"We managed to hit the satellite dish at the side of the house when moving some shed panels, resulting in loss of picture. Picked this up in Screwfix, took it home, read the instructions, put together a short cable with coaxial and 2 F connectors, connected it to the dish, few adjustments vertically and then horizontally and picture was back to perfect HD sharpness with no distortion or breaking-up at all! The meter makes an audible tone so you can take your eyes off it while making adjustments to the dish. Good value for money and saved an engineer calling out."
"This worked a treat and saved me £60 on sky charges. Beware there are many signals out there and it really does take a bit of fine tweaking to get the right one. Google moving the dish if you're not sure and remember you need a short satellite cable as this doesn't come with it. You can buy it from screwfix for a few quid."
"I've just installed sky in my workshop and thought it would be a simple matter of pointing the sat dish in the general direction of the neighbouring dishes, how wrong was i! The orientation of the dish is critical and without this little gizmo you probably wont find a signal. Unlike tv aerials, if the dish isn't spot on you will get zero signal. The Finder is straightforward to use although i found the audible beep just an annoyance and unnecessary. An absolute must buy for sat installation."
"I dont usually do reviews but i have to say this works perfectly. 15 mins of tweaking and job done, perfect alignment. start by pointing the dish the same way as the neighbours and then fine tune with this. Not the clearest instructions but it is common sense and really easy to use, A bargain at the price. would cost at least 40 quid to get someone out to do it so it has paid for itself first time. Its not worth not having one."
"I've used this sat finder three times and it has always done the job OK. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles that the more expensive finders have, but for domestic use its fine. Just make sure the gain is turned down to a minimum signal strength on starting or it will mislead if too high. That requires a little practice but once you get used to adjusting the gain up/down it works well.
Safe Tips: Dont be tempted to remove/replace co-axial F plugs to clean & replace em with the sat box switched on. Sat box internals can be sensitive to co-ax shorts. Much safer to switch off the sat box first, replace any corroded f plugs, connect finder, switch box on and then find the signal and most important of all make sure you are ladder safe, otherwise TV could end up as your only pleasure!"
"A very easy to use product which works well despite its low price, it is only let down by the lack of a connector which the purchaser has to either purchase seperately or make up with 'F' connectors & coaxial cable"
"Having bought the Screwfix Labgear satellite dish and receiver I also ordered this signal strenth meter. To my mind it is an essential edition to anyone setting up their own aerial. It gets wired in in series with the dish down lead and gives visible and audible indications while you point the dish to obtain optimum signal strenth. Once aligned the meter is then removed from the cable. The job is simple and accurate alignment is easy for a DIY installation. The only adverse comment is that the meter is not supplied with the two extra connectors required for its use."
"Needed to move my dish. Purchased this item. Easy to use - just plug in and move the dish around. You need to have a general idea which direction and elevation you should be pointing to make sure the signal you pick up is indeed the satellite one. Variable gain, so you can fine tune dish position for best signal. Does the job. You would struggle to set up your dish without one."