Digibox for Digital transmissions from Germany?

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#1
I have been using Astra for years to look at the main German channels RTL, ARD, RBB etc but have seen a programme stating that the channels will go over to digital in 2008. The programme recommended getting a digibox. Has anyone any further knowledge on this and would an English digibox do the trick or would a box from Germany be needed?

Also if the English box worked, would it tune automatically to the German channels?

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Bill
 

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#2
A Digibox generally refers to a sky reciever, so what you need is a Digital Satellite reciever, the Technomate TM1500CI is very popular due to it's ease of patching, so you'd probably do well with one of these... :)

A sky digibox is pretty much useless for anything other than sky... :D
 
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old Astra receiver for German channels 5902/sat1200 receiver
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UK -yorkshire
#3
Thanks for the reply. You have given me an obvious answer that I had not considered, but certainly will.

Looking at the plans, the changeover to digital could be anywhere between 2008 & 2012. What I had seen being recommended was a freeview box similar to the ones used in the UK.

Again thanks for your advice.

Bill
 

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#4
All the channels currently carrid in analogue are already available in digital and have been for a very long time. SES plan to start pulling the analogue channels off air late 2008 as the analogue transmission contracts expire.

There is ALSO a plan to encrypt many of the fta german digital channels although this was in complete confusion last time I heard anything definite for various reasons. :D
 
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