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19 Jan 2012 00:00 by alan63 Star rating in Orihuela. 51 posts Send private message

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 I have a small satalite dish with a digi box amd I must admit that Im not too impressed with the range of english programs.

Can any one advise which satalite I should be picking up to get the best selection of free to view english channels?

 

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19 Jan 2012 18:23 by alan63 Star rating in Orihuela. 51 posts Send private message

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Forgot to mention I live near Orihuela city.

 



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19 Jan 2012 18:34 by steve and anita Star rating in in San Cayetano. 327 posts Send private message

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 Think you will need a "BIG" dish to pick up any decent English channels. There are many posts on here to help you out if you search through.

 

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19 Jan 2012 19:01 by lostagain Star rating. 60 posts Send private message

 I HAVE A 1.92 METRE DISH IN MALAGA YOU WOULD PROBABLY NEED THE SAME ABOUT 200 EU FITTED

WE GET ALL THE CHANNELSBUT I THINK YOU NEED A SKY BOX TO GET THEM AM TOLD STANDARD FREESAT BOX WONT CUT IT





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19 Jan 2012 19:48 by gcarton Star rating. 146 posts Send private message

I am trying to attach a picture defining the Astra 2 Satellite footprint. From which you will determine you need a huge dish where you are. I know somebody in the locality with 2.8 meter dish. Hope this explains it. SKYBOX is irrelevant, as we have one with Freesat and get all channels on 1.8 metre in Murcia. Guy

 

 


 



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19 Jan 2012 20:10 by mr.kevin Star rating in Costa Blanca. 184 posts Send private message

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I live in Albatera, I can see Orihuela from where I live.

I have a 1.9 metre dish, SKY box and freesat card, I also have a generic box which gives better reception but of course won't give the one or two extra free channels that the SKY box gives.

Most of the time we have good reception, we only lose it during storms.

I have a friend with  2.4 dish and he gets about the same as we do.





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19 Jan 2012 22:26 by alan63 Star rating in Orihuela. 51 posts Send private message

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I was visiting a friend in Murcia who had a small dish like mine that was just a free view card. He didnt have any idea what satalite it was pointing at and had a whole ton of Eenglish channels. I can get a load of channels but they are mostly morrocan. Ive got Ajerhera news ect but nothing like my friend who gets bbc etc and pays nothing.

 

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23 Jan 2012 09:54 by satandpcguy Star rating in Gandia, Valencia. 391 posts Send private message

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I THINK YOU NEED A SKY BOX TO GET THEM AM TOLD STANDARD FREESAT BOX WONT CUT IT

A Sky box with no viewing card gets the same channels as a Freesat box, as the sky box will be operating as a "free to air" box, which is what the Freesat boxes effectively are.

I have a small satalite dish with a digi box amd I must admit that Im not too impressed with the range of english programs.

If your dish is about 1m, and aligned properly, then you shoudl be able to receive some ITV1 regions and the Fives. IF you want more channels, like BBC, then you will need to increase your dish size, or pay for a sky subscription (atleast 50% of the sky pay channels are available on an 80cm dish!)

Can any one advise which satalite I should be picking up to get the best selection of free to view english channels?

The best selection of english channels are on the satellites that your dish is currently pointing to. Other satellites are not designed for the UK TV market, so their choice of UK / English channels is very limited, usually BBC World News, Sky News and CNN.

If you want "free to view" channels, then you will require a non subscription freesatfromsky card. This "unlocks" the free to view channels such as Sony TV, Pick TV, LFCTV, Motors TV. Channels like Five, Sky News, True MOvies are "free tro air"

I can get a load of channels but they are mostly morrocan. Ive got Ajerhera news ect but nothing like my friend who gets bbc etc and pays nothing.

In which case, if you ar receiving all Morrocan channel, your dish is not looking at the UK TV satellites, but on of the many other "clusters" of satellites.



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