Hotbird and Eutelsat in Cyprus

Discussion in 'Satellite Systems - What to Buy - What to install' started by Uk2cyp, Oct 23, 2003.

  1. Uk2cyp

    Uk2cyp Regular Member

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    My Satellite Setup:
    TM 6900 Combo Motorised 80cm + dual lnb in UK
    TM 1500 Motorised 80cm in Cyprus

    Hotbird 13E
    Astra 1M widebeam
    Astra 1H
    1W T2 Beam
    7E,5E,10E,16E,26E,33E,42E
    4W,7W,8W,12.5W,15W
    All Ok with 80cm in cyprus
    My Location:
    Kent UK and Cyprus
    Hi all

    I want to receive tv channels in Cypus from the Hotbird and Eutelsat w3 at 7East Satelites using up to a 1.2 Dish.Am i right in thinking that i can receive Hotbird 1 to 3 channels as they have a wide or superwide footprint and would only require a 1.2 dish wheras Hotbird 6 only covers Europe and would need a bigger dish.Also would i be able to receive Eutelsat w3 at 7east with an twin lnb setup.
    Lastly can you suggest a decent receiver for this purpose . I think the
    Samsung DSR 9500 VIA CI or the Dream Box as they have built in encryption.

    Thanks Pete
  2. kimo17

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    odellp
    Friend. Of course you can receive more than 200 channels from Hot Bird. What r u going to watch with Eut W3. 1.2m dish antenna is ideal for Hot Bird.
    A decent receiver u r asking for is KAON 570Z or Opentel .
    Kimo 17
  3. deepbluesky

    deepbluesky Specialist Contributor

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    Sharp BS1R6EL100W @ noname 98x102cm @ Moteck SG2100A @ Technotrend S2-1600
    My Location:
    Stuttgart (48.79N/9.19E)
    All Hotbirds 1/2/3/4/6 Widebeams can be received very well with a 1.2m, even with smaller diameters but a 1.2m is better since bad weather in winter can appear.
    The Hotbird 2/3/4 Superbeams instead need 5m in Pafos (Western coast) as a friend of mine told me. There are hotels with Sky Italy reception and this huge dish is really needed to get everything on 24h basis. So to make it short, with a 1.2m you would lose the encrypted Sky Italy and french TPS frequencies.
    W3A on 7E is an easy satellite in Cyprus as well. 1m should be ok.
    In case you need more information about reception in Greece and Cyprus there is a greek forum on www.sdtv.gr.
  4. Uk2cyp

    Uk2cyp Regular Member

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    My Satellite Setup:
    TM 6900 Combo Motorised 80cm + dual lnb in UK
    TM 1500 Motorised 80cm in Cyprus

    Hotbird 13E
    Astra 1M widebeam
    Astra 1H
    1W T2 Beam
    7E,5E,10E,16E,26E,33E,42E
    4W,7W,8W,12.5W,15W
    All Ok with 80cm in cyprus
    My Location:
    Kent UK and Cyprus
    Hi

    I didnt think i was going to get a reply for this post
    Thanks for the useful information
    Also would a 1.2m dish be ok for Hispasat 30w as the footprint seems close to Cyprus

    Thanks again
  5. deepbluesky

    deepbluesky Specialist Contributor

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    Stuttgart (48.79N/9.19E)
    Welcome :)

    Hm Hispasat is a little strange. To get everything on 24h basis unfortunately a 2.40m dish is needed for the more difficult 1D but the easier 1C should start with 1.2m. You will surely get some frequencies but don't expect too much. Hispasat starts to lose signal in SE Greece. If you were more to the west or north a 1.2m would be no problem.

    P.S.: Things can be better now than in summer because of colder atmosphere. Try in sunny, dry and cold weather to see if you can get more than usual.
  6. Uk2cyp

    Uk2cyp Regular Member

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    My Satellite Setup:
    TM 6900 Combo Motorised 80cm + dual lnb in UK
    TM 1500 Motorised 80cm in Cyprus

    Hotbird 13E
    Astra 1M widebeam
    Astra 1H
    1W T2 Beam
    7E,5E,10E,16E,26E,33E,42E
    4W,7W,8W,12.5W,15W
    All Ok with 80cm in cyprus
    My Location:
    Kent UK and Cyprus
    Hi DeepBlueSky

    Thanks for the info
    Guess i'll stay with Hotbird
    A good selection of channels from that satellite

    Cheers

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