TV Reception in France

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  1. alan.watson

    alan.watson Read Only Funster

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    Have a great setup for TV in our Van - Avtex Freeview TV with Vision Plus Manual Directional Aerial on the Roof. 95% of time get great reception around the UK - although of course have to retune TV wherever we are.

    Will I be able to use this setup in France - and will I get any "English Speaking" stations ? Going to Brittany, Normany and down West Coast of France.

    May sound a dumb question - but as I don't have and can't afford a satellite system - want to know whether what we have will give us any TV at all ?
     
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    No English channels I'm afraid .. plenty of French .

    You might be lucky and get Allo Allo dubbed into French :Laughing:

    A cheapo sat dish is the answer
     
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    you can get a satellite system for £50
     
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    For that area of france the maplin suitcase sat system is ok. you do need to practice finding the right satelite though, but easy and quick once you have sussed it.
    I use an old sky dish on a tripod with a maplins receiver box
     
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    Jim

    Somebody was one here about 2 weeks ago and said they can get free view over here in France?????? and I not sure but I also think SINBAD1 on here says his daughter at Chateau Gontier...and that's Normandy / Brittany area........(unless they are talking freestat),,,,what is "Avtex "....Freeview is that just the receiver or a different television channel package.

    Mel :thumb:
     
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    france is a long way behind on changing to digital terrestrial TV , but is available in the main areas of population ...it's called TNT here btw
    as you have a TV that gets this system you may be in luck , as by EU law all countries have adopted the same system
    for the old system you need a TV that receives PAL

    no programs in english normally , but plenty in french !doubt you will be in range of uk transmissions though

    in case you are interested ..Transmissions Numerique Terrestrial
     
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    No I don't mean the french TNT....no I mean the english freeview in English !!??? me I am not sure it is possible .......but HEY:Eeek:

    Mel
     
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    With a very ,very good aerial and if you lean out of the window at Cap Gris Nez you might, just might get a signal. Many people in the UK experience problems receiving digital so it is unlikely that you will receive any in France.
     
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    Just a up date I have been chatting with Roy Sinbad1...it was freesat....not free view his daughter is using

    Mel:thumb:
     
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    correct............ GoGocrosby

    Mel:thumb:
     
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    delete PAL
    insert SECAM

    :Sad:
     
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