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Satellite Guide

Deciding what satellite is the correct one for your needs can be hard and confusing decision to make, this guide aims to help point you in the right direction. Now the first thing we always ask our customers is how far do you plan on travelling, for example are just going to be touring the UK or do you plan on going to Europe this is the single most important question to the whole conversation and heres why.

We will start of with Domes and why they may or may not be suitable for you.  Domes are a great option if you are just travelling the UK/Northern France this is due to the size of the dish inside the dome, typically around the 40cm mark.  The one feature that particularly stands out with Domes is the fact the dish is all enclosed meaning that when we do have one of our many bad weather days here in the UK and winds are high you have no need to retract the system like you may have to do if you have larger roof mounted system (65cm or 85cm dish).

*SATFI UK+ Dome is capable of getting free to air UK TV channels roughly mid way through France.*

Now maybe you have decided to go travelling into Europe, this is where you will need to go for the larger roof mounted dishes, lets start of with a 65cm dish where would expect to receive UK free to air channels around about mid France and as you go further south you will start to see your free to air UK channels. If you want to maximise your range you will want to go for an 85cm dish with an AutoSkew LNB, an 85cm is the largest we can go for a roof mounted system and we would expect to see our UK free to air channels up to southern France and then as we go into Spain we would start to see these channels drop off due to how limited we are on the free to air footprint. Now if you have a subscription to Sky and would like to pick up your subscription Sky channels (Sports, Movies etc) then you will be able to get these channels on a much larger footprint than our free to air channels as seen in the image below. Below is a footprint on coverage of an 85cm dish, everything inside the red ring is coverage for our free to air channels (please note this is underestimated so you will get further than shown) and the everywhere within the yellow ring is coverage of our SKY subscription channels (You will need a sky subscription to be able to view these channels).

Deciding between a Single & a Twin LNB? What's the benefits? A single LNB will feed one receiver but if you are looking to feed two separate receivers or if you was looking to be able to do recording while watching another channel on a FreeSat+ or Sky+ box then the Twin LNB would be the option to go for. If you would like to discuss the various products available to you then please give our team a call on

01582 562277.

For Uk channels in southern Spain, Portugal & other European countrys please give us a call.

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