Satellite Help Please.

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  1. donnkim

    donnkim Funster

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    Our new - to us- hymer has an oyster auto seeking dish, no receiver or tv.
    TV no problem - I was advised to get a sky 12v receiver from ebay - so I got this JUPITER 1000 with remote but no sky card.
    So I phone up Sky and explain that I am living in a motorhome and require a sky card. The young salesman then attempts to sell me a start up package of a new dish, box etc. for £10 + £21 per month for the basic Sky package. I tell him that I have already got these and that I would like 12 volt and all I really need is the card.
    He goes away then comes back telling me that I must still pay £10 set up fee and £21 per month.
    I do not want to pay £250 a year just to watch telly.
    I have also now been advised to buy a Sky card off ebay - will this work??
    I don't need football or films
    thanks
    Don
     
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    Sorry there is no such thing as free Sky television, you either pay subscriptions or do without
     
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    Need a bit more info.
    Is it really Sky that you want, Sky is the subscription system and to my knowledge do not make a 12v box.
    Try not to confuse Sky with the free to air services available from the satellites.
    I can't find any info on the Jupiter 1000 box, perhaps you could put up a link.
    What channels do you want to get ?
    Do you intend to use your system only in the UK or further afield in Spain, Italy or the South of France ?
     
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    Free to air or freesat....only options left.

    No subscription and just about the same programs as freeview terrestrial via an aerial.
     
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    look for a skysat card i got 1 around 3years ago just cost me 15 quid for all the skysat channels you would have been better off getting a freesat box

    I already have Sky digital satellite equipment - what else do I need?

    All you need to gain access to the free channels available on the digital satellite platform is a Freesat from Sky viewing card, which costs just £25. If you’d like to access the interactive services available, you’ll also need a working phone line. To purchase a viewing card please phone Sky on 03448 244 400.
     
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    At home we have a Pace Sky box no card required to get all the free to air channels on freesat Astra 28.

    We have used it in the van and powered it via an inverter picked up channels via our Snipe auto sat finder.
    You will only pick up Astra 28 via a dedicated Sky box and if you're taking the van abroad you won't pick up UK channels south of Bordeaux. a better bet is to buy a cheap multi satellite receiver
     
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    SACK WHOEVER IS GIVING YOU THE ADVISE.....

    I have talked more sense about satellite TV in my sleep.....(or when drunk) :BigGrin:

    * The receiver you have bought is NOT a Sky receiver... It will however get you free channels that you want.
    Most likely it is a "free to air" box.
    * The 12v Sky box they mentioned would have been the Pace Javelin, the only one ever made and years old.
    * You no longer need a Sky card for BBC, ITV CN4 etc.. They probably still think that you do.

    Connect what you have to the dish, Find Astra 28 and do a free channel download.. (y)
     
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    Thanks - so many people give advise - trying to be helpful. This is the receiver I purchased for £80 - Pace 1000 Javelin SKY BSKYB Minibox Digibox - which is 12 volts. So will try and get a Sky Freesat card.
    We will want satellite this time next year in Spain.
    Again thanks for all your quick advice - really appreciated
    Don
     
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    I'm afraid you will not get any of the normal UK freesat channels now in Spain with your Oyster, the signal strength/quality runs out in the south of France, if you subscribe you will get the normal Sky channels with your Sky box in Spain.
     
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    sorry donnkim... That threw me seeing JUPITER..

    The Pace Javelin 1000 of course... You have the correct 12v box and that should get the free channels as it is, no need for a card,,, Theses are favoured by people who already pay for Sky so they can take their home cards with them..

    To be honest there are better and easier boxes to use if all you want is free stuff ie Freesat receivers.. The Javelin is very old, I bought all the stock off Sky back in around 2005 and sold it on to the trade.. It had been in storage a long time by then !!

    Ref Spain, remember things have changed. In most areas from Mid / South France down you will need a bigger dish than your 80cm to get BBC etc..
     
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    if you are in spain lots of the sites have a digital hookup for tv
     
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    When in BENNICASIM (southeast spain) September, the Techie's campers all used floor mounted sat dishes over 1.2-1.5 meters hooked up to Sky digit box or a Goodmans Freesat no one was able to pick up UK channels on MH mounted dishes usually 65-85 dia ...there are of course always freak conditions where someone may pick up Uk channels but the norm now is large dishes which makes the expensive MH mounted dishes obsolete
     
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    If you use a SKY receiver and subscription card there are many channels still available on an 85cm dish throughout Spain which are broadcasted on the Pan European Beam
     
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    As we only like watching the news we are going to record it before we go.
     
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    the other thing you can do is pitch next to someone with a massive dish and try to plug into it :)
     
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    Ser you in Jan, could you bring some extra cable
     
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    i will run the cable from above the tropical i think they have good sat :)
     
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    I have a 1.2 meter dish and a Skybox V8, sat box, in the Costa Del Sol.

    Channel 4 and all it's derivatives, is now receivable here, but not, ITV1, BBC all channels (SD or HD)or Channel 5 in SD.

    If you have a HD box and a SKY card you can get Channel5, all it's derivatives, and ITV 2,3,4. which are all HD channels scrambled on the SKY platform.

    You can get an unscrambling system for Pay To View channels on Astra 28 but I really couldn't comment about that.

    :cooler:
     
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    if you have a good internet connection try filmon
     
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