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Topic # 86419 6-Jul-2011 13:50
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Hello,

Well I am just getting ready for this because in a couple of months I am likely to be moving houses, into a situation that will require me to get Satellite rather than the terrestrial aerial.

Rather than pay for a satellite installation I was thinking of getting Sky installed (free install and cheap monthly fee) and then after the inital 12month period cancel it with the aim to just recieving Freeview.

My questions are:

Will the Sky installation be compatable with the Freeview - what changes (if any) would be required (redirection/alignment/etc)
Is it possible to get the Sky installation completed so that it can receive both Freeview and Sky?

Muchas Gracias; and excuse my complete lack of understanding around the requirements or possibilities here.

Cheers
Troy     

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  Reply # 490086 6-Jul-2011 14:53
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The Sky dish is compatible with Freeview. If you want freeview at the same time as sky (why would you btw) you will need to buy a Freeview Decoder (http://dicksmith.co.nz/product/GH5933/sommet-freeview-satellite-receiver-ssatnz1). You can do the sat installation yourself, it is very easy to do.




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  Reply # 490206 6-Jul-2011 18:55
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Rather than pay for a satellite installation I was thinking of getting Sky installed (free install and cheap monthly fee) and then after the inital 12month period cancel it with the aim to just recieving Freeview.





Just a word of warning Sky have been removing dishes when people have cancelled their subscription to move to freeview.

But othewise the Sky dish will be fine for freeview.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 490384 7-Jul-2011 06:55
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Yeah, didn't say that as I have only heard it as rumor.




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  Reply # 490480 7-Jul-2011 10:51
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Oh bugger - wonder if this is just scare mongering or reality....thinking it might just be safer to get someone to come around and do an appraisal and install just for Freeview...keep it simple stupid :P

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  Reply # 490484 7-Jul-2011 10:57
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Where are you located in NZ?



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  Reply # 490489 7-Jul-2011 11:05
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Titirangi, Auckland

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