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help in egypt please!

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#1
if someone can help i would be sooooooooo greatful!
im in cairo and in 3 weeks my mum is coming to stay for 2 months and demands that i upgrade to a satellite that can get bbc1 and itv1 so she can continue to watch eastenders and corenation street (i must confess i miss em too so the upgrade is fine!!)
can anyone assist me with what i need to get? i have a humax decoder and a 120cm dish, but have no idea what size dish i need or which satellite i need to hook up to.
CAN ANYONE PLEASE HELP?
Andrew:)
 

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You may find it is more like 4.2m.
 

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rolfw said:
You may find it is more like 4.2m.
I doubt even 4.2m would pick up 2D from Egypt...
 

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I had a feeling that Robbiewright used to get 2D from Cairo, will check his old posts. :)

OK, checked them, he had a 3m dish and couldn't get 2D, you are probably right.
 

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There you go peterborough123 - you need a silly sized dish.

Tell you mum shes going to miss eastenders, and if she cant bear to be separated from them then she will have to stay at home :D
 

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If you have broadband, you can probably find a slingbox host who can provide the freeview channels for three weeks. try slingboxhosting.co.uk or broadbandcb.com
 

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hasnt she got videoplus? lol


Ill get my coat:cool:
 
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peterborough123 you can watch Eastenders on BBC Prime via the Multivision package on Hotbird 13E. However, you will need a Technomate 1500 CI+ Super or Technomate 1000D Super with the latest Darkman patch. For more info go to alsat

I hope this helps mate :)
 

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NickCY, trying not to sound picky here, but the idea is that we answer peoples questions here and ideally not send them off to another forum, particularly one where it is not permitted to even mention the name of another forum. ;)
 
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thanks for trying to help guys, who would have thought something (or so i imagined) as bbc1 would be sooo hard!
 
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OK, sorry mate :-slaphead I was just trying to help, that is the point of forums isn't it?! To share info and to help each other, atleast in my opinion :-thumb1
 

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peterborough123 said:
thanks for trying to help guys, who would have thought something (or so i imagined) as bbc1 would be sooo hard!
Do you not have broadband?
 

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OK, sorry mate :-slaphead I was just trying to help, that is the point of forums isn't it?! To share info and to help each other, atleast in my opinion :-thumb1
Yes of course it is to help, just that your last two posts have ended by sending people off to another forum, when all of the information is available here. As I said, I wouldn't mind so much if it was reciprocated by some of the other forums, but it isn't, try and post the url to this forum on alsat and see how far you get.;)
 

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NickCY said:
peterborough123 you can watch Eastenders on BBC Prime via the Multivision package on Hotbird 13E.
Hope his mum liked the episodes she watched two years ago then :cool: or have they suddenly gone up to date on prime:eek: last time I saw it last summer they were a tad behind to say the least
 

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Can I suggest that the only cost-effective solution is to have the programmes recorded onto dvd in the UK,and then send them out to Cairo say,every 2 weeks post-haste?.
 

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NickCY said:
peterborough123 you can watch Eastenders on BBC Prime via the Multivision package on Hotbird 13E. However, you will need a Technomate 1500 CI+ Super or Technomate 1000D Super with the latest Darkman patch. For more info go to alsat

I hope this helps mate :)
Its not just TM's that allow you to watch TPS.. other boxes do too.. any box that allows .bin files will do fine.. like the Dreambox :)