Lidl SilverCrest SL65 or Helios FTA?

testpie

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My Satellite Setup
Manhattan Skyline 1000 @ Astra 28.2E(ish)
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North West
#1
I am torn between two receivers now, after the Pent@vision PCI card ended on eBay.

There is the Lidl SilverCrest SL65 (i believe it is technically the same as the Comag version) for £39.99 [h**p://www.lidl.co.uk/gb/home.nsf/pages/c.o.20050901.p.Digital_Satellite_Receiver_] or the Helios FTA receiver, which i can import from Germany for a total cost of £45 [h**p://tinypic.com/bhxede.jpg], but obviously the latter will take longer to get here.

Sorry to ask, but which one would you say is actually "better", both in terms of technical features and value for money. Thanks in advance.
 

gameboy

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DreamBox 7000s - Nokia Freeview - Several GameBoys - DS Lite - ZX81 - SNES - N64 - Saturn - Dreamcast - PlayStation - PS2 - Gamecube - PSP - iPod - iPhone - XBox - PS3 - Wii - iPad - No Life!
My Location
Scotland
#2
The Lidl box is Free-to-air only - a patch may be released but no guarantee.

As the receivers went on sale today and usually sell out in a few hours you may be luck to get your hands on one.

My local Lidl had sold out by 9.10am this morning another close by had a handful left.

Don't know anything about the other receiver - sorry.
 
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