Digital Satellite Dish & Receiver Set £59.99 IN STORE @ Lidl
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Digital Satellite Dish & Receiver Set £59.99 IN STORE @ Lidl

£59.99
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Found 26th Aug 2006
Lidl have this Satellite Dish and Receiver set for £59.99 from Monday.

I would imagine that it's able to pick up most free to air channels.

Digital Satellite Dish & Receiver Set: Complete satellite set, consists of: - 57cm offset steel dish - Digital satellite receiver with remote ontrol - Twin LNB - Wall bracket - Cable set and satellite finder

Features include: - Plug & Play - Auto search with 4,500 programmable channels - MPEG-2 and DVB compatible - LED display - OSD (On-Screen-Display) - Radio reception - Software update via satellite Astra 19° - Child lock - and many more * Coaxial, optical and S-VHS connection * Pre-programmed satellites: Astra 19°, Astra 28°, Eutelsat 3A, Hotbird 13°, Sirius 2, Amos, Atlantic Bird 3, Hellas 39°, Türksat and Hispasat * Remote control with batteries * SCART cable * Size of satellite receiver (cm): 28.5 x 15.5 x 4.8 * 3 year manufacturer’s warranty.

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what sort of channels can you pick up with this?

On 57cm dish you should be able to get Astras, Hotbird and Sirius. Don't think you can get Amos in this country, not sure about Turksat and Hispasat.
See list of channels on Lyngsat.

It looks like this is FTA only (Free To Air) device, so look for unencrypted channels there. But for the price who can complain?

Just three questions regarding this product featured above

In comparison to others is the dish of a decent size?

With the dish would I be able to get FREE saturday 3pm premiership games amongst others? Would it also be able to receive US channels like NBC & ABC?

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IMHO:

1. OK-ish. Not superb but should be fine for Horbird/Astra.
2. Don't know
3. What satellite these on?

I *think* the football comes from either Sweden/Finland area, and again, i think the satellite is called THOR, lol, very witty.
Alternatively, the football also comes from the Arab states. Either way, you need a card, and that's more fun to obtain. If you don't mind the commentary in Chinese the games are transmitted on the net if you know where to look, google is a good place. Please don't ask or PM me for advice, cos it get's messy, sorry

boydent999

If you don't mind the commentary in Chinese the games are transmitted on … If you don't mind the commentary in Chinese the games are transmitted on the net if you know where to look, google is a good place. Please don't ask or PM me for advice, cos it get's messy, sorry



I already know of this way through streams & P2P sharing thanks.

Also found this on another site

NBC currently FTA on DAD-6 NTSC Feed 11532H 3200 7/8 Telstar 12 15° West



Would this work on this satellite

Kommunist

On 57cm dish you should be able to get Astras, Hotbird and Sirius. Don't … On 57cm dish you should be able to get Astras, Hotbird and Sirius. Don't think you can get Amos in this country, not sure about Turksat and Hispasat.



Turksat and Hispasat are quite a distance away, you'll probably need a 80cm dish for that.

The next step up would be something like the setup I bought:

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(note you'd need a diseqc receiver and mount on top of this)

A motorised dish enables you to get all satellites within range, not just two you can get from a twin LNB setup. With this setup, I can get everything from Turksat to Hispa, and some beyond.

For encrypted stuff, you need to get a receiver with a CI slot, into which you put a CAM (condition access module), and then the card itself. This can get awfully complicated.

For cheap football, you then need something like a ART subscription card. This is perfectly legit, and costs about £10/month. Given how expensive Sky is for football, you can save the cost of initial equipment pretty quickly. ART broadcast on Hotbird at 13E, for which the 57cm dish should be OK. However, you'll need a receiver with a CI slot, then a CAM which can do Viaaccess 2.5.

MOD EDIT - removed eBay link

No eBay links allowed on the forums please arfster

For ART sports you would be better just buying the 85cm dish and LNB from Lidl and buying a Technomate 1500 super from elsewhere. I.e. the package is not the best

Just looking for something to pick up freeview and the likes guys as my freeview and new aerial is still glitchy:x would this be suitable? miss my old sky box:(

Thanks

Wayne

emmajk42

No eBay links allowed on the forums please arfster



Whoops sorry, didn't know that. Just ebay for "motor satellite", there are loads of sellers doing them. You can probably get them on froogle also. Make sure you get a dish of at least 80cm, and by far the best cheap motor is the Moteck sg2100a (there are better, but are much more expensive). If you do get a motorised dish, remember the receiver has to be diseqc compatible, and able to drive the motor. It's probably better to get this all in one bundle, as that way you get the right cables and so on.


For an idea what channels are available, have a look on lyngsat and kingofsat. Also, register with satmania and you can search to see what dish sizes allow what channels from any particular location.


Wayne11: for freeview, all you need is a fixed dish pointed at 28.2E (the Astra 2 aka Sky group of satellites). The original setup would be fine for that, and also being twin LNB you could get Hotbird as well (twin LNB allows you to get reception from two satellites via a single dish). However, note that it's not the same channel list as Freeview. See here, the ones with F next to them are unencrypted:

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I went to buy one of these this afternoon and they had all gone. One of the staff said that there were only a few and they were advertised to get people in on a bank holiday and all of the shops had sold out just after nine o'clock this morning.:(

sirfartalot

I went to buy one of these this afternoon and they had all gone. One … I went to buy one of these this afternoon and they had all gone. One of the staff said that there were only a few and they were advertised to get people in on a bank holiday and all of the shops had sold out just after nine o'clock this morning.:(



I think that's pretty commonplace for Lidl

emmajk42

I think that's pretty commonplace for Lidl



Yeah, I would agree Emma. The other week I popped into my local store on a Monday morning to get some milk as I was passing on the way home.

It was just before 9am & people were queued outside!!! When they opened the doors there was almost a stampede:lol: .

A couple of people commented that you have to "get in early for the bargains" - it was like the first day of a "January Sale" - lol

good find

dougys123;1847282

good find



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