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Thursday, 1 September 2011
Alex Rutherford
10:19 PM

Hi people looking for some advice here, im an it technician so very pc literate, however im very ILLITERATE when it comes to satellite tv, im just getting into it,

couple of questions firstly concerin satellite dishes was looking at a 2.4meters one and was wondering if i could put it in my loft pointing at my skylight which is basically a window in my loft?

failin that im in central scotland and would like to recieve hotbird and astra frequencies, also speaking of hotbird and astra are there any other worthwhile frequencies to tap in with ENGLISH CHANNELS its the only launguage i speak, and what size of dish would you reccomend?

also is it better to have more than 1 lnb attatched or go for a motorised system?pros an cons please?

would really be grateful for some of your knowledge peeps as i would like to educate / train my friends and family up on this aswell

BIG thanks in advance


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Alex Rutherford's 2 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 6 September 2011

8:54 AM

Alex Rutherford: You can't put satellite dishes in the loft, even using a "skylight".

You will have to look at the "footprint maps" for each of the satellites you want to use and work out the dish size from there.

A motorized dish will provide the most flexibility, as there are some English language serviecs on many satellites.

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Briantist's 38,910 posts GB flag
Friday, 9 September 2011
10:38 AM

You can watch from outside USA which has a lot of american shows but is geoblocked so you need to download hotspot shield which is a free download.. it just changes your ip address to an american one enabling you to watch the website. You need to connect the program so the privacy is on to make it should be showing green when working properly. You can also listen to pandora radio with it. Annoying thing it has ads on it but I can live with that. It works well for me.

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Bella's 2 posts GB flag
Monday, 24 October 2011

5:59 PM

The question which has been answered is

"Can I receive US tv satellites in Europe"

not the actual quesion of

"Can I get American tv via satellite in Europe?"

the answer to which is YES, but in a very limited manner.

BYU TV and MSNBC, and sometimes the Pacific feed for NBC The Today Show, can be received from Telstar 12 at 15.0° West.

Telstar 12 at 15.0°W - LyngSat

The Pentagon Channel can be received from Eurobird 9A at 9.0° East.

Eurobird 9A at 9.0°E - LyngSat

BET and PTN Europe, which as far as I am aware are timeshifted versions of the USA networks are available from Eurobird 1 at 28.5° East

Eurobird 1 at 28.5°E - LyngSat

It should also be mentioned that PBS UK launches its service from Eurobird 1 on
November 1st, 2011, although most expect it will be encrypted and only available to B$kyB subscribing customers.

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Corin's 91 posts LU flag
Thursday, 1 December 2011
10:27 PM

Can I get american tv using a sling box especially TLC?
I'm in the uk and I don't have anyone in america.

Thank you

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susana's 1 post GB flag
Friday, 2 December 2011
Les Nicol

8:04 AM

Susana - No you can't manage this unless you had a friend or relative with a slingbox in the US, or where you had a second home there with a receiver at that locus.

Were you on to be on holiday there, with a receiver back here, you would be able to access the receiver and be able to watch any TV recordings on it. Likewise with Sling boxes mobile application on an iphone ipad or any android capable device.

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Les Nicol's 991 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 18 January 2012
10:03 AM

Hi guys, can't answer this cause I'm dealing with the same question but one thing I can say for sure: I recieve CNN, CNBC... and some others with a normal satellite dish. I live in south east Europe (Kosova).

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Hekri's 1 post RS flag
Tuesday, 31 January 2012
casey p
9:56 PM

i am a us citizen moving to austria w my boyfriend.. i want my us shoes damn it!! is that possible???? like my fav.. (adult swim).

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casey p's 2 posts AT flag
casey p
9:59 PM

shows**************** us tv programs

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casey p's 2 posts AT flag
Friday, 11 May 2012
10:12 AM

Actually, an installer in Tenerife is able to receive a few transponders from US satellites, but even though, you'll never get the full package.

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