Freesat in France help

lepablo

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Hi, i have been living in Morzine, France (close to geneva) for 4 years now and never bothered to get UK tv as my French is fine. However, we have just moved into a house where the landlady (upstairs) has UK Sky tv installed. A cable runs off the dish into our flat where she used to watch tv down here.

How can I find out if I can receive freesat using this setup / watch FTA channels? Obviously I need to procure a freesat/sky box to amke it work.

I can find out any info you would need to help.

How can i find out which sat the dish is currently pointed at?

Thanks
 

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Hi,

If the landlady is watching Sky, the dish is pointed at the satellites at 28 degrees east.

_http://www.lyngsat.com/28east.html

All you need to do is to purchase a FTA digital satellite receiver, plug it in, maybe do a channel scan, and you are on your way. You would be able to watch all the free to air channels. If you wanted Sky, you'd need a Sky decoder and subscription.

You should be able to pick up a cheap reciever from about £30.

The other option is a Freesat receiver, which are about £50, but can only be bought in the UK, argos sell them I believe.

A 2nd hand Sky box, would also do the trick if you can hold of a cheap one, but my personal opinion is that they are a PITA for the FTA channels as the EPG scatters them all over, with the pay ones in-between that you can't watch without a card.

Robbo:)
 

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excellent, i was hoping that was the case. im back in the uk next week for cars MOT and other things so will pick up a freesat box.

thanks for your help, I now have one happy girlfriend!
 

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lepablo said:
Hi, I have never bothered to get UK TV as my French is fine.
But this doesn't improve the quality of French TV which in my experience is dire!
 
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