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The Ross SD Satellite Kit gives you everything you need to receive free-to-air Satellite Digital TV.


features

Length (mm): 690

Width (mm): 95

Depth (mm): 640

Diameter (mm): 650

Brand: Ross

Fixings included: Yes

Aerial : Grey 65cm diameter dish

Neon: Yes

VOC level: Low

Warranty/guarantee: Guarantee

Warranty/guarantee details: 1 year

WEEE Requirements: Consumer Equip

Model No.: 2230GKT-R

Fused: Yes

Interior/Exterior/Both: Both

Material: metal

Category: Satellite Boxes & Receivers

Finish: Black case


additional information
Receiver can search channels by Satellite and stores up to 4,000 programs
Remote control has zoom function, channel favourites memory and is easy to use
65cm Diameter Grey Satellite Dish with roof/wall mount
Digital single LNB, 12m F type Satellite cable, connectors and clips all included
Full installation instructions
Composite cables and Scart adaptor for TV connection
No need for expensive Digital TV subscriptions
170-240V
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#1
Rubbish piece of kit. Installed and never got a signal quality above 0%. Eventually returned!!!
1 Like #2
A lot of people will make the mistake that these are Freesat boxes - they are not, they are free to air SD boxes. You will pick up FTA channels at 28E but only EPG info for now and next. These boxes are okay for caravans, second homes etc but are very basic. Heat added as still good for a cheap SD box at under £25 quid but for another £4, you can get a Freesat SD box at Argos (albeit Bush).
#3
A lot of people return these type of things because they can't get a signal until the dish is aligned.
If you have a sky dish the cable will connect to this receiver and you don't need to install the included dish.
A 4 way lnb costs about a fiver off auction site.
#4
I GOT ONE FOR MY MUM PUT DISH UP ALIGNED IT CONNECT THE RECEIVER AND AWAY YOU GO WORKS FINE
#5
Get a professional to fit it. I have the HD version of this. Its brilliant, Paid £70 for box and dish and then another £30 to get dish fitted! I get free channels and dont pay anything. Its brilliant as you get some good channels and some hd ones aswell.
#6
Bought one for £50 just before xmas, as my wife wanted to watch Russian TV. Only got round to installing it last weekend. Set it up on the ground in the garden first to check it worked, pointed the dish in roughly the right direction and all was fine. Got it on the wall and it was a different matter, spent over an hour up the ladder searching for a signal and couldn't find anything!! Went to Maplins the next day and bought a signal finder, took less than two minutes to find a perfect signal and then went inside to find 18 Russian channels, along with 471 other international ones!!!!! Well worth £50, so £25 is an absolute bargain!!!
#7
Bought mine about a month ago. Put it on the wall, aligned the dish ( took a bit of effort) and got German Eurosport for free plus a few other sport channels. Superb value for money!
#8
anyone got a list of extra channels you get on this that are not on freeview??
i.e channels showing football that isn't on sky?
#9
for the price i got one for foreign tv
its picked up satellites 19.3e astra1 / 13.0e hotbird / 28.2e astra2 < freesat all ok
stored the channels 19.3e astra1 is ok for German TV like sport1.Eurosport international and national German TV Which has German cup,Europa,FACup,bundasliga2 ,champions lge etc.

13.0E Hotbird has many free chans like Abudhabi sports,Dubai sports,1tvrus (Russian footy)
JSCSport,RTPi (Portuguese footy) Ertworld (greek footy)rai sport 1&2 etc

The footy season is about over but for £25 this is a absolute bargain especially if you have a
spare satellite dish or two and can find an area at your home to put them up.
mine are on the garden concealed between conifers i've saved a fortune not paying uk subscription prices for digital tv.
#10
DrRossi
for the price i got one for foreign tv
its picked up satellites 19.3e astra1 / 13.0e hotbird / 28.2e astra2 < freesat all ok
stored the channels 19.3e astra1 is ok for German TV like sport1.Eurosport international and national German TV Which has German cup,Europa,FACup,bundasliga2 ,champions lge etc.

13.0E Hotbird has many free chans like Abudhabi sports,Dubai sports,1tvrus (Russian footy)
JSCSport,RTPi (Portuguese footy) Ertworld (greek footy)rai sport 1&2 etc

The footy season is about over but for £25 this is a absolute bargain especially if you have a
spare satellite dish or two and can find an area at your home to put them up.
mine are on the garden concealed between conifers i've saved a fortune not paying uk subscription prices for digital tv.


Can you explain how to get the above and if you used the tuner included or something else? m also to get all 19.3e astra1 / 13.0e hotbird / 28.2e astra2 do you need 3 dishs or just point to one place.

Edited By: eilz on May 16, 2011 15:47
4 Likes #11
eilz

Can you explain how to get the above and if you used the tuner included or something else? m also to get all 19.3e astra1 / 13.0e hotbird / 28.2e astra2 do you need 3 dishs or just point to one place.

set the box up to your tv from the menu select the satellite you want check the signal strength out
then use dishpointer com to get the direction you need to point the dish at
on there select the satellite you want 13.e,19.2e etc
input your town/city post code
search it
it will give you a google map drag the green symbol to your property
make sure theres no walls / trees blocking the direction you need to point the dish at

its easier as a 2 person job 1 move the dish 1 check the signal
set the dish up pointing roughly at what dishpointer told you
adjust it until you get a good signal / quality strength

my dish is on a pole with markings on it for the 2 foreign satellites its not fully tightened
and i just move it a little to get each satellite.so i use 1 dish for 2 satellites
its all pretty easy to do as these 2 satellites have a very strong signal
and if your a bit out you still get a good picture
the dish dont need to be high up either mines about 4ft of the ground
see the wheelie bin
you just need a clear line of sight to the satellite
heres a pic of mine http://i55.tinypic.com/2udz6o4.jpg
good luck anyone trying this
#12
DrRossi

set the box up to your tv from the menu select the satellite you want check the signal strength out
then use dishpointer com to get the direction you need to point the dish at
on there select the satellite you want 13.e,19.2e etc
input your town/city post code
search it
it will give you a google map drag the green symbol to your property
make sure theres no walls / trees blocking the direction you need to point the dish at

its easier as a 2 person job 1 move the dish 1 check the signal
set the dish up pointing roughly at what dishpointer told you
adjust it until you get a good signal / quality strength

my dish is on a pole with markings on it for the 2 foreign satellites its not fully tightened
and i just move it a little to get each satellite.so i use 1 dish for 2 satellites
its all pretty easy to do as these 2 satellites have a very strong signal
and if your a bit out you still get a good picture
the dish dont need to be high up either mines about 4ft of the ground
see the wheelie bin
you just need a clear line of sight to the satellite
heres a pic of mine http://i55.tinypic.com/2udz6o4.jpg
good luck anyone trying this


Thanks, interesting read, will give it a go.
#13
Well worth the money needs alligning properly to get the benefits
u get a decent ammount of free channels a few hd ones
a lot of foreign sport channels that show premiership football if u dont mind the foreign commentary
and a few foreign adult channels that are not soft core like the british ones
12 Likes #14
Iain123
I GOT ONE FOR MY MUM PUT DISH UP ALIGNED IT CONNECT THE RECEIVER AND AWAY YOU GO WORKS FINE


Well done! Next job is to find that blasted caps lock key eh? ;-)
#15
anyone know if ard/zdf is still broadcasting as they used to show live boxing?
#16
Anyone knows cheap dual LNB kit like this one mainly for hotbird/eurobird etc channels?
#17
eilz
DrRossi

set the box up to your tv from the menu select the satellite you want check the signal strength out
then use dishpointer com to get the direction you need to point the dish at
on there select the satellite you want 13.e,19.2e etc
input your town/city post code
search it
it will give you a google map drag the green symbol to your property
make sure theres no walls / trees blocking the direction you need to point the dish at

its easier as a 2 person job 1 move the dish 1 check the signal
set the dish up pointing roughly at what dishpointer told you
adjust it until you get a good signal / quality strength

my dish is on a pole with markings on it for the 2 foreign satellites its not fully tightened
and i just move it a little to get each satellite.so i use 1 dish for 2 satellites
its all pretty easy to do as these 2 satellites have a very strong signal
and if your a bit out you still get a good picture
the dish dont need to be high up either mines about 4ft of the ground
see the wheelie bin
you just need a clear line of sight to the satellite
heres a pic of mine http://i55.tinypic.com/2udz6o4.jpg
good luck anyone trying this


Thanks, interesting read, will give it a go.


Impressive, but much easier to get an extra LNB, 6 degree LNB holder and a DiSEqC switch.
#18
ramkmr
Anyone knows cheap dual LNB kit like this one mainly for hotbird/eurobird etc channels?


I certain well known auction site shows you should get change out of £20 for a dual LNB inc delivery.
#19
Anyone know where you can get a tri pod for it, I have my own HD sat receiver and would like to use the dish?
#20
7dayshop do a Konig tripod for £19.99 with free del but on the webpage it says stock on order. So depending on how soon you need it you could wait till they get the stock or check out the google shopping results here
#21
why not more heat.??? this is a dish/box/everything you need for £25.... bargain.
#22
Cheers FoX5
#23
http://i52.tinypic.com/llhrk.jpg
#24
Looks good but is this likely to pick up a signal where a normal indoor aerial wouldn't? Sorry I know very little about this sort of thing and a little daunted by any complexity.
#25
nixymail
Looks good but is this likely to pick up a signal where a normal indoor aerial wouldn't? Sorry I know very little about this sort of thing and a little daunted by any complexity.


Obviously, this has nothing to do with normal aerials, it is satellite receiver.
#26
pafords
anyone know if ard/zdf is still broadcasting as they used to show live boxing?


Yes they are broadcasting free now too. they dont show much boxing now but RTL does. The next big fight on RTL live is Klitschko v Haye
#27
Jsoap - how does the switch work? Do you just choose the satellite and the switch selects the correct feed or do you have to manually switch it. Do they go by the satellite or by the receiver? There weatherproof suppose for long runs put near the satellite?
#28
So let me get this straight.... this box is capable of picking up 3pm premiership football at no extra cost???
#29
mattwoodfield
So let me get this straight.... this box is capable of picking up 3pm premiership football at no extra cost???


No it wont. mostly CL, europa league, bundesliga,
#30
gizmouk
ramkmr
Anyone knows cheap dual LNB kit like this one mainly for hotbird/eurobird etc channels?


I certain well known auction site shows you should get change out of £20 for a dual LNB inc delivery.

I got a four port LNB from ebay a couple of years ago that works with sky & freesat HD perfectly for £7 delivered.
#31
dthirk2 - May 13, 2011 13:19
A lot of people will make the mistake that these are Freesat boxes - they are not, they are free to air SD boxes. You will pick up FTA channels at 28E but only EPG info for now and next. These boxes are okay for caravans, second homes etc but are very basic. Heat added as still good for a cheap SD box at under £25 quid but for another £4, you can get a Freesat SD box at Argos (albeit Bush).


Just out of interest, what more do you get from a freesat box?
#32
rboyo2010
Jsoap - how does the switch work? Do you just choose the satellite and the switch selects the correct feed or do you have to manually switch it. Do they go by the satellite or by the receiver? There weatherproof suppose for long runs put near the satellite?

The switch is automatic so if you were watching NHK on Astra at 28.2E and then switched channels on the receiver to RAI UNO at 13.0E (recieved on the second LNB) you wouldn't notice anything it would just switch channels.

An explanation of diseqc here

As long as this reciever has diseqc 1.2 you will be able to switch between up to 4 LNB's or between the dual LNB. I can't find wether its compatible though so you may want to give Ross UK an email.

Edited By: FoX5 on May 17, 2011 15:39
#33
kaiser051
Well worth the money needs alligning properly to get the benefits
u get a decent ammount of free channels a few hd ones
a lot of foreign sport channels that show premiership football if u dont mind the foreign commentary
and a few foreign adult channels that are not soft core like the british ones


This is a SD receiver with composite output, No HD.
#34
Bozz
dthirk2 - May 13, 2011 13:19
A lot of people will make the mistake that these are Freesat boxes - they are not, they are free to air SD boxes. You will pick up FTA channels at 28E but only EPG info for now and next. These boxes are okay for caravans, second homes etc but are very basic. Heat added as still good for a cheap SD box at under £25 quid but for another £4, you can get a Freesat SD box at Argos (albeit Bush).


Just out of interest, what more do you get from a freesat box?


Channels automatically put into order, seven day EPG.
#35
Fox5 - not bothered about the box, got an openbox. I've got a 28.2e dish courtesy of sky. Looking at this for my mancave. So I could fit 3 lnbs on this 26e, 19.2e, 13e And use the feed from my other dish for the fourth feed.
Do the lnb holders have tilt/swivel
#36
thanks imsraj is rtl fta

Edited By: pafords on May 17, 2011 16:00: other
#37
I think it depends what kind you buy. Some will be set up for 19.2E & 13.0E being built for those positions only, and others will be adjustable so that you can choose the relevent positions.

Take a look on a well known auction site at the different one's and you'll get an idea.
#38
jsoap
eilz
DrRossi

set the box up to your tv from the menu select the satellite you want check the signal strength out
then use dishpointer com to get the direction you need to point the dish at
on there select the satellite you want 13.e,19.2e etc
input your town/city post code
search it
it will give you a google map drag the green symbol to your property
make sure theres no walls / trees blocking the direction you need to point the dish at

its easier as a 2 person job 1 move the dish 1 check the signal
set the dish up pointing roughly at what dishpointer told you
adjust it until you get a good signal / quality strength

my dish is on a pole with markings on it for the 2 foreign satellites its not fully tightened
and i just move it a little to get each satellite.so i use 1 dish for 2 satellites
its all pretty easy to do as these 2 satellites have a very strong signal
and if your a bit out you still get a good picture
the dish dont need to be high up either mines about 4ft of the ground
see the wheelie bin
you just need a clear line of sight to the satellite
heres a pic of mine http://i55.tinypic.com/2udz6o4.jpg
good luck anyone trying this


Thanks, interesting read, will give it a go.


Impressive, but much easier to get an extra LNB, 6 degree LNB holder and a DiSEqC switch.


Or for that matter a motor.
#39
Seems to be some wise words on this thread so if nobody minds I'll throw in a couple of numpty questions, first, is there any reason why this wouldn't work in Italy, and secondly, if I took out a tv from the UK would this work in Italy as well?
#40
FoX5
rboyo2010
Jsoap - how does the switch work? Do you just choose the satellite and the switch selects the correct feed or do you have to manually switch it. Do they go by the satellite or by the receiver? There weatherproof suppose for long runs put near the satellite?


The switch is automatic so if you were watching NHK on Astra at 28.2E and then switched channels on the receiver to RAI UNO at 13.0E (recieved on the second LNB) you wouldn't notice anything it would just switch channels.

An explanation of diseqc here

As long as this reciever has diseqc 1.2 you will be able to switch between up to 4 LNB's or between the dual LNB. I can't find wether its compatible though so you may want to give Ross UK an email.

Supports diseqc 1.2 here http://www.ross.co.uk/media/[32].pdf
Motors sound a nice idea, but they are slow. Used to have a system with 3 dishes and 7 LNBs using 2 x 4way switches, and a 12V switch> Instant switing between sats. Never watched anything for more than 10sec though.

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