What are the different LNB types?


Wideband LNB
If you’ve switched from Sky Q then your dish is likely to have a wideband LNB and you will be able to record three different channels while you watch another, or record four different channels while you watch a recording you made earlier (or any programme On Demand).

Single, Quad or Octo LNB
If your dish is fitted with a Standard (Single, Quad or Octo) LNB and has two cables that connect to your Box, you will be able to record one channel while you watch another, or record two channels while you watch a recording you made earlier. If you have a Standard LNB with a single cable connected to your Box, then you can record (and watch) one channel at a time, or you can record one channel while you watch a recording you made earlier.

Hybrid LNB
Hybrid LNB’s work with our new 4K Box as well as older Freesat Boxes, letting you record up to four shows at the same time. You will need to ensure that your Box is plugged into the Wideband outputs of a Hybrid LNB. This will show up on the Box as “Wideband LNB” Some Hybrid LNBs do not have dedicated Wideband outputs. For these, any output will work with your Box, however you may only be able to record up to two shows at once. 

If you live in a block of flats with a communal satellite dish, in most cases you can simply plug in your box and it will automatically select the best possible setup. If you experience issues you may need to speak to your managing agency or whoever manages the communal system in your building.

Click here for the steps on how to identify your LNB.