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Football on Hotbird

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Hi - Can anyone help a novice at this? I have a fixed dish that picks up Hotbird, I received ART last season. Is there any premiership footie shown on hotbird now or must I get someone in to realign my dish to another satellite? If so, which one should I get? Or am I better with motorised or is that too expensive? Thanks
 

rolfw

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Motorising isn't expensive and if you are prepared to have a go, we can coach you through the installation. :)
 

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Yes, agreed, motorising is not expensive at all, if you set it up yourself.
You can can easily pick up a diseqc motor for less than £50.
 
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Thanks for the encouragement. I think I will have a go maybe. What should I look for in a meter? Should I get one that identifies the satellites etc? I am very nervous that I will not get it right.
And should I just use my existing dish or do I need a new one?
Thanks
 

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#5
The trouble is, the football is not all on one satellite.
Not into football myself, but DigitalB supersports I think its called, seems to be mentioned a lot. Check out the other threads in this section.

DigitalB is on 16E and depending on UK location needs an 80-100cm dish.

I have also seen English football on Premiere Sports Portal 19.2E
and some football on D+ 19.2 E. (patched receiver), I know nothing about football, so I couldnt tell you what quality the games were.

To re-align the dish on a budget, a cheap "satellite finder" can be used,
I prefer the needle type, others prefer the beepers. These are <£10

You can also use the receiver's signal meter, which will enable you to work out which sat you are on.


and yes, there are professional meters too, but they are a lot more costly, but not normally necessary for a one off re-alignment.


If you carefully mark the dishes position on the bracketry (indelible pen), if you muck up the re-alignment, it should be easy to get it back.

To go from Hotbird 13E to 16E, you would need to rotate the dish by a very small amount to the left (from behind dish)
and down by an even smaller amount, as those sats are right next to each other with nothing in between.