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    Freesat - is this a good deal?

    ALDI - Sunday Special Buys 30th August 2009

    It's to go in our bedroom, I currently have a Freeview box going to a loft aerial. This is ok but the picture does go sometimes if it's raining. I'm not worried about HD.

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    It's extremely cheap I'll give you that. All satellite signals suffer from heavy rain to be honest with you. You also need to make sure you have a perfect south-east line of site. It won't work through trees or bushes.

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    Thanks. It's terrestrial freeview that's giving me some problems during bad weather but the aerial is in the roof. I'd have to climb on to the top of the house to fix a new aerial and it would cost £150 to get an erector to do it. I can get to a decent dish location from the garage roof, so much safer.

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    I had hell trying to get decent freeview signal in my room so after discovering sky gave us a quad LNB with Sky+ I got a Freesat box for my room and a Freesat HD box for the lounge (on offer argos, was £49 for the SD box and £60 for the HD box methinks). Never had a problem with it, amount of channels is unexciting atm but it's bound to grow.

    Considering that includes the dish I'd say go for it. =)

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    I didn't bother in the end because I moved the aerial in the loft and I'm getting a much better terrestrial signal. I believe that Freeview offers better usable channels, I watch Dave a bit (Live at the Apollo reruns etc). I think I'll wait for some offers on HD receivers.

    Thanks for all of the advice.

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    It's worth remembering that once analogue is switched off in your area, the freeview signal will improve considerably as it will move to the frequencies analogue used at comparable power.

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