You should be able to buy any Freesat box and plug it straight in to the Sky dish's cable. You won't need to pay for "installation" unless you're a complete dork, and I know you aren't.
Lack of Freeview is not related, and Channel 5 is due on Freesat later this month (although who cares?).
I've been reading up on it all, but I'll be a [i:8613f42564]real[/i:8613f42564] expert after this weekend when my huge dish and receiver arrive...
thanks speed :)
going to get a HD one to make most of my Logik 42" LCD
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i cant afford skys ridiculous rip aff prices. I have to afford other things like food and heat lol :lol:
i dont care what anyone says....for a single fella with a mortgage times are getting fucking tough (despite mentioning i bought a 42" Tv above of course)
Freesat uses the same satellites as Sky - so if you have that, you can get freesat. The boxes available so far tend to be relatively expensive (in comparison to freeview units) but there are some good options out there -bear in mind you get SD and HD units, so make sure you get the right one!
I personally recommend the Humax one (foxsat I think) as it's got a very quick menu (like sky) and is just generally nice to use.
yeah, the mountain shouldn't get in the way of the FreeSat signal, because it is coming from a 'sat'(ellite) (You see what they did there? ;) Which is up in the sky in outerspace. And there's no mountains up in the sky, so you'll be safe, see?
Now, once you've got it working, be sure and set the FreeSat decoder's output to "4:3" so that it crops the side off all widescreen material.
And then set your widescreen TV to "automatically stretch 4:3 stuff to widescreen" so it's smeared out across the screen with no letterboxing.
And set your audio to "stereo" rather than 5.1.
And put all your 5.1 speakers on top of each other.
OH WAIT, THAT'S ONLY ABOUT 1 in 5 OF EVERY F*CKING TV I EVER SEE THESE DAYS IS SET UP THAT WAY :-D
yeah i asked an aerial guy, we miss the reception totally yet 1000 yard away down the hill you can get freeview on west circular road.
fuck it. i went with the humax freesat HD and it looks good.
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