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SkyStar 2 - PC 3.2Mhz,1GB RAM, 500GB. 80cm Dish & SkyMini Dish.
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Leeds, England
#1
I'm looking to buy Sat dish and i could do with some help. I plan to connect it to my PC and watch TV. This is all new stuff to me.

I have some questions.
1. Is it better to get a analog dish or digital dish ?
2. I have a DVB-T card in my PC can i use this to connect it to the Sat Dish or do i need one with DVB-S?

I have about £120 to spend...

Any help would be great.
 

Analoguesat

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Scottish Borders
My Satellite Setup
TM 5402HD
Skybox F3
Sky+ UK.
My Location
Scottish Borders
#2
A dish is a dish. It doesnt care whats bouncing off it. Its just a collector.

You need a satellite card.

Note - you cant watch Sky's encrypted programming on a PC Card.
 
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My Satellite Setup
SkyStar 2 - PC 3.2Mhz,1GB RAM, 500GB. 80cm Dish & SkyMini Dish.
My Location
Leeds, England
#3
Thanks, not to botherd about Sky.

I've been looking at skystar 2 PCI card. Is this any good? or is there a better receiver card?
 

Llew

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My Satellite Setup
Triple Dragon, Dreambox 8000, Echostar AD3000ip, TBS6522,6925,6983 PCie cards.
Gibertini 1.25m motorised dish driven by the AD3000, with either Inverto BU Quad or Norsat / XMW Ka LNBs . SMW 1.05m + 3 other dishes. Speccy: Promax HD Ranger+
My Location
The Flatlands of East Anglia
#4
Great value for the money. Many people on this forum use one, so any questions regarding this or dish installation, you will get plenty of advice here.

Llew
 
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Very Very New to this and would welcome any advice
#5
Would like if possible some more information on this. Like what type of otehr equipment would I need? Any information would be most precitated.
 

Llew

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My Satellite Setup
Triple Dragon, Dreambox 8000, Echostar AD3000ip, TBS6522,6925,6983 PCie cards.
Gibertini 1.25m motorised dish driven by the AD3000, with either Inverto BU Quad or Norsat / XMW Ka LNBs . SMW 1.05m + 3 other dishes. Speccy: Promax HD Ranger+
My Location
The Flatlands of East Anglia
#6
Apart from a dish and LNB, nothing much else really, just the software for your PC card. What satellites were you thinking of receiving? Where do you live?

An 80cm dish will get you satellites such as Hotbird 13E and Astra at 19E with a monoblock LNB. Or are you just interested in the S*y FTA channels on Astra 28E?

LLew
 
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My Satellite Setup
Very Very New to this and would welcome any advice
#7
Was just looking for a sat which has lots of movies? I live in Dagenham (Essex).
 
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