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Complete installation kit for free-to-air satellite TV. Receive up to 1000 digital TV channels.
Hundreds of Free Channels
Potentially Receive 1,000s of Foreign Stations
Digital Satellite Receiver with Auto-Tuning
60cm Dish for Good Reception Countrywide
CAI Approved PF100 Digital Ready Cable
Digital satellite receiver with automatic tuning, remote control, satellite dish, digital LNB with mount, tilting dish bracket, wall bracket, right angled pole, 10m PF100 cable, 2 x F connectors, weather boot, cable clips and full instructions.
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#1
good price. voted hot
#2
http://www.screwfix.com/sfd/i/cat/24/p4765124_x.jpg
#4
see when you buy this, how do you know wot direction to put it ?
#5
Our tenancy agreement doesn't allow dishes to be put on the external wall. can anyone tell me if this dish will work if i out it in the loft space? it's probably a blonde question but though i'd ask.. ;-)
#6
KiNG
see when you buy this, how do you know wot direction to put it ?


Use a compass. Or you could point it in the general direction of all the other dishes in the street and buy/borrow a satellite finder which will help you fine tune the dish for the best reception. You can get them from places like maplins or fleabay.
#7
CurlyFryz
Our tenancy agreement doesn't allow dishes to be put on the external wall. can anyone tell me if this dish will work if i out it in the loft space? it's probably a blonde question but though i'd ask.. ;-)


Won't work in the loft unless it's pointing out a skylight. If it's a house that you're in you could mount the dish on a pole in the garden.
#8
CurlyFryz
Our tenancy agreement doesn't allow dishes to be put on the external wall. can anyone tell me if this dish will work if i out it in the loft space? it's probably a blonde question but though i'd ask.. ;-)


You need line of sight to the satellite so putting in your loft wouldn't work (unless you have a big hole in your roof)
#9
would this work in france? If so would this mean receiving uk freesat is also possible? i've heard that you need a 80cm dish..
#10
can the box be used with an existing sky dish and cables?
#11
sourcelives
would this work in france? If so would this mean receiving uk freesat is also possible? i've heard that you need a 80cm dish..


The size of the dish depends where you are. It's best to find out from a local dealer what the correct size dish is. The LNB and cable can be used for any dish/receiver combination (provided the dish has a standard LNB holder).

BTW, there is a £5 delivery charge unless you order 2x (over £50), so total price is £34.99 and should be displayed as such
#12
seems a great price...might invest in one for when my eurovox becomes redundant
#13
SILFCFAN
can the box be used with an existing sky dish and cables?


YES :w00t:
#14
Still a great price. Hot.

D.
#15
CurlyFryz
Our tenancy agreement doesn't allow dishes to be put on the external wall. can anyone tell me if this dish will work if i out it in the loft space? it's probably a blonde question but though i'd ask.. ;-)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sky_minidish.JPG
#16
If i used this with my Sky dish would i recieve more or less channels than what i do with Sky?
#17
CurlyFryz
Our tenancy agreement doesn't allow dishes to be put on the external wall. can anyone tell me if this dish will work if i out it in the loft space? it's probably a blonde question but though i'd ask.. ;-)


Get a pole and fix it to the ground.
#18
noob
seems a great price...might invest in one for when my eurovox becomes redundant


is your eurovox still workin?????? mine went down with n3 kicking in:x
#19
Just contacted them and they say this is old analogue reciever and it will not pick up itv bbc etc. :oops:
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1616french
If i used this with my Sky dish would i recieve more or less channels than what i do with Sky?


It would only receive FREESAT channels (BBC, ITV, C4, C5, but not Sky)

digi
Just contacted them and they say this is old analogue reciever and it will not pick up itv bbc etc. :oops:


It says "Digital" receiver included, so if it's analog you could return it. (My guess is they meant "not HD" just "SD")
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#22
Thanks for replys apprciated :-D
#23
Sorry to be thick - don't know anything about sat TV. Can I get any Russian stations with this?
#24
digi
Just contacted them and they say this is old analogue reciever and it will not pick up itv bbc etc. :oops:


Is this a wind up?
#25
ultrak3wl
Sorry to be thick - don't know anything about sat TV. Can I get any Russian stations with this?


There is some Russian TV on Hotbird so yes:

http://www.lyngsat.com/freetv/Russia.html
#26
OBH6UK
There is some Russian TV on Hotbird so yes:

http://www.lyngsat.com/freetv/Russia.html


http://www.widenetworks.net/widenetworks/img/FootprintHotbird_5.jpg
#27
CurlyFryz
Our tenancy agreement doesn't allow dishes to be put on the external wall. can anyone tell me if this dish will work if i out it in the loft space? it's probably a blonde question but though i'd ask.. ;-)


You do need to have an unobstructed view of the satellite but if you have a south facing window you can pick up a signal through the window, its a bit unitidy ofcourse and awkward but thought I would mention it as it is possible but obviously not ideal.

Might be worth asking youre Landlord politely if you can have Freesat or Sky installed - it would be the smaller 45cm Sky mini dish but who knows the Landlord might accept that?
#28
A sky dish points to the satellite at 28.2 /28.5 degrees east which is where Freesat and Sky broadcasts from.

What people need to understand is that all Freesat is, is an EPG (electronic program guide) that just like Sky, has various channels assigned to it. Infact that's all Sky is too, various channels pay Sky to use it's EPG.

Haven't tried the box in question, but usually you can do a Freesat scan and get just the channels in the EPG or you can do a full satellite scan and get all the many other channels too.

However, many of these channels will be encrypted such as the Sky ones. Also you will have loads of different regional versions of bbc1 channels etc, usually all showing the same thing.

Also, once you have done your non freesat scan on a box such as this ones, while you will be able to change to whatever channel you want by typing in it's number,you won't be able to get any program guide on the screen etc to quickly select a channel or see what's broadcasting (I suspect at this price you will have the choice of freesat or complete and if you have the complete scan done, the freesat epg wont work, but not sure of that). So you would have to manually go to the next channel, see if it's a free to air channel, if it is, make a note of the channel number, then type in that channel number whenever you want to watch it.

You can always point the dish at one of the many other satellites available to us ubn the UK such as Hotbirt on 13 degrees east.

A (rather complicated) list of what channels are available on what satellite and whether they're free to air is available here

http://www.lyngsat.com/freetv/Europe.html

Don't expect a lot for the price though, my brother in law brought one of these freesat setups from screwfix a few weeks ago and couldn't get any signal with it, ended up taking it back, buying a more expensive setup from elsewhere which worked perfectly.
#29
hey ive got 3 questions to the experts/current owners out there :D
1. does anyone know if this receives HD channels, i.e. Freesat HD BBC1?
2. what output connections are there on the box (composite? hdmi? scart?)
3. also does anyone know if Freesat is going to extend it's range of channels to match FreeviewHD... so many bloody technologies flying about!
#30
I have a Humax Freesat box.

Yes i got ITV and BBC HD channels
Connections are HDMI and Scart etc (this is box dependent has to be HD box for HD channels)
They have very good channels even better than freeview, even children channels go on all night not like the 7pm cut off they have on freeview.

The only channel i know you dont get is Dave

This has been great for football as i have an HD projector that takes HDMI and use the audio out to speakers (at the moment DJ system with 700watts) The screen size is at 150" in high def looks great, output on the box is same as sky and virgin 1080i or 720p max, thats the same as my HD projector too.
#31
bargain-nut
hey ive got 3 questions to the experts/current owners out there :D

1. does anyone know if this receives HD channels, i.e. Freesat HD BBC1? = 99% NO (too cheap for this price;
2. what output connections are there on the box (composite? hdmi? scart?) = 99% NO HDMI
3. also does anyone know if Freesat is going to extend it's range of channels to match FreeviewHD... so many bloody technologies flying about! = time will tell
#32
Still worth buying, better than freeview anytime :)

Buy one add the extra cables when you want then you just have to buy an extra box
#33
sourcelives
would this work in france? If so would this mean receiving uk freesat is also possible? i've heard that you need a 80cm dish..



60cm is more than adequate for use in France
#34
If my TV has a built in Freesat tuner, is this still suitable? (ie, just plug into the TV instead of the box provided)
#35
Thanks OP, ordered. Don't really know if sat TV will get me the Russian channels I want but for less than 50 quid inc delivery it's not a bad punt to find out.
#36
Not a HD receiver so it won't work receive HD channels.

Aldi had a HD set with dish and compass and meter last month with a dish for £80, watching it now, it's great, only ITV HD and BBC HD are available for free on Freesat but hopefully more HD channels will join.

You can connect to existing SKY dish and get the free channels on 28 Astra or point the dish at other high power satellites like Hotbird at 13.0E and get all the free channels on their satellites (mainly foreign).

As for France it is closer to the equator (where the satellite are) but it depends on the channel footprint what dish size you require. check out LyngSat (Google it)

If you want SKY the only way is to subscribe and you need their box as all pay channels will be blacked out with this box.

I would wait for a HD FreeSat deal.

Great forum http://www.satellites.co.uk/forums/
#37
#38
was in B&Q yesterday and they were selling of their HD kits for £40. the receiver alone must be worth £40
#39
If you connect to your SKY dish you'll get all UK channels plus the regional versions and the +1 hour versions CNN, Bloomberg and many more.

Plus you don't get the transmitter or compression problems you may experience with FreeView HD.

Great thing about satellite is the ability to receive the signal in far to reach properties like the highlands the moors or islands.
#40
I was a bit miffed by this package. As it isn't freesat, it relies solely on the fta satellite channels, and I don't believe it is HD compatible, I may be corrected...

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