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  Reply # 436271 7-Feb-2011 13:15 Send private message

Flippikat: Wonder if there's anywhere in the remaining 13% of coverage that would be worth extending Freeview HD to?

I'm sure that quite a few of the 570,000 people living outside the coverage area would hope so.

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  Reply # 436292 7-Feb-2011 13:47 Send private message

illicit:
injuised:

If i done installs for $300 id be broke, I use what i consider the best gear available and im after customer satisfaction and ive built up a good reutation on this, I could do installs for $300 and keep on charging for going back and tuning in their STBs evey time a new channel arrives, But ive opted to go the other way and use good freeview approved gear which is available now and put a 2 year warranty on all materials an workmanship. Im the one that ends up fixing these $300 installs by replacing cheap LNBs and rusty dishes  and STBs that fry. Do it once do it right, $500 is cheap tv over 10 years...


I agree, decent equipment and installation is the only way to go.

Do it once, do it right.

- I hide all cables where possible (not tacking it down the outside wall and drilling through)
- Dish placement is where it will be least visible
- I use quality LNBs, Dish's, and mounts.
- Only approved Freeview receivers are used (automatically updates new channels, proper TV guide and will work with upcoming interactive Freeview features etc)


 
The approximate retail on a Satellite Freeview receiver is around $150, Dish kits $200, 20m Cable $40, Connectors, $10

 There is $400 just for parts. How is this supposed to be done for $300-$400?


Wouldn't be cheaper then to get sky, pay $150 for the install & then cancel sky???

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  Reply # 436293 7-Feb-2011 13:49

Biggles69:
illicit:
injuised:

If i done installs for $300 id be broke, I use what i consider the best gear available and im after customer satisfaction and ive built up a good reutation on this, I could do installs for $300 and keep on charging for going back and tuning in their STBs evey time a new channel arrives, But ive opted to go the other way and use good freeview approved gear which is available now and put a 2 year warranty on all materials an workmanship. Im the one that ends up fixing these $300 installs by replacing cheap LNBs and rusty dishes  and STBs that fry. Do it once do it right, $500 is cheap tv over 10 years...


I agree, decent equipment and installation is the only way to go.

Do it once, do it right.

- I hide all cables where possible (not tacking it down the outside wall and drilling through)
- Dish placement is where it will be least visible
- I use quality LNBs, Dish's, and mounts.
- Only approved Freeview receivers are used (automatically updates new channels, proper TV guide and will work with upcoming interactive Freeview features etc)


 
The approximate retail on a Satellite Freeview receiver is around $150, Dish kits $200, 20m Cable $40, Connectors, $10

 There is $400 just for parts. How is this supposed to be done for $300-$400?


Wouldn't be cheaper then to get sky, pay $150 for the install & then cancel sky???


I hear that they are removing dishes now...





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  Reply # 436296 7-Feb-2011 13:53 Send private message

SteveON:
Biggles69:
illicit:
injuised:

If i done installs for $300 id be broke, I use what i consider the best gear available and im after customer satisfaction and ive built up a good reutation on this, I could do installs for $300 and keep on charging for going back and tuning in their STBs evey time a new channel arrives, But ive opted to go the other way and use good freeview approved gear which is available now and put a 2 year warranty on all materials an workmanship. Im the one that ends up fixing these $300 installs by replacing cheap LNBs and rusty dishes  and STBs that fry. Do it once do it right, $500 is cheap tv over 10 years...


I agree, decent equipment and installation is the only way to go.

Do it once, do it right.

- I hide all cables where possible (not tacking it down the outside wall and drilling through)
- Dish placement is where it will be least visible
- I use quality LNBs, Dish's, and mounts.
- Only approved Freeview receivers are used (automatically updates new channels, proper TV guide and will work with upcoming interactive Freeview features etc)


 
The approximate retail on a Satellite Freeview receiver is around $150, Dish kits $200, 20m Cable $40, Connectors, $10

 There is $400 just for parts. How is this supposed to be done for $300-$400?


Wouldn't be cheaper then to get sky, pay $150 for the install & then cancel sky???


I hear that they are removing dishes now...



You are locked into a one year contract.

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  Reply # 436308 7-Feb-2011 14:14 Send private message

Biggles69:
illicit:
injuised:

If i done installs for $300 id be broke, I use what i consider the best gear available and im after customer satisfaction and ive built up a good reutation on this, I could do installs for $300 and keep on charging for going back and tuning in their STBs evey time a new channel arrives, But ive opted to go the other way and use good freeview approved gear which is available now and put a 2 year warranty on all materials an workmanship. Im the one that ends up fixing these $300 installs by replacing cheap LNBs and rusty dishes  and STBs that fry. Do it once do it right, $500 is cheap tv over 10 years...


I agree, decent equipment and installation is the only way to go.

Do it once, do it right.

- I hide all cables where possible (not tacking it down the outside wall and drilling through)
- Dish placement is where it will be least visible
- I use quality LNBs, Dish's, and mounts.
- Only approved Freeview receivers are used (automatically updates new channels, proper TV guide and will work with upcoming interactive Freeview features etc)


 
The approximate retail on a Satellite Freeview receiver is around $150, Dish kits $200, 20m Cable $40, Connectors, $10

 There is $400 just for parts. How is this supposed to be done for $300-$400?


Wouldn't be cheaper then to get sky, pay $150 for the install & then cancel sky???


$150 for install , a subscription for 1 year and then you still have to buy a decent quality Set Top Box the math is simple




 

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  Reply # 436451 7-Feb-2011 18:56 Send private message

Deev8:
Flippikat: Wonder if there's anywhere in the remaining 13% of coverage that would be worth extending Freeview HD to?


I'm sure that quite a few of the 570,000 people living outside the coverage area would hope so.


These most likely the same people who live outside the current analog area and have to use Sky for Freeview sat to get any TV..




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  Reply # 436486 7-Feb-2011 19:27

old3eyes:
Deev8:
Flippikat: Wonder if there's anywhere in the remaining 13% of coverage that would be worth extending Freeview HD to?


I'm sure that quite a few of the 570,000 people living outside the coverage area would hope so.


These most likely the same people who live outside the current analog area and have to use Sky for Freeview sat to get any TV..


Very few people lived outside the analog coverage area for TV1, 2 and 3.

I think analog coverage was up to over 99 percent of population for TV1, 2 and 3 but it was mostly VHF so it went over hills much better than the UHF DTT.

Prime, Maori TV and "C4" coverage were all around the 70-80 percent population which is similar to DTT's planned expansion.

Nearly 100 percent can receive satellite (possibly not the Chatham Islands?).




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  Reply # 436496 7-Feb-2011 19:37 Send private message

Deev8:
Flippikat: Wonder if there's anywhere in the remaining 13% of coverage that would be worth extending Freeview HD to?

I'm sure that quite a few of the 570,000 people living outside the coverage area would hope so.


These are the people that Freeview's DVB-S platform was created for.


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  Reply # 436845 8-Feb-2011 15:20 Send private message

sbiddle:
Deev8:
Flippikat: Wonder if there's anywhere in the remaining 13% of coverage that would be worth extending Freeview HD to?

I'm sure that quite a few of the 570,000 people living outside the coverage area would hope so.

These are the people that Freeview's DVB-S platform was created for.

New Zealand's underclass?

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  Reply # 436851 8-Feb-2011 15:36 Send private message

Yes that would be us poor sap's that live in Marlborough, we are part of the 13% they don't seem to care about

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