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Topic # 205330 9-Nov-2016 09:09
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 I'm going to ditch Sky because I've had enough of the constant repeats year after year and  adverts promoting their  own programs every couple of minutes, I know this has been brought up so many times but products change time to time and I'm after a good satellite receiver that will record as well as pick up some overseas channels as well, I've tried looking using Google but not many meet the criteria and are very limited on the choice, also what dish, is the Sky dish good enough? 


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  Reply # 1666328 9-Nov-2016 10:47
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The Sky Dish is OK for Freeview but you'd probably need something bigger for satellites other than Optus D1/D2




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  Reply # 1666389 9-Nov-2016 11:55
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B1GGLZ:

 

The Sky Dish is OK for Freeview but you'd probably need something bigger for satellites other than Optus D1/D2

 

 

How much bigger ?


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1666407 9-Nov-2016 12:08
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Depends on what satellite you want channels from.

 

http://www.lyngsat.com/ will give you an idea of what channels are on what satellites. Some c-band transponders would require a dish several meters diameter.


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  Reply # 1666416 9-Nov-2016 12:23
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PeterQ:

 

How much bigger ?

 

 

Maybe something like this for Ku Band?

 

http://www.freeviewshop.co.nz/90cm-high-quality-galvanized-satellite-dish.html




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  Reply # 1666445 9-Nov-2016 12:37
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RunningMan:

 

Depends on what satellite you want channels from.

 

http://www.lyngsat.com/ will give you an idea of what channels are on what satellites. Some c-band transponders would require a dish several meters diameter.

 

 

I'm after nothing too big, just want to have a variety of Tv channels besides Freeview, thanks for your help


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  Reply # 1666709 9-Nov-2016 17:02
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you can't go wrong with the Vu+ solo2 sat box.


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  Reply # 1667313 10-Nov-2016 12:37
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PeterQ:

 

 I'm going to ditch Sky because I've had enough of the constant repeats year after year and  adverts promoting their  own programs every couple of minutes, I know this has been brought up so many times but products change time to time and I'm after a good satellite receiver that will record as well as pick up some overseas channels as well, I've tried looking using Google but not many meet the criteria and are very limited on the choice, also what dish, is the Sky dish good enough? 

 

 

Dreambox with HDD and different types of tuners is another option.

 

I have 90cm good quality dish (made in AUS) in Auckland with Sharp LNB (made in Japan) with the cast iron steady ground stand - perfect if you wish to play with different satellites without the need to climb the roof or attach to the fence. Also have poles for roof mount. PM if interested.


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