FREESAT TO AIR SATELLITE KIT, HD RECEIVER, 45CM DISH & FULL INSTALL KIT delivered FREE £44.75 from ebay!/bunwells
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FREESAT TO AIR SATELLITE KIT, HD RECEIVER, 45CM DISH & FULL INSTALL KIT delivered FREE £44.75 from ebay!/bunwells

£44.75eBay Deals
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Found 23rd Mar 2014
Fantastic value for money full kit required to fit a free to air satellite (Eutelsat, Hotbird, Freesat, etc). Fitted this over the weekend and worked like a treat!

Complete satellite kit with everything you need to receive free to air High Definition (HD) satellite broadcasts.

Features

Complete kit including dish, LNB, HD receiver, fixings, connectors & cable.
Receive over 220 Free to air TV stations, including all BBC & ITV channels
No subscription to pay
Over 100 satellite radio stations available
USB 2.0 connectivity - allows you to record to your external hard drive (not supplied), MP3 playing, photo viewing and software updates
New channels being added all the time
Receive hundreds more stations by re-aligning you dish
Full fitting and installation instructions
Includes satellite finder and compass


What You Get

45cm Satellite Dish with fixings and wall mount
Digital HD Satellite Receiver with automatic tuning
Remote Control Unit - requires 2 x AAA batteries (not supplied)
Digital LNB
10m RG6 Cable
2 x F type connectors
Weather Boot
Cable Clips
1.5m HDMI Lead
LED Satellite Finder
Compass
Warranty

3 Years Manufacturer warranty

157 Comments

Cheap as chips

Is this an easy DIY or would it require a qualified technician?
Edited by: "Intweceptor" 23rd Mar 2014

Does it record

Is this the same kit that was £25 from Tesco being sold on?

it is fairly easy to install yourself, just lining up the dish can be tricky, you dont need to be qualified.

It will record to external storage.

have voted hot as it isn't too bad a deal, but there are similar set ups for around the same price or cheaper around.

Free to air is NOT Freesat.

Freesat has a dedicated 7 day epg, free to air receivers only have now and next and no postcode input on setup to regionalise local programmes.

This is a great price, but just to make those aware there is a difference between freesat and free to air receivers.

freesat is sorta locked but freeview is any satellite.is that true.so free view can get loads more channels.
thanks for any help.

For less than £2 extra, prefer this one which has a 65cm dish (better for those of you in Scotland)

65cm Sat receiver
Edited by: "Sphere" 23rd Mar 2014

i think the only difference between freesat and free to view is the the program guide

Freesat comes from 28.2e astra, which is where SKY UK broadcast from

Freeview is what a TV Aeriel is used to get

Not a bad deal

phunny12000

freesat is sorta locked but freeview is any satellite.is that true.so … freesat is sorta locked but freeview is any satellite.is that true.so free view can get loads more channels.thanks for any help.


FreeVIEW is NOT satellite, it is a terrestrial (i.e. from the ground) broadcast, picked up via a normal TV aerial and a FreeView box..
I don't know much about FreeSAT, but I think the point being made above is that Free-to-Air, although satellite based, is not as many channels as the full FreeSat service.

WillieGophar

FreeVIEW is NOT satellite, it is a terrestrial (i.e. from the ground) … FreeVIEW is NOT satellite, it is a terrestrial (i.e. from the ground) broadcast, picked up via a normal TV aerial and a FreeView box..I don't know much about FreeSAT, but I think the point being made above is that Free-to-Air, although satellite based, is not as many channels as the full FreeSat service.

Nope, free to air is more channels if anything (freesat is subset of free to air) but no extra channels you'd care about, but no 7 day EPG on free to air. You can just swap this box for a free sat one though.

I'd be looking to fit at least a dual feed (dual LNB) with a dish and get one of the 50 quid freesat free time boxes then you get catch up TV too and can get a dual tuner PVR in the future without having to get a new LNB and run a new cable.

If you tune to Astra 28.2 you actually get more channels on free to air than on freesat, the main difference as mentioned in an earlier post is the EPG free to air will only have now and next program information whereas freesat will have at least 7 days. A 45cm dish for Astra 28.2 should now be ok for the whole of the uk since the new satellite came into operation last month

phunny12000

freesat is sorta locked but freeview is any satellite.is that true.so … freesat is sorta locked but freeview is any satellite.is that true.so free view can get loads more channels.thanks for any help.



Nope. Freeview is terrestrial. I think you mean Free To Air.

I have a free to air satellite system for when we go camping m.ebay.co.uk/itm…RCH the great thing about FTA over Freesat is you get all the regional channel so when you away you can still watch the news from home

johnlewis.com/man…=73

DVB-S2 (HD) freesat box that can get all the free to air channels, also has freetime which gets you ITV player, iPlayer, 4od and YouTube with a smart EPG. A good alternative to those youview boxes.

Sphere

For less than £2 extra, prefer this one which has a 65cm dish (better for … For less than £2 extra, prefer this one which has a 65cm dish (better for those of you in Scotland)65cm Sat receiver



This one is HD the ebay one is SD would think it has scart rather that hdmi as well
Still 65cm dish may be worth having in north of Scotland though

I heard a lot of the channels may also be available for those with an existing sky dish who decide not to renew their service.

lumpyhumpy

If you tune to Astra 28.2 you actually get more channels on free to air … If you tune to Astra 28.2 you actually get more channels on free to air than on freesat



Not to try and confuse the issue for anyone, but that is not strictly true....there are a lot of Freesat boxes that allow tuning of none freesat channels by entering the satellite frequency. Just the search as standard tunes in the freesat channels.

can anybody list the channels you get with this? or tell everyone where to find one :-)

cicobuff

Free to air is NOT Freesat.Freesat has a dedicated 7 day epg, free to air … Free to air is NOT Freesat.Freesat has a dedicated 7 day epg, free to air receivers only have now and next and no postcode input on setup to regionalise local programmes.This is a great price, but just to make those aware there is a difference between freesat and free to air receivers.



Sorry mate but your info is incorrect. I have an LG TV and freeview shows guide until 30th March. Same on my Youview box. Both are receiving freeview channels via aerial and not satellite. My Youview box also requested postcode when installing. Assuming of course that programmes received via a freeview box / tuner are in fact 'free to air'.
Edited by: "Smartguy1" 23rd Mar 2014

Banned

andyb1979

can anybody list the channels you get with this? or tell everyone where … can anybody list the channels you get with this? or tell everyone where to find one :-)



It depends on where you aim the dish.

lyngsat.com has frequencies and channels available on all satellites.

Banned

Smartguy1

Sorry mate but your info is incorrect. I have an LG TV and freeview shows … Sorry mate but your info is incorrect. I have an LG TV and freeview shows guide until 30th March. Same on my Youview box. Both are receiving freeview channels via aerial and not satellite. My Youview box also requested postcode when installing.



The person you quoted makes no mention of Freeview.

His information is spot on.

lumpyhumpy

I have a free to air satellite system for when we go camping … I have a free to air satellite system for when we go camping http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/160575756517?nav=SEARCH the great thing about FTA over Freesat is you get all the regional channel so when you away you can still watch the news from home



Freesat does actually tune all the individual regional channels at the upper end of your channel numberings 950 onwards, but only for BBC.

Smartguy1

Sorry mate but your info is incorrect. I have an LG TV and freeview shows … Sorry mate but your info is incorrect. I have an LG TV and freeview shows guide until 30th March. Same on my Youview box. Both are receiving freeview channels via aerial and not satellite. My Youview box also requested postcode when installing. Assuming of course that programmes received via a freeview box / tuner are in fact 'free to air'.



How can I be incorrect when I am referring to freesat, and you are referring to freeview which is neither freesat or free-to-air satellite?

set it to 19.2e and you can watch F1 fro free on RTL and Moto Gp for free on Sport1 albeit in German

Banned

douglas13

you need the one of … you need the one of these:[img]http://images.maplinmedia.co.uk/satellite-finder.jpg?w=283&h=283&r=4&o=i0l1psclSabMecKKlcx65suedZEj&V=F@7s[/img]Called a satellite finder Maplinsometimes on sale on lidl for a fiver.



**** me, it comes with one on this kit, well DIY it is for a very low price. HOT!.

Original Poster

douglas13

you need the one of … you need the one of these:[img]http://images.maplinmedia.co.uk/satellite-finder.jpg?w=283&h=283&r=4&o=i0l1psclSabMecKKlcx65suedZEj&V=F@7s[/img]Called a satellite finder Maplinsometimes on sale on lidl for a fiver.



A basic satellite finder and a compass is also included.

when i tune with free to air satellite all the channels go in a random order and you pick up all the regional bbc/itv channels. is there a guide/way to order it easily as required?

Can you pick up channels from other countries with these? Ones that might show football etc

Bozz

i think the only difference between freesat and free to view is the the … i think the only difference between freesat and free to view is the the program guide



In addition to the 7 day program guide, another significant benefit of Freesat over a plain free to view system is that Freesat will automatically manage the channel tuning for you. I have free to view satellite with an LG TV but not Freesat and spent several hours putting the channels into a sensible order after tuning and also adding the channels that the search missed such as BBC 4 HD and others on Astra 2F. It's fine now I've done that but having Freesat would've been a time saver!

You will not be able to tune to all the satellites unless you have a dish motor, which would cost quite a bit extra.
However if you want to spend all evening up a ladder with the sat finder, you can move the dish manually.

Free sat is good setup is not to hard compass help but as it is aligned to the same satellite as sky digital a quick look where other dishes are pointing gives a good indication of direction.

Alignment meter is essential as even tightening the bolts up can affect signal strength.

Not keen on single output lnb.
OK for a single receiver but these days dual or quad or octo lnb depending on whether you want to watch one and record annother channel and more if you want to watch in another room.

cicobuff

How can I be incorrect when I am referring to freesat, and you are … How can I be incorrect when I am referring to freesat, and you are referring to freeview which is neither freesat or free-to-air satellite?



Apologies. I misinterpreted your first comment as referring to freeview and not free to air.

Seems to me the powers that be haven't done a very good job with presenting their various products! I know the Internet is awash with rubbish, but this thread sort of takes the biscuit!

I wouldn't think anyone will now know what on earth this offer is offering!

And if you're not confused enough, try this website....ukfree.tv/com…php

LesD

Seems to me the powers that be haven't done a very good job with … Seems to me the powers that be haven't done a very good job with presenting their various products! I know the Internet is awash with rubbish, but this thread sort of takes the biscuit!I wouldn't think anyone will now know what on earth this offer is offering!And if you're not confused enough, try this website....http://www.ukfree.tv/compare11.php



Yep, shame the simplest of explanations on this thread have become maligned, and how confused people are over freesat, freeview, free-to-air satellite receivers.

Not sure if the product is the same as mine but my Humax freesat pvr has these chanels.

a516digital.com/p/f…m=1

anyone know if this would pick up terrestrial channels e.g. bbc or channel 4 in ireland?

Freeview - 40 odd channels down the aerial (DVB-T / DVB-T2).
free-to-air - Loads of channels broadcast from same satellites as Sky. Only now and next EPG (DVB-S/DVB-S2).
Sky - free-to-air channels plus Sky's encrypted channels depending on what you pay for (DVB-S/DVB-S2).
Freesat - Same channels as free-to-air (some useless ones removed) and 7-Day EPG (DVB-S/DVB-S2).
Freetime - Catch up service on new Freesat boxes (box needs to be plugged into your broadband router / connected to Wifi).

free-to-air/Freesat/Sky all use the same satellites so you can re-use the dish for either.

If you buy a PVR (e.g. Freeview+, Freesat+) for watch one while you record one you need dual tuners. DVB-T you can have multiple tuners on the same aerial, DVB-S you need one 'feed' from the LNB (thing sticking out of the satellite dish) for each tuner. So if you're going to install a dish you might as-well future proof and put in a dual LNB and run both cables at the same time.


Sky installed my Freesat many years ago for £50. Do they still do this? It saved a lot of hassle.
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