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popeye

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My Satellite Setup
new to satellite trying to learn
computer from car boot trying to learn that too
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I have had a year with Sky and found mostly repeats, cookery and poor programming which wasnt worth the £40 a month. The only thing I will miss is some of the sports. They have reprogrammed my card (via satellite I presume) and I now get a few FTA programmes.
I have an old Grundig G.AG 7300 digibox that I picked up for very little at a car boot.
I believe that the Sky Pace digibox and aerial now belong to me also.
So, what is the best way for me to get the widest coverage of programmes with what I have got, or do I need to spend part of my pension on something else. Keep it simple please or redirect me to somewhere else that might helThanks
 
BGonaSTICK

BGonaSTICK

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Dreambox 7000, Skystar2
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Brighton
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You can get a few more FTA scraps from other satellites, but it would mean re-aligning your dish, which if you get someone in to do it would cost a fair few bob for not much gain.

To get anything worthwhile, you would need a bigger dish (80 - 90cm dia), a new FTA sat-box plus a new LNB for your dish, cable, mounts etc. You can pick that lot up (bundled) for about £250 plus fitting (another £100?).

That's about 9 months Sly sub, but would give you many channels from one of the other two large sat locations. For an extra £20-odd, you could have either a dual-LNB or a monoblock which would double what you could receive.

If that sort of outlay doesn't put you off, then you're in the right place.

Check out http://www.lyngsat.com/astra19.html and http://www.lyngsat.com/hotbird.html to see what that would consist of. You can get all the FTA stuff there (key at botom of pages).

I would also advise keeping your existing setup as-is for the Beeb and ITV/Ch4/Ch5 as the FTA box won't do all these.

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mike1

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30w-60e motorised (64cm triax / black ultra)

Vu solo2

Mutant 51

Tm5402 M3
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UK
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you can get astra 1 signals with a 43cm dish but you would have to re align it see lineup here http://www.digitalsat.co.uk/astra1_19e.html and use ur current box digibox to add in the channels. Only holds 25 tho!!
 
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