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    • vansboy
    • By vansboy 27th Aug 06, 5:50 PM
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    Lidl Satelite Kit - 59.99
    • #1
    • 27th Aug 06, 5:50 PM
    Lidl Satelite Kit - 59.99 27th Aug 06 at 5:50 PM
    Official insert

    What's the deal?

    Lidl’s currently selling free to air Digital Satellite Dish & Receiver Sets for £60 which is a very cheap price for a Free Sat. Lidl doesn't sell all its stock across the UK so it won't necessarily be in your local Lidl - but its worth checking. Also do read the discussion below - many top techie tips are contained.

    What is free-sat?

    A bit like Freeview gives you extra channels through a normal aerial, Free-sat allows you to see all the free channels which are available on Satellite (for a rough guide of what's available see here). There tends to be a wider choice on Free-sat that Freeview, especially of overseas channels.

    Back to the original post.....

    ________________________________

    Sorry if this is already posted elsewhere, but...

    http://www.lidl.co.uk/uk/home.nsf/pages/c.o.20060828.p.Digital_Satellite_Dish_and_Receiver _Set.ar2


    What will you actually be able to pick up, with this seemingly bargain priced deal?

    Does it get terestrial channels (we can't get 5 in Luton, so it'd be handy for this)

    & is it REALLY a good buy??

    Thanks in advance!

    VB

    Last edited by MSE Martin; 29-08-2006 at 11:40 PM.
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  • getmeoutofhere
    • #2
    • 27th Aug 06, 6:10 PM
    • #2
    • 27th Aug 06, 6:10 PM
    Sorry if this is already posted elsewhere, but...

    http://www.lidl.co.uk/uk/home.nsf/pages/c.o.20060828.p.Digital_Satellite_Dish_and_Receiver _Set.ar2


    What will you actually be able to pick up, with this seemingly bargain priced deal?

    Does it get terestrial channels (we can't get % in Luton, so it'd be handy for this)

    & is it REALLY a good buy??

    Thanks in advance!

    VB
    by vansboy
    Was wondering if any good myself, thought about getting to take caravanning.
    • rich_jtg
    • By rich_jtg 27th Aug 06, 6:52 PM
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    • #3
    • 27th Aug 06, 6:52 PM
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    • 27th Aug 06, 6:52 PM
    This site is good for finding out what's available for free on the satellites mentioned in the ad.

    The only possible issue I can see is that you may struggle for reception the further north you go as the dish isn't that big.
    Last edited by rich_jtg; 27-08-2006 at 6:55 PM.
    • novice-saver
    • By novice-saver 27th Aug 06, 7:47 PM
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    • #4
    • 27th Aug 06, 7:47 PM
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    • 27th Aug 06, 7:47 PM

    Does it get terestrial channels (we can't get % in Luton, so it'd be handy for this)
    by vansboy
    Luton will be OK for the more powerful satellites (like Astra) with that dish, provided you have an unobstructed view to the south.

    At 28 degrees East you'll get BBC and ITV programming, but not channels 4 or 5.

    Some of the other "free" options in the list above would mean moving the dish to watch them if you want a change from Astra 2A, 2B, 2D, and Eurobird1.
    Click on the satellite names on the original link to see where they are located, or select here for a different view.
    • Shoog
    • By Shoog 27th Aug 06, 7:50 PM
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    • 27th Aug 06, 7:50 PM
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    • 27th Aug 06, 7:50 PM
    This could be quite interesting. Does anyone know the make & model of the decoder box?
    • Major
    • By Major 27th Aug 06, 8:00 PM
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    • #6
    • 27th Aug 06, 8:00 PM
    Brill, last model worth it.
    • #6
    • 27th Aug 06, 8:00 PM
    Hi,
    I bought this the last time it came out as we were governed by telewest for good reception channels, which you had to subscribe to, set up easy and you get all channels on ASTRA 28, the satellite that serves Europe. The only channels you don't get are Ch4 (scrambled by Sky but this will change) & Ch5 and of course all the Sky channels which you would have to pay for anyway.

    So a brief rundown:

    Every BBC channel from around the country with all its regional variations
    Every ITV channel again with all regional variations.
    Film 4 & Film 4 + 1
    Sport channels such as Pro Golf
    Horror Channel
    True Movies
    Men & Motors
    More shopping channels than you can shake a stick at
    & many many more.

    There are also 200 odd radio channels.

    Good buy, may get another for the bedroom saves messing with running cables or transmitters.

    Hope this helped.
    Last edited by Major; 27-08-2006 at 8:02 PM.
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  • Totoriko
    • #7
    • 27th Aug 06, 8:04 PM
    • #7
    • 27th Aug 06, 8:04 PM
    This is a good package if you want to receive FTA satellite channels (there are plenty). As rich_jtg pointed out, www.lyngsat.com is the best site to give you an overview of what we can receive here in the UK.
    I bought a similar kit from Lidl a year ago and I've been using it ever since. It's easy to install and set up.
    The previous versions of the SL65 box set that will come on sale tomorrow at Lidl are software patchable (meaning you can get extra stuff on it - but it's not always legal), this one is a totally new beast.
  • Totoriko
    • #8
    • 27th Aug 06, 8:05 PM
    • #8
    • 27th Aug 06, 8:05 PM
    This could be quite interesting. Does anyone know the make & model of the decoder box?
    by Shoog
    Silvercrest DVB-S SL65
    • Pturtle
    • By Pturtle 27th Aug 06, 8:12 PM
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    • #9
    • 27th Aug 06, 8:12 PM
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    • 27th Aug 06, 8:12 PM
    Is there any problems using this as well as a Sky digital satellite, ie would the dish have to go in the same place causing trouble (i guess the dish would face the same way)
  • Totoriko
    You don't need to put the dish at the same place. As long as it's pointing to the satellite you want without any obstruction between, it can be anywhere.
    • Pturtle
    • By Pturtle 27th Aug 06, 8:24 PM
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    Cheers, how difficult would be it be to fix one of these up? And is the dish similar sized as the sky digital dish?
  • Totoriko
    Just got back from my local Lidl, they have plenty on display.
    Just wanted the SL65 box but ended up buying the entire kit.

    Comes with mounting pole, sat finder, digibox, 57cm metallic dish, twin lnb and bits & pieces
    • laticsforlife
    • By laticsforlife 28th Aug 06, 10:25 AM
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    By now, they will all have gone, there were plenty but they always sell quickly.
  • albalad
    Cheers, how difficult would be it be to fix one of these up? And is the dish similar sized as the sky digital dish?
    by Pturtle
    these are very easy to set up - they come with a variety of fixing methods/brackets , there is a suction cup type fixing for glass etc, there is a wall bracket with masonry fixings or it can be left assembled in the box- which is handy.
    The dish is smaller than a sky digital dish (i think it is around 300mm)
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  • Totoriko
    these are very easy to set up - they come with a variety of fixing methods/brackets , there is a suction cup type fixing for glass etc, there is a wall bracket with masonry fixings or it can be left assembled in the box- which is handy.
    The dish is smaller than a sky digital dish (i think it is around 300mm)
    by albalad
    You are talking about the kit that was on sale last year. This one is different. There is no suction and the dish is bigger (57cm).
  • albalad
    You are talking about the kit that was on sale last year. This one is different. There is no suction and the dish is bigger (57cm).
    by Totoriko
    oops , my apologies.......... i was talking about the one i bought 3-4 months ago.
    not a bad set , we're using it in ireland and can pick up just about everything apart from ch 4 &5
    "The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."
    happy travels !!
    "No matter where you go, there you are."
    albalad
  • yorkshireterr
    I have one of these which I bought from lidi last year. Only set it up once and it was ok. If anyone is interested in buying it i live in dewsbury west yorkshire. It would have to be pick up only. Still have reiciept for 59.99, dated 1-09-05. It is just gathering dust and i would accept any decent offer.
  • Totoriko
    I have one of these which I bought from lidi last year. Only set it up once and it was ok. If anyone is interested in buying it i live in dewsbury west yorkshire. It would have to be pick up only. Still have reiciept for 59.99, dated 1-09-05. It is just gathering dust and i would accept any decent offer.
    by yorkshireterr
    what is the box model?
  • yorkshireterr
    The box model is sl65.
  • seafu
    In my area east london, they all sold out with in 30min of open time 8.30am.
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