Migrating from Sky to Free to air satellite ..Advice req

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Old grundig sky box with mini dish
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#1
Hi

I have an old grundig sky box at present and want to change to a receiver which will give me free to air channels. Could someone give me advice as to the
best ones around and what kind to get i.e with cam slots etc.
I am looking for one around about £85 and I have a minidish set to Astra at present.
Any help appreciated or direct me to correct forum

With Thanks
Rockypaul
 

Topper

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IDD CI24 ECONO MM Penta 1.20 Galaxy II
1.2Mtr Polar MTG yes it has been on the arc for 25 years and is now fixed on 13 East using two pairs of rusty molegrips. Unlike me they never groan but always perform.
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Blackburn, Lancashire
#2
:-Welcome1 to the forum rockypaul

If you are considering a new purchase then go for a unit that is well supported with patches such as the technomate TM 1500, and you can have cam slots as well. There is a full review if you click here. You would be better to change your s*y dish though. Your budget is the limiting factor though.
 

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Technomate 5402 HD M2 Ci, DM7000s, Transparent 80cm Dish, Moteck SG2100 DiseqC motor, lots of legacy gear. Meters: Satlook Digital NIT, Promax HD Ranger+ spectrum analyser.
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Berkshire
#3
I would be inclined to keep the digibox for FTV channels on 28.2 and set a separate dish and receiver for other satellites. As Topper says, the Technomate should give you a degree of future proofing, but may be a slither over your budget.
 
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ruby pc. echostar808
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I'm a total newbie as well. I just bought a s/h Echostar. Model 808. Is it hard 2 setup yr own dish? The local installer wants £300. Cheers.
 

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My Satellite Setup
IDD CI24 ECONO MM Penta 1.20 Galaxy II
1.2Mtr Polar MTG yes it has been on the arc for 25 years and is now fixed on 13 East using two pairs of rusty molegrips. Unlike me they never groan but always perform.
My Location
Blackburn, Lancashire
#5
I suggest you read the extensive sections in this forum on setting up your dish and save your money. That seems a bit steep to me but what do I know???
 
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