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Topic # 28988 18-Dec-2008 09:24
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Freeview decoder DVB-S-RECEIVER UFS 301si 
Satellite Dish - 46cm.
The price include all material (no more than 15m cable).
Installation included (Auckland only)
1 year guarantee

$280

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Electronics-photography/TVs/Satellite-receivers/auction-192788497.htm

Seems OK to me, although that decoder is not on the freeview website, I read somewhere on here that someone was using one with no issues. Do the 46cm dishes work fine?




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  Reply # 184940 18-Dec-2008 11:28
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Sounds reasonable to me.

I am no expert though.

Check with Cyril




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  Reply # 184952 18-Dec-2008 12:17
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$280 is a very good price, but you have to ask what you get for that installation quality wise. I have not seen the Kathrine STBs but presume they are reasonable, but these may be Chinese clones of the Katherine, hence the price. A 45cm dish on D1 will work but provides little in the way of rain fade margin, perfectly fine for tempory (ie caravan/mobile home) but not really a well engineered permanent solution.

For me $280 is close to my buy on a good STB (Toppy), 64cm dish/LNB and roof mount (gst included), no travel, labour or cabling and general consumables. So this guy is obviously getting these parts very cheap and or supplying labour for nothing, or of questionable workmanship.

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  Reply # 184958 18-Dec-2008 12:58
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Great, thanks for the replies guys. Perhaps this one falls into the "if it seems to good to be true..." basket

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