Satgear Sky/Freesat dish kit - New Mk4 Sky Satellite Mini Dish kit with Quad LNB and wall brackets ideal for Sky+ or Freesat self install HD Ready - replaces the 43cm dish - £19.95 @ Amazon Marketplace (Net Gadgets)
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Satgear Sky/Freesat dish kit - New Mk4 Sky Satellite Mini Dish kit with Quad LNB and wall brackets ideal for Sky+ or Freesat self install HD Ready - replaces the 43cm dish - £19.95 @ Amazon Marketplace (Net Gadgets)

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Found 22nd Jan 2012
New Mk4 Raven Minidish for Sky or Freesat (dish size is 59cm wide x 43cm height)
Quad LNB for 4 simultaneous channels of satellite reception - HD ready
Wall bolts and bracket assembly for wall mounting included + Satgear instructions, easy self-instal
Matched components for guaranteed performance
Ideal for Sky+ or Freesat+ to watch one channel while recording another or for adding more receivers

Product Description
This kit includes the NEW Mk4 Sky minidish and the new style Sky compact quad LNB, along with brackets and four bolts for wall mounting (if you want to pole mount it you need the V-bolt which is an optional extra). The new dish is a few centimetres larger for better reception and general performance improvements. It also has pre-built brackets, so you don't need to bolt them together - they just fold out and snap into place. The LNB is fitted with the new bracket for this dish which holds it securely with no "wobble". The kit components are matched for guaranteed performance. All you need to add is the cable and connectors. We also include our Satgear alignment instructions and setup diagram. The dish is a Zone 1 dish, not guaranteed to work in Scotland or Ireland, although the new larger size makes it better than the previous minidish. It is ideal for upgrading to Sky+ or Freesat where you want to provide extra capacity to watch up to four channels at a time on dual-tuner boxes (Sky+ or Humax HDR Freesat+) or just to add additional receivers.
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Nice, Freesat is the way to go.

All you need to add is the cable and connectors

So that's another £40 for a reel of WF100, some F-connectors and (if you''re doing a new install) a satfinder.
Edited by: "pete_l" 22nd Jan 2012
heat added
Excellent value. Ordered one as a "Back -Up" for existing installation. Thanks.
This is just a dish. You still need a receiver and cable. This can cost a minimum of and extra £50. For £49 you can get a complete set (dish, cables, receiver) from B&Q or Srewfix.
Not wishing to sound neg and saying upfront, I'm not an expert.....but a quick check check on the bay reveals similar deals there for a similar price, or slightly better.

Also, Satgear selling this kit themselves for a pound cheaper, delivered.

Is this a particularly good make? I was going to buy as I'll need a kit in a few months time, but not sure I need to rush, unless someone can explain why?

Cheers, in advance.
Edited by: "ellives" 22nd Jan 2012
Voted hot. Quick question: looking at the other satellite's in my street indicates i'll have to attach this to the front of my house ( or the roof!) but I don't want to deface the front of my property. My garage in the garden is an alternative spot for the satellite but i'm worried it's not high up enough ( approx 2 meters high). Anyone got advice on this before I hit the buy button?
Can be mounted at ground level provided a clear view South at an angle of 45 deg. approx.
d4zzle

Voted hot. Quick question: looking at the other satellite's in my street … Voted hot. Quick question: looking at the other satellite's in my street indicates i'll have to attach this to the front of my house ( or the roof!) but I don't want to deface the front of my property. My garage in the garden is an alternative spot for the satellite but i'm worried it's not high up enough ( approx 2 meters high). Anyone got advice on this before I hit the buy button?



Height from the ground is irrelevant, all you're interested in is line of site to the satellite.
ellives

Not wishing to sound neg and saying upfront, I'm not an expert.....but a … Not wishing to sound neg and saying upfront, I'm not an expert.....but a quick check check on the bay reveals similar deals there for a similar price, or slightly better.

With a warranty? Any links to better deals?
Bought & installed one a few months ago (paid £30) - great for freesat, easy peasy install and quality components. Hot hot hot. All you need is a ladder and a powerdrill (ok and a sat finder which are dirt cheap online or B&Q sell em) or just copy your neighbours dishes.
Can this be installed in a loft & still get a good signal ?
Tallyho

Can this be installed in a loft & still get a good signal ?

Are you being serious?

No it cannot.

Can this be installed in a loft & still get a good signal ?



No, it needs line of sight to the satellite
jacob

Can be mounted at ground level provided a clear view South at an angle of … Can be mounted at ground level provided a clear view South at an angle of 45 deg. approx.


Thanks mate.(_;)
Andysnowboarder

Bought & installed one a few months ago (paid £30) - great for freesat, … Bought & installed one a few months ago (paid £30) - great for freesat, easy peasy install and quality components. Hot hot hot. All you need is a ladder and a powerdrill (ok and a sat finder which are dirt cheap online or B&Q sell em) or just copy your neighbours dishes.


Thanks alot.
How does this compare to Sky's standard dish?
joylove

Are you being serious?



Why do you think I asked the question if I wasn't being serious ?

sandriderman

No, it needs line of sight to the satellite



Thanks for the not so hostile answer .

I thought that maybe the signal could travel through roof tiles like a TV signal , aligning would be easy .
Dishpointer is a great site for aligning your dish.

They also have an iPhone and Android app which shows you in augmented reality where the satellites are, but it's not a free download. Details here.
Edited by: "tommo111" 22nd Jan 2012
Tallyho

Thanks for the not so hostile answer .I thought that maybe the signal … Thanks for the not so hostile answer .I thought that maybe the signal could travel through roof tiles like a TV signal , aligning would be easy .





Could be installed in loft with line of sight to satellite, but replace tiles/slates with perspex sheet in order to receive signal = not very practical but possible.

Tallyho

Why do you think I asked the question if I wasn't being serious ?



Wow - lol
Tallyho

Thanks for the not so hostile answer .I thought that maybe the signal … Thanks for the not so hostile answer .I thought that maybe the signal could travel through roof tiles like a TV signal , aligning would be easy .



The frequency is too high to pass through slates, unlike TV UHF signals. It will pass through windows though, like the poster above says.
d4zzle

Voted hot. Quick question: looking at the other satellite's in my street … Voted hot. Quick question: looking at the other satellite's in my street indicates i'll have to attach this to the front of my house ( or the roof!) but I don't want to deface the front of my property. My garage in the garden is an alternative spot for the satellite but i'm worried it's not high up enough ( approx 2 meters high). Anyone got advice on this before I hit the buy button?



Our Sky dish is on the fence at the bottom of the garden (as due to planning we could not fit on house) it is about 2 meters off the ground and is fine. Just needs a clear line of sight. If fact i'm glad it is there as it's protected by the fence which have kept it safe from the high winds we had! Just make sure it's a stong post and that the cable is protected from being damaged - I ran ours in plastic 15mm electrical conduit and glued all the joints.
Been £19.95 for a while now was thinking of buying it in Nov last year.
Banned
Tallyho

Why do you think I asked the question if I wasn't being serious ?



because you were making a "blonde" joke
Is this dish for zone one coverage only, or would it work throughout the UK/Ireland?
Shambolic

Is this dish for zone one coverage only, or would it work throughout the … Is this dish for zone one coverage only, or would it work throughout the UK/Ireland?




Zone 1 only, as stated in the OP.
£2 cheaper on ebay, item 360376685063, appears to be exactly the same deal for £17.95 delivered.
Tallyho

Why do you think I asked the question if I wasn't being serious ?


Half the posts on this site these days are poor attempts at humour. "Cheers just ordered 100 for eBay, followed by "OMG people like you are such idiots!!1122". Hilarious and not at all repetitive.

The technical answers are already posted above but basically it's a low power line of sight system.
Well someone's dumb here
its either the person that asks if it's worth trying installing a dish in their loft
or it's people that think everybody knows about the propagation of signals through tiles

hmm - Given that people aren't born with the ability to successfully install dishes I wonder how those who know the answer to the question found it - did they ask someone else or did they try it and fail:|
Well, have a look around — how many dishes do you see hidden away out of sight in lofts? Exactly.
u0421793

Well, have a look around — how many dishes do you see hidden away out of s … Well, have a look around — how many dishes do you see hidden away out of sight in lofts? Exactly.




None......... because you can't see them?
I have two similar dishes at the front of my house for Astra 19.2 and hotbird 13. ( degrees are east of South) the signal nowadays is strong for both of these in Manchester so you don't need a bigger dish. The plus side is that they look like sky dishes so not huge and ugly.

With regard a to satellite dishes in the loft, you would need special tiles which are made for conservation areas (listed buildings) and the cost of footing them would exceed the cost of the flat box dish alternatives which are fine for high signal areas. You only need a line of sight to the sky, if the front of your house faces the satellite, a good place to put it is just above the bay window. If you put a board down you can work safely on the bay window roof rather than a ladder, and you can see the levels on a TV placed in the upstairs in front of the window.

The best signal meter you can get for domestic use is probably the f reeview box itself, or the engineering menu of a standard sky box.
I have two similar dishes at the front of my house for Astra 19.2 and hotbird 13. ( degrees are east of South) the signal nowadays is strong for both of these in Manchester so you don't need a bigger dish. The plus side is that they look like sky dishes so not huge and ugly.

With regard a to satellite dishes in the loft, you would need special tiles which are made for conservation areas (listed buildings) and the cost of footing them would exceed the cost of the flat box dish alternatives which are fine for high signal areas. You only need a line of sight to the sky, if the front of your house faces the satellite, a good place to put it is just above the bay window. If you put a board down you can work safely on the bay window roof rather than a ladder, and you can see the levels on a TV placed in the upstairs in front of the window.

The best signal meter you can get for domestic use is probably the f reeview box itself, or the engineering menu of a standard sky box.
I have two similar dishes at the front of my house for Astra 19.2 and hotbird 13. ( degrees are east of South) the signal nowadays is strong for both of these in Manchester so you don't need a bigger dish. The plus side is that they look like sky dishes so not huge and ugly.

With regard a to satellite dishes in the loft, you would need special tiles which are made for conservation areas (listed buildings) and the cost of footing them would exceed the cost of the flat box dish alternatives which are fine for high signal areas. You only need a line of sight to the sky, if the front of your house faces the satellite, a good place to put it is just above the bay window. If you put a board down you can work safely on the bay window roof rather than a ladder, and you can see the levels on a TV placed in the upstairs in front of the window.

The best signal meter you can get for domestic use is probably the f reeview box itself, or the engineering menu of a standard sky box.
Sorry about the triple post, can someone delete the other two for me?
u0421793

Well, have a look around — how many dishes do you see hidden away out of s … Well, have a look around — how many dishes do you see hidden away out of sight in lofts? Exactly.



lol!
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