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Can I pick up Freeview from Germany?

Can I pick up Freeview from Germany?

Can I pick up Freeview from Germany?
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As with analogue TV, the signals do not normally travel far enough for them to travel this far.

You can, however, watch many of these channels from the Astra 2D satellite from Germany, see:

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Saturday, 14 April 2012

10:16 PM

Peter Davies: The service is on:

Sport 1 - LyngSat .

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Peter Davies
10:57 PM

I can find and save the Sport 1 digital channel on Astra 1H but when I try to view it all I get on screen is the channel name and a message saying there is no signal.

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Peter Davies's 2 posts GB flag
Sunday, 15 April 2012
Neil Bell

4:49 PM

Peter Davies: I had a look & can pick up SPORT 1 which is showing basketball just now (Sun 16:50 BST)
The frequency/pol/SR is as per LyngSat i.e. 12480 V 27500

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Neil Bell's 106 posts GB flag
Neil's: mapN's Freeview map terrainN's terrain plot wavesN's frequency data N's Freeview Detailed Coverage
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
4:53 AM

What satellite system do I require pick up French tv in the UK.
The channels that I want do not appear to be on Freesat.

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Idris's 16 posts GB flag
Friday, 20 April 2012
9:55 AM

I have a Humax Freeview recorder (I think a 9300) here in Britain which I would like to use in Germany.

Does anyone know if I could use this in a German household
a) via a rooftop arial
b) via German KABEL TV (cable tv, similar to Virgin Media here in Britain) 

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Gabi's 1 post GB flag

9:56 AM

Idris: A TNTSAT box will receive all the TNT
channels from Astra on 19°East and a FRANSAT
box the same from 5°West. Other boxes will
only receive a few channels in French.

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michael's 869 posts GB flag
Monday, 23 April 2012
1:40 PM

Hi There, I have had a german satelite reciever for the last 7 years with the arial perfectly possitioned. They are switching over to digital on Monday. What do I have to do to be able to keep the German TV channels? (I do have a spare skybox, will that do.) 

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Andrea's 3 posts GB flag
Mike Dimmick

2:12 PM

Andrea: It looks to me as though the digital versions of ARD/Das Erste and ZDF, plus other free channels, are already available from the same satellite cluster as the analogue versions. Reportedly they've been available since 1996.

If you can already get Eins Extra and ZDF info, you don't need to do anything. If not, you'll need to get a digital satellite receiver and plug it in in place of your current analogue receiver. It's probably worth getting an HD-capable receiver at this point. Check for DVB-S2 and MPEG-4 AVC (also known as H.264) support. I believe there are many free-to-air receivers on the market - you don't need a subscription to a pay-TV service.

There appear to be many Electronic Programme Guide providers, such as tvtv. That's not a recommendation, just one I found. The receiver should say which service it works with. You don't *need* an EPG but without one you would have to tune in the services yourself. See…html for the frequencies to tune in.

Some of the SD services like RTL Deutschland want a yearly payment for their HD services, branded 'HD+'. It appears that 'HD+'-branded receivers come with an HD+ decryption card with a year's subscription, the renewal fee is currently 50. This is a standard CI+ card so it should be possible to add one to a standard receiver later, should you decide to.

The analogue transmissions will be replaced by additional HD channels from ARD and ZDF. Their main services are already available in HD, at no charge.

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Thursday, 30 August 2012
Patrick Walters
5:17 PM

For the last couple of days I have been getting poor signals on all TV channels from your Tacolneston transmitter when, beforehand, the signals were excellent. I live only 18 km from this transmitter and my tv is correctly tuned.

Please let me know if there is any work going on there which would account for this problem.

Thank you.

Patrick Walters

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Monday, 17 September 2012
pam Bostock
2:43 PM

Hi Can you tell me which TVs will work in Austria. I took out a Panasonic and that wouldn't work. Do you know if LG tvs will work (I am looking for a 32" flat screen) or Samsung

Thank You

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