After getting my 37" Pany plasma 720p TV, and loving it, i've been annoyed with the poor signal in my area - i had a quote recently, and naturally enough the guy told me i needed a better quality, larger, higher placed high-gain ariel, for which he quoted £175 PLUS VAT... (Which includes fitting it etc). We do seemingly live in a weak signal area (trees around, in a bit of a dip, long distance from transmitter etc).
Digital TV with a weak signal is much much worse than analogue with a weak signal - you get audio squeaks, bizzare artifacting and lines all over the place. Not good.
I do have a satellite dish on the side of the house doing nothing, from the previous owner, and am now seriously tempted to use it via Humax's Foxsat range. TR review here.
It looks good, and overall i'd be more interested in the PVR Foxsat than just the reciever, although the PVR is £300, the other is £150 (and i'm certain i'd buy from Richer Sounds, i love 'em).
My feeling is that £300 spent on a FreeSat PVR will be better than £200ish on re-aligning my ariel.
I'd just also mention that i have a Sky box, as well as a Sky+ box, sitting in my attic doing nothing, and my understanding is that i cant do anything with them (stupid Sky).
Is my regular Sky dish likely to work perfectly with the Humax, or are there any pitfalls i need to be aware of?
Thanks, as always, in advance!