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Monday, 20 June 2011
5:26 PM

i would like to use a UK TV with built in freesat at my appartment in France. we have a dish set to astra 2. as i often rent to French speaking clients could i also install a French TNT sat box so they can watch French TV on the same UK set

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DAVE DICKINSON's 1 post GB flag

6:34 PM

June 20 PM.Has anybody else noticed that the DOG on BBC1HD has moved from the top left to the top right.I must admit that if we have GOT to have it I think it seems less noticeable there.What do you think?

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Richard's 30 posts GB flag

11:01 PM

I'm watching A Question of Sport on BBC One HD and the DOG is in the top left corner of the screen.

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NottsUK's 345 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 21 June 2011
Mike Dimmick

5:21 PM

Dave Dickinson: A freesat box should work with any dish pointed to the Astra 2 cluster, though it may need to be larger than usual to ensure that adequate signal is received from the 2D satellite. The 2D satellite carries most of the Freesat service (the same transmissions are included in the Sky service, they are not duplicated) and it is designed to only cover the British Isles with normally-sized dishes. The closer you are to the UK, the smaller a dish you're likely to need.

French-language transmissions come from a different cluster of satellites - looks like Astra 1 at 19.2°E. Some dishes do allow more than one LNB to be carried. You then have to set the dish up so the signals from one cluster are deflected to one LNB while the signals from the other, go to the other. It's possible, but the dish has to be adjusted more precisely. Separate dishes may be easier!

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB flag
5:45 PM

I have two identical DVD recorders, one set up in the living room and the other in the bedroom.

The bedroom machine gets all the epg listings, but the living room machine invariably has listings missing.

What is the cause of this please, and is there anything I can do to remedy this problem?

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pappyon's 1 post GB flag
Mike Dimmick

7:49 PM

pappyon: Usually this has something to do with the length of cable between the two boxes and the aerial.

If the aerial splitter is near the aerial itself, and the working box is on the shorter cable, signal levels may be slightly too low at the non-working box. Add a small amount of additional amplification or replace the aerial with a slightly higher-gain one, of the appropriate type. Warning: if your transmitter uses Group A, and you have a grouped aerial now, a wideband with a high quoted gain may turn out to have less gain in the place you need it.

If the working box is on the longer cable run, signal levels are probably slightly too high.

If you're splitting at the back of the living room recorder, the added drop in the cable run to the bedroom is probably too much. Try to split the cable as close to the aerial as possible. Again, an amplified splitter can result in too *much* signal - ensure that amplification only just offsets losses in the splitter. Also, amplification adds extra noise, which can be a problem if the signal-to-noise ratio is marginal.

Make sure you're using proper splitter devices, not just twisting cables together.

Ensure all cables are satellite-grade, double screened, copper braid over copper foil screen, and ensure that if you're building them yourself, that you're fitting the connectors properly.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 22 June 2011
7:55 PM

hi where I can buy on line a satellite box where i can see italian tv ive got an old one and i did the manual scan but nothing appen can somebody help me please thanks

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pinu's 2 posts GB flag
10:12 PM

Hi I am thinking of cancelling my Sky subscription having been with them for many years. I have sky hd+ downstairs and sky+ in bedroom upstairs (multiroom). I have viewing cards in both boxes. Will I still be able to receive and watch different free to air programmes in both rooms?

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rose's 1 post EU flag
Thursday, 23 June 2011
1:49 PM

have sky but not subscribed.have got sky card also.
how to i get my receiver to register/recognise card so i can view free to ai r channels?

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A MAMANIYAT's 1 post GB flag
Friday, 24 June 2011

4:29 PM

Is it possible to watch the full range of BBC Red Button digital coverage on line (i.e. the additional matches not on FREEVIEW ? If so how ? For some reason the BBC are not showing the premium mens tennis matches on their main channels and FREEVIEW this afternoon ?

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