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Post by 1940thom on Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:00 pm

Hi Folks

For the last week or so, I've been able to receive Freesat using my old Sky box and old dish (1.3m). It appears that the Astra satelite has been tweaked giving me some reception. It does not work in bad weather or at some times of the day. It was working when Corrie and Emmerdale were being broadcast and even the morning edition of JK although God forbid I wasn't watching them, just passing through.
BBC NW is a poor signal so I've had to use Midlands but ITV (Granada) is very strong and I can also get the other regions using "Other Channels"

Word of warning my friend in Seron does not get anything so, if you've still got your sky boxes, give it a try BUT DON'T BLAME ME if it doesn't work for you.

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Re: UK TV

Post by Fred Flintstone on Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:49 pm

Yes, we've been picking up some channels at certain times of the day on our 1.2M dish. Don't know what has changed though..
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Re: UK TV

Post by Mariposa on Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:52 pm

Thanks for the tip, have just checked and am getting Ch4, More4, Ch5 and some ITV channels.  I have a 1.2m dish.


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Post by Blatantadvertising.com on Sun Nov 16, 2014 2:00 pm

What receivers are these signals being picked up on, that is make model are they hd boxes?
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Re: UK TV

Post by Mariposa on Sun Nov 16, 2014 2:09 pm

Mine is a Sky+HD Box.
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Post by Blatantadvertising.com on Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:02 pm

I think the hd boxes are better at picking up weaker signals. Nothing like what you report here on a standard sky box.
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Re: UK TV

Post by 1940thom on Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:32 pm

Blatantadvertising.com wrote:What receivers are these signals being picked up on, that is make model are they hd boxes?

mine is a Pace Sky digibox and is not HD

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Re: UK TV

Post by Ian Sharp on Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:54 pm

Like you 1940 ours is a pace box and we are getting quite a few channels back.

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Re: UK TV

Post by La Mancha on Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:31 pm

The Panasonic TU-DSB30 have more sensitive tuners and for a long time were the preferred option for Spain for that reason. Not sure if anyone still has one to try.

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Re: UK TV

Post by pete_l on Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:51 pm

La Mancha wrote:The Panasonic TU-DSB30 have more sensitive tuners and for a long time were the preferred option for Spain for that reason. Not sure if anyone still has one to try.
Well, I've got an old TU-DSB31 that I used to use. But it only has SCART outputs (so no HD) and I don't think it could cope with my DiSEqC 1.1 8 way satellite switch. I'm not about to start futzing around with that - but if someone else wants to borrow it for an experiment, they're welcome to try it.

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Re: UK TV

Post by Metaldunk on Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:49 pm

we've been getting main uk channels about 7-10pm.. which meant watching X Factor really clearly...

...not sure if that's a good thing though Laughing
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Re: UK TV

Post by miron on Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:20 am

You really do need to get out more, Dunc!

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Re: UK TV

Post by Metaldunk on Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:54 am

Think we do.. see you soon! bounce
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Re: UK TV

Post by Uk-satellitetv on Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:36 pm

Satellite signal strength varies throughout the year due to many reasons, mainly due to atmospheric conditions but it as regular as the seasons. The reason satellite users did not realise this before the "switch off" was that sat signals were very strong year round due all the channels beings broadcast on the European beam. Since the change over the UK terrestrial channels are now on a much tighter UK only beam, hence why big 1.9m dishes are needed to receive these channels from Astra. The strongest signal time is around Dec 21st, it will then wain away and be weakest in the summer, only to return again in the early winter. The sky premium channels are however now being broadcast on the new European beam and are as strong as ever, and should remain so for another 15 years or so... The sky package can be received at minimal cost with the right equipment.
It is possible to receive BBC, ITV and Ch4 from a different satellite, subscription free, and on dishes as small as 80cm (most have a 1.2m or bigger)

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Amazon TV

Post by Ponderosa on Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:21 pm

Has anyone used this or tried it look good Smile

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Re: UK TV

Post by Uk-satellitetv on Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:04 am

These dont work great here for 2 reasons...
1st you will need to be running a VPN, free ones are available, but are normally insecure, and unstable.
2nd, this is just internet TV, same issues as all the android and IPTV boxes have, with the added addition of vpn issues. These devices work great for box sets and films, but not for "LIVE UK TV"..

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