Tesco offer Freesat HD install bundle £99.97 ( £89.97 with code)
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Tesco offer Freesat HD install bundle £99.97 ( £89.97 with code)

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Found 19th Mar 2012
For those of you reading this considering Freesat, but without any of the equipment required, this might be of interest to you.

Tesco have today launched their Freesat HD bundle, which comprises of the fantastic Manhattan Plaza HD-S, as well as basic installation, all for just £99.97.

The installation itself is carried out by third party company Euro Aerials and includes the dish, lnb, cables, clips and brackets; it is a basic install but will suit most customer requirements. Alternatively, if you already have a suitable dish in place, Tesco/Euro Aerials will upgrade your LNB to a quad version.

This is a great deal, especially considering the Manhattan Plaza HD-S Freesat HD receiver alone retails for around £80. This might just be a cheap way to access Freesat.

The deal can be purchased from Tesco Direct

The item description on the Tesco website is as follows:


The Manhattan freesat HD install bundle offers everything you need to start watching freesat HD on your TV from scratch in one easy and affordable package:

- Manhattan Plaza HD-S Freesat HD receiver.
- Standard installation by Freesat approved specialists, including all necessary cables, clips and brackets and satellite dish.
- Quad LNB upgrade if a dish is already present.
- Demonstration of the receiver.

Once the box has arrived, all you need to do is call the number inside to arrange a convenient time for their installation.

The Manhattan Freesat HD DTR not only transmits programmes and channels delivered by the freesat TV service, it also transmits the newest HD channels too.

Once you’ve hooked this Manhattan TV receiver to your satellite TV connection, you’ll have instant access to a wide range of free-to-air TV and radio stations, with no subscription fees to pay. You’ll also get access to other features that are available on pay-TV systems, such as an 8 day electronic programme guide, digital text and audio descriptions for the hard of hearing.

Comes complete with easy-to-use remote control. If you connect the box to your internet connection you can also watch BBC iPlayer (cable not included in installation bundle).

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Only £89.97 !
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201 Comments

excellent deal and price

Good, especially if you just want the use of the satelitte and then hook up a different box to it... Even sell the box on and get a box with recording facilities... Or just get a dreambox..
Edited by: "DarrylJohn" 19th Mar 2012

Only £89.97 !
with £10 discount code TDXR-H8PK

The current quidco sky deal is better, with £100 cashback, £100 m&S vouchers for a 12 month subscription at £20pm, net cost assuming cashback and vouchers £40, and you get to keep the dish and SKY+ box after the 12 months.

apk1

The current quidco sky deal is better, with £100 cashback, £100 m&S v … The current quidco sky deal is better, with £100 cashback, £100 m&S vouchers for a 12 month subscription at £20pm, net cost assuming cashback and vouchers £40, and you get to keep the dish and SKY+ box after the 12 months.



never is better with Sky... as they suck!
Hot deal imo with code from Solonely

Sorry but what is the advantage of a dreambox?

apk1

The current quidco sky deal is better, with £100 cashback, £100 m&S v … The current quidco sky deal is better, with £100 cashback, £100 m&S vouchers for a 12 month subscription at £20pm, net cost assuming cashback and vouchers £40, and you get to keep the dish and SKY+ box after the 12 months.



How do you work it out as £20 a month. When I click through the quidco deal I can't find sky tv without broadband and the cheapest Tv deal is £27 a month

Edit - found the £20 a month but you also need £12.50 line rental and not sure that's HD. quidco only pays out on HD subscriptions.
Edited by: "loveabargain" 19th Mar 2012

hmmmmm - gives me a few ideas to think over. Living room TV has a freesat HD tuner built in (tho not used at moment......bedroom currently has a basic freeview box. Could have them set up the dish to go to both living room and bedroom, and use the provided HD box in the bedroom (presume that may cost a little extra for extra wiring involved)

We haven't got a dish currently.....so what would the LNB be in that case? Dual?

So basically this company is putting up a dish etc wiring it all up.

Then what you are saying is I can get use whatever box I want?

Also (what is a dreambox)

Could somebody explain what they would do when this company come? - I don't want them drilling holes willy nilly.

Also what position is the dish placed?

Cheers

Midnight Tboy

hmmmmm - gives me a few ideas to think over. Living room TV has a … hmmmmm - gives me a few ideas to think over. Living room TV has a freesat HD tuner built in (tho not used at moment......bedroom currently has a basic freeview box. Could have them set up the dish to go to both living room and bedroom, and use the provided HD box in the bedroom (presume that may cost a little extra for extra wiring involved)We haven't got a dish currently.....so what would the LNB be in that case? Dual?



Not sure if they'd run cables to different rooms. They might only go to 1 room.

From the listing, they replace the existing dual-lnb with a quad (if a dish already there) .. but that would already have cables going to 1 room, so I suspect they'll only run one to another room (less drilling / hassle for them). Otherwise I suspect it'll be cable to 1 room only.

Also, bear in mind this is a receiver only, not a recorder.


Edited by: "toonarmani" 19th Mar 2012

apk1

The current quidco sky deal is better, with £100 cashback, £100 m&S v … The current quidco sky deal is better, with £100 cashback, £100 m&S vouchers for a 12 month subscription at £20pm, net cost assuming cashback and vouchers £40, and you get to keep the dish and SKY+ box after the 12 months.


also - the Sky box would NOT give you HD - without paying extra premium on top of that

FreeSat is an excellent system. Should be more popular then it currently is.

I'd have thought they may be able to wire up a 2nd room for an additional fee.

Point noted that its a receiver only, which is fine for the bedroom. The TV with freesat HD (Samsung UE55D8000) has USB ports that I can record onto external hdds, so don't need a PVR function on anything (and thats only used for the junk that the missus likes to watch :))

I left sky in Dec and went to freesat as it was getting too expensive for the full package, but they have sent me a leaflet offering 75%off for 12 months + £50 towards my bill, so i'm getting the complete entertainment package, sports and movies package, plus HD package for £22.25.per month + £50 towards the bill, so first 2 months plus are free.
I know freesat is free, but the channel choices aren't that great and the movie channels are cr*p, so i'm going back, the kids can have the Humax in the bedroom until the sky contract runs out again.

For all those asking about a dreambox. A satellite receiver that acts as a good free to air receiver. But another use is to allow users to decode paid satellite transmissions by way of hacks or card sharing. Google it!!

Midnight Tboy

I'd have thought they may be able to wire up a 2nd room for an additional … I'd have thought they may be able to wire up a 2nd room for an additional fee.Point noted that its a receiver only, which is fine for the bedroom. The TV with freesat HD (Samsung UE55D8000) has USB ports that I can record onto external hdds, so don't need a PVR function on anything (and thats only used for the junk that the missus likes to watch :))



also, as it's a receiver only kit, you might only get 1 cable provided.

apk1

The current quidco sky deal is better, with £100 cashback, £100 m&S v … The current quidco sky deal is better, with £100 cashback, £100 m&S vouchers for a 12 month subscription at £20pm, net cost assuming cashback and vouchers £40, and you get to keep the dish and SKY+ box after the 12 months.


Dont get involved with Sky if you want freesat. The Skybox is terrible for non-Sky viewing. You can't sort/delete channels and have on-going payments for the freeview card £20 a go (whenever they decide).

I have been looking at getting freesat over sky as most of the channels you can get here. this is a great deal for £89.99, hot!

Would I be right in thinking if my dish is currently setup for sky it wouldn't need adjustment to watch freesat if I purchased a box?

callum84

Would I be right in thinking if my dish is currently setup for sky it … Would I be right in thinking if my dish is currently setup for sky it wouldn't need adjustment to watch freesat if I purchased a box?



Our house had a Sky dish already on the wall when we moved in. I bought a new skyHD box off eBay for £50 (with viewing card) and plugged it in. Works a treat and no payments to Sky

Previous owner left a SD Sky Box in the loft, so I had an extra set of cables run from the dish to the kitchen .. again, freesat viewing for nothing

callum84

Would I be right in thinking if my dish is currently setup for sky it … Would I be right in thinking if my dish is currently setup for sky it wouldn't need adjustment to watch freesat if I purchased a box?


Absolutely right, just plug the same sky cables into your freesat box and channel search, job done

shall i buy it?

without this offer - anyone know what a typical price to pay would be - for a sat dish to be installed, wired into 2 rooms?

Wonder if I could get hold of the company that do this install and ask how much extra it would be to change to a dual (or quad LNB) and wire it to the bedroom too.....then my TV downstairs can use its built in freesat HD tuner. Worth doing if they don't try to claw a lot back from the 'extras'

callum84

Would I be right in thinking if my dish is currently setup for sky it … Would I be right in thinking if my dish is currently setup for sky it wouldn't need adjustment to watch freesat if I purchased a box?



Correct, done exactly this recently. No adjustment required and Sky claimed I would have to pay them £25 to make my existing card into a Freesat Sky card. If I didn't I wouldn't receive ITV channels or Channel 5. I waited for the subscription to end and I get all these so no issues.
Edited by: "puzzle735" 19th Mar 2012

This is a good deal, I paid comet £99 to do my installation when I got my Humax box there, mind you their service was excellent. If Tesco get swamped with orders this lot may not be so good....

Jumicarm

I left sky in Dec and went to freesat as it was getting too expensive for … I left sky in Dec and went to freesat as it was getting too expensive for the full package, but they have sent me a leaflet offering 75%off for 12 months + £50 towards my bill, so i'm getting the complete entertainment package, sports and movies package, plus HD package for £22.25.per month + £50 towards the bill, so first 2 months plus are free. I know freesat is free, but the channel choices aren't that great and the movie channels are cr*p, so i'm going back, the kids can have the Humax in the bedroom until the sky contract runs out again.



but you'll still be paying £220 a year. I know sky does have a decent selection of channels, but as said earlier you're better off without it. remember freesat will still get you F1 in HD, six nations, olympics etc which is more than enough really.

ordered nice one.

Midnight Tboy

without this offer - anyone know what a typical price to pay would be - … without this offer - anyone know what a typical price to pay would be - for a sat dish to be installed, wired into 2 rooms?Wonder if I could get hold of the company that do this install and ask how much extra it would be to change to a dual (or quad LNB) and wire it to the bedroom too.....then my TV downstairs can use its built in freesat HD tuner. Worth doing if they don't try to claw a lot back from the 'extras'



At least £100 for a dish and quad LNB into two rooms, however I reckon in general you would get a better install, I expect these people would want to minimse any work and might not do a "pretty" job.

*However* satellite dishes really aren't rocket science, if you can get one off Freecycle or cheap off ebay you can install it yourself by swinging it in general direction and then using the signal meter on the box to fine-tune it [you do need to rig a TV up outside though, wait for good weather ]. Get some RG6 or WF100 and screw-on F-connectors, they are really easy to fit.

Edited by: "Gareth79" 19th Mar 2012

thanks - think I may have found their contact number...so may try to call them tomorrow.

I might just get this (installed to 1 room)....and then I can buy a quad LNB for about £6-7 from amazon, and install it myself....it seems simple to change them over going by youtube.....then just have to buy some suitable cable, and can pipe it through the same hole that virgin/ntl use, and run it along wall. I'm guessing the company that do the installs would probably want to charge a daft price for a quad LNB rather than buying seperately

While I'd like to save a bit by putting the whole dish etc up, my DIY skills really are beyond hopeless, and I can barely put a photo nail in the wall, let alone drill into anything at a height - so would rather not go down that route

Can you record and pause etc like Sky +?

Gareth79

At least £100 for a dish and quad LNB into two rooms, however I reckon in … At least £100 for a dish and quad LNB into two rooms, however I reckon in general you would get a better install, I expect these people would want to minimse any work and might not do a "pretty" job.*However* satellite dishes really aren't rocket science, if you can get one off Freecycle or cheap off ebay you can install it yourself by swinging it in general direction and then using the signal meter on the box to fine-tune it [you do need to rig a TV up outside though, wait for good weather ]. Get some RG6 or WF100 and screw-on F-connectors, they are really easy to fit.



this is my concern, I'm a bit ocd when it comes to other people installing things, I like to be there to make sure its how/where I like it to be fitted.

how does this work if you have 3 rooms with tvs in each, can you change the channel in a different room with the 1 box? or do you need to get 3 boxes ?

cant find the deal on tesco's website anywhere, link does not take you there.

Micah

Sorry but what is the advantage of a dreambox?



A Linux based satellite reciever, do a google for what it can do.

A HD version cost around £115 delivered from China

richp

this is my concern, I'm a bit ocd when it comes to other people … this is my concern, I'm a bit ocd when it comes to other people installing things, I like to be there to make sure its how/where I like it to be fitted.



I've just ordered and was also concerned.

But went outside had a mooch at other peoples dishes being put up etc.

How hard or in this case 'bad' a job can be done?

Its just a wire down the wall into the house = boom.

zappp64

A Linux based satellite reciever, do a google for what it can do.A HD … A Linux based satellite reciever, do a google for what it can do.A HD version cost around £115 delivered from China



Do the cards come with them ??

Midnight Tboy

also - the Sky box would NOT give you HD - without paying extra premium … also - the Sky box would NOT give you HD - without paying extra premium on top of that


Not actually correct - in most cases anyway - Sky provide an HD box for new installations now - you get the various "terrestrial" channel HD offerings - BBC1 HD, ITV HD, 4HD etc. I won't pay them a tenner for HD versions of all their channels, but I do get the ones like those I mention.

I got the ross Hd kit from b&q a few months back for £60 and that box allows you to record and timeshift program's,(allows playback of music and movies/photos via usb)i installed it all but for the life of me could'nt tune it in so called a professional who only charged me £20 to do it,with the proper equipment he'd done it in about 15 mins.so £80 in all.. you can certainly can tell the difference on the hd channels compared to normal, i recommend.

Micah

Sorry but what is the advantage of a dreambox?



well once you go to jail - free breakfast, lunch & dinner
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