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HD Complete Satellite Kit - £69.90 Delivered @ Screwfix
HD Complete Satellite Kit - £69.90 Delivered @ Screwfix

HD Complete Satellite Kit - £69.90 Delivered @ Screwfix

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HD Complete Satellite Kit Satellite installation kit for receiving HD and SD digital TV anywhere in the UK. Hundreds of free channels as well as the option of receiving thousands of free foreign channels with no monthly subscription.
60cm Satellite Dish
60cm dish, wall mount with fitting, HD satellite receiver, LNB with weather boot, 10m RG6 cable, 2 x F connectors, 10 x cable clips, 1.5m HDMI cable.
Gets good reviews and the instruction manual:
screwfix.com/sfd…pdf
indicates you can connect your own hard drive to the box and use as a PVR

43 Comments

can you watch foreign tv e.g prem football on the cheap????

Not enough info about reception. Is it Freesat or Free-to-Air? Anyone know?

YeezY911

can you watch foreign tv e.g prem football on the cheap????



Now that would be a hot deal!

this is pretty hot imo especially as they've got the freeview tuner as well

if only it was motorised!!

YeezY911

can you watch foreign tv e.g prem football on the cheap????



On this?... No chance
Edited by: "souljacker" 10th Feb 2011

Just an observation: I don't see how this can be HD ready (as it were) as the list of supplied accessories only states as follows:

10m x RG6 cable (Needs to be dual (shotgun) cable for HD
2 x F-connectors (You would need four for HD because of the dual cable)

Receiver is HD and for it to be used as a PVR must therefore have a dual RF-in connection. However, the LNB in the picture doesn't look like a dual or a quad LNB. It also shows a satellite finder which isn't mentioned in the description. Maybe the picture isn't an accurate depiction of what you are actually purchasing???

The only reason for saying/mentioning any of this is because for around £35 you can purchase from the Bay a better MK4 dish with quad LNB and entire fixing kit with more cable. Then buy a much, much better receiver for about the same money as this deal. I'm not knocking the deal however but you can do better - trust me.

Tiddlyplops...Have you noticed the utube link on the screwfix link..def says its hd, plus you also get a hd cable with the it as well,

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tiddlyplops

Just an observation: I don't see how this can be HD ready (as it were) as … Just an observation: I don't see how this can be HD ready (as it were) as the list of supplied accessories only states as follows:10m x RG6 cable (Needs to be dual (shotgun) cable for HD2 x F-connectors (You would need four for HD because of the dual cable)Receiveris HD and for it to be used as a PVR must therefore have a dual RF-in connection. However, the LNB in the picture doesn't look like a dual or a quad LNB. It also shows a satellite finder which isn't mentioned in the description. Maybe the picture isn't an accurate depiction of what you are actually purchasing???The only reason for saying/mentioning any of this is because for around £35 you can purchase from the Bay a better MK4 dish with quad LNB and entire fixing kit with more cable. Then buy a much, much better receiver for about the same money as this deal. I'm not knocking the deal however but you can do better - trust me.



Not trying to be smart, but can you post that then. I bought this without the usual amount of research as I had a 10% off voucher that expired in a few days so I'm quite prepared to take it back under the Screwfix 30 day guarantee.

tiddlyplops

Just an observation: I don't see how this can be HD ready (as it were) as … Just an observation: I don't see how this can be HD ready (as it were) as the list of supplied accessories only states as follows:10m x RG6 cable (Needs to be dual (shotgun) cable for HD2 x F-connectors (You would need four for HD because of the dual cable)Receiveris HD and for it to be used as a PVR must therefore have a dual RF-in connection. However, the LNB in the picture doesn't look like a dual or a quad LNB. It also shows a satellite finder which isn't mentioned in the description. Maybe the picture isn't an accurate depiction of what you are actually purchasing???The only reason for saying/mentioning any of this is because for around £35 you can purchase from the Bay a better MK4 dish with quad LNB and entire fixing kit with more cable. Then buy a much, much better receiver for about the same money as this deal. I'm not knocking the deal however but you can do better - trust me.


Absolute rubbish - you don't need twin shotgun cable to recieve HD!!

souljacker

On this?... No chance



Try a Spiderbox or Dreambox with broadband connection

walbor

Absolute rubbish - you don't need twin shotgun cable to recieve HD!!

..And you DONT need a twin input or twin lnb to use this as a pvr..............but it wont record 1 channel while you are watching another.

This is HD.

Got this last year about the world cup time. Paid about £60.

Just the HD box is more expensive in shops!

this is just like freesat. You get loads of channels and include some hd channels!

http://www.freesat.co.uk/what-you-get/our-channels

This is a must buy if you want some free HD channels. No monthly fees or anything.

guv

Why would anyone trust you after that BS?By all means enlighten me why … Why would anyone trust you after that BS?By all means enlighten me why you think HD needs a dual input? Do you even know why or what shotgun cable is used for? It doesnt sound like it!It'll get Match of the day OK! X)And a CLine perhaps?

Sure that might be illegal what about a gift?(_;)

jack73bump

Try a Spiderbox or Dreambox with broadband connection


Not sure if that was aimed at me but I've already got 2 dreambox 800hd's

you do not need twin input for HD Fact

tiddlyplops

Just an observation: I don't see how this can be HD ready (as it were) as … Just an observation: I don't see how this can be HD ready (as it were) as the list of supplied accessories only states as follows:10m x RG6 cable (Needs to be dual (shotgun) cable for HD2 x F-connectors (You would need four for HD because of the dual cable)Receiver is HD and for it to be used as a PVR must therefore have a dual RF-in connection. However, the LNB in the picture doesn't look like a dual or a quad LNB. It also shows a satellite finder which isn't mentioned in the description. Maybe the picture isn't an accurate depiction of what you are actually purchasing???The only reason for saying/mentioning any of this is because for around £35 you can purchase from the Bay a better MK4 dish with quad LNB and entire fixing kit with more cable. Then buy a much, much better receiver for about the same money as this deal. I'm not knocking the deal however but you can do better - trust me.



I'd take anyting this guy says with a pinch of salt..it needs dual cable to be HD?? oO
and you can get hd on a single LNB why would you need to buy a quad??

This will recieve freesat channels, just not the freesat epg, although you will still get now/next info.

This is good if you don't want to pay for multi-room with sky
Will you get TFC with this?
Edited by: "ljbutchik07" 10th Feb 2011

ljbutchik07

This is good if you don't want to pay for multi-room with sky Will you … This is good if you don't want to pay for multi-room with sky Will you get TFC with this?



How can this compare to sky multiroom? You won't get any. Sky pay channels on this so any receiver will do, even an old sky box

good deal

Doesn't look like it's an official 'Freesat' box but a free to air satellite receiver so it won't have a simpler (idiot proof?) electronic programme guide.

Not a bad deal but perhaps not as simple to use as a freesat receiver, good cheap way into self install satellite.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 10th Feb 2011

jack73bump

Try a Spiderbox or Dreambox with broadband connection



What's a spiderbox, the new boxes u can use are kryptview or starview 6/7 via broadband cable.

kaisar

What's a spiderbox, the new boxes u can use are kryptview or starview 6/7 … What's a spiderbox, the new boxes u can use are kryptview or starview 6/7 via broadband cable.



good luck with the starviews

if i was to buy one of these dreambox machines could i just hook it up to the sky dish ive already got , anyone know a good guide i can look at

entering dangerous territories here :P

Yes you could just hook up the satellite dreambox to the standard dish and get "free to air" sat channels.

Edited by: "Simplexity" 11th Feb 2011

don't forget a dreambox as supplied is about as useful as an ashtray on a motorbike - you will need to get into cardsharing and ideally a motorised dish to enjoy all premiership games live, movies, etc for next to nothing.

Edited by: "Tim_UK" 11th Feb 2011

The Satellite receiver on offer is just a run of the mill HD receiver without a card or cam slot & is around the price it should be, however if you just put it on to a sky dish you will get BBC1 HD, BBC HD, ITV HD & in April Channel 4 HD, so that's 4 HD channels for now & lets face it, they are between them, the best all round stations in the UK. If you add a motor or extra LNBs/dishes you can get many more free channels & a few more free HD channels. Dreambox & the Cheaper Openbox (less than £100-00) will do the same & much more.

I think some peeps here need to keep a lid on the CS/DM/Spider/Gift etc. Lets keep that out of the mainstream aye guys. People can use google if they want info. This sort of talk will get people banned or the boards closed down.

As for the deal, it's not bad at all if you want the UK Freesat/Freesat HD options. Not for me (small dish/limited box etc) but will do some people a turn.

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Forgot to say that the box has Tetris, Othello and Sudoku built in

can anyone tell a novice like me if this would be a good cheap way of guaranteeing a good signal in my touring caravan if i say fix the dish to a portable tripod?

60cm dish will be too small for starters for the majority of people in the UK, especially North of the Gap. (For foreign subs that is!)

Is this similar to the Ross package that's been £60 in Homebase for ages?

I think I read somewhere that this kit does not include the Satfinder.Shows it in the picture but not mentioned in contents.

Stealth_Fox

Is this similar to the Ross package that's been £60 in Homebase for ages?



digitalspy.co.uk/for…php?t=1274708

Doesn't seem they're the same, a google will probably find a review.... both are very cheap ways into free HD satellite, the alternative being a second hand SkyHD box with maybe the "freesat from Sky" viewing card for additional £25


Edited by: "spannerzone" 11th Feb 2011

matey71

can anyone tell a novice like me if this would be a good cheap way of … can anyone tell a novice like me if this would be a good cheap way of guaranteeing a good signal in my touring caravan if i say fix the dish to a portable tripod?



Difficult to say. Some receivers, usually dearer (but not always) have better tuners & can pick up weaker signals. I don't know if the LNB is any good or not. If you used it for the sky/freesat channels in the UK it should do the job. The further north the weaker the signal.

i have no idea what you are all on about with this technical stuff so i'm not gonna vote hot or cold

i have no idea what you are all on about with this technical stuff so … i have no idea what you are all on about with this technical stuff so i'm not gonna vote hot or cold


Thanks for that valuable contribution
As mentioned, picks up free tv channels, but versus proper Freesat package...
More time consuming to edit / update channels etc. No full searchable 7day epg, just now & next. Big ugly solid dish. So it's a bargain HD system, but don't fix one up for Granny (_;)


Edited by: "peterwizz" 11th Feb 2011

Original Poster

peterwizz

Thanks for that valuable contribution As mentioned, picks up free tv … Thanks for that valuable contribution As mentioned, picks up free tv channels, but versus proper Freesat package... More time consuming to edit / update channels etc. No full searchable 7day epg, just now & next. Big ugly solid dish. So it's a bargain HD system, but don't fix one up for Granny (_;)



The manual confirms there is an EPG, but I don't know how good it is.

spannerzone

Doesn't look like it's an official 'Freesat' box but a free to air … Doesn't look like it's an official 'Freesat' box but a free to air satellite receiver


That was my question. If it's not "Freesat" and just "Free-to-Air", you won't get any Channels 5's.

pet2000

That was my question. If it's not "Freesat" and just "Free-to-Air", you … That was my question. If it's not "Freesat" and just "Free-to-Air", you won't get any Channels 5's.

............Oh yes you will get Channel 5.......but not the other 5's
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