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Post by Tugga on Fri 22 Mar 2013 - 16:50

Hi All

We currently have our Satellite Receiver in the motorhome that we got as part of our stand alone system when we first bought Helga (don't know the make). Now that we have the dome fitted, I was wondering whether we should upgrade the receiver.

My dilema is: Should we go for a Freesat one (friends recommend Humax) or whether to buy an old/reconditioned Sky Reciver.

We like to watch Pick TV at home but Freesat does not offer this channel but does most of the others that we watch. We do not have Sky but I have looked up their channel list and I am not sure if we have to subscribe to receive them.

Also, would an older Sky receiver work on 12 volts?

Any advice gratefully received

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Post by The Burchies on Fri 22 Mar 2013 - 17:10

Hi cheryl, If you want to use 12v they are not so readily available unless you pay stuped camping shop prices, I bought ours last year at currys which is 12/240v freesat so far it has been flawless.check first with this one that is is 12v as it does not say, as the one we got doesent look like its on here we paid £70.[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
There is no subscription with these.Hope this helps.
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Post by Techno100 on Fri 22 Mar 2013 - 17:20

Good call Mark
We have the Bush one and that too has been flawless Cool
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Re: Satellite Receiver

Post by mike 100 on Fri 22 Mar 2013 - 17:48

hi tuga we picked up 12 volt free sat box from maplins about 40 pounds works well astra sat easy used in france we then pick up a second one on ebay spare 12 pounds bargain i think bob had one for sale last year ask him
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Re: Satellite Receiver

Post by Tugga on Fri 22 Mar 2013 - 19:45

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Post by whistlinggypsy on Sat 23 Mar 2013 - 15:46

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:hi tuga we picked up 12 volt free sat box from maplins about 40 pounds works well astra sat easy used in france we then pick up a second one on ebay spare 12 pounds bargain i think bob had one for sale last year ask him

Sorry Cheryl, we did have a Maxview but I gave it away a couple months ago. Not sure if Frank might have a spare one
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Post by tessajoe on Sat 23 Mar 2013 - 15:56

i had a maxview,which i lent to bobski in spain,its no longer functional,think it needs updating,which i will try to get done at the northern show.Very Happy

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Post by Tugga on Sat 23 Mar 2013 - 15:57

thats alright Bob, thanks anyway. I was veering towards a Sky box really, but not sure whether you have to subscribe to watch channels like Sky Atlantic as I cannot see a channel list on their site (probably not looking in the right place!) Very Happy
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Post by tessajoe on Sat 23 Mar 2013 - 16:04

if you know someone with sky.they can get the extra room box for a tenner a month,and you will get what they get to watch.

but if you do do this make sure you het them to tell sky that they have no land line in the house.otherwise you have to keep the box plugged into the landline i think for the first 12 months.

ps and you get the box.

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Post by Techno100 on Sat 23 Mar 2013 - 16:34

I still have a 12 volt sky box for sale
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Post by tessajoe on Sat 23 Mar 2013 - 16:57

if you have no phone.that agreement cant be implimented.

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Post by tessajoe on Sat 23 Mar 2013 - 17:33

well you cant get clearer than that.but i dont have a tv socket in the room i have my second box.never been plugged in to a telephone line.and never had a problem from sky.

i bet if you contacted sky and asked for an extra box,and tell them you have no telephone line in that room,i doubt they will refuse more buisness.

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Post by Techno100 on Sat 23 Mar 2013 - 17:35

I had nothing but grief from sky over having no phone extensions so I got rid of them
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Post by tessajoe on Sat 23 Mar 2013 - 17:53

i think that many of the english bars in spain showing football use them, if you dont see the pint glass on the screen.they are not paying.

we pay 1100 per month to sky to show football and racing.Evil or Very Mad

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