Top positive review
Superb value. I'm sure it's an original Sky dish.
on 22 September 2016
A complete package to get you up and running with Freesat for at least 2 rooms.
This was bought to replace an old dish for my in-laws that had rusted away (the dish, not the in-laws). It's exactly the same as the Sky dish I had installed a few years ago. It's quite sturdy metal with a thick coat of paint, so should last a while. It even has "Sky" embossed in the metalwork.
The mounting bracket isn't shown in the picture but is a square plate that fixes to the wall with four large bolts and plugs supplied. You'll need to fit it on a wall roughly facing the same way as the dish, as the arm's not overly long, which limits the adjustment a tad. It was only an issue for me as the old bracket on a chimney was facing the wrong way, the old dish having a long 'swan neck' arm.
Connecting the arm using two small bolts supplied is a bit fiddly as they are surrounded by the azimuth adjustment housing. A socket would be much easier than using a spanner here. I only say, as when on the roof I realized this was the case and hadn't brought the sockets up with me.
Assembly is easy enough, with two more bolts for elevation, four screws to mount the dish to the arm, and a small plastic clip to keep the LNB in place. I've got a satellite finder, but to be honest a bit of trial and error with someone shouting "Yup, you've got a signal" from the lounge and you'll be fine. All you need is some tape to fix the cables nice and neat, and maybe some WD40 to go over the screws and bolts.
I was worried that being so cheap there must be something wrong with it, but this seems to be a real bargain.