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Normal Costs for Installing Satellite and French TNT aerials ?? and Size of dish ?

Posted by rhys1 - Created: 3 years ago
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Posted by moi-383589 - 3 years ago

I would also recommend Barty

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Posted by JohnP-390097 - 3 years ago

Yes I agree, contact Barty B, he will do you a good job at a fair price. Well established and a genuine guy.

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Posted by teddyruxspin - 3 years ago

Barty b knows what hes doing and good prices

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Posted by Joe-Huelgoat-383105 - 3 years ago

Barty is as usual 100% correct. We have a 60cm dish here for last 10 years without any problems at all.   When in the motorhome the 60cm dish is O.K. right down south  to the med with only a couple of the higher channels going awol after about Clemant Ferrand. Still got most of the channels in Northern Italy.

 

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Posted by JB2014 - 3 years ago

I paid about €700 last week for practically the same job.

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Posted by wizzywhiskas - 3 years ago

Listen to bartyb, you won't get any better advice.

Posted by bartyb - 3 years ago

Correctly installed a 60cm dish is plenty big enough for Astra2 reception in Brittany,

I trust that those prices are including the 2 FreeSat boxes as you requested and that the sparks is going to put an amplifier on the aerial, which will be essential where you are.

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Posted by girolle - 3 years ago

You will be ok if the dish is sheltered by the chimney, but obviously depends on how your house is situated, your dish will point roughly in a south easterly direction. Otherwise high winds might blow it around a bit!

 

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Posted by rhys1 - 3 years ago

Thank you for this.

I certainly do not mind paying extra for the larger dish.  I know the satellites have concentrated their beams more on the UK. 

But does a larger dish  =  greater likelihood of probs in winter with high winds ?  Because of house sitn dish has to be attched to the chimney   ( possibly 200 yrs old ).  

 

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Posted by girolle - 3 years ago

It does not sound too bad to me if it includes the cost of the dish, ariels and cables etc, especially the 2nd one. However, I would consider a bigger dish, at least 80cm and preferably a 1 metre dish. Freesat reception is a bit weak in Brittany on a small dish and is easily affected by bad weather, here or in the UK.

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