B&Q satellite system

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Monkey

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Hi just noticed the Ross satellite system in B&Q £40.00 all in could anyone tell me how this will compare to buying a dish and a free sat box.

Thanks Rob
 
rolfw

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What size is the dish? If the dish is a reasonable size, then it should work fine, you won't of course get the Freesat electronic programme guide, only now and next.
 
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So would that mean i would be best to go with the standard free sat package if i am new to all of this
 
Robbo

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The Freesat receivers are plug'n' play once a working dish has been installed.

FTA receivers like the one in B&Q will require initial tuning and periodically after that too as transponders and channels change.

For a cost point of view the b&q system is better, I have seen the dish and it should be OK.

If you just want to watch TV, and not interested in learning any satellite stuff, want a reasonable epg, then thw Freesat system is best, but it will cost you more.
 
Channel Hopper

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Don't forget any dual dish installations if you are looking for 'other' channels.

The Freesat box (at the moment) has no internal switching for connection to anything other than the Astra 2 dish, the B+Q system will most likely have a DiSEqC 1.2 switching as a minimum, and with any luck a DiSEqC 2.0 which allows you connection to a motor in the future.
 
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makbar

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screwfix doing similar deal with dish/receiver/lnb/cable and all you need.
 
Robbo

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Channel Hopper said:
DiSEqC 1.2 switching as a minimum, and with any luck a DiSEqC 2.0 which allows you connection to a motor in the future.
DiSEqC 1.0 for switching and DiSEqC 1.2 for motors. DiSEqC 2.0 is just switchng but with two-way comms to the rec.;)
 
Channel Hopper

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Damn, shows just how 'hip' I am with modern fangled systems.
 
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