Portable Satellite Receiver

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Is the camping satellite system that lidl is offering on the 23rd of this month any good. We have a camper van and are based here in Northern Ireland. What satellites would this system pick up from the north of Ireland? Would the dish size be too small for hotbird and eurobird 28.5 and astra 2 28.2. I would be most grateful if some of you experts could answer this before I buy.



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#2
The dish is quite small but should get moderate reception in good weather conditions.
 

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#4
It will only pick up the strong ones, 28.2 should be OK, probably 19.2 and possibly some of Hotbird 13E, this would be enough to give you something to watch though.
 

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what make/model is the receiver?

_http://www.lidl.co.uk/gb/index.nsf/pages/c.o.oow.20050523.p.Portable_Satellite_Receiver

-cts
 
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closetosoton said:
what make/model is the receiver?

_http://www.lidl.co.uk/gb/index.nsf/pages/c.o.oow.20050523.p.Portable_Satellite_Receiver

-cts
yeah It's the lidl one that you posted above. Are they crap..................the 35cm dish seems very small.
 

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#7
newbridge said:
yeah It's the lidl one that you posted above.
I know that, but does anyone know what the specifics are, for example lidl pushed the COMAG SL55 out a while back for ~£50 - which is a patcheable box. Just wanted to know more of the specifics....

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#8
Receiver Comag FTA III (patchable) 12v or 240v

Picture here...

_http://www.comag-ag.de/pics/inhalt/download/rec-gross/dvb-fta3.gif

For £69.99 You get...

Carry Case
35cm dish
LNB
Cable
F-Connectors
Reciver Comag FTA III (patchable) 12v or 240v
Scart
Meter
Window clamp
Pipe clamp
Fittings for wall
Extra Fittings

ALL FOR £69.99 Bargain!

Check this - need I say more?

_http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=96970&item=5761156702&rd=1
 

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Hope the psu is of better quality than the last batch they sold - there were several reports of them going bang after a few weeks use!! :D
 

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#10
Analoguesat said:
Hope the psu is of better quality than the last batch they sold - there were several reports of them going bang after a few weeks use!! :D

Three year warranty - so keep your receipt!
 

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gameboy said:
Receiver Comag FTA III (patchable) 12v or 240v
_http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=96970&item=5761156702&rd=1
bu**er me! if i had payed £170 for a £69 supermarket deal, i'd be a little more than upset! straight down to lidl and home to eBay one thinks...

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#12
The ebay seller thinks you can pick up the BBC anywhere in Europe with that little dish. Just as well the trade descriptions act doesn't apply...
 

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Got my lidl camper system today. The Comag is quite nice and well worth £70 by itself. The extra dish and wiring is ok.

My kit had the f-connectors missing, so the max signal I can get is about 59%. (Check the box before you buy).

I bought mine from Lidl in Slough and they had about 30 of them at lunch time.

I will connect up to by minidish tonight to see how the software handles.
 

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I wonder how many new members will visit over the next few days?

They were selling like hot cakes at my local Lidl this morning!
 
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i must have been the only person under 60 who bought one. lucky i'm on good terms with the shop assistant as she kept one for me (after paying a visit to the store yesterday).
 

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i see there are now at least 5 of these on eBay, which I guess the seller got for £69.99@lidl !

_http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=96970&item=5777027910&rd=1
_http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=96970&item=5776972020&rd=1
_http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=36798&item=4550993080&rd=1
_http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=96970&item=5777058214&rd=1

and the forever hopeful:

buy it now for ONLY £199:
_http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=36798&item=4552094501&rd=1

-cts
 

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These people really annoy me, they deprive genuine buyers of acquiring a bargain.
 

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#18
When I brought it home the first reaction was 'are we getting a caravan?'

Then when I was taking pictures of it I was asked 'are you selling it?'

Then - 'why do we need another satellite system when we have other dishes and receivers?' - they just don't understand...

Real satellite fans in my house!

Waiting for 'you never watch TV, you're always on the computer' next.
 

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#20
closetosoton said:
buy it now for ONLY £199

£199 and he has three!

If they sell I can see a lot hitting eBay as people give up trying...

At least the first seller had tried it out (F connectors fitted to cable)
 
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