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no.

one of these:
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Erm, alkas, I think we perhaps have?
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Re: Satellite Dish that isn't

Ah, yes indeed, the odd looking "dish"....however, has anyone in the Zurich area succesfully used one of these or a digiglobe thing or the Arcon Sweetie 53cm to receive signals from Astra 2 (28E)?

LR - A previous Google search did indeed produce some fantastic acts of camouflage! People with way too much time and paint on their hands. The most amusing one was the fake Rock thing (attahced)....now that's much better than a dish!!

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I've used the Arcon Sweety 53cm to get Astra2 - good in all but the worst weather. Absolutely not possible to use with Sky+ - and that's why it's on the floor in my garage. Anyone want it?
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Oooh, Err, let me think! YES PLEASE. PM.

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Re: Satellite Dish that isn't

FYI, I just bought (and I mean an hour ago) the Selfsat on the back of my home technical advisor (bloke whats good with rigging stuff up).

His words when I asked how his new dish was: "Oh it’s cool – seriously cool. It’s tiny, and it gets a better signal than our 1M dish did! I had it lined up in about 15 mins last night, using a basic sat finder, and have 100% signal strength & 80% signal quality. Better than we ever managed with a full dish.

On sale now at Interdiscount XXL, for CHF250 (Normally 300) – corner of Sihl str & Urania Str.

Totally recommend it. The big advantage (apart from its size & how easy it is to mount) is that all 3 axis are controlled completely separately – so once you have the best signal possible on the x axis, you then do the y axis, & then do the LNB angle, and when you adjust one you’re not screwing up the other, like with a traditional dish"

So I've bought one, mounting this weekend. Essentially, its the size of a PS3 and quite weighty but not as weighty as the PS3 or in fact a normal sat dish/LNB combo.

All the wires are standard sat wires and for mounting it comes complete with a compass and screws and brackets etc - basically good to go.

I'm a techy idiot so I'll time myself on the mounting this w/e so you can get both timings. This is the manual (which I haven't read yet): http://www.self-sat.com/H10Dmanual-English.pdf

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FYI, I just bought (and I mean an hour ago) the Selfsat on the back of my home technical advisor (bloke whats good with rigging stuff up).

His words when I asked how his new dish was: "Oh it’s cool – seriously cool. It’s tiny, and it gets a better signal than our 1M dish did! I had it lined up in about 15 mins last night, using a basic sat finder, and have 100% signal strength & 80% signal quality. Better than we ever managed with a full dish.

On sale now at Interdiscount XXL, for CHF250 (Normally 300) – corner of Sihl str & Urania Str.

Totally recommend it. The big advantage (apart from its size & how easy it is to mount) is that all 3 axis are controlled completely separately – so once you have the best signal possible on the x axis, you then do the y axis, & then do the LNB angle, and when you adjust one you’re not screwing up the other, like with a traditional dish"

So I've bought one, mounting this weekend. Essentially, its the size of a PS3 and quite weighty but not as weighty as the PS3 or in fact a normal sat dish/LNB combo.

All the wires are standard sat wires and for mounting it comes complete with a compass and screws and brackets etc - basically good to go.

I'm a techy idiot so I'll time myself on the mounting this w/e so you can get both timings. This is the manual (which I haven't read yet): http://www.self-sat.com/H10Dmanual-English.pdf
As an update, it took from the end of the Ireland Italy game to 4 minutes into the second half of the England Wales game.

Not sure about the actual Hours and Minutes though..

Looks nice, much better than a standard satellite. Easy enough that I could construct it, drill holes in my house and mount it and point it at the right place in the time.

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As an update, it took from the end of the Ireland Italy game to 4 minutes into the second half of the England Wales game.

Not sure about the actual Hours and Minutes though..

Looks nice, much better than a standard satellite. Easy enough that I could construct it, drill holes in my house and mount it and point it at the right place in the time.

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FYI, I just bought (and I mean an hour ago) the Selfsat on the back of my home technical advisor (bloke whats good with rigging stuff up).

His words when I asked how his new dish was: "Oh it’s cool – seriously cool. It’s tiny, and it gets a better signal than our 1M dish did! I had it lined up in about 15 mins last night, using a basic sat finder, and have 100% signal strength & 80% signal quality. Better than we ever managed with a full dish.

On sale now at Interdiscount XXL, for CHF250 (Normally 300) – corner of Sihl str & Urania Str.

Totally recommend it. The big advantage (apart from its size & how easy it is to mount) is that all 3 axis are controlled completely separately – so once you have the best signal possible on the x axis, you then do the y axis, & then do the LNB angle, and when you adjust one you’re not screwing up the other, like with a traditional dish"

So I've bought one, mounting this weekend. Essentially, its the size of a PS3 and quite weighty but not as weighty as the PS3 or in fact a normal sat dish/LNB combo.

All the wires are standard sat wires and for mounting it comes complete with a compass and screws and brackets etc - basically good to go.

I'm a techy idiot so I'll time myself on the mounting this w/e so you can get both timings. This is the manual (which I haven't read yet): http://www.self-sat.com/H10Dmanual-English.pdf

You're my hero now.

Now I only need to get hubby to read this and agree to get one as well
As you may remember a while ago i posted about BBC Wales being fed into our cable system and have written to the provider adn asked to change to BBC London, only to be told that they won't change the feed ,despite me adding lob rocksters helpful settings for their satellite dish

Thank you for the detailed report on this self sat thing,very much appreciated!
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Re: Satellite Dish that isn't

can somebody dumb it down for me: is there any chance this baby will pick up Astra 2 AND Hotbird?
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can somebody dumb it down for me: is there any chance this baby will pick up Astra 2 AND Hotbird?
Yes. When connected to a motor (I assume it will work with a motor, I see no reason why not).

Otherwise.... NO
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Re: Satellite Dish that isn't

Just picked one of these dishes up at Interdiscount yesterday (first cheaper-than-online thing I've seen in that store). Price for the 1-connector one is still 249.00 CHF and it seems they have them in stock, although you have to ask for them as they're not on the floor (except on display). I did ask if there was any issues with it or problems connecting to Astra, but the sales guy just shook his head as if that was a crazy question..

Anyway, just wanted to let people know it's still on sale.
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Re: Satellite Dish that isn't

Howdy.

I just moved to Basel and brought my SKYHD box with me. Can I get a confirmation from someone that this dish will work with SKY in the Basel area?

I like the size of the dish as it won't tick off the neighbours and more importantly the wife!

Thank you!!!
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Howdy.

I just moved to Basel and brought my SKYHD box with me. Can I get a confirmation from someone that this dish will work with SKY in the Basel area?

I like the size of the dish as it won't tick off the neighbours and more importantly the wife!
I don't have Sky - but I have all the British FTA channels that are on the same satellite. Reception with my very small (45cm) dish is very good so I'm pretty sure you won't have any trouble with Sky either.

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Re: Satellite Dish that isn't

Brugg is near enough to Basel with respect to the Sat direction, skew etc. settings. I initially used the Basel settings then tweaked them a bit.

Set one up the other weekend with a Sky HD box and without the aid of a Sat finder. Initially on the window ledge inside the house. 5mins later, had majority of the Sky channels except for BBC and ITV. Set it up outside the window the next day and got BBC and ITV as well. Only slight loss of signal on a clear day but watchable. As weather deteriorates, we loose ITV first then BBC.
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Re: Satellite Dish that isn't

This is my favourite dish. Not small, but 90cm wide which is the Max you can install officially without a builing permit (but over 1m tall). Obviously this does not include neighbour & building owner approval.

http://www.netshop24.ch/netshop/shop...&kat_aktiv=327

If mounted in a balcony it's not much different than a collapasable table (and smaller too :-)

For LNB's, I always use Invacom one's. At the satshop they are around 64chf so not expensive in my opinion (but yes you can get one's for about half the price).
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Re: Satellite Dish that isn't

I've just picked one of these up - very easy to assemble, we'll see about aligning and getting a good picture when the rest of the kit arrives tomorrow.

However, I have a question for those who might have played with one of these already - my version is the one with two outputs (there are literally two sockets on the back - a picture is here), and as the blurb says: "[es ist] mit 2 Ausgängen ausgerüstet und es können somit 2 digitale Receiver an die Antenne angeschlossen werden"

Now, until I saw it I had automatically assumed that I would also be able to run a PVR off this, i.e. watch one channel and record another. However having seen it, I'm now wondering if I would only be able to run two separate receivers off it, and not a normal PVR.

Does anybody know if running a standard PVR would be possible?
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I've just picked one of these up - very easy to assemble, we'll see about aligning and getting a good picture when the rest of the kit arrives tomorrow.

However, I have a question for those who might have played with one of these already - my version is the one with two outputs (there are literally two sockets on the back - a picture is here), and as the blurb says: "[es ist] mit 2 Ausgängen ausgerüstet und es können somit 2 digitale Receiver an die Antenne angeschlossen werden"

Now, until I saw it I had automatically assumed that I would also be able to run a PVR off this, i.e. watch one channel and record another. However having seen it, I'm now wondering if I would only be able to run two separate receivers off it, and not a normal PVR.

Does anybody know if running a standard PVR would be possible?
It'll be fine, you just need a DiSEqC switch (two inputs one output)
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It'll be fine, you just need a DiSEqC switch (two inputs one output)
That's good to know, thanks. I keep reading about DiSEqC on here and elsewhere and have never known what it is . I guess I do now!
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It'll be fine, you just need a DiSEqC switch (two inputs one output)
Huh ????

The 2 outputs are so you can have 2 independant tuners (from my understanding). i.e. 2 receivers or a PVR with 2 tuners.

Why the F' would you want to Diseq these into one?

This 'dish' (if you can call it that) has aDiSEqC built in I think.

Anyhow worth checking out properly. There is an English manual on-line I recall.
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