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Philex Freesat Installation Kit.

<p>Everything you need to install Freesat apart from the receiver. Easy installation with basic DIY skills. Includes 60cm Dish, LNB, fixing brackets, 10m connecting cable and clips, plugs and sockets, Satellite finder and compass, operating instructions.</p><ul><li>EAN: 5050171047842.</li></ul>
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what is lnb
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AMES
Location: HEATHFIELD
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The initials 'LNB' stand for 'Low Noise Block' which is the downconverter module that the satellite signal is aimed at by the dish and which converts the signal so that it can be fed via a cable to the receiver.
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welwyntone
Location: welwyn
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5out of 5found this answer helpful.
an lnb is the box on the dish where the cable/cables connect to,it collect the reflected signal from the dish
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dishdoctor
Location: scotland
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Can you set up the dish in loft space instead of outside?
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Emile
Location: Hastings
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Depends on what your roof is made of, but may work. Also, any build up of water on roof, if there is anywhere in line of site it can accumulate, will severely degrade signal.
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goodfera
Location: London
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1out of 4found this answer helpful.
No, the dish needs a direct line of sight to the satellite. It will not work through things like walls and roof.
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Ollie
Location: Lowestoft
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Do I need a special wire to record and watch another freesat channel as I opted for the cheapest instalation
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Male
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PmOoooo
Location: Nottingham
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Yes, you do (assuming your installation only has one cable to start with). You need two co-axial cables to carry the two channels at the same time.
Fitting a second cable yourself is fairly easy, as long as the LNB fitting on your dish has two (or more) outputs - many do. Just be careful not to disturb the alingment of the dish, or you will loose the signal.
If needed, you can replace the LNB, but I guess this increases the chance of the disk needing to be realigned.
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JimJim
Location: Richmond
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Hi, thank you for your question,

I have looked into your query, and can tell you that if you want to record TV onto your Freesat box you would need the Freesat Digital TV Recorder, this Freesat box allows you to record TV onto the hard drive. If you want to record TV onto a DVD you would need a DVD recorder.

Thanks for using Argos Q&A.
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argoshelpers52
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Will my new TV with freeview receive Free sat?
I am just about to purchase a new TV which receives freeview. Will this receive Free sat through a satalite dish, or will I need a box as well?
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Female
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Kimborghini
Location: Bedford
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Some of the most expensive TVs have both Freesat and Freeview built in. If yours is one of these, then you won't need a Freesat box (just a dish). However such TVs are rare, so you probably will need a freesat box as well.
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Male
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JimJim
Location: Richmond
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Hi, thank you for your question.

I have looked into your query and I can confirm to receive free sat you need a satellite dish and a free sat box.

Thank you for using Argos Q&A.
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Argos helper 41
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can i use the one dish for three tvs
Age: 18 to 24
Gender: Female
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lorna
Location: motherwell
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The answer that says you can do this with a splitter is nonsense - unless you want all three TVs to be showing the same channel!
The picture that goes with the "Freesat Installation Kit" on the Argos website shows an LNB with a single output. If you want to run three (or four) TVs you would need to replace this with a quad output LNB. You would then have to run a different cable from the dish to each TV.
Also, you will need a Freesat receiver for each TV (unless a TV has a built-in receiver).
Note that if you want to use a Freesat recorder, it needs cables from two of the outputs (so you can record two channels at the same time). If you have two recorders, this would use all four outputs from the LNB.
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Male
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JimJim
Location: Richmond
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Thank you for your question regarding the Freesat Installation Kit.

I can advise that you would be able to use this dish with more than one television, however you would need a cable splitter.

Thank you for using Argos Q&A.
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Argos_helper_56
Location: Acton Gate
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Would this disk be compatible with the Bush Freesat HD 320GB Digital Set Top Box and TV Recorder
Would this disk be compatible with the Bush Freesat HD 320GB Digital Set Top Box and TV Recorder, as the Would this disk be compatible with the Bush Freesat HD 320GB Digital Set Top Box and TV Recorder has two satalite ariel in-ports
Age: 25 to 34
Gender: Male
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Carlos
Location: Kent
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No, it’s not really compatible, because the picture shows that the "Freesat Installation Kit" has an LNB with a single output. That would only allow you to view (or record) one channel.
Obviously you want to be able to record two channels at the same time (or watch one channel while recording another). To do this you require a dish fitted with a dual output LNB or quad output LNB, with two cables running to your recorder.
You could easily replace the LNB that comes with this kit with a better one or you could buy a set-up that comes with one to start with.
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Male
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JimJim
Location: Richmond
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Hi, thank you for your question.

Having looked into your query, I can confirm the Freesat installation kit is compatible with the Bush Freesat HD 320GB digital set top box and TV recorder.

Thank you for using Argos Q & A.
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Argos helper
Location: Acton Gate
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Is your freesat intallation kit suitable for recordable freesat boxes.
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mick
Location: bradford
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this is only suitable for recordable freesat boxes if you change the LNB to a multi output type as recordable boxes require 2 LNB inputs to work properly.
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Male
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betterthanargostech
Location: Falkirk, UK
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Hi,
Thanks for your question.
I can confirm this installation kit is also suitable for use with recordable Freesat boxes.
Thank you for using Argos question and answer
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Argos helper 23
Location: Argos
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Do I need to upgrade my satellite dish to change from SD to HD?
I live in France and purchased a Bush Freesat SD decoder (basic model) from Argos. I got a local company to install the satellite dish and I now receive BBC, ITV etc. I now want to upgrade my decoder so that I can record programmes etc. Is it just a case of unplugging the old SD decoder and plugging in the new one or is it more complicated than that? I am visiting England next week and would like to purchase a new decoder from Argos.
Thank You
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Male
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Nodrog
Location: South West France
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to get full use of an HD box you need to have an LNB with a minimum of 2 outputs as HD boxes have 2 inputs, and you need a feed to each input for box to work properly.
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Male
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betterthanargostech
Location: Falkirk, UK
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Hi, thank you for your question.

I have looked into your query and I can tell you that in order for you to receive high definition you will just need to replace the SD decoder with the new HD one.

Thanks for using Argos Q&A.
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argoshelpers52
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do you need to have a dish with every box or can ypu link three boxes to one dish
Age: 18 to 24
Gender: Female
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lorna
Location: motherwell
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you would need to buy a quad or octo LNB to feed to extra sat boxes running a cable from each output on LNB to a box. if you buy an HD box or a box that allows recording of a channel while recording another you need to run 2 cables to that type of box.(ie. sky+ type box or skyhd type box). just google quad LNB
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Male
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betterthanargostech
Location: Falkirk, UK
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Thank you for your question regarding Freesat Installation Kit.

I can confirm that you would not need to purchase a separate dish in order to run multiple Freesat boxes, however you would need a splitter box of some sort.

Thank you for using Argos Q&A.
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Argos_helper_56
Location: Acton Gate
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what direction will the dish need to point
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Male
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jeff
Location: swanley
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the dish needs to be pointing approx 28.2 degrees east of south
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Male
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betterthanargostech
Location: Falkirk, UK
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Hello,

Thank you for your question.

Having looked into your query, further details are required to calculate the direction of which way the satellite dish needs to point please see the following link; http://bit.ly/1Xooj3 to calculate dish direction.

Thank you for using Argos Q&A.
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Argos Helper 67
Location: Acton Gate
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