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Topic # 28544 3-Dec-2008 20:32
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Looking to get a sat dish installed on the gf's place as she gets cruddy uhf reception and so is living with vhf. Ive seen some places charging $399 and the like to install a dish and cabling but Im sure I can get it cheaper.

I see Sky do the "Prime only" deal where they install a dish and give you a decoder that only does prime. You dont have to pay them monthly for this but I assume the gear stays the property of SKY and that's one of the reasons its cheap? Also, since she lives in Northcote, Auckland, I dont think she qualifies as I assume this is inside the uhf coverage area. She has a uhf aerial just cant get a good signal. She doesnt want sky


I considered doing it myself but figured once you'd bought a dish, lnb, cabling, splitter, sat finder, mount, sealant, etc Id be getting up there in cost anyway

What do you think is the cheapest quality way to do this? (and dont say get a wok Tongue out)




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  Reply # 181881 3-Dec-2008 21:08
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A Frying pan insted of a wok tbh Tongue out

Unless you want to get up there your self, you don't really have a choice of getting a installer to do it and most installers will only install their gear.

As she dosen't want sky Im taking your planing on installing freeview?

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  Reply # 181890 3-Dec-2008 22:13
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cheapest way is probably to get SKY installed, subscribe to the cheapest package (FTA channels only) for 12 months then cancel!


http://skytv.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/skytv.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=213
11. Or you can install SKY Digital with the free-to-air broadcast package (all national free-to-air television and radio channels) for $99 including GST with a minimum 12-month decoder rental agreement at $18.29 including GST per month.
 




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  Reply # 181892 3-Dec-2008 22:37
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Actually to be really sneaky you can subscribe to sky, and if you cancel within 30 days you pay nothing







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  Reply # 181946 4-Dec-2008 09:50
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Yes you have to be outside the Prime UHF area to qualify for the Prime only sat install.  Costs $140 for this, regardless of how much work they have to do.

Trademe for sat dish maybe? Just make sure it has the main mounting bracket and support stays included as they can be a pain to get separately. 



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  Reply # 181948 4-Dec-2008 10:03
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pebbles: Actually to be really sneaky you can subscribe to sky, and if you cancel within 30 days you pay nothing


Really? So you just take the decoder back after 3 weeks and that's it?


Do they write off the dish with the install fee?





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  Reply # 181972 4-Dec-2008 11:12
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Asmodeus:

pebbles: Actually to be really sneaky you can subscribe to sky, and if you cancel within 30 days you pay nothing


Really? So you just take the decoder back after 3 weeks and that's it?

Do they write off the dish with the install fee?



Technically Sky retain ownership of the Dish, but in terms of actualities they will let it be, as it is another house they dont have to install in if a tenant asks for sky in the future.

They won't write it off, as it has possible future value to them in lowering the next install cost at that site.



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  Reply # 181979 4-Dec-2008 11:47
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wellygary:
Asmodeus:

pebbles: Actually to be really sneaky you can subscribe to sky, and if you cancel within 30 days you pay nothing


Really? So you just take the decoder back after 3 weeks and that's it?

Do they write off the dish with the install fee?



Technically Sky retain ownership of the Dish, but in terms of actualities they will let it be, as it is another house they dont have to install in if a tenant asks for sky in the future.

They won't write it off, as it has possible future value to them in lowering the next install cost at that site.


Thanks. Perhaps "write off" was not the correct word. I meant that I assume they won't want the dish back which you have answered for me, cheers.

$99 for a full sat dish install? sounds good to me :)

I think installation is free until the end of the year. Does anyone know if would they still allow you to cancel within 30 days and pay nothing in this case?




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if they suspect thats the reason you've done it, they'll take the dish back. Do you have sky?

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  Reply # 182111 4-Dec-2008 20:22
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Get someone that has sky to move their install to the place as they will be "house sitting" for a while.




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  Reply # 182181 5-Dec-2008 00:44
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Etacovda: if they suspect thats the reason you've done it, they'll take the dish back. Do you have sky?


Yes I do at my house

richms:
Get someone that has sky to move their install to the place as they will be "house sitting" for a while.


I see. What is involved with that? A standard installation fee? Do you have to change billing address, etc?




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  Reply # 182405 5-Dec-2008 23:58
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They charged my friend $149 I think to do it, they wanted him to take the decoders to the place he was staying at and they came and wired in a dish. No idea about the paperwork side of it.




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  Reply # 185822 23-Dec-2008 14:31
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I have just shifted and had to have a new dish installed at my new place. The cost was $49.00.

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