Help, can't get satellite TV in South of France, in Arles now..what about Spain?

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  1. DianaC

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    We have a Maxview connection with a Astra satellite dish (0.82). Can't get any TV channels, what can we do? Please help
     
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    Bit of a flippant answer but you could try talking to each other:D. As far as Sat TV is concerned the only answer is a bigger dish, much bigger.

    D.
     
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    i just use diggi antenna and diggi tv . play with languages and you can get english speaking programs . not uk tv but its ok. some are english lots american etc .
     
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    Thanks Dave. We love watching content on satellite TV and even manage to have meaningful conversations with each other - it can be done :)
     
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    You should be able to lock onto Hotbird or Asta 1, which both of which carry BBC News, CCN News & Sky News and other odd channels in English, some of the German and French channels sometimes broadcast English films.
     
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    Hi Lenny, tried hotbird but no reception. How sensitive is the satellite dish as we are parked near a leafy tree..could this interfere with the signal?
     
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    Thanks Xabi. Will look up your contact if we don't get it sorted before we get to Valencia.

    Does anyone know if anyone/company that can help us between Arles and Perpignan, much appreciated!

    Thanks for the swift replies everyone..impressive. Im off to bed now so will check in tomorrow :)
     
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    Have you tried Astra 2 South that's the European beam we were able to lock ont that with a 60cm auto dish this winter.
     
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    If you have a leafy tree or even a leafless one in the way don't expect a signal. It needs to be clear to the south east and no big hills in the way. If it isn't in the way there will be no problem.

    Do you have a manual or automatic system? If manual remember to raise the aerial up more than the UK as you are well south. For example if you use around 22 degrees in the UK try around 28. These are approximate figures but should give an idea.

    And if not clear from earlier replies, you are not going to get BBC1 etc in any event.
     
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    Lenny, thank you!
     
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    We spent 18 weeks in ES and PT and we did without the tv. The best 18 weeks we ever had!

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    You can get channels from the UK on an 80cm dish in all of france and all of spain.....

    OK, maybe not the channels you want....

    However, as you say you "Can't get any TV channels" - at all... even for example SKy News, then either your dish is not aligned correctly, not connected, wrong frequencies etc etc... or there are things in the way of the satellite (leaves trees etc)

    Sky News, on the UK Astra 2 satellites, is on the European beam, and is nice and easy to receive across most of western Europe on an 80cm dish.

    As are a fair number of other "less popular" UK TV channels.

    Reception of the main UK channels, like BBC ITV C4 and Five, varies a lot around western Europe... depending exactly where you are... from an 80cm dish to over 6m being needed.


    But if struggling, and all you want it some news then Astra 1 at 19 east carries Sky News International, CBB, and BBC World News (not BBC News).
     
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    After our trip to The Med Coast from Cannes to Benidorm we observed
    most ex Pats have upgraded their small dishes to receive UK major channels - the smallest dish in Benidorm seems to be 1.5m because even the 90cm dishes no longer pick up a good enough signal since Astra changed the footprint of their 28.2 satellite where most of the channels we watch live
    In Benidorm we plugged into the sites free system and they use two 2.2m dishes to get HD channels from all over Europe
    Our 60cm dish stopped picking up a useable signal after Chalons en Champagne, so we had no TV until we got to Benidorm and after leavingthere until we got home
     
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    We currently use a 1.1m dish with a good quality LNB in Benidorm on a modified tripod base which can be fine adjusted.
    In normal weather conditions we get just about all the UK channels, the BBC HD and ITV HD channels are the weakest and are the first to go when the weather changes, however the SD channels are fine unless it is chucking it down or if the sun is in the direct line of the satellite first thing in the morning.
    Cheers
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