Where to start

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Sky+ only at the moment - joing to learn more
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North Wales
#1
Hi, I have been looking at these pages for a bit, but everyone seems clued up! Can anyone point me in the direction of a website for beginners. I am wondering what to expect from a multi sat set-up - what channels I could expect, and how much it would cost etc. It has always been something I have wanted to do, but am only now seriously considering.
 
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My Satellite Setup
freesat HD (time to join 21st century)
comag sl65
comag porty II (camping)
Pace Prima (analogue)
Assortment of dishes.
computer:
Shiney new Acer
My Location
Derbyshire, England
#3
Hi. and let me be the first to welcome you.:) :)
You've found the perfect place for all the help and advice you could want.
A couple of months ago, I was exactly the same as you, knowing very little about sat at all.
The guys on here put me on the right track everytime I had a problem or there was someting I didn't undestand.
Believe me, you won't go far wrong on here.

Regards

The Happy Traveller
 

wod

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1m channel master, jaeger smr1224, Inverto black ultra twin, technomate tm-1500ci, broken receiver vantage x221ci, New additions Skybox F5s and technomate tm-5402 HD arriving soon.
My Location
yorkshire
#4
hello what you wanting to view on satellite, football , motor racing ? etc

also do you want to have a motorised dish or a multi lnb fixed dish for a few satellites ?

another thing how much you want to spend on a system ?

i'm a newbie only been into sat stuff for a few months and can say its not hard if you like to get stuck in and have a go at doing things yourself
 

Lord Minty

DIY motorised
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0.3dB Fortec Star lnb, 90cm Fortec Star dish, Silver Crest SL65 receiver, Stab HH90 motor...
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Bedford
#5
Hi there. You're not they only newbie here honest.

A good site for the available channels and whether they are FTA (Free To Air) or pay (encrypted and how they're encrupted) on each sat is http://www.lyngsat.com/

As far as insatlling etc goes I found this http://www.christiantvguide.co.uk/html/free_satellite_tv.html was a good starting point for the very basic basics, but that was before I discovered the guys here!
 
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Sky+ only at the moment - joing to learn more
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North Wales
#6
Hi, Thanks to all of you - I feel welcomed already!!! I was really interested in a few things - Sports is one - any type. I have also heard that it is possible to get blockbuster films etc (but how many of these would be in English? - it was a man in a pub who told me this so...!!!!), but mainly I would like to set it up out of interest and as a small hobby - to see whats out there! I dont really want to subscribe to lots of different providers - that doesnt sound like too much fun!!! As I said - completely new and am unsure what I could expect in the way of channels!!!
 

Oily

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Satellite=Motorized Triax 88cm&a DM800HD with 500gb hd.Vu+ Duo
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Radcliffe
#7
Some of the film channels are in english,showing Fantastic 4,Hitch,the Batman movie etc at the mo:)
Footy wise,watched Arsenal yesterday but commentry wasn't in english but there's one channel on 26e that has english commentry
 

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triax 1.1 tm 1500ci+ dm patch. Moteck 2100. Intel 4300 based pc . LG7500. 32" lcd
My Location
Wales. UK.
#8
Basically you need a dish, reciever, motor, vertical pole, unobstructed view [no trees etc] do choose your reciever with care. This site will put you right as the did with me a few months ago. Good luck.
 

twag42

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or if worse came to wear(heaven forbid) you could always give sky a call and get a sky box and subscription.what frund said in the above post is all you need,plus a bit of patience and the time to learn what your new toy can and cannot do.
 
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