Advice please - Buying a sky digital dish!

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  1. Paul O

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    Hi all,

    My friend is moving to France from the UK and is wanting to get Sky digital (well, the freeview channels anyway).

    He has got a working card and the box, just needs a dish.

    He has been advised to get a 60cm one - can you just get any 60cm dish (perhaps the dishes of old) or do you need a specific dish/lnb combo in order to receive Sky Dig?

    Any help would be grately appreciated!

    Cheers,

    Paul.
     
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    buy a zone 2 digidish or an ordinary 60cm dish and lnb. just depends where abouts your friend is moving to in france as a 60cm is best in the north and going south a 80cm would be better as the signal drops off especially for astra 2d where bbc channels are on.
     
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    Nice one, thanks Wod.

    So any 60cm dish and LNB will do then? I wasn't sure if it had to be a special one with it being digital?

    Cheers!
     
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    Tell him to go to any large supermarket in France and buy a 60cm dish there. Save carrying it all the way from the UK!

    If he wants Freeview he's out of luck. The signal doesn't reach France. The best he can do is get ITV, CH4 and FIVE (FTV channels) but he'll need a viewing card in his Sky Digibox. For BBC channels and other Free To Air programmes, of course, no card is required.
     

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