2011 wasn’t that long ago and this article is still very accurate. It’s not much to laugh at like some of our older articles, but it still dates back to the time before our blog was relaunched, and when our graphic standards were a little… looser. Back then the blog was hosted using Google’s Blogger platform and while having lots of white space is contemporary, the weak layout and poor type choices didn’t help this article much.

Rather than reprint the article here, it’s more fun to go to the Internet Wayback Machine and look at it in its original form… here.

Of course Solid Signal still offers the Western Arc and Eastern Arc dishes, after all it’s only been five years, but if you have a Hopper or Wally system, you’ll probably want to look at using the new Hybrid LNBs instead.

About the Author

Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 8,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.