Garcrogo said:Please can anyone recommend an everything thrown in satellite system that is easy to install and set up for my caravan . A good value for money system around a £120 max (I have a tv )
Any advice welcome .
Icaru5 said:I’m sure that the OP will be grateful for Woodentops detailed, and undoubtedly helpful reply, however, with the greatest respect, I really struggle to understand the obsession with satellite dishes amongst many fellow caravanners,
We have a small 12V TV in our van that we do occasionally use as a last resort to provide a little entertainment for the kids for a short while if its a rainy, gloomy evening. However, when on sites, I sometimes walk past vans with free-standing satellite dishes on posts and tripods, some enormous ones. What is it that they’re trying to tune into ? - Is it something for the kids ? - Surely the adults aren’t so addicted to watching satellite TV that they can’t even enjoy a caravanning holiday without it ? - The time and effort to erect the monstrosity, not to mention having to carry it around, and then the time spent watching instead of enjoying their surroundings ...
Just to be clear, I really don’t have a problem with anyone who does want to sit in their caravan watching TV, as that’s their choice, and none of my business, but I’m just curious.
I must be missing something, surely ?
Grey13 said:Well I guess it depends on what people like. I love watching sports, interesting news items and yes movies on Netfilx, at least one a night. So after buying a flat dish and free-view box that turned out to be a little too much trouble for my liking I am now waiting for Sky Q and an easy way of setting up to come along. My hope is since Sky are going to move from "dishes" to broadband, that will solve my problem since as we all know Netflix is via broadband. I am hoping that once that is in full swing, it will be easier setting up a "satellite broadband" receiver than it is with full Sky dish setup. I have realised that some on here say they find it easy to set up a Sky HD box but they do not specify that they generally do not manage to get the subscription channels so may as well be using a free-view box for what it's worth. Apparently not long to wait.
Ok. Now in order to get Sky Q full subscription reception.
Q: Can I use my Sky Q box from home in my van from different locations in the UK and get full subscription reception, especially including sports channels etc?
Q: I am told that Sky Q will soon offer Netflix as a part of their package. Well then presumably I will get that via the dish along with the full Sky Q sub package.
Q: You say it becomes easier to set up with practice: Would a dish like this do the job. Used along with a compass etc? Without any signal detector thingies? https://www.maxview.co.uk/mobile-sa...ble/Precision-Portable-Satellite-System-Sky-Q
Q: now disregarding all the above, If you wanted to access full Sky Q sub transmissions via satellite dish on a van site, what equipment would you go for?