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Where can I buy a Sky HD satellite set in Antwerp?
( installation tomorrow afternoon ).

CMH Nov 20, 2015 21:33

Very expensive.
No thank you.

Nov 21, 2015 00:43

depending on how urgently you need it is to order the skybox in the UK as this is where it will be cheapest, maybe I did this a uk freesat box a few years ago, cos about EUR130 incl delivery to Brussels.

Then once you receive the box, go to a cheaper area of Antwerp, normally "ethnic". I went to the Gare du Nord area in Bxl, mostly Turkish/Arab, and bought a dish + "lnb" (lnb is the little bobox which receives the concentrated signals bounced off the dish) which in turn transmits the signal via cabling to the shybox. The dish cost EUR25, the LNB EUR25. I didn't have to buy cabling as it was already in the flat left by a previous occupant. But depending on length assume abour EUR2 - 3 per metre.

Now that I had all the harware, I found an satellite system installer on the web, and he came round an did the rest for about EUR200. Might sound alot, but of you opt for freesat instead of sky (sky is only really for sports and paying channels) you will stop paying anything for TV.

I have helped a friend install a system completely, but this was on a huge open to the sky balcony, so we could use a floor stand for the dish. In my flat, it had to be wall mounted about three metres up. Also, if you do everthing your self you need to also buy a sort of satellite signal compass, so you can tell which way to point the sat before making the final tweaks. And even with one of those, when we did it" it took us about 3 hours to finally get a strong and constant signal (altho this may have had somethng to do with beer)

Nov 22, 2015 23:05

sorry, bit of a long post and I didn't re-read. What I meant was that the installer took about 1 hour and charged EUR50. So total cost was about EUR230. And about two weeks from start to finish.

Nov 22, 2015 23:08

I don't like Arab or Turkish plumbers or technicians ( illegal invoice, no insurance, bad job, etc ).
I need a Belgian ( white ) supplier / technician in antwerp and I want a 2 year Belgian guarantee.
My friends recommend "Alpha Hifi Video". Will call them now.

Nov 23, 2015 17:01

Is that you Jean Marie Le Pen?!

Nov 23, 2015 22:54

Is that you Jean Marie Le Pen?!

Nov 23, 2015 22:55

louis beard... you are an asshole of the greatest magnitude. Would a chinese guy who does the job better at 1/4 of the price be unacceptable. No, go for the fat drunk white belgian who will have to come back 5 times to fix your installation, and your house

Nov 25, 2015 15:06

I can help you
D. Deckers
Electronics engineer

Jan 6, 2016 13:00