As one of the early pioneers in the development of Low Noise Block Downconverters (LNB’s), Norsat has long established a reputation for providing a full range of high quality, innovative LNB products. The Norsat Ku-Band LNB converts and amplifies the Ku-band signal to a lower Intermediate Frequency (IF) of L-band.
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Though DRO LNBs are less expensive, as I'm sure you've noticed if you've spent any time comparison shopping, they are also less reliable on smaller carriers (such as a 200 KHz SCPC carrier, vs. a large 3 MHz MCPC carrier). DRO LNBs are less accurate at tuning in frequency, so they may not be able to find and lock in a small carrier, making your satellite receiver unable to get a signal. If you buy relatively small amounts of Raw Bandwidth, we recommend PLL LNBs.
PLL, on the other hand, stands for Phase Loop Locked. These are the industry standard and, though more expensive, are equally reliable for small SCPC and large MCPC carriers. Generally speaking, if your carrier is 2 MHz or smaller, a DRO LNB may be too risky for you to use. But if you are on a large MCPC carrier, like OMNi's XDS Hosted Distribution Platform, you are probably safe using a cheaper DRO LNB.