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How much is too much?

  • 08-11-2022 8:36pm
    Moderators, Education Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 24,056 Mod ✭✭✭✭Sully

    Looking to get satellite TV rather than Sky. I've a smart TV so thinking I'll just go down that route for now, hook up a dish and have that fairly basic. Got a quote of 220

    Boxes seem to be ranging between 380 and 470 depending how good I want to go

    Are they fair prices ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,167 ✭✭✭Schorpio

    220 seems fair - does that include cabling to the room of your choice? I presume that include the supply of the dish/LNB etc. You should also invest in a Soarview aerial too. Should be minimal extra cost. Also, think about the number of rooms you want a satellite feed to.

    The box price seems quite high. What boxes were you looking at?

  • Registered Users Posts: 758 ✭✭✭decor58

    A work colleague recently paid e550, for dish and Freesat (Arris 500 gb) receiver and wide band lnb, no aerial. I thought it was a bit ott but the box is in or about e300, so how much is a dish, cable and installation worth.

  • Registered Users Posts: 478 ✭✭EdmondShiels3

    I paid between 70 to 90 euro, cannot remember the correct price for a dish install it was a new house and had the cable already in place.

  • Posts: 0 Abel Wrong Yawn

    Im cancelling Sky and getting a freesat HD recordable box with 500gb storage for £229 in Northern Ireland. I have a smart tv with RTÈ player, Virgin media player and tg4 player on it so I’m not missing any Irish content. At least now I can watch and record from Itv 1,2,3,4 and Channel 5. No more monthly bills to Sky!