Dark motor from goldwafers

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    I also have the: Supreme Intelligent Dark Motor with LED Display and Metal Gears DiSEqC 1.2 USALS Satellite Dish Motor, purchased from the forum sponsor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aldo View Post
    I also have the: Supreme Intelligent Dark Motor with LED Display and Metal Gears DiSEqC 1.2 USALS Satellite Dish Motor, purchased from the forum sponsor.
    Mine doesn`t have the LED display what difference does it make
    Is it easier to setup ?

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    it seems the Supreme Intelligent Dark Motor is the one with LED display slightly more expensive than the Superior Dark Motor without LED

    before buying i would like to know what the advantages are of the supreme dark LED motor
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    The LED one is not as reliable as the non LED one

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