Just a dish?

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  1. juliandavies

    juliandavies Read Only Funster

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    I think I just want a dish! I hope I dont need a receiver as well...
    Can I just plug a dish in like an aerial?
    Will the freeview receiver on my TV work with it?
    Will Play TV (PS3) work with it?
    What is Zone 1 Zone 2 all about?
    What size do I want?
    Mesh or non-mesh?
    How much should I spend to get something that actually works?!

    Sorry for being an idiot...:BigGrin:
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    You WANT a dish, but you also need a receiver.

    Freeview = normal aerial.

    Freesat = dish/LNB/receiver.
     
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    The ALDI kit has a receiver with the dish. You should be able to get all satellites with it.
    If you want Sky then you will need a digibox & card.
     
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    I assume Play TV does not include a satellite receiver, I could be wrong.

    Aldi - got a similar one, it works.

    Maplin - this isn't a portable kit so you'd have to make your own mounting arrangements.

    The Aldi has a sucker, is that going to be good enough ? OK on glass but the very thin ali skin of some MHs could get damaged.

    Make sure you get a 12V one for total flexibility.

    Make sure your display TV can take the signal from the satellite receiver ( phono ? scart ? or RF ? )


    When was life *that* easy !
     
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