Technomate 5500ci (t13)?



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first off I'm a newbie, I joined this forum to explore the possibilites of using a sat card in my PC to get some free "footy", however after trawling through the posts in various sections I decided to visit the local sat shop, this guy has this box TECHNOMATE 5500CI (T13) for £139 if I stick on a 80cm dish this rises to £189 (fittings and lnb inc.) the question is would this set up allow me my main goal (no pun intended) of getting the likes of the romainian sports channels, I relise there is no motor but I have to keep the cost down. would this be a better option than the Sat card scenario? is this setup a good starting point for the beginner?

I live in the UK (Newcastle) and this is the info the guy at the shop gave me:
Quality reciever featuring optical SPDIF, 5.1 digital sound output,S-VHS Output, 2 CI Slot,DISEQC 1.2,USALS FUNCTION,5000Channels,131 SATELLITES,extra flash memory,DVB Compliant,Motorised display tracker,Channnel editor,Multiple switch,LNB Types,PAL,NTSC SUPPORT, TIMER,TELETEXT,PARENTAL LOCK