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Size of 2.7m dish??????

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Coca-Cooper

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So, I finally had Astrosat install my dish today :) to receive BBC and ITV

The dish should be a 2.7m (non off-set). When I measured the dish end-to-end, it measures just 2.4m. Is this right, or have I just been screwed 'O'-red

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dishdoctor

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If you get the channels you epected to get with a 2.7,then grin and bear it,if not then you have been had........check out the price for a 2.4 and ask for the difference back..............brian
 
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Coca-Cooper

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Right now, I'm only getting Channel 4, Sky News, ITN News. These guys have been advertising BBC, ITV with a 2.7m.

Can a 2.7m dish be 2.4m in diameter?????
 

dishdoctor

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Is the dish fully circular...ie a prime focus dish,if so the diameter even including the lip or turned edge must be 2.7,if it does not measure 2.7 in any direction then a mistake has been made.If they advertise BBC with this dish how do they eplain that you are not receiving this,you really should get back to them for answers.....brian
 

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Sounds like an offset dish where (normally) the vertical is bigger than the horizontal.

Its a 2.4m dish , no question. It would be interesting to know what make and who is the supplier

Did you pay by credit card . Did you get a receipt ?
 

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Well whether it is a 2.4 prime focus, 2.4 Offset, 2.7 prime focus, or a 2.7 offset, I think you would have difficulty receiving (24/7) the 2D satellite in Lemosos.
But you have clearly not bought what you were promised, so either they put things right, OR recover the dish from your house and give you a full refund.
Good luck!
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Looks like you been ripped off.2.7 means 2.7.If it measures 2.4m across then thats it.Astro sat has a bad name,last year they were called limassol trading company and had a different phone number.I have heard so many complaints about them.They import cheap quality dishes( 2.5m) which probably work okay in Paphos if your lucky that they installed it properly(the thin metal dish and supports bend easily!)But anywhere else they just manage to get bbc and itv during the day only,which they do not tell anybody.They may be cheaper than the proffessionals,but when they are THAT cheap,you got to wonder why.Where in Cyprus are you?If you want to PM me I can recommend someone who could give you advice on your system.
 
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It looks that you have been Ripped off m8!!!!
If i was you i would go to the consumers department and make a complain.
Didn't it ever go through your mind why they dont put any stickers of there companys name on the dish?
ANSWER: Cause they change name every year!! )(-red
ALLWAYS GO TO A REGISTERED COMPANY!!
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Be carefull who u use in Cyprus!!
I also heard about this Astrosat and all the problems and misleading info that they give to customers.
I personally used a company in limassol(future)
Never had a problem.

best regards
johnthomas
kolossiO-Ha
 

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Another company that are doing them at a good price is Snapsat. Paphos based but they do Limassol as well and they are a registered company.
 
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Coca-Cooper

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A quick adjustment has got me viewing BBC and ITV. So far no problems.

They claim that this 2.4m has the same "DB" as a 2.7m (the dish is made by Pasat).

To give them credit, they will come and exchange the dish with a 2.7m.
 

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Well this is the link to the Pasat site it would appear to be a Bulgarian company, but they do not list a 2.4m dish.
 
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I have a few friends in Pissouri and Paphos that had the system fitted by Future and are very pleased!! 2.7m dishes that measure 2.7O-Ha
They only deal with satellites and NOTHING else! In Cyprus everyone does all sort of jobs(Jack of all trades)

johnthomas
 

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johnthomas said:
I have a few friends in Pissouri and Paphos that had the system fitted by Future and are very pleased!! 2.7m dishes that measure 2.7O-Ha
They only deal with satellites and NOTHING else! In Cyprus everyone does all sort of jobs(Jack of all trades)

johnthomas
Future are not bad but there is also Simon in Limassol,who only deals with satellite dishes and the odd BFBS aerial.He doesn't need to advertise to get work as its all recommendation.I've passed his name on to many people and no complaints so far.It all boils down to the technician being honest and letting you know exactly what you will and won't get before you agree to have the dish installed.The cowboys have to advertise every week everywhere to get new customers because the old ones have gone somewhere else.You pays your money and you gets your choice (of dish)
 

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Ps Coca cooper,did you get BBC and ITV all night? Be honest now. :-)
 

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Ps Coca cooper,did you get BBC and ITV all night? Be honest now. :-)
 
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Coca-Cooper

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No.

Starts at 3pm and finishes at 8:30pm O-no

What about you Zorba (what size of dish are you using?)
 

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I have mentioned in my previous post to another thread that 24hr uninterrupted reception of BBC and ITV would not be possible in Limassol with a 2,7m dish. Some people claimed that it is possible but it seems that I was correct. To receive BBC you need at least a 3m solid dish and ITV a 3,5m solid dish unless you live at the western suburbs of Limassol (Zakaki and onwards). AstroSat indeed has a bad reputation and I think that in the past 7 or 8 years they have changed four or five names AstroSat, EvelthonSat,..etc.

I had a 3.7m solid DH dish installed two months ago (when we still had bad weather) by Future Sat and I can receive all the horizontal frequencies of 2D (BBC, ITV, Disney, Hallmark, RTE) 24 hrs (I have actually tested them by staying awake all night) without the slightest freezing of the picture. Even in moderate rain I only loose Hallmark and maybe Disney but I can still receive BBC1 London and ITV1 London. Wind is not a problem since the mount is so big the dish cannot move a single inch.
 

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Coca-Cooper said:
No.

Starts at 3pm and finishes at 8:30pm O-no

What about you Zorba (what size of dish are you using?)
I have a 2.4m with extensions to 3.1m.Last few weeks BBc being very goodwith breakup before 8.30 and after 10pm and comes back about 11pm.Itv usually a little bit worse.When are you getting your 2.7 then ?