whee to buy good deal sky box in London ???

rob_drani

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Hi guys,
I would need to buy a good deal sky box in London (i.e. shops or web sites), plus its card to take it italy and whatch it there , for only FTW channels.
can someone give me any indication, again in the london area???
thanksl
 

Analoguesat

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#2
Digiboxes are not generally available for sale in shops. You will need to find an online dealer or someone selling one on ebay.
 

iceman

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#3
rob_drani said:
Hi guys,
I would need to buy a good deal sky box in London (i.e. shops or web sites), plus its card to take it italy and whatch it there , for only FTW channels.
can someone give me any indication, again in the london area???
thanksl
Check your private messages...
 
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but would like to upgrade my system to receive freesat UK in the South of Italy.
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#4
Hello,
I was reading your system components and would like to know if in Cyprus (then southern than the place where I live), can u get sky channels from ASTRA 2D with a motorised 3.00m dish and a digibox??
I am asking this, because I have been adviced than in the South of Italy I would rather need a very huge dish going from 3,00m to 5,00m.....
Can give me more tips and suggestions for upgrading my system, so to get ASTRA 2D in Bari???
thx a lot

Vito:-worship
 

iceman

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#5
Hi Vito
In Cyprus the strenght of Astra 2D signal varies depending on the location...Western part of the island 2.7m dish is reported to be enough for 2D but as you come to east the dish size required for 2D increases up to over 4m (4.2m is a common dish)...
Personally i use a motorised 3.0m Channel Master at home...
Although am the importer for 4.2m dishes,unfortunately i do not have room for a 4.2m in my garden so i installed myself a 3.0m dish on the roof and with a lot of tweaking i managed to get 2D almost all day...(only some breakups early evening between 6-8pm)
Since i do not know anything about 2D signal in Italy i cannot give you specific advice...Best to check The BIG 28.2E Dish Size survey here >> http://www.satellites.co.uk/satellite/VBGooglemap.php
 
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My Satellite Setup
120cm offset dish+manhattan plaza st500,
but would like to upgrade my system to receive freesat UK in the South of Italy.
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TURI (BARI), APULIA, SOUTH ITALY
#6
iceman said:
Hi Vito
In Cyprus the strenght of Astra 2D signal varies depending on the location...Western part of the island 2.7m dish is reported to be enough for 2D but as you come to east the dish size required for 2D increases up to over 4m (4.2m is a common dish)...
Personally i use a motorised 3.0m Channel Master at home...
Although am the importer for 4.2m dishes,unfortunately i do not have room for a 4.2m in my garden so i installed myself a 3.0m dish on the roof and with a lot of tweaking i managed to get 2D almost all day...(only some breakups early evening between 6-8pm)
Since i do not know anything about 2D signal in Italy i cannot give you specific advice...Best to check The BIG 28.2E Dish Size survey here >> http://www.satellites.co.uk/satellite/VBGooglemap.php
Can u give me more details about the 4.2m dish you import??
Can I know more about prices??

I just gave a look through the map and found that data are quite a lot misleading, because it's reported for example that in Greece (so, going west from Bari) a 2.40 m gets everything 24/24 -7/7 while in Sicily (South east of Bari) a 1m dish is ok....
Do u think a 310cm solid dish by IRTE would solve any problem here?
Give me details about dishes (sizes and prices) you import and if you can export, I think I will buy from you....

thx;)
 

iceman

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ryanair25 said:
Do u think a 310cm solid dish by IRTE would solve any problem here?
Looking at the dish survey (and keeping in mind the 2D signal levels in Cyprus) I think you have a very good chance of getting 2D with a 3.10cm solid this in Bari...But the dish must be installed and alligned by a professional with proper equipment & experience on 2D signals...
Unfortunately i do not export....
 

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#8
rob_drani said:
Hi guys,
I would need to buy a good deal sky box in London (i.e. shops or web sites), plus its card to take it italy and whatch it there , for only FTW channels.
can someone give me any indication, again in the london area???
thanksl
You can buy a basic SKY digibox off Ebay (I have done this two times). You can also buy from Ebay the FTV card (for the encrypted free channels CHA4, FIVE, SKY THREE, etc).

Or, look at local London selling sites. I bought my second fully working Pace digibox for GBP 25.00 plus (GBP 20.00??) parcel costs to Germany ;-))

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