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#633942 - 7th Dec 2011 9:52am Anyone Got Freesat ?
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The missus wants more than the usual Freeview channels for our TV, but now we have both retired Sky looks to be a bit pricey every month & we don't have cable so Virgin is not an option.

I've been considering Freesat which means paying about 400 for a dish install & connection, suitable recorder and a SD box. But then that's it with no monthly charges going on for ever.

We are not bothered about having the latest movies or sports fixtures, just a bit more variety of what we can watch.

Any info gratefully received.

Anyone on here got any views on Freesat e.g. quality of reception, reliability of signal & equipment & after sales service ?

Is is worth paying a maintenance contract ?

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#633967 - 7th Dec 2011 10:49am Re: Anyone Got Freesat ? [Re: Ozzy666]
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bet bet if you can get it in your area virgin media. also if it snows or rains you dont loose you picture.lol

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#633969 - 7th Dec 2011 10:55am Re: Anyone Got Freesat ? [Re: Ozzy666]
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Originally Posted By: Ozzy666
The missus wants more than the usual Freeview channels for our TV, but now we have both retired Sky looks to be a bit pricey every month & we don't have cable so Virgin is not an option.

I've been considering Freesat which means paying about 400 for a dish install & connection, suitable recorder and a SD box. But then that's it with no monthly charges going on for ever.

We are not bothered about having the latest movies or sports fixtures, just a bit more variety of what we can watch.

Any info gratefully received.

Anyone on here got any views on Freesat e.g. quality of reception, reliability of signal & equipment & after sales service ?

Is is worth paying a maintenance contract ?
you can get sky freesat, cheaper than that, my dad and his wife got it cheap as they where a certain age, i will ask him and get back to you.
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#634035 - 7th Dec 2011 2:16pm Re: Anyone Got Freesat ? [Re: Ozzy666]
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I have BT vision. All the freeview channels. Recording facility. Films. ESPN channel. Series recording. Unlimited internet connection from a hub. Free calls at any time. All for 35.00 a month ecluding line rental. Free box and hub. Fantastic!! Virgin are rip-off merchants. Quote you one price-charge you another much more expensive price. Go for BTvision!! (F**K me-I should get commission for this!! Merry Christmas viewing!!
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#634044 - 7th Dec 2011 2:35pm Re: Anyone Got Freesat ? [Re: Ozzy666]
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My mate got all the stuff from EBay. It costs around 200 and you get the films from the cinema plus all the football. Wish I could help a bit more

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#634062 - 7th Dec 2011 3:54pm Re: Anyone Got Freesat ? [Re: Ozzy666]
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pmsl i think fireman sam is after commission.

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#634110 - 7th Dec 2011 6:25pm Re: Anyone Got Freesat ? [Re: Ozzy666]
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B@Q have some Freeview sat kit for about 50.00, notice they have 3 in Biddy and about 5 in E-Port, how, where, why, quality, etc I don't know.

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#634188 - 7th Dec 2011 8:25pm Re: Anyone Got Freesat ? [Re: Ozzy666]
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We have had Freesat for about a year now. Living in Neston our Freeview signal wasn't very good. Freesat has solved all of our signal problems and Hd quality is great. We went for a Humax box and satellite dish with installation from Currys. Cost around 140 for the box and an additional 35 for the dish with fitting. Our box does not record however. Would recommend it.

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