Do you bother with your satellite dish anymore? (1 Viewer)

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Jim

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Jul 19, 2007
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Everyone seems to stream their TV these days. Is the rooftop satellite system dead or do you still have a need for it?
 
Nov 11, 2013
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Never found any occasion when we could stream any tv programmes without gaps, drop outs and buffering. Data usage is far too high for mifi use. On the other hand we use our satellite tv system all the time!

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Jul 1, 2010
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3 Moho’s over 9 years none had a dish fitted, however we do use a Multimo dish and an Icecrypt receiver when abroad to keep upto speed with the news and occasionaly other channels. We go away for 90 days at a time so it’s nice to catch up with world events, we tune to the Hotbird satellite and the dish works well even onto the South coast of Spain. Streaming is to data hungry.
 
Dec 6, 2011
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we use a sat dish all the time but never had a roof top, too expensive and too restrictive IMHO...

Streaming is clearly the way forward and do use it sometimes, but data useage is high and a bit hit and miss especially across in Europe.

( unless of course i need a few tips )
 
Jul 6, 2016
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Use our satellite system all the time. Our Mifi only seems to work on 3G when abroad......so streaming not really viable AND it's expensive in data useage.

Anyway, it's fun trying to get line of sight and miss all the trees :LOL:

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Aug 18, 2011
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3 Moho’s over 9 years none had a dish fitted, however we do use a Multimo dish and an Icecrypt receiver when abroad to keep upto speed with the news and occasionaly other channels. We go away for 90 days at a time so it’s nice to catch up with world events, we tune to the Hotbird satellite and the dish works well even onto the South coast of Spain. Streaming is to data hungry.
What direction is Hotbird and what channels do you get? I have not used my Multimo dish in Spain for years,,BUSBY.
 

Stonemags76

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We had oyster dish with full sky package until recently, but it was increasingly stressful trying to get anything whilst on our long trips to Spain. We decided not to fit a new dish on this van and see how we went without it. We went for a Humax pvr at home, and fill the 1tb hard drbefore we go. We also have a MiFi with 50gbs per month on Vodafone, and use a WiFi booster wherever site WiFi is available. During our last 90 day trip this set up was ideal, with always something to watch, and no stress of where to park, skew, tuning etc. Uses about 1gb an hour on mifi, but lots of campsites now have good WiFi we found.
 
Dec 6, 2011
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What direction is Hotbird and what channels do you get? I have not used my Multimo dish in Spain for years,,BUSBY.


Hi Busby, i got the larger 57cm Multimo dish and since they realigned the sats it is inadequate below the line Toulouse to Lyon. so mine is now stored in the garage.

you need a 1m dish on the med now, which is why i carry a portable dish, they are so cheap you acn have 2 and carry the one that best suits where you are going to spend most of your time.

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Feb 9, 2008
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We don't have a dish. Just been away for three nights and even though I had set up and tuned in the freeview we only watched one program all weekend, streamed the rest or stuck in a DVD.
 
Sep 25, 2009
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I have a Multimo dish and receiver set it up once on the drive. Used for one holiday.Never bothered again. Its now in its box in the garage. I just use Arial on van in U.K. and listen to music when abroad
 
Oct 29, 2012
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20 years (unless you count my dads VW which makes it 52 years with a few gaps!!)
we keep a dish for the peanuts, does that count? otherwise its Kaluki or
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. :D

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Jun 10, 2010
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Oyster dish is great, set on astra 1 so I can get the F1 and the football anywhere.

Weve got a mifi as well but the signal/bandwidth just isnt quite reliable enough in all the places we go to for TV yet IMHO.
 

BillandHelen

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Nov 17, 2013
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Increasingly using streaming to watch iPlayer and Prime, data getting cheaper all the time, eg the 100g offer from Vodaphone. Still use our oyster system but won’t put satellite on our next van.
Bill
 
Aug 27, 2014
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An Oyster dish came on the van complete with a sky box, but it hardly ever gets used and I've not got a sky subscription. It's stopped working at the mo, I need to get a chance to get the van out (dish has never been able to get a signal in our driveway) and then ring Oyster up. If it can't be made to work then I'll take it off and Sikaflex a stainless steel plate over the spot where it was.

On the rare occasions the telly gets used it's nearly always with a DVD for the kids, never tried streaming. We don't really go away to watch telly - it's a reserve option if the weather is rubbish and kids are bored. I'd rather read a book when in the van.
 
Jul 1, 2010
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What direction is Hotbird and what channels do you get? I have not used my Multimo dish in Spain for years,,BUSBY.
Busby its located 13 deg to East google Hotbird satellite channel list for all of them, memory tells me almost 30 in English if you need the numbers shout and I will get them from the van tomorrow.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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No dish, don’t stream, never switched on the TV in the moho so don’t even know if it works.

Only watched 6 nations rugby on home TV since returning from travels last October. Took me a while to figure out how to switch it on...
 
Jan 31, 2016
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Occassionaly watch tv using satellite. Mainly watch from USB stick or Netflix which we stream on wife three mobile which uses no data thanks to go binge

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