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Thinking about Freesat, what will I need?


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I am going to purchase 2 freesat boxes, 1 normal box and 1 HD box. I have a sky dish on my house but the lnb has only 1 output. How easy is it to change the LNB? Also where is best to buy the LNB and what king of cable will I need?

Thanks in advance.



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Stuart, it is very easy to change the LNB, but make sure you get one to fit a sky type dish, as the mounting is different to the normal european ones. They can be ordered from EBay or I use www.satcure.com. They can also supply the RG6 cable and connectors.
Good Luck

Simon Kemp

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Dear Stuart,
At the risk of telling you something that you already know, and hence causing annoyance, I assume you are aware that a High Definition Freesat satellite receiver box (priced at around £140 - £150) is also a Standard Definition receiver?
This must be so because there are currently only 2 1/2 High Definition channels on Freesat - counting Luxe TV as a full channel and ITV HD as half a channel, which might be a trifle generous.
There is no point paying another £40 - £50 for an SD receiver once you've bought the HD variety.
Hope you don't mind me making this point.
Best regards.
Yours sincerely,
Simon Kemp

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