hi, I am new to this and was wondering where i could get a good digibox from I dont want to spent much on it. Will I be able to recive FTA channels in it. Please advise me as to which reciver is the best and where i would be able to get it from Thanks
If you are in the UK or immediately surrounding countries there is no great difference in basic performance of the different makes. There are added features on some, the Sony for example has a digital sound output.
There may be a difference in the reliability of some boxes, the older Amstrads are probably best avoided, but can go on and on if well ventilated.
To obtain these boxes you can try http://www.qxl.co.uk http://www.ebay.co.uk http://www.loot.co.uk , but there also a lot of second hand sellers who will offer limited warrantees on their sales.
PS. You will of course be able to receive Free To Air channels, but will require a BBC FTV card (available free to UK TV licence holders)to view the Free To View channels BBC1 etc.
You can receive ITV1 with the FTA card but not ITV2, there are a few FTA chanels on 28.2 IE: bbc ch4 ch5 etc, If you want to receive FTA channels from other satelites then you will only be able to store upto 50 and they can only have a symbol rate of either 22000/27500, personnaly i wouldn't bother with the amstrad for £85 i have seen litteraly hundreds where the tuner has failed in sometimes just weeks.
Thanks schematic for your help, which Digibox would you suggest. You sound like you know what you are talking about! I dont want to pay much for it ?? Where do you get yours from or where would you suggest getting a cheap one from ??
@colemaa, I personally don't have a digibox but i have picked up a few for friends etc, i usually go for models such as panasonic & pace and i just recently picked up a sony for £25, i go around bootsales radio rallies and ask people who got sky but are out of contract and don't have a subscription, sometimes they will sell the box just to go out for a few beers :-)
hi m8. why not try one of the advert only papers ie ad trader etc. I picked up a pace for £25 and it works perfectly. If necessary use the free wanted section and I'm sure you will get plenty of offers.