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Topic # 84859 9-Jun-2011 14:39
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Hi,

Ive just bought a batch and would like to take my sky receiver with me when we're staying there. The problem is there isn't a satellite dish already installed and looking on the sky website it's going to cost $400 to have one installed through them. 

I was wondering if I could buy a new/second hand dish and get it installed without going through sky?

Would anyone know the satellite dish requirements? Could I use a satellite dish advertised for sale for freeview? Is there anywhere other than trade me where I might find one for sale?

Cheers,

Jez.


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  Reply # 479365 9-Jun-2011 15:21
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Hi, yes there is no reason why you cannot put one from trademe on your bach, as far as Sky are concerned they have provided your with a dish at your primary home, obviously you cannot complain to Sky to fix your bach dish if you get no reception.

Sky, and FreeView for that matter spec a 65cm dish, you can get by with smaller but I recommend you stick with 65cm. Other than that I recommend that you get a LNB with an LO that matches your one at home to save faffing about each time you move it, if you have an oval faced one at home then get a 10750LO LNB rather than a 11300LO model which is the other common frequency.

Many of the ones on Trademe are of questionable quality, but at the end of the day they will do the job, just a matter of how long they will last near the seaside :)

Cyril



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  Reply # 479956 10-Jun-2011 23:32
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Hey Cyril,

Thank you for the info, that really helps!

Thanks again,

Jeremy.

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  Reply # 479959 11-Jun-2011 00:26
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It also helps to get a satellite finder and point the dish to optus D1 this is the satellite Sky network tv uses.

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  Reply # 479960 11-Jun-2011 00:31
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earl29: Hi,

Ive just bought a batch and would like to take my sky receiver with me when we're staying there. The problem is there isn't a satellite dish already installed and looking on the sky website it's going to cost $400 to have one installed through them. 

I was wondering if I could buy a new/second hand dish and get it installed without going through sky?

Would anyone know the satellite dish requirements? Could I use a satellite dish advertised for sale for freeview? Is there anywhere other than trade me where I might find one for sale?

Cheers,

Jez.




 


These guys are good, with lots of instructions on how to do it yourself. http://www.freeviewshop.co.nz/  

The most difficult part is getting it lined up, and can take a bit of fiddling. But it is worth the saving.

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