Silvercrest Digital HD Sat Receiver box hdmi £39.99 @  lidl "for the reception of all free-to-air digital TV and radio"
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Silvercrest Digital HD Sat Receiver box hdmi £39.99 @ lidl "for the reception of all free-to-air digital TV and radio"

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Found 18th May 2013
Well cheap freesat HD box ...
HD satellite receiver for the reception of all free-to-air digital TV and radio programmes via satellite
Features include:
- HDMI port and CI+ slot
- EPG (Electronic Programme Guide) with 7 day preview
- Automatic channel search
- 5000-channel memory for TV/radio with 8 favourites
- 800-page memory for teletext
- Playback of digital audio/image flles
- Full HD 1920x1080
Includes remote control with batteries
Connections: HDMI with HDCP, SCART, Cinch audio (R/L), Video out (cinch), S/PDIF (optical), SAT-ZF in/out

42 Comments

If only there was a way of searching the inter webs for answers to questions.

freesat.co.uk/how…ish

Banned

Its not freesat though its just free to air so wont have the freesat epg so most probably will be very basic epg

klakka

Its not freesat though its just free to air so wont have the freesat epg … Its not freesat though its just free to air so wont have the freesat epg so most probably will be very basic epg


I agree.

Forum discussion:~
boards.ie/vbu…249

You could turn your dish to 13 degrees east and receive hotbird I provide a link to the fre to air channels here bb24.biz/ind…ast . Granted not much English free channels on there but would probably be usefull to expats of other European country's .

You're far better off spending an extra £25 for the Humax Freesat HUKD it'll be the best £25 you spend in a while.

It's also very easy to add an extra LNB if you're keen on getting F1 free

"Can you hook this up to a dish previously used by Sky?"

Yes, and it will easier receive the channels not paying the Sky EPG fee.
A smaller Sky Dish probably wont do 13 degrees east.

I have normal sat receiver, and using normal lnp so if I purchase this one can I still use it without changing the outside lnp to HD one?

Devro

Can you hook this up to a dish previously used by Sky?What will it … Can you hook this up to a dish previously used by Sky?What will it receive that a Sky box with freeview won't?



I have never came across a Sky Box with a freeview tuner built in! And i have checked the sky website, I don't believe such a box exists. You could use a sky box to view freesat, but you'll not be able to add any freesat channels to the sky epg, if indeed there aren't any thats on it, you would have to manually tune them and store them in other channels.


Edited by: "SteveM79" 18th May 2013

Anyone know the best aerial to get so I can receive Freesat, Astra 28E and Eutelsat 10A?

Dish not an aerial

hamodah

I have normal sat receiver, and using normal lnp so if I purchase this … I have normal sat receiver, and using normal lnp so if I purchase this one can I still use it without changing the outside lnp to HD one?



Yes its the receiver that is SD or HD not the lnb

You are better going here sat-shop.co.uk/ and getting some advice and a better product

Flogger

I agree.Forum discussion:~ … I agree.Forum discussion:~ http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=80414249



Although my experiences of non freesat EPG, are not from this box, if it is any way near as bad as the one Ross HD box I used, it will be terrible. It found every single regional variant of BBC1, BBC2, ITV,CH4, etc, gives scores of near identical channels, all just dumped in no particular order into the channel listings, along with the hundreds of of the other useless channels.

I tried to organise the channels but that was a task in it's self. I soon got bored of dealing with the EPG and went back to my freeview box.

B0GiE

Anyone know the best aerial to get so I can receive Freesat, Astra 28E … Anyone know the best aerial to get so I can receive Freesat, Astra 28E and Eutelsat 10A?



80cm with 3 lnb bracket, better yet, get a motorised dish

Edited by: "hoppo7" 18th May 2013

Having owned other Silvercrest satellite boxes, I found that the channel numbers were pretty arbitrary and tended to list “Hotbird” (that’s a satellite system ued in Continental Europe, not a porn channel) before “Astra” (What Sky and Freesat go out on)
It is usually straightforward enough to re-programme them if you can be bothered.

Yes it’ll use an old sky dish, no you won’t get the encrypted programmes, for forty quid you couldn’t go terribly wrong.
All I would suggest is that of you’ve not set up your own system before, and you need to align a dish, you might look for some help from someone who has.

Have to agree on the humax comment, they're a doddle to set up

LadyEleanor

A smaller Sky Dish probably wont do 13 degrees east.


It will. As well as 19E and 23.5E, haven't tried other satellites.

B0GiE

Anyone know the best aerial to get so I can receive Freesat, Astra 28E … Anyone know the best aerial to get so I can receive Freesat, Astra 28E and Eutelsat 10A?



Freesat is on 28E....eutelsat at 10 may be possible with the same dish, though I only have 13 hotbird, 19.2 astra 1 and 23.5 I think astra 3 on one dish, and a standard sky dish for 28 on its own. Probably get best results with a seperate dish as those sats are 18 degrees apart.

hoppo7

80cm with 3 lnb bracket, better yet, get a motorised dish



Motorised does get u more sats, but channel change can take a while.

You will be constantly retuning this receiver to keep channels, you would be better off buying a Freesat or even a second hand Sky Receiver to get the few HD channels that are free to view.

adamsky

It will. As well as 19E and 23.5E, haven't tried other satellites.



I doubt that it will in more northern parts of the UK.

Have these boxes got a cam slot? I couldn't see it on the web page?

Inactive

I doubt that it will in more northern parts of the UK.



I have no problems with a 50cm and 90cm dishes, and live at 59 degrees north.

I have had several silvercrest satellite receivers over the years for home and camping use and have been very happy with them. The last silvercrest receiver I purchased was absolute rubbish and i returned it to the store after looking on the Internet i found that the receivers used to be manufactured by Comag in Germany and they are no longer supplying Lidl I did manage to find a Comag on eBay

Which Lidl is this at, please? It doesn't seem to be available in Nottingham / Midlands region

kencol

Motorised does get u more sats, but channel change can take a while.



Only 1sec per degree, don't go form TVCabo to BBC1
Edited by: "hoppo7" 18th May 2013

hoppo7

Only 1sec per degree, don't go form TVCabo to BBC1


hoppo7

Only 1sec per degree, don't go form TVCabo to BBC1



From bbc to polsat (28 to 13) would take 15 seconds according to 1 sec per degree....almost instantaneous with switches.

B0GiE

Anyone know the best aerial to get so I can receive Freesat, Astra 28E … Anyone know the best aerial to get so I can receive Freesat, Astra 28E and Eutelsat 10A?



Freesat is on 28.2E so okay there but you will need a different dish for Eutel satellite as is over 18 degrees off the Astra satellite

I have one of these and the previous comments are aboslutely right. The EPG is useless and channel setup is not at all convenient. Having said that it's a one-time chore after installation and now having set a few channels into the "favourites" memory I have no problem actually using the receiver to watch programs on freesat or the hot bird cluster.

Anyone going for this Lidl receiver is presumably on a budget so you might want to know that in Tesco Express Skimped Hill Bracknell today I saw they had Goodmans receivers going even more cheaply at £25. SD-only, also SCART-only, but if you just want it for that old TV in the kitchen then it's perfect.

Better still, just Google "card sharing"

RedSkywalker

Better still, just Google "card sharing"



this box is not capable of that...

Linux

WillieGophar

Which Lidl is this at, please? It doesn't seem to be available in … Which Lidl is this at, please? It doesn't seem to be available in Nottingham / Midlands region


Anyone? Please? oO

this box has a cam slot so if you really had to do cs you could get a cam whih supported cccam i believe but really if that is your aim get an eagle box or similar,

WillieGophar

Anyone? Please? oO


I don't know how Lidl works or if they have different products at different branches. It is definitely there (from Monday 20th) at Crowthorne my nearest Lidl.

lidl.co.uk/cps…r=2

Banned

hoppo7

80cm with 3 lnb bracket, better yet, get a motorised dish


Hm, I thing if you have enough space on your roof it might be cheaper to have 2 dishes. What you probably mean by "Freesat" is at 28East and the Eutelsat 10 is so far away that you need a very stable 2-LNB-dish. Motorized is expensive and slow for channel switching. So 2 separate dishes and a diseqc switch to connect them would be the best choice - in my opinion.

ultrak3wl

I don't know how Lidl works or if they have different products at … I don't know how Lidl works or if they have different products at different branches. It is definitely there (from Monday 20th) at Crowthorne my nearest Lidl.http://www.lidl.co.uk/cps/rde/SID-9F925B33-B676B250/www_lidl_uk/hs.xsl/our-offers-2491.htm?action=showDetail&id=2323&ar=2


Many thanks. Yes Lidl's special offers are regional, so it looks as if this one is only available in London and the Home Counties. I definitely can't see it in any of the Midlands branches. Thanks again!

Totally agree, two dishes if you have the space.

Here is mine. Total cost for the stuff in this photo about 50 pounds.
dumpyourphoto.com/pho…cTQ
Edited by: "ultrak3wl" 19th May 2013

Inactive

I doubt that it will in more northern parts of the UK.



I can get hotbird with a portable sat dish smaller then the 60cm sky dish and I' in Belfast.

zdf_info

Hm, I thing if you have enough space on your roof it might be cheaper to … Hm, I thing if you have enough space on your roof it might be cheaper to have 2 dishes. What you probably mean by "Freesat" is at 28East and the Eutelsat 10 is so far away that you need a very stable 2-LNB-dish. Motorized is expensive and slow for channel switching. So 2 separate dishes and a diseqc switch to connect them would be the best choice - in my opinion.



A few seconds between 28e and 13e.
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