Help please - Buying first / new Satelite system advice required

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  1. Stevewheels

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    Hi I am at the end of my Renault master disabled conversion (main conversion completed by Coachbuilt Uk. one of the last jigsaw pieces is having a satellite system completed.
    I plan on using it in UK and Europe and want my home comforts of sky tv.
    As the NEC show is on next week I am hoping for a great deal but would like to go armed with an idea what system I require. budget is approx. £1200 - 2000. maybe a little more for the right system.

    All advice welcome

    cheers
    Stevewheels
     
  2. Mel

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    Only one for me Oyster.

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    Yes its Oyster for me ,i think mine is an 850mm. spot on lol. What ever you get enjoy.:thumb:
     
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    "Oyster".. 85cm dish.. (I think)...

    But be prepared not to be any good in the far south of Spain..

    Not sure how they perform now I believe they have moved or swopped sat... :RollEyes:

    PS... Welcome to fun..
     
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    where has the first post gone, if it was an advert why not just delete the thread as it makes no sense. Weird it has now reappeared, right then I would always go for a manual tune system no electric needed to setup and no hunting when they turn off a transponder. A manual only takes minutes or less to align once you understand how.
     
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  6. bailey

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    Get the dish with tripod simple set up and works perfect abroad oh and in costs £200.00 with box, or spend your £1,500.00 and whats the difference
     
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    Or buy a fully automatic system so that you can pull up, flick a switch and watch TV in seconds.

    Or, more fun on a cold evening, in the rain, in the dark, watching people with gloves on, holding a torch in their mouths, trying to put a tripod together to slot their dish on so they can hook up their sat finders to set their system up.

    Come on everyone, the chap is budgeting for a fully automatic system and is asking which one, not how cheap he can do it :RollEyes: I wouldn't have a manual system if you gave me one, and we stopped selling them years ago when we realised just how frustrated the "majority" of our customers get using them. That is not to say that some people get on fine with them, it's just that some don't!

    I often will stop in Aires and overnight in Services Lay By's en route, and the ability to flick a switch, put the kettle on and watch the news before turning in is one I enjoy. I am too lazy to pull up, 10 O'clock at night and go out and set up a tripod and a dish just to watch some TV to relax before turning in. Not only that by the time I had been back out in the cold and dark (possibly even raining) to put my dish away to avoid it being nicked, I would be wide awake again :Laughing: Only to have to go back out in my JimJams the following morning to set the tripod back up to put the news back on whilst we have our breakfast!

    My advice having sold most makes over the years (bearing in mind that Van Bitz started in 1990 before satellite systems for mobile use existed) would be Oyster if you want a dish and KVH if you want a dome.

    As for Europe? France is feasible, Spain and Italy no, those days have gone:Sad: Also just to let the OP know and to remind others. Sky are not legally allowed to broadcast into Europe so if you make them aware that you are viewing abroad, they will instantly close your account, and many struggle to get the service re-activated when they return to the UK:Eeek:

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    I was actually thinking of a wind up and manual align on the roof of the van, quick and easy to tune and not suffering like so many automatic systems over the past week.
     
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    Good point, I was referring to Baileys post re Tripods :Wink:

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    What an ar,,se tell me the difference at least with a tripod you can move it for the signal what happens with the dome on the roof when you are on the wrong pitch, and if you get you jollys by watching others trying to get a signal then that explains what your like
     
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    It's obvious that you have a interest in these systems why most sites now have piped tv to the pitches and as we are all digital you can pick up all stations with a normal Ariel I'm at a loss if you tour the continent and your priority is coronation street
     
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    And as you say it's brill watching an outfit on a pitch with a dome or dish on the roof who can't get a signal. Because of where they are. And you say to yourself how much did they pay

     
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    Are your ideas coming one at a time then?

    Most sites have piped TV No they don't

    DVB-T is great if you want to camp in towns and Cities but poor to non existent in the Highlands, Dartmoor, Exmoor, The lakes, The Black mountains.

    Also you cant get Sky on DVB-T which is what the OP actually said.

    And no one actually mentioned Coronation Street, but if some one did enjoy that so be it.

    The OP asked a question and I answered it and stayed on topic

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    You go all around Europe and your priority is tv my case rests if your still selling these systems, you should retire soon my point is that in a matter of a few minutes. You can set up a tripod system with half a brain. But let's face it it's not on your interest.




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    Way too young to retire. You do like putting words into peoples posts :Laughing: "My priority it TV?" Sorry your mixing me up with another member.

    So my Company sell satellite systems, so what? The OP was asking a question about buying one. That would I think make me eminently qualified to offer an opinion having sold thousands of them, and have a working knowledge of pretty much everyone that has been or is currently on the market.

    Your posts are very acerbic. "Anyone with half a brain!" Well not every one can cope with a manual system, not everyone wants to cope to some a couple of thousand pounds is small change, or perhaps others don't smoke or drink so like to buy "toys" for their motorhomes. I know for a fact that many people do enjoy watching Coronation Street & Eastenders, but I am not arrogant enough to think that because of that their somehow sad.

    Many disabled people enjoy their motorhomes, and their TV and wouldn't be able to cope with anything other than a fully automatic system.

    Yes I am a trader, lets face it there is a massive great notice at the bottom of my posts so it is hardly as if I am trying to hide the fact that I sell satellite systems, so no great issue as far as I am concerned.

    Eddie
     
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    and where did Eddie say this ?

    certainly not in the post you keep quoting.
     
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    Your now playing the disability card dear ,dear the amount of sites in Scotland with tv at the pitch are increasing year on year but you don't want to hear that. Also tell me the difference beetween a Manuel on the roof as a posed to on the ground. What I would say is that if I were to get a auto system I would not be contacting you with your grand slamming. Technology has moved on with internet and tv systems perhaps you should.



     
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    To some of us less able persons TV is what stops us going mad, in Europe and at home. People can spend whatever they feel comfortable with, its their money. Different systems suit different people. We each have the right to choose how we spend our money or not as the case may be.
    Eddie would not sell anything that people did not want, its as simple as that.
    We don't all eat out or spend every night in the bar, we are all different:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Now then girls put those handbags away. BUSBY:Laughing:
     
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    I want to know what Manuel is doing on the roof !!!!
     
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