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One of the Aldi 'specials, haven't got one or seen any reviews so I'm not recommending this as such, but seems to be a reasonably keen price for a complete kit particularly as it's HD

http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers/special_buys3_19155.htm

High Definition Satellite Receiver.
Receives standard and high definition FTA satellite broadcasts
Stores up to 4000 channels
Pre-loaded with channel listings for quick customer set-up
USB socket for recording to USB storage device
Now and next EPG
HD reception of Freesat channels
Kit comprises: 45cm Satellite Dish, Digital LNB, HDMI Cable, HD Receiver, 10m Satellite cable with clips, all plugs and cables, wall/patio fixing kit
Remote with batteries
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#1
Is it possible to align the dish yourself without special equipment?
#2
Yes just look at a neighbours and copy which is what I did. I think the satellite that sky use is about 22 degrees off horizontal.
#3
Good if you want hd on the cheap but be warned these dishes are not easy to setup without the right extra equipment, you gotta aim at a satellite thats 24000 miles away. Takes a few hours for most people to get working.
#4
looking at a larger photo it seems you get a compass and a signal finder


http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/media/offers/01_11_week_22/Product_detail_Wk20T10a25.jpg
#5
looks to contain a signal strength meter which should aid setup
#6
Bit of an ugly satalite. I wouldnt want one outside my window. I recon you might bet better off grabbing a mini dish of ebay (£20 approx, and a freesatHD box from anywhere, they are often on the cheap). Admitly the signal finder is rarely cheap (often another £20 for the bottom end).
So not a bad deal, just a huge ugly dish, and likely to be a poor quality box. Not voting either way, as a little torn.
#7
Yes compass and stregth meter included should be a piece of cake.
banned#8
do they do these with a PVR?
#9
Is this any good for the Frankie Vaughan?
#10
lol i give it a week :)
#11
lidl do a kit much the same as this and it has been available at 29.99, my dad got one and as said above it would be a benefit to get a different dish as the one that came with his was very small and hard to get a good signal but when he bought a 90cm dish at £20 with the lnb reciever included it worked brilliant.
the fun thing is that you can aim at any of the satelites as the instructions came with all the european ones listed so you can get reception from most countries,(only one satelite at a time)
the only problem is that you have to wait for lidl to bring them back and who knows when that will be.
#12
I believe these "free to air" receivers wont pick up all UK channels (e.g. 5, Fiver, Five US).
#13
If you're looking for a cheap satellite system I would also look at this.
#14
These do receive all the English channels including 5, fiver, etc and are quick to set up with the signal strength meter.
1 Like #15
Great! Now is there anywhere selling cheap ladders?
#16
looks quite good for price dont know about this been hard set up just elevation of dish point south only takes a moment to find satellite done it loads of times never had any problems never used meter.Find it lot easer than setting up tv aerial ps a geostationary orbit is 22,236 mi not 24000 mi
#17
Just to clarify set up, using the compass and signal strength meter it's quite straight forward (I set up my SD kit I bought from B&Q a couple of years ago with a virtually identical meter)

Reference PVR, spec says it can record to USB so that's a bonus, still worth Googling to find a review on the receiver for picture quality, reliability etc
#18
0scar222
looks quite good for price dont know about this been hard set up just elevation of dish point south only takes a moment to find satellite done it loads of times never had any problems never used meter.Find it lot easer than setting up tv aerial ps a geostationary orbit is 22,236 mi not 24000 mi

I had to use a meter even though I put mine up right next to my neighbours.
1 Like #19
meters handy but never had to use one just saying does not take hours to align dish
#20
kybosh
These do receive all the English channels including 5, fiver, etc and are quick to set up with the signal strength meter.


You can get Channel 5 on Freesat but not Fiver or Five USA yet they are only on Freeview.

Freesat has most of the Freeview channels on it but not all

there's a Freesat channels list here
http://www.freesat.co.uk/what-you-get/our-channels

Edited By: chalk on May 28, 2011 23:23
1 Like #21
I bought one of these Aldi kits as it looked good value and I wanted to receive the HD channels. My comments are as follows:
1. The kit is complete, it only takes about 30 mins to build the dish and attach to the wall, if applicable.
2. Lining up the dish I found impossible. Spent hours but could get no signal. Even used an ipod to locate the Astra satellite and still no joy. You have to remember that the satellite is 22,000 miles away the slightest movement and you will miss it. Paid £50 to a proper installer to locate the satellite in 10 mins!
3. The initial scan finds 1000+ channels. Most of these are scambled/rubbish. The major problem is sorting them into some sort of order. I have spent hours doing this and still not finished. This is probably the reason why the box is so cheap.
4. HD is brilliant and well worth the money. Some of the extra channels also look interesting.

Overall I am pleased with the kit. If you can align the dish without paying someone, well done.

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