[ILUG] Satellite reception
mr at ramendik.ru
Sun Aug 3 15:39:28 IST 2008
On Sunday 03 August 2008 11:29, Michael Watterson wrote:
> Not in Irish shops. You need Mail Order.
Whatever - as long as the warranty is valid in Ireland. This brings in
Komplett, Dabs, etc.
> Almost no-one will sell a package to Ireland. Due to the pressure of
> Sports & TV rights holders the Europe Without Frontiers is broken into
> separate countries by the Pay TV operators.
The channels I want are intended for people not in the country of origin. The
main package I want is from RTVi, a Russian TV company specifically targeting
Russian speakers outside Russia.
Should I contact RTVi themselves for a card?
The other channel is BabyTV, apparently of Israeli origin.
> You need to make sure that you can well receive the package, For example
> some satellites have more than one beam and the desired beam is not
> visible in Ireland (Sirius 5E, Turksat 42E, 23.5E, 26E, Thor 1W etc all
> have channels received in Ireland an others that are impossible). A 65cm
> dish is simply too small for reliable reception (esp in West of Ireland)
> of Hotbird as beams are on Mainland Europe. You will lose important
> channels in rain. There are several satellites at the 13E Hotbird
> position with different beams and powers, so some channels are OK even
> on a 45cm dish in rain. In Waterford in SE, Europe Mainland beams are
> much stronger.
In what way can I veryfy this before buying? Is getting a hacked code the only
way to do this?
(I do not intend to use any hacked codes for actual viewing).
> Don't confuse Sky Pay TV with TV from 28.2. BBC, ITV and many others may
> be received on a Sky digibox.
I have only one head on the dish for now and it's pointing to Hotbird, and a
second would probably point to Sirius. I also have DVB-T, and I think RTE are
> Unless you speak no english it would be very strange to not want the
> FREE unencrypted U.K. TV on 28.2E.
It's just so low on the priority list it would have to wait for a 2nd dish,
i.e. not anytime soon. (Besides, for UK TV, I might consider an NTL
subscription via DVB-T instead; the box is already in the home and I could
then use the analog input to watch it).
Yours, Mikhail Ramendik
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