Suitcase satellite system in Netherlands

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  1. durhamwasp

    durhamwasp Read Only Funster

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    Will i pick up ITV4 on a Lidl Suitcase set up while in the Netherlands?

    Im there in July and would like to see the Tour de France highlights each night!

    Though i hope my TV aerial on top of the MH will pick up Dutch terrestrial?
     
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    I would think not ..

    looking at the Astra 2D footprint you would need at least a 60cm dish

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    Netherlands is outside the published footprint for the narrow-beam BBC and ITV services, but these tend to be very conservative so it is worth a try.

    AFAIK all Netherlands terrestrial TV is now DVB-T (digital), and is not a widely used service (much of the country takes cable).

    A UK digibox/digitv MIGHT receive it, but the free-to-air national channels are transmitted by a commercial operator, along with pay channels, and it appears that special equipment MAY be required.

    Whatever, I would have thought you could get a Free-to-Air sports channel on one of the other satellites with TDF on it.

    I'm sure someone will be along shortly to comment.
     
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    if you aint bothered about commentary then watch it on any euro channel on any sat service available.

    after all...it is the TOUR DE FRANCE.
     
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    If you are not bothered about the language then you will be able to watch it on normal TV in the Netherlands. The Dutch will have the full race on the TV. They will also have highlights on as well. They are mad for cycling and the Tour is King over there.

    Sonja
     
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    If you are not bothered about the language then you will be able to watch it on normal TV in the Netherlands. The Dutch will have the full race on the TV. They will also have highlights on as well. They are mad for cycling and the Tour is King over there.

    My family over there watch the BBC news and Eastenders and Corrie. Must be mad..:Rofl1:

    Sonja
     
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    We have the normal oval Astra dish on the house in Almere.
    We recieve all Astra channels without problem,BBC and ITV.
     
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    Thanks for the replies guys,

    No the language really isnt an issue - just seeing a 1hr highlights show each night would be great, whatever channel it is on.

    I wonder whether i may be able to pick up Eurosport FTA on the German 19e satellite on such a small dish.

    If not, i should hopefully get a terrestrial dutch channel showing highlights using my regular motorhome aerial and freeview tv.
     
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