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Greek TV in Great Britain?????????

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My Satellite Setup
currently full sky package with sky plus.
have an 80cm dish also.

windows xp with telewest broadband
My Location
south essex
#1
Hello everyone,
A first posting from a newby, so please be gentle. I currently have a Sky digital package along with Sky plus. But what I need to know is; can I plumb my 80cm dish into my existing receiver, and pick up un-encrypted free view programmes from Greece. I've been trying to learn to speak greek for a number of years now, and I'm hoping to be able to expose myself (ooh err missus!!) to greek language on a daily basis. in the hope that it'll aid my learning process?
If anyone has experience with satelite set-ups to receive greek tv, I'd be most grateful for your thoughts on this subject.

All the best

Dave
 

Lancelot

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125cm Gibbi with Channelmaster feedhorn and Inverto C120 twin.
36v H to H 62E - 61.5W
My Location
South central
#2
The short answer is yes you can do it.

Due to the limited number of symbol rates available with a digibox however, you will only get half a dozen or so channels. You need to point yor 80cm dish at Hellas sat2 which is at 39 deg east. look here.

http://www.lyngsat.com/hellas2.html.


Happy viewing and :-Welcome1 to the forum



L. :)
 

PGH

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#3
There are a few on Hotbird, check out:

http://www.lyngsat.com/hotbird.html

and search the audio column for Gr. You will need to change your dish position though and maybe even buy a cheap FTA receiver (although most seem to be on 27500 3/4).
I remember one channel that was around last year, which came up as unknown on my receiver. Mostly it was a Greek version of BBC Parliament, but in the evenings they had undubbed films with Greek subtitles, which is surprisingly useful in language learning!
 
Messages
20
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0
My Satellite Setup
currently full sky package with sky plus.
have an 80cm dish also.

windows xp with telewest broadband
My Location
south essex
#4
Hi,
thanks for that! but can anyone explain to a complete novice what sort of LNB I'll need and how do I go about tuning in my current receiver to the other satelite?

Cheers

Dave
 

Arkadian

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Hi,

You need a dish pointing at the Hotbird sat, and a decoder.
BE WARNED: the only Free To Air greek channels are the channels that you don't really want to watch!!! The only channel that you may want to watch is ERT SAT (http://www.ert.gr/tv/en/tvChannels.asp?ch_id=11)...

To get the channels that are "watchable" you need to get a subscription with the Greek equivalent of Sky (www.NOVA.gr).

Your 80cm dish should be fine for hotbird.