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Suitcase Dish

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#1
I'm totally new at this game.

I was wondering if you can plumb in your Sky box to the suitacse dish from maplins and what kind of reception you will get.

I'm looking at putting one on my mobile road block(caravan) and will take all advise.

I have Sky, but wasn't sure about the decoder with the package.

Many thanks
 

rolfw

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#2
The dish will be fine for the UK, but you may struggle with some channels when moving away from the UK.

The receiver will only get you free to air channels like BBC and ITV, but you won't be able to watch any of the Sky package or Channels 4 and 5, as they are all encrypted and require a Sky digibox and subscription card.
 
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Thanks for the reply.

I'd caught that on one of the other threads,

I was just wandering if attaching a sky box to the dish presented any problems, then i could get the full range of channels
 

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You should have no problems in doing that, you would of course need to use a twin LNB for the Sky+ facilities to work properly, although live pause should be fine.
 
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Many thanks,

I just wanted to be sure before i got one. Not to bothered about the live pause so it should do the job.

Thanks once again