Motorised Satellite Kit for Free Digital TV WAS £129.99 NOW £99.99 with free delivery + 4% back with Quidco - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HUKD, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HUKD app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit
Motorised Satellite Kit for Free Digital TV

Manufacturer: Fortec Star

High-end, feature packed digital satellite kit incorportaing reciever, dish (with motor) and LNB
No contract required to receive Free Satellite digital TV
90cm solid satellite dish for use throughout the UK and Eire, big enough to pick up most European satellites
Single high gain, low noise LNB
Includes motor capable of moving dishes up to 120cm
Suitable for digital TV reception where Freeview signals are poor
Pick up thousands of free digital TV stations from multiple satellites
Preloaded with 250 channels for UK television from the Astra 28.2E satellite
Receiver with powerscan to simplify channel searching
4,9,16 multi-screen; zoom; on-screen programmable favourites and SPDIF
Fixings and instructions included

With this kit you will be able to tune in to many foreign and English language broadcasts from satellites like Astra 28.2, Astra 19.2, Hotbird 13, and many more.
Satellite cable is required to link the LNB to the satellite box, which is sold separately.

A good satellite finder is also recommended.
Deal Tags:
More From Maplin:
×
Get the Hottest Deals Daily
Stay informed. Once a day, we'll send you the deals our members voted as the best.
Failed
Ian S Avatar
banned8y, 5m agoFound 8 years, 5 months ago
Options

All Comments

(17) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
#1
Direct Link:
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Search.aspx?criteria=A13HG

4% Quidco too... suspect you will need a alignment meter for this if it doesn't come with one.

NOTE: This comes WITHOUT a Set Top Box.

http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/3182/a13hgjn8.jpg
#2
Hi are you sure it comes without a box - why does it say Preloaded with 250 channels for UK television from the Astra 28.2E satellite? Thanks.
#3
bazza88;2288784
Hi are you sure it comes without a box - why does it say Preloaded with 250 channels for UK television from the Astra 28.2E satellite? Thanks.


Good point! lol!

I thought that box was the control box for the motor, happy to be wrong of course.
#4
What does it mean "no set top box"?

From Maplin website:

High-end, feature packed digital satellite kit incorportaing reciever, dish (with motor) and LNB
#5
some important info

Q) [COLOR=Red]How is the motor powered? - Ian
A) via the reciever[/COLOR]

Q) Does this system pick-up Premier League football transmitted on arabic satalite systems - Robert Taylor
A) Yes the product does support that.

Q) Does this system support subtitles where these are transmitted? - E K Dons
A) Yes the product does support that.

Q) will i pick up polish tv with kit?? - ian
A) Yes the product does support that.

Q) Can this system move between pre-programmed positions. Or is it necessary re-find correct position when switching between satellites. - Chris
A) It will move between pre-programmed destinations.
#6
Can you add a different/second set top box (i.e. HD for freesat?
#7
So does this only recieve the "freeview" UK channels? as well as foreign transmissions obviously
#8
teambintip;2288960
So does this only recieve the "freeview" UK channels? as well as foreign transmissions obviously
Yes
#9
Can you add a different/second set top box (i.e. HD for freesat?

No. You will need to change LNB to dual/quad one and even then second receiver will get only those channels from satellite at which dish is currently pointing. If you want to have more than one receiver and there is no need for sat change then I'd recommend you to go for static setup.

So does this only recieve the "freeview" UK channels? as well as foreign transmissions obviously

The receiver is FTA only.
http://www.fortecstar.com/estore/storefront/default.asp?ProductID=86&CategoryID=4
#10
goodgrr;2288944
Can you add a different/second set top box (i.e. HD for freesat?


You can add different box as long as it supports the motorised dish. The motor get the signal from the box to set the direction.
#11
i'm curious to know how these work? how do you know where to look for channels etc!?!?
Sorry if its a dumb question :oops: , but i wasnt sure if you just tuned it like a "normal" freeview box and it lists the available channels? I presume pointing the dish in different positions would give different results??
#12
[SIZE=3]
schizoboy;2288697
Direct Link:
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Search.aspx?criteria=A13HG
suspect you will need a alignment meter for this if it doesn't come with one.


The non-motorised Silverline (rebranded Comag) box I use when caravanning has a variable audible tone for use when setting up that beats any meter I have used (even though I have one!) - this may well be the same. I even used it to set up a larger 60cm Sky dish I installed when I was having problems with signal strength at home. Once you get it basically right using the tone, the on-screen display is very sensitive (unlike that on a skybox), and you can use that to fine tune it futher. [/SIZE]
banned#13
my dads got one of these they're great, he bought his for £99 about 6 months ago!!

good value for money though.
#14
neilb1977;2289093
i'm curious to know how these work? how do you know where to look for channels etc!?!?
Sorry if its a dumb question :oops: , but i wasnt sure if you just tuned it like a "normal" freeview box and it lists the available channels? I presume pointing the dish in different positions would give different results??

Tune it to one satellite, scan channels. Delete 80% of channels (those in languages you do not understand, "call-to-see-this-girl-naked", competitions and home shopping ones). Then tune it to next satellite and so on. Once you got all the channels you want, by switching channels, the receiver will automatically move dish according to your selection. Which means that some channels could take longer to switch to than some others.
#15
Goodman


Q) Does this system pick-up Premier League football transmitted on arabic satalite systems - Robert Taylor
A) Yes the product does support that.

.


i think ian from maplins, being slightly missleading

the premier footballs on nilesat @ 7w and in the vbery south of the uk, you may just pull the signals in on a quality 1.5meter dish. 1.8 recomended, mid uk its a 2.4meter dish and upwards
#16
Anyone know where I could get a list of channels this could pick up, sorry for the newbie question.
#17
http://www.lyngsat.com/europe.html

Depends on where you live obviously. Most common satellites are Astra (both 19.2 and 28.2) and Hotbird (13.0). Look for FTA channels.

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Top of Page
Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!