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mark2101

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#1
Hi if I get a free to air reciever and 2 satallite dishes, one pointed at Astra 28.5 and the other at Hispursat 30w can I pick up the free sky channels as well as foreign channels?
 
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#2
You will get the FTA channels like BBC, ITV and the free S*y shopping channels etc off 28.2 East and some FTA foreign channels off Hispasat with what you describe.

What channels are you looking at receiving and what dish sizes?

You can checkout what is available on the Lyngsat website - see the links section.
 
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handyman 44

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sky digibox also technomate tm 1000 ci
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norwich "up the city" down the ipswich
#3
u will need a sky digibox for the free sky channels and a yellow house card whch u can get for a one off payment to sky. and a digital reciever for the foreign channels . one receiver will not do both jobs hope that helps
 
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#4
handyman 44 said:
u will need a sky digibox for the free sky channels and a yellow house card whch u can get for a one off payment to sky. and a digital reciever for the foreign channels . one receiver will not do both jobs hope that helps
No you dont - you can use ANY digital receiver for the free channels. You need a freesat card for C4, C5, and Sky 3 only
 
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mark2101

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#5
What about 2 satalitte dishes and a digi box could I pick up Hispasat on that? Was thinking of 65 or 70cm dish for Hispasat
 
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#6
Yes that should work. Get a disecq switch and you can have 28E free channels and 30W on the same box if it supports disecq switching.:)
 
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mark2101

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#7
Thanks for advice, does anyone know what the 2 satellite kits are like in Maplins, one is Metronic with 80cm dish and is 2000 channel, other one is Fortec Star Life Time Classic digital reciever with 65cm dish. Can anyone recommend one?
 
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#8
If you are going to use one box to do the free channels on 28.2E AND 30W, don't use a Sky digibox, use a decent box like one of the basic Technomates. If you want FTV, then get one with a CAM slot and a Dragon CAM, or a baby Dreambox.

The Sky digibox will struggle with many non 28.2E transponders, and it won't operate a DiSEqC switch.
 
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#9
Yes and also never consider a receiver with only 2000 channel capacity, it may seem adequate, but you will very quickly outgrow it.
 
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mark2101

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#10
First i'm gonna buy one just to pick up Hotbird 13, I want to spend max £100 for reciever and dish, can you recommend one and where to buy, then after may get motoried kit.
 
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