tv in france...

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  1. sb8263

    sb8263 Funster

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    Do the dome satalite systems work in france etc or is a mobile dish better,?,,dont want to pay out a grand if it wont work in certain places.....:Sad:
     
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    Cannot help you very much with details of a dome but our 80/85 cm Mobilsat dish started working just fine on our way back from Spain as soon as we got past Biaritz and then all the way up France
     
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    Simple answer is yes, but, as with any setup depends on obstructions etc.
    We had a free standing tripod system for many years and in general it was great, apart from providing a floorshow for all the other campers as i set it up.
    Decided on a dome and for a while carried the old system with us just in case! never used so sold on.
     
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    Should have mentioned we have the Roadpro 40cm setup and had no problems as far down as the Med. A few weeks to go and we shall see how it fares in Spain :BigGrin:
     
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    Tis also worth considering that while a dome looks nicer than say an Oyster, they are no where near as efficient ( in the words of Scotty, Ye canna beat the laws of physics cap'n ) and they are actually far worse for fuel consumption
     
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    smaller dishes or dome systems are great to get uk tv in the uk but since the satellite changes a few months back, nowhere near big enough to get a decent signal anywhere below northern france. what worked just after christmas may no longer get a signal from 28.2 as the beam is now more focused to the uk. strangely though as some HD channels are on another satellite in the same area, you can get a good signal for these on the Mediterranean coast area

    even a huge dish wont help in spain and portugal now though and the size needed makes them impractical for touring
     
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    the Oyster coming in at £1800 pounds,,,or have i got wrong one ?
     
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    tv in france

    Just got back, using Telco 85cms auto dish. Great picture in the Vendee
     
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