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26-10-2008, 14:07   #1
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http://www.joinfreesat.co.uk/index.p...hes-in-ireland

"Sat4Free is being sold through Tesco, Powercity, Woddies [SIC] DIY and Atlantic Homecare. The standard-definition version costs approximately €299, with high-definition available at approximately €399. This price includes installation. For those that don’t need installation, Powercity are selling at €89.95 (SD) and €199.95 (HD) without."
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Sorry, this duplicates the "Freesat in Ireland" thread - can a mod close this thread?
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26-10-2008, 22:00   #4
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Sat4Free help required

Well it seems this could be the beginnig of something new and very good for Ireland.
Shame the main Irish broadcasters are not on the new service.
Does anybody know when RTÉ's contract with Sky is up for renewall?
They could well join in the future, if copyright issues could be sorted out, or if a future receiver included some soft cardless encryption, (ShamrockGuard/ Bogaccess 2.5 ).
Anything that offers an alternative to $ky and Boxer has to be good.
Does anybody have a Sat4Free receiver and can you take some screenshots of the menus and EPG for inclusion on my new Sat4Free page?
Visit http://www.astra2d.com/sat4free.htm
Thanks for any help you can provide from the Emerald Isle.
PS Not sure what has happened to the official Sat4Free site, they are taking a long time doing routine maintenance, I think the webmaster must have gone for a pint, who could blame him!

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"Sat4Free is being sold through Tesco, Powercity, Woddies [SIC] DIY and Atlantic Homecare. The standard-definition version costs approximately €299, with high-definition available at approximately €399. This price includes installation. For those that don’t need installation, Powercity are selling at €89.95 (SD) and €199.95 (HD) without."[/QUOTE]

Of avoid confusion - its worth saying that the lower prices you quote assumes that the purchaser doens't need installation because they already has a dish installed. I only mention it in case some someone planning to do a DIY options thinks that 90 euro will get them the SD box, dish and cabling.

For DIY install the best value I've come across is:

2 x real freesat Grundig boxes - €76 each incl p&p (Satellite Superstore)

1 x Raven Zone 2 dish,
1 x quad lnb,
60mt of good quality sat cable (not the air cavity stuff),
8 x f connectors,
cable ties,
cable fixings - all for € 70 incl P&P (from ebay seller in UK)

All of the above arrived within 3 days of ordering, Installed this set up in parents house yesterday. Appox € 220 for freesat in two rooms - that isn't bad going.

And still have 30mt of cable left over for other projects.
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2 x real freesat Grundig boxes - €76 each incl p&p (Satellite Superstore)

1 x Raven Zone 2 dish,
1 x quad lnb,
60mt of good quality sat cable (not the air cavity stuff),
8 x f connectors,
cable ties,
cable fixings - all for € 70 incl P&P (from ebay seller in UK)

All of the above arrived within 3 days of ordering, Installed this set up in parents house yesterday. Appox € 220 for freesat in two rooms - that isn't bad going.

And still have 30mt of cable left over for other projects.
Seems like excellent value for that price but I hate those Raven Dishes very cheaply made...but still cant argue with that price..
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