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Old 12-10-2009, 00:13   #16
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Re: B&Q Satellite - Ross freesat box and dish

You can put a quad LNB on any dish, then feed either 4 standard units off it or two PVR units
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Old 13-10-2009, 00:03   #17
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Re: B&Q Satellite - Ross freesat box and dish

ok may have jumped in before i've looked in to this properly i've got the 40 quid box and dish from b&q and i've set it up with a finder and its pointing exactly were next doors dish is there side by side am getting a reading of 78 % and quality off 60 % this is best i can get it ive selected astra 2 group and i have lots off channels but no dave t.v virgin 1 etc as i do with a free view box, i dont get why this is oh and clubland t.v has no sound, what am i doing wrong?
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Old 13-10-2009, 00:06   #18
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Re: B&Q Satellite - Ross freesat box and dish

You won't get Dave on satellite - it's not broadcast as a free channel via satellite as it has exclusive carriage with Sky.
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Old 13-10-2009, 00:18   #19
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Re: B&Q Satellite - Ross freesat box and dish

gutted there go's me top gear! she's going be made up lol anything i can do to get this channel with this set up???
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Re: B&Q Satellite - Ross freesat box and dish

Nothing at all, except to hope and pray the BBC, via Freesat, eventually persuade UKTV to put more of its channels in the clear on satellite, particularly those channels it broadcasts for free on Freeview. Whether UKTV does this will simply depend on whether they think they can make more revenue from advertising to a few extra punters on free satellite, or by sticking with their Sky exclusivity and encryption deal.
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Re: B&Q Satellite - Ross freesat box and dish

does anyone know if it is possible to connect this dish to a freeview recorder?
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Old 19-10-2009, 13:20   #22
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Re: B&Q Satellite - Ross freesat box and dish

Freesat recorder YES freeview recorder NO - The frequencies are totally different..

But if instead of DISH you meant SAT Reciever and instead of freeview recorder you mean AV recorder then yes..
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Re: B&Q Satellite - Ross freesat box and dish

i have just bought a ross satelite and am having trouble with it, i cant set the time, any help? it also doesnt show me what im watching. could someone please halp me. thanks
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Time on the sat is normally set two ways, either manually via the setup menu or auto via the sat. Just remember that if you point it to a foreign channel then the time will reflect that channel
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Re: B&Q Satellite - Ross freesat box and dish

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This is just a warning to anyone who buys a B&Q Satellite system.

The paperwork states that you need to find the Astra 2D satallite channel to access the BBC/ITV Freeview channels. Astra 2D gives you hundreds of European channels but not the UK freeview channels.

These channels can however be acessed using the Astra E channel.
Hi everybody. We have read all these comments and we have tried everything, we bougth a compass, searched Astra website where we found exact position of satelite and still we have on screen "no programe found". Do you think that it`s the cable or whole set is at fault. We are just south of Cirencester, Gloucestershire
P.S. We would like to pick up Czech channels if it`s possible with this system
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Re: B&Q Satellite - Ross freesat box and dish

Welcome to the forum,

Have you bought a sat finder meter?? They are about the ONLY sure way of pointing the dish to the strongest signal source. (less than a tenner from ebay)

BUT there is a great website that allows you to pinpoint your exact location on a map and then select your sat. It'll then give you your Elevation, Azimuth (true), Azimuth (magn.) and LNB Skew
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Re: B&Q Satellite - Ross freesat box and dish

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This is just a warning to anyone who buys a B&Q Satellite system.

The paperwork states that you need to find the Astra 2D satallite channel to access the BBC/ITV Freeview channels. Astra 2D gives you hundreds of European channels but not the UK freeview channels.

These channels can however be acessed using the Astra E channel.
Hi I,m new on this forum.Can you or anybody else help me I,ve bought this system from b+q my dish is an old sky dish tuned in using a sat finder.I have lots of foreign channels but not one in english, picture and sound quality is good.There is no astra E only astra E1 and this is foreign as well any help would be appreciated.
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Re: B&Q Satellite - Ross freesat box and dish

You sure that you tuned into Astra28.2 ?? I think you might have hit Astra23.5 (which astra 1E is part of), you need to go slightly more east.
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Re: B&Q Satellite - Ross freesat box and dish

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You can put a quad LNB on any dish, then feed either 4 standard units off it or two PVR units
Not strictly true as the dishes that come from B&Q have a completely different arm to that found on your standard Sly dishes, so if people want to start using pvr's or multiroom systems oin their ross dishes, then they may be better advised to get themselves a standard Sly dish which will then take the majority of the quad.octo LNB's on the market.

And please ensure that they are quads / octos that you buy and not quattro lnb's.
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Re: B&Q Satellite - Ross freesat box and dish

And a few of the old sky dishes can't take a quad LNB either without an adaptor

Now excuse me whilst I ring up my friend who has a quad LNB on thier B&Q dish feeding a couple of dreamboxes in various rooms to inform her that she'll have to stop using them as the experts have said that her quad LNB won't fit on the dish it's been on for 6 months

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