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Subject Topic: Satellite TV v Freeview Post Reply Post New Topic
14/1/2013 at 1:15pm
 Location: Lincoln
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Happy new year to you all

Ive taken my folding satellite dish off my motorhome and I am thinking of putting it on my new motorhome. I have got a 12 volt sky box  and with out the veiwing card theres not many channels to choose from, so heres my questions.

1. Is it worth putting back on as I have freeview?

2. Do I putt it on and change the receiver box?

3. What do you use?

Cheers Paul



15/1/2013 at 8:43am
 Location: crewe
 Outfit: Elddis Xplore 302 and Nissan Campervan
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We use a non-sky receiver box which gives us a huge choice of satellites and channels. After the novelty had worn off, we have stopped "searching" the channels on offer from each satellite and just use Astra 2 for the usual "Freesat" and common UK available choice. A previously owned, top of the range reciever box (foolishly sold with our last motorhome.......) had something like 2,800 plus  channels to choose from ! Too much choice? We actually find Freesat choice is plenty but then we do not have Sky or similar at home. We also  watch loads more DVD's in the caravan than we do at home.



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15/1/2013 at 9:40am
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some people take their sky box with subscription with them, i have been told !


15/1/2013 at 2:30pm
 Location: East Lothian
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I take my skybox and hook it up to my oyster system with no problems at all, complete with viewing card


16/1/2013 at 8:42am
 Location: Lincoln
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Thanks for the replies

I cant get all the sky channels as I leave the sky card at home with my Daughter.

 

Cheers Paul



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paul - have you tried sky go? though i undersatnd its only available in the uk, but if she has sky access via pc or similar, you could take your card

 

LEAVING YOUR CARD WITH THE YOUR DAUGHTER, NEVER !!!! (in case mine is reading this LOL)



19/1/2013 at 4:53pm
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Mark h we have oyster but we hav a sligt prob with it it wont hook into a satellite any ideas it worked beautifully not it's just won connect to astra 2 an ideas


20/1/2013 at 12:23pm
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You may need a software update , I had mine done last year then it worked ok.

Cheers Paul



30/1/2013 at 11:34am
 Location: East Lothian
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acea

you may need a software update, it tells you how in the instruction manual, you could contact your installer, Jacksons have excellent help if you used them

Does it work if your vehicle is in the position it was in when the installer set it up?

Have you checked there are no loose bolts on the arm and dish?


06/2/2013 at 10:10pm
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thanks both on the case will let you know

It does not work at all at the moment just wont click to postion

 

All nuts checked

Brilliant advice




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