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BBC free to air satellite channels - generic free satellite equipment retune

If you have a satellite reciever that is not branded by Sky or Freesat, then you will need to retune due to satellite transponders changes to introduce BBC HD.

If you have a satellite reciever that is not branded by Sky or
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On Monday 18 October 2010 the BBC rearranged the services is carries free-to-air on the Astra 2D satellite.

If you have Sky, fSfS or Freesat, your box will have already detected the changes.

However, if you use another type of satellite receiver, please retune to continue to use the BBC channels you need.

BBC - Satellite frequencies of BBC channels has full technical details.

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Monday, 3 January 2011
11:24 AM

Hi Cannot receive BBC 4(TV). I know this question has been asked before, but I cannot yet find an answer. I live in france and receive UK channels via satellite. I have one dish and there is a split for 2 receiver boxes. Both are set to scan identically on Astra 2D 28.2 east. Both worked perfectly until last October. One finds all BBC and ITV channels including BBC4. After October, the second receiver finds a different set of channels but NOT BBC4 (or CBeebies). When I rescanned, the only BBC it now finds is NEWS, ALBA, and PARLIAMENT. Scan data: Xpdr 10744-22000; LNB1 Lo9750 Hi10600; Search type AUTO; Scan type ALL. Can you please help me to retrieve the BBC channels including especially BBC 4. Many thanks

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Graham's 1 post FR flag
Thursday, 6 January 2011

8:14 AM

Graham: BBC FOUR is on 10.803MHz horizontal, 22000-5/6.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Thursday, 20 January 2011
9:17 AM


When we moved into our house 4 1/2 years ago there was already a sattelite dish installed which we thought might be Sky's.

I recently bought a Humax Foxsat receiver and tried to connect this sattelite to the receiver but no channels were found. I even tried placing the dish on a clothes line and use a sattelite finder but stilll no luck.

Could there be something wrong with the dish? Many thanks.

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Carlos's 3 posts GB flag

9:23 AM

Carlos: As I posted the first time you asked, I would suspect that the dish is not aligned correctly, or that the LNB package has failed.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Monday, 28 March 2011
8:36 PM

i have recently purchased a ross digital satellite reciever which is tuned to astra/euro1
however there are some freeveiw channels it does not find,
ie dave,quest , yesterday.

any ideas anyone ?

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nigel's 1 post GB flag
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Tuesday, 29 March 2011
4:57 PM

Nigel - not all Freeview channels are on Freesat. You need to look at and and compare the channel lists.

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Chris's 1 post GB flag
Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Monday, 13 June 2011
12:18 PM

Hi, as per advice here, I put my Panasonic DMR BS 750 into Shipping mode and restarted. I now have my BBC HD channels back, so this worked for me. Thanks for the tips.

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Henry's 1 post GB flag
Sunday, 19 June 2011
Michael Redmond
8:26 PM

Hello all,
I need a bit of techno explained to me please, I have just bought a Samsung TV for my Caravan and the reception with the Caravan Aerial is bad so I have bought an 80cm dish to go with it, on the site I bought the dish from there was an offer of a box to upgrade to HD, do I need any sort of set top box to use this dish or do I just plug it straight in the back of the TV and tune it in.
Thank you,
Michael Redmond

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Michael Redmond's 1 post GB flag
Monday, 20 June 2011
Mark A.

1:52 PM

Michael Redmond :
TV with satellite tuners built in are quite rear and expensive.
I doubt that your portable TV has a satellite tuner built in to it.
So you will need a satellite receiver box.
As you are using this in a caravan, get one that works off a 12v battery as well as the mains.
Plug the LNB (Dish) cable into your satellite tuner and a SCART cable from the satellite tuner to your TV.
Most satellite tuner have a menu option to read the signal strength. Very useful when pointing the dish towards the satellite.
You must be more accurate pointing a dish towards the satellite than pointing a aerial at a transmitter.
To receive from 28.2E Astra 2 (The UK channels)
Astra 2 is 28.2° east. So the angle will be 20° (in Scotland) to 30° (in the south)

Astra 2 Satellite Dish Alignment


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