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  1. Ivory55

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    At home on normal TV ours comes up with turksat, hot bird etc, are they all locked channels or is any sport ones free ? I know the language will not be English. Just when I scroll down they all seem to have a dollar sign or locked.
     
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    Unless you have a dish that physically moves and turns then you wont get anything..
    I would assume you just have a fixed dish on Astra 28, the list of other satellites is there in case you want to use the receiver for reception from those when a dish is pointing in the correct direction..
    The locked / dollar sign would indicate they are not free anyway..
     
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    If amongst the signals available you can get some German and Austrian sites, sports like Motor racing (are their other sports?) is available free.

    Alan
     
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    It's an old dish from the people who lived here before. Used to get euro sport till it went somewhere else. Now it's foreign stations on it. I will try at different times but never found anything I understand, found old TV programs one time with sub titles.
     
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    Make a note of some of the channels you are getting and then compare on a site like Lyngsat.com
    That way you might identify what satellite the dish is pointing at..
    Hotbird 13 or Astra 19 would be the most common....
     
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    "Hot bird"? Really? On Satellite? Sounds very dodgy to me!! ;)

    On a different, and more respectable note - our MH came with an Oyster motorised dish on the roof and a Sky box, all wasted on us really as we hardly use the telly. However, on the rare occasions we do, it's frustrating that the Sky menu shows umpteen channels with no indication of which are free and we can view, and which require some sort of Sky subscription. So we end up clicking on loads before we find one we can actually watch.

    No way we're going to bother with subscription - we haven't got anything other than Freeview at home, let alone in the van. Any easier way to tell which channels are free other then carrying a printed list around off t'internet?
     
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    Change the receiver to a "Freesat" one.. That will display an EPG with mostly free channels (just a few odd subscripiton ones) and more like the list you have on your Freeview TV....
     
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