satellite tv reception southern spain

Dai Motorhome

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Hi all, what's the current position on satellite tv reception in the south of Spain? I know there was much debate as to how it might be affected by changes, but wondered how it had worked out in practice?
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Dai
 
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Not long enough, but a little common sense helps..........
Simples......................... forget it.

Joking aside unless you have a 2.4mtr dish you will only get some of sky's own channels ( with 80cm dish ) with a sub card and NO BBC ITV etc.
 
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Simples......................... forget it.

Joking aside unless you have a 2.4mtr dish you will only get some of sky's own channels ( with 80cm dish ) with a sub card and NO BBC ITV etc.
Are you quoting from experience or just guessing.
Ps just noticed your Avatar so have things changed from last March when a 1.6 m dish was working okay


Mike
 
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Not long enough, but a little common sense helps..........
Are you quoting from experience or just guessing.
Ps just noticed your Avatar so have things changed from last March when a 1.6 m dish was working okay


Mike
Mike, with a 1.6m dish depending where you are you ( but things did change when they moved all the channels to Astra 2E ) may work and I say may get a BBC channel, but I doubt it. I live in the Murcia area in land about 25km form Torrevieja or 50km from Alicante and can use my MH system to get sky1 sky sports etc, but no change of any BBC or ITV channels at all. At home we have a 1.9m dish on the roof and get them all, however at certain times of the day some channels drop out.
 
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Mike, with a 1.6m dish depending where you are you may and I say may get a BBC channel, but I doubt it. I live in the Murcia area in land about 25km form Torrevieja or 50km from Alicante and can use my MH system to get sky1 sky sports etc, but no change of any BBC or ITV channels at all. At home we have a 1.9m dish on the roof and get them all, however at certain times of the day some channels drop out.
Thanks for the info. It was not far from you at La Manga that we used a 1.6 m dish but only after we changed the LNB for a better one.
Will be back there in November so we will have to see what we can do. Could be limited to Filmon through the Internet.

Mike
 
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Thanks for the info. It was not far from you at La Manga that we used a 1.6 m dish but only after we changed the LNB for a better one.
Will be back there in November so we will have to see what we can do. Could be limited to Filmon through the Internet.

Mike
Mike, you might be a lucky person and only need the LNB realigned as many have done here and you will get some BBC channels. Our friends live not far from La Manga and have a 1.8m dish and it work.
 
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This is a subject that has gone on for months. Paul Jackson of satellite installation fame has just returned from an extensive tour of France and northern Spain to find out for his customers exactly what is available. I talked to him last week and the best you can expect from an 85cm dish is reception to Bezier. There are alternatives to give you more like subscribing to Sky or fitting digital but you would need a twin LNB etc etc. I'm sure we will survive without the repeats and ancient programmes shown now. If the TV is a drug then a Sky subscription could give you another few hundred channels of crap to wind through.
 

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This is a subject that has gone on for months. Paul Jackson of satellite installation fame has just returned from an extensive tour of France and northern Spain to find out for his customers exactly what is available. I talked to him last week and the best you can expect from an 85cm dish is reception to Bezier. There are alternatives to give you more like subscribing to Sky or fitting digital but you would need a twin LNB etc etc. I'm sure we will survive without the repeats and ancient programmes shown now. If the TV is a drug then a Sky subscription could give you another few hundred channels of crap to wind through.
ha ha we have sky at home so could take box....(y)
 

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Living in southern Spain we get all channels BBC, ITV etc on a 1.4cm FAMAVAL dish, the only channel we don't get is BBC2 England, but we get BBC2 Wales and Ireland.
 
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Friends of ours live near Marbella, cannot receive any thing on a 2.5 dish...BUSBY;)
 

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last winter i just picked up the spanish digi channels off a caravan ariel with booster . as been already said . if you play with the other language on remote you can get several english speaking programs .
you cant get corrie etc but there really are lots to pass the time away. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271451963012?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2648&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT
thats the one i used . forget satelites just use the digi.
i made a lead up for the booster to work off a cig lighter socket .
used a polaroid telly i bought in asda for 49quid . again that works off 12v . (its bright pink though)
but cheap telly and lots of programs to watch.
 

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We watch Spanish Terrestrial TV in motorhome when away and most nights there is at least one film in dual (switchable)language Spanish and English.
 

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A site in Benidorm has coupling posts for co-ax cables that are foc but only 3 British stations are available.
 

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Es no possible para me. Only around Torevieja did we get a signal after change over. Even then no BBC. that was on an 85cm Oyster Dish. Even then it was weather dependant.

It was Capbretton over the border into France that we started getting reception back.

As others have said Spanish TV is fine on DTB. and on some programs it is possible to English sound track.
 

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I know the situation in Southern Europe regarding sat reception but could someone tell me WHY most other countries can get their sat TV almost anywhere in spain but not us Brits well not without a severnty foot dish (slight exaggeration) please don't tell me in BBC JAGON I thought we were in all Europe together
 
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