Satelite tv Spain?

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  1. hoot007

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    hi

    We are leaving tonight for the ferry but one last question does Satelite work in Spain? We can't decide wether to take the tv or not, has anyone any ideas?

    thanks Joyce
     
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    We are down near Denia at the moment and our 80cm dish only gets Astra 1 which is only good for world news and foreign channels.
     
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    depends on your dish size.

    Valencia you need a 1mtr dish at least for good reception.
    the further south you go the bigger the dish needed
     
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    As mentioned you will get Astra 1 and with a 60cm dish ..

    Check this site for your location and what channels are available

    http://www.onastra.com/how-to-receive

    Satellite TV is available all over Europe and North Africa.. but obviously not the same channels you get at home.. but part of the fun is finding out just what is available.. and from which satellites .. there are a lot more than most realise..

    I recall trying to get TV in Southern Morocco.. just for fun really.. and found Nile Sat .. discovered it had quite a few movie channels specifically for the expats in the Middle East .. odd really as they were the latest movies with Arabic subtitles.. :Laughing:

    Of course if you have a fully automatic dish this may not be so easy.. (I don't know as I've never had one) .. I used a cheap 60cm domestic dish clamped to the ladder and a basic audible sat finder which worked very well ..

    One benefit of a portable dish is being able to move it to avoid treas.. Here it is clamped to a site pole in Roquetas, Spain

    Christmas 2006

    [​IMG]
     
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    nothing like leaving things to the last moment but good luck,you, ve been given all the advice you,ll need just want good line of site now see where other brits are pointing/using,all a learning curve.have a look at dishpointer.com for the compass bearing , have Fun , pete
     
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    For all advice on satellite help try this link www.satelliteforcaravans.co.uk lots of info on how to do it..I would say take it there is always a channel available to watch
     
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    I have always managed to get some channels in S Spain & Portugal, just be prepared to experiment as Jim as said, after all you are down there with all the the time on your hands so use it.

    As Mondo has said get on that site, and www.dishpointer,com, that will give you direction to point the dish, it can be fun and very satisfying when you get something. :thumb:
     
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    TV spain

    We just take DVD's

    Malc
     
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    Would that link be http://www.dishpointer.com perchance!!..you have a comma instead of a DOT/full stop...
     
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    tv spain

    On site bonaterra park Benicassim getting all tv programs with an oyster system and sky box
     
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    :Doh::Doh::Doh: why do they put them next to each other. :Angry:
     
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    satelitel in spain

    Hi Joyce, we go to porteo de mazorron camping,we where there 2010-2011 missed this year we have 80cm dish on the motorhome got itv1 no problem not bbc you have to set your sky box settings for spain if u know how to do it.someone on site will help hopefully. we hope to be setting off december enjoy the sun.geoff@chris
     
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