New HD installation, couple of questions

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    Hi, am getting Sky HD put in next week. Just wouldnt mind a few things clarified.

    - Which box is in general considered the best the Pace one or Samsung, and does anyone know if I could phone up Sky asking specifically for the box?

    - Bit shocked by some of the stories of dodgy/messy sky installs. Is this the norm, or just the unlucky few?

    - Lastly is there a max length the dish should be away from the box/tv? And if not, does a length of say 40m effect the picture quality noticably (compared with say 30m)

    Any info is very much appreciated
     
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    1 You'll get what's on the van. If you ask nicely he may have what you want but who knows what's best?

    2 Probably the unlucky few

    3 No. Don't worry. It won't make a scrap of difference
     
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    Cheers for the quick response, that does allay some of my worries.

    Just to reiterate in case I do try my negotiating skills, which box would you advise me to push for Pace or Samsung?
     
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    To be honest I'm not the best guy to ask

    I've been a Pace fan for years but I know that Samsung is highly regarded too

    Honestly, I wouldn't worry. They are all built to the Sky spec and most of them work well

    I've had a Thomson box for 3 yrs, they're regarded as rubbish but it does the business for me

    Just ensure the installer does a good job and, if poss, puts the dish where you can get at it. (Does it need to be on the roof/chimney? Mine is outside the lounge door where I can service it myself)

    Enjoy the HD:clap:
     
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    I was thinking it would either go on the end or side of the house. But I suppose the chimney is the other option. Was hoping the installation man would be able to offer the best advice on the matter.
     
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    If the dish can see the satellite, the lower the better. Height will make no difference to the quality of the signal but it will be easier to access

    As I say, mine is 5 feet off the ground. I can get at it. It can see the satellite. It could see it from the chimney, 30 feet from the ground. The signal would be no better, but I couldn't reach it to service it
     
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    Damn I should of really realised that, should have thought back to my school days - geo-stationery satellites etc etc.

    Anyway thx again for the advice, and I'll let you know when I get to see some 20-20 cricket in Hi-Def next week (which im sure many of you feel is a waste of a good hi-def signal :D )
     

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