multi lnb set up, how much should I pay an installer?

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How much should i pay for installation on a multi lnb set up? I am trying to get 19.2e 13.e 15.8e and 23.5e, I have a 1m dish and all the fittings.
I have a dish motor as well but the prices i was getting quoted to set that up were crazy.
 

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What in your opinion is crazy?
 

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I thought £180 and £220 was a bit steep
 

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Several varying factors; how far an installer has to travel, time spent setting up / aligning, time spent configuring receiver etc etc.

Alignment meters, diesel, PL insurance all add to the costings.
 

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One salient point: A multi-LNB set up like the one you want will probably be more time consuming than a straightforward H-H motor installation.

I'm sure the Pro Installers here will not demur.
 

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satelliteman said:
Several varying factors; how far an installer has to travel, time spent setting up / aligning, time spent configuring receiver etc etc.

Alignment meters, diesel, PL insurance all add to the costings.


100% totally agree i often tell people to price up what it would cost to hire for a day to do the Job example Van hire to transport tools & Ladders, again PL insurance, Meters Etc i can probably guess there wont be much change out of a couple of hundred pounds if not more
 

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can you add a multi lnb to an existing sky dish
 

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Also depends on how much of the install needs doing, i.e. does the wallbracket need fitting, cable routing into tv, or are these things already done, all saves time and money.
Multi lnb set ups can be vey quick, your selection of satelltes are fairly strong and quick to align.
 

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I coud have the wall mount in place and run the cables my self once all is set up, its just the poining bit i dont have a clue about
 

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I don´t wish to loose someone a job, but why not buy a meter and do it yourself. Self satisfaction and all that.
 

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wouldnt know where to start, i.e poining the dish
 

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Each and every one of us has been in that situation .............
 

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Well the alignment is not too difficult, but as indicated above, an installer's overheads need to be factored in, I assume you can configure the reciver yourself, that is set it up for diseqc 1.0 and four position switch, and scan each satellite and assign each switch input.
Again not difficult but time cosuming.
 

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excollier said:
Well the alignment is not too difficult, but as indicated above, an installer's overheads need to be factored in, I assume you can configure the reciver yourself, that is set it up for diseqc 1.0 and four position switch, and scan each satellite and assign each switch input.
Again not difficult but time cosuming.

Ye i cam do all that i just need it pointed in the right direction
 

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well afer doing some reading i think i might be better getting a Monoblock LNB and just going with Hotbird 13 degrees eat and Astra 19 degrees east on one LNB, would this be a simple install for someone?
 

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scooterbuk said:
well afer doing some reading i think i might be better getting a Monoblock LNB and just going with Hotbird 13 degrees eat and Astra 19 degrees east on one LNB, would this be a simple install for someone?

Yes it would.

The satellites you originally wanted isn't too tricky either for someone you knew what they were doing, and if you had the correct parts ( could be a big IF). And that knowledge is what you'd be paying for, plus the diesel, and contribution to their overheads. Personally I don't think that the price is crazy, but not cheap either.


As for DIY, the monoblock option is an easy DIY job, that's one of the attractions of a monoblock. If you go for that, try doing it yourself. I assume that you know about dishpointer.
 

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getting job one on thursday £60 for a monoblock setup, Once its set up can you add more lnb's at a latter date with it pointing at 13e
 

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The installer has to make a living, if you think £180 is too much do the work yourself then but don't complain about it being expensive.
 
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