For those of you reading this considering Freesat, but without any of the equipment required, this might be of interest to you.
The installation itself is carried out by third party company Euro Aerials and includes the dish, lnb, cables, clips and brackets; it is a basic install but will suit most customer requirements. Alternatively, if you already have a suitable dish in place, Tesco/Euro Aerials will upgrade your LNB to a quad version.
This is a great deal, especially considering the Manhattan Plaza HD-S Freesat HD receiver alone retails for around £80. This might just be a cheap way to access Freesat.
The item description on the Tesco website is as follows:
The Manhattan freesat HD install bundle offers everything you need to start watching freesat HD on your TV from scratch in one easy and affordable package:
– Manhattan Plaza HD-S Freesat HD receiver.
– Standard installation by Freesat approved specialists, including all necessary cables, clips and brackets and satellite dish.
– Quad LNB upgrade if a dish is already present.
– Demonstration of the receiver.
Once the box has arrived, all you need to do is call the number inside to arrange a convenient time for their installation.
The Manhattan Freesat HD DTR not only transmits programmes and channels delivered by the freesat TV service, it also transmits the newest HD channels too.
Once you’ve hooked this Manhattan TV receiver to your satellite TV connection, you’ll have instant access to a wide range of free-to-air TV and radio stations, with no subscription fees to pay. You’ll also get access to other features that are available on pay-TV systems, such as an 8 day electronic programme guide, digital text and audio descriptions for the hard of hearing.
Comes complete with easy-to-use remote control. If you connect the box to your internet connection you can also watch BBC iPlayer (cable not included in installation bundle).
An image of the sleeve attached to the box can be found here.