Satellite kit .. Offer at Maplins ..

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  1. scotjimland

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    Hmmmmm.....£60 Sat kits? There's a poor chap somewhere on the board that this may prove to be a very sore subject!

    He was last seen using his dish for a fry up.
    Expensive wok.
     
  3. sinbad1

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    From what i read his better half hit him over the head with it ,and told him to take it back:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Ahhh, but they do work, IF you persevere. :cry::shout::Doh::thumb: :Rofl1:
     
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    Well, if you had looked at the link before commenting you may have noticed this is a full size domestic kit.. not a camping one .. :RollEyes:
     
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    Be a real big wok then. :BigGrin:
     
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    and if you'de looked properly Jim, you would see they are OUT OF STOCK:Doh:

    usual thing with maplins......good at advertising but crap at stock keeping .
    could be months before they get new stock in.:Sad:
     
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    Not at all..

     
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    Ooops......my mistake:Doh:
    i was looking at the instalation kit, though why you need one of these when its all included is beyond me.
     
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    stayed at our scottish cottage on monday night on the way back from lochness.
    now, reception is crap to say the least (no digi and very weak analogue) in the Glentrool area but iv found the answer......
    before i bought the crank-up i used a 'Porty' receiver and domestic sat dish on a pole.
    looks like its found a new home:thumb:
     
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    Does that matter if you are on EHU?
    Dave:thumb:
     
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    satellite system maplins

    yes we bought one last year can t get bloody thing to work either it has been back to shop they sent it away said it is working but we still can t get it to
     
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    not in the slightest and will probably run off a smallish inverter for when you arent on hookup.:thumb:
     
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    Hmmmmmmmm........depends on your view (in Paul & Stellas case they don't have one), of whats 'full size'.

    Those little boxes in the photograph are hardly dwarfed by the dish.
     
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    we`re sticking to dvd`s much less hassle tryed it as a wok it melted
     
  16. motorhomesdirect

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    Is the dish big enough?

    I'd looked at this myself and I am a bit concerned that the dish is a bit small. I know my 85cm dish works OK in the south of France, but when I go to spain, it starts to struggle a bit on ITV.

    BTW Maplin now do a 12V Freesat Box - how cool is that!
     
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    I said that this was a great Starter Kit .. for £60 you get a decent sized dish and digi box + cables and connectors..

    I used one identical for two years with the dish mounted on the rear ladder, from Scotland to Morocco I never failed to get it working.. It won't pick up ITV in Spain.. that needs at least a 1.5mt - 2mt dish .. few have the space to carry such a monster :RollEyes:

    I've since bought a Maxview Crank -Up but still use the same box .. and if truth be known, I had less trouble with the dish on the ladder than I now have with the cranky .. but that's another story..

    You can spend ££££££ on sat systems.. as a starter kit it's a great introduction to sat TV without needing your bankers permission ..and if you want to upgrade the dish you still have a good digi box and LNB ..
     
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    Hi

    Haven't given any thought to HD yet.. but if I were on the market for an HD TV this looks a decent sat kit .. but as I said, haven't been looking so can't really comment.

    Jim
     
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