Home Entertainment & Technology Resource

  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

satellite dish systems

Discussion in 'Satellite TV Forum' started by shabir12, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. shabir12

    shabir12 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2009
    Messages:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hi i am a complete novice. Just purchased a panasonic with built in freesat receiver. I would like to be able to watch sporting events from around teh world but not with SKY subscription.
    What is the best satelite system to buy and hwo much would i expect to pay with installation.
    Thanks
    Shab12
  2. Danbottomburp

    Danbottomburp Previously dan44762000

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2008
    Messages:
    1,653
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Ratings:
    +95
    this question is possibly the most asked and therefore most commented on , suggest you read through some threads and you will find all the answers you need.

    regards Dan
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. logiciel

    logiciel Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2008
    Messages:
    46,346
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +4,490
    Hi and welcome to the forum.
    It's usual to buy a receiver and a dish separately.
    The receiver could cost from fifty pounds up to several hundreds.
    You could receive from two or three satellite groups with a fixed dish, and from many more with a dish that has a motor to move it around.
    A fixed dish and its installation might cost from £75, a motorised one up to £250.
    There are some free channels, and subscriptions to channel "packages" are available, from £100 to well over £1000.
    As Dan said there is a lot of detail on the forum, and a Google search will find you suppliers for the equipment, while the local Yellow Pages should find you companies to quote for the installation.
  4. pedro2000uk

    pedro2000uk Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    Messages:
    3,781
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +602
    If you want the best .. that usually starts nowadays with a decent motorised system, it depends how big a dish you go for... they go from c. 45cm to over 3m [or bigger] but a popular size is a decent 1m motorised system & it depends on where in the UK you are how much it will get- the further south you are the more you get. Costs for decent gear properly installed are just shy of £300 ex receiver & it also depends if it has to go over a roof to get the satellite arc that usually adds to it.

    The best receiver is usually a choice between a Linux receiver & non LInux receiver/ HD/ twin tuner/ clone or original ..

    One you'd call 'the best' based on a c. 1m dish could be over a £1000 complete & a few go for bigger dishes that can be 1.2m, 1.8m, 2.4m or whatever costing up to £2500 [just for the dish]

    It really depends where you draw the line at 'the best' but you can get a decent system complete for c. £450.
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2012
  5. logiciel

    logiciel Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2008
    Messages:
    46,346
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +4,490
    Been to see Cats recently?
  6. pedro2000uk

    pedro2000uk Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    Messages:
    3,781
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +602
    at it again ... turning another thread into a joke
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2012
  7. Ghostleader

    Ghostleader Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2009
    Messages:
    2,355
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Ratings:
    +308
    Cats was on that Mezzo channel just the other day there:D
  8. logiciel

    logiciel Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2008
    Messages:
    46,346
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +4,490
    Which I used to get and don't now.:(
    I don't mind about Cats though - Eliot is OK but Lloyd Webber a big bore except for one song.
  9. s0cialb3ta

    s0cialb3ta Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2007
    Messages:
    244
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +38
    lol

Share This Page