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Old 07-06-08, 05:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was thinking about buying a technomate but being of none technological minded and have no idea about them, is it just a case of plug in, connect up or is it more complicated?
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Old 07-06-08, 05:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The regular Technomates are very easy to use; the Linux technomates may be trickier.

There is also the matter that you need a dish (or dishes) aligned to the satellites that you want to watch TV from; not that difficult to align a dish generally, but the person has to know some basics.
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Old 07-06-08, 05:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have the dish n s*y boxes already recieving channels, well free ones, does it give u all the channels for nowt?
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I have the dish n s*y boxes already recieving channels, well free ones, does it give u all the channels for nowt?
No you will get no free channels from that satellite. You need a dish or dish's or a motorised dish to get the best of technomate. They need to be pointed at different sat positions.

Technomates are all very easy to set up and most now have usb slots from easy patching. 5000 series are the favourites. The tm9100 is a linux box and therefore naturally harder to set up.

Here are a list of packages currently available.

hxxp://www.lyngsat.com/packages/premiere.html
hxxp://www.lyngsat.com/packages/tps.html
hxxp://www.lyngsat.com/packages/polsat.html
hxxp://www.lyngsat.com/packages/digi.html

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I have the dish n s*y boxes already recieving channels, well free ones, does it give u all the channels for nowt?

The only way to get sky pay channels via satellite involves a subscription card
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No you will get no free channels from that satellite.
Apart from the ones that are FREE of course
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Echo You will not get pay TV for free; you will get 200 genuinely free channels though!
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i don't have a scooby about these things lol i thought it was like the euro vox, plug it in n away u go.
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i don't have a scooby about these things lol i thought it was like the euro vox, plug it in n away u go.

Please do not use those obscene words in the sat section (Euro vox)


The TMs are good for some other satellites in that respect, but for Sly, they are not.
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ok am sorry won't use bad words again lol. thanks for the advice, in 2 minds to buy 1 or not.
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