Cheap As Chips.. Any Good?

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  1. mjltigger

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    35cm is a bit to small, dish quality is poor...

    You would do a lot better in buying a Sky dish and LNb..Usually lots available on ebay...
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/COMPLETE-...233?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item416f7d2ef1
    If you are going to use it while out mobile then tripod stands can also be got easy enough.

    As for the listed building bit, dishes can be mounted on sheds, on the ground hidden among bushes etc... Even on a tree... Done some really weird installs in my time...
     
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    I suspect it could work with blue skies but the slightest hint of rain would lose the signal.
     
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    they come up for sale secondhand too frequently to be of any real use.
     
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    our listing is strict - we can't change the facade at all so nothing allowed at the front that isn't representative of the era and if we had a sat dish would need it visible from the front... anyway, don't watch enough TV, what I liked about this one was the suggestion that I could use the suction cup to put it on the van so not 'camping' as putting a tripod with a sky dish out would certainly be... but if it isn't going to work then it's probably not worth bothering with.. thanks for your advice
     
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    They do work, Just not the best....
    However the difference between what you get on Freesat and Freeview is maybe not worth the bother if it's just for home use.
     
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    plus you will need a reciever
     
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    I got a suitcase jobby off ebay for £15
    I use the 12v receiver in the van for when we are abroad and there is a sat hook up point available. have used the dish a few times and seems to work ok but a bit tricky to set up , you will need a good sat finder to go with it
     
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    OP did say..
    "I have a decent freesat receiver running spare as we no longer have a dish at home (listed building) " ;)
     
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    We have a similar one from Aldi, even came with a little freesat box. Used it when we had the Caravan and it worked fine, just a bit of a pain to set up.
    Just gathering dust in our garage now as we have Maxview on our Motorhome.
     
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