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Discussion in 'Satellite TV, Sky TV & FreeSat' started by shabir12, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. shabir12

    shabir12 Standard Member

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    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
     
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    Danbottomburp Active Member

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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Been to see Cats recently?
     
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    pedro2000uk Well-known Member

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    at it again ... turning another thread into a joke
     
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    Cats was on that Mezzo channel just the other day there:D
     
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    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.
     
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