Satellite TV cheaper in Adelaide or Darwin?

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 22:51
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We are trying to decide if we should buy Satellite TV now, while we are still in Adelaide and before we leave on our trip (half lap up to Darwin then along the coast to Perth & then home), or wait until we get to Darwin.

We can get a good quality system for $650 delivered here in Adelaide but money is tight & we are not sure if we should wait a bit (we are going on a "working holiday"). Just a bit worried the prices for Satellite TV might be a lot more in Darwin & defeat the purpose of waiting!!

Hope someone can help.

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Reply By: Member - res.q.guy (VIC) - Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 07:50

Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 07:50
Hi Leanne
Have a look here, a satellite system for just over $300

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Reply By: Member - beachbum - Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 10:53

Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 10:53
Leanne, try ebay and look for "Caravan satellite t.v."you can get a system delivered by registered post ex Perth for under $300 and it will be identical to one from the same sellers store for around $600. Jimmies Electrical in Katherine was doing a good deal on systems when we were there a couple of years ago but have been told he has put his prices up.
Enjoy your trip.
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Reply By: DIO - Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 11:14

Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 11:14
Complete system from $299.00 No need to spend much more than that. They will all work. Have a look at Best Buy Australia (I.H.N.A.W.T.)
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Reply By: Member - kevin Y (SA) - Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 21:13

Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 21:13
then theres the price of the optus card for C 1 SATELLITE about another hundred --and then get permission to use it --i take my select tv set top box with me , can always get radio stations
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Follow Up By: leeb1973 - Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 10:11

Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 10:11
Does that mean I would have to pay for the "complete system" and then buy the optus card on top of that?

I'm also quite nervous about it over the internet and having to install it myself when I don't really understand how it all works.

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Reply By: Teamredheads - Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 13:44

Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 13:44
Hi Leanne, I've come accross your posts today and have been following the responses. My family and I (two adults, two kids) are also doing the 'half lap' next year and are facing many of the same issues (although we're not buying a sat TV system).

We hope to leave in June but have only allocated 4 months (3 long service and 1 annual leave).

Maybe it would be worthwhile comparing notes? I dare say that in some areas you may have done a little more research, judging from the posts.

Hope to hear from you!

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Follow Up By: leeb1973 - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2008 at 21:11

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2008 at 21:11
Hi Marco

I'm more than happy to compare notes although I must admit most of the info I've found out so far has been related to travelling with the caravan. How do you intend to do the trip?

Look forward to hearing from you.

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Reply By: adamant - Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 18:22

Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 18:22
Hi ,I have travelled Australia, forth and back,and if you really like to have decent reception,you will end up with few antennas,and lots of time tuning them on ,until you get sick of it,so ,simply speaking I had enough as well, next Month I will buy sat TV receiver ,and 90mm dish,the price $300 ++ will do.I swear by it,it
is worth the money,I have seen
it i Port Douglas,not the best place to watch TV.Adamant.
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