Advice on Choosing a New System

zanders

zanders

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Hi All,

I want to get back into the whole satelite arena, however it has been many years and the technology has now moved on.

I used to have an analogue system for accessing TV1000 with a d2mac decryption and an 80cm dish with tri LNB's - all of this has now been binned
and I would like to start afresh.

Ultimately I would like to buy a good cheap basic system that would allow me to access the 24 hour mature content channels + swedish channels + English premier League.

I already have a Sky digital installation but I intend to leave that alone.

If possible I would like to purchase a dish no larger than 80cm but if there is no other choice then thats tough.

I live just outside London in the UK,

I guess I am looking for a shopping list,

I.e,

Sat Unit.
Dish.
LNB.
Cams?
Cards?

Good cheap online supplier - I have seen some links on this site but too many to sift through.

etc.

Cheeky as hell I know but damn useful if you guys come through.

I realise that there is always a difference of opinion on systems but I am hoping that there would be a general concensus on the hardware??

Please let me know if I have left any info out?


Thanks for all your help.
 
zanders

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Hang in there Dude - Someone will reply soon.
 
AForester

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a variety of lnb's (5), dishes (2), diseqc motors (3) and receivers (4).
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#3
hm-sat.de is where I get most of my gear from, or in the Uk John at satellitetvsolutions.co.uk
Regards AF
 
sat novice

sat novice

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Technomate 5500 Super,SG2100,Raven 90 cm,42east to 30west,36" of CRT,Freeview from Crystal Palace,6.1 surround,Custom PC,Wireless network.
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#4
zanders said:
Hi All,

I want to get back into the whole satelite arena, however it has been many years and the technology has now moved on.

I used to have an analogue system for accessing TV1000 with a d2mac decryption and an 80cm dish with tri LNB's - all of this has now been binned
and I would like to start afresh.

Ultimately I would like to buy a good cheap basic system that would allow me to access the 24 hour mature content channels + swedish channels + English premier League.

I already have a Sky digital installation but I intend to leave that alone.

If possible I would like to purchase a dish no larger than 80cm but if there is no other choice then thats tough.

I live just outside London in the UK,

I guess I am looking for a shopping list,

I.e,

Sat Unit.
Dish.
LNB.
Cams?
Cards?

Good cheap online supplier - I have seen some links on this site but too many to sift through.

etc.

Cheeky as hell I know but damn useful if you guys come through.

I realise that there is always a difference of opinion on systems but I am hoping that there would be a general concensus on the hardware??

Please let me know if I have left any info out?


Thanks for all your help.
Hi Zanders, I would agree with foresters recommendation of John @ sat tv solutions,he supplied my Moteck Diseqc motor as well as my Gemini 90cm (the cheapest that I found in the u.k).you could also try Myers sat in walthamstow who import/sell the technomate boxes.

When it comes down to what cam/card combination you may require then maybe have a look at the Matrix reloaded/Revolution,titanium or M2 card,both of which will require some sort of additional hardware to program in the necessary codes/firmware to enable you to watch encrypted channels.

As a recent newcomer to the sat scene myself,I have found the posters on this site to be most helpful and knowledgable to say the least.so i don't think you will be short of any advice.

P.S I also found it helpful to have a read up of the latest publications , ie wotsat mag for the latest deals on equipment and prices.

I would just like to point out that I am in no way connected to the above mentioned retailers,they are my opinions which will no doubt differ from the other members on this board.
All the best.

sat novice.:)
 
rolfw

rolfw

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Technomate 5402 HD M2 Ci, DM7000s, Transparent 80cm Dish, Moteck SG2100 DiseqC motor, lots of legacy gear. Meters: Satlook Digital NIT, Promax HD Ranger+ spectrum analyser.
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Berkshire
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If you are ok with FTP on your computer and able to set up a network connection in your Windows version, then the Dreambox is the receiver of the moment in my eyes, requies a bit of study, but will produce everything you require without the aid of CAMs and cards.

I use a Moteck SG-2100 DiseqC motor with an 80cm dish and pull in enough for my viewing requirements, but a 90cm would give you slightly more, the Raven Gemini is a nice dish for the money, ot perhaps one of the Technisat 85cm Aluminium dishes from the link at the top of the forum to sateuropa,co,uk
 
zanders

zanders

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Thanks to you all for your help so far - I bought Satellite & Digital Choice and What Satellite to help with trying to find the right system.

One more question now though do you guys use a USB card writer on your PC's to update codes on the CAMS?

Thats it for now - I will be i am sure asking more questions in the future.

Thanks again.
 
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