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New build communal multisat system

Discussion in 'Multi-receiver/TV systems - Domestic only' started by Willith, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. Willith

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    Moving out of my parents house very soon. The flat is a new build and there is a pair of satellite coaxial connections in the living room and main bedroom. I was told im not allowed to mount a dish or aerial outside (not that you would even try when your flat points north!) . I assumed that i would be leaving my Tivusat box at my parents because i thought the chances of the new place implementing a more expensive multisat system would be beyond them. Lo and behold, i was rummaging around the new place last sunday gathering some measurements and found the apartment manual.. I've had a quick read and took some pictures. To quote what it says, "You will be able to access additional television channels from other satellites as long as you have a suitable set top box and valid subscription."

    The roof is way too high up for me to take a guess at what has been installed, and i left my satellite meter at home. I was anticipating disappointment being stuck on 28E services anyway, but it will be nice if they're catering for a wider audience. Next time i visit, i am going to bring my meter with me and i will see what they mean by "other satellites" (probably freesat :-doh).
     
  2. rolfw

    rolfw Believe it when I see it Admin. Staff Member

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    Most commonly installed second satellite on systems is Hotbird, closely followed by Astra 19.2.
     
  3. HB13DISH16

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    Perhaps you can take a look at the new building rooftop using satellites?
    Not sure what the resolution might be or if you can determine the dishs orientation from them, but might be worth a try.
    How to Pull Up a Satellite Picture of My Home
    A drone with a camera would be my second option.
     
  4. PaulR

    PaulR Dazed and Confused Admin Staff Member

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    I followed the link and all it basically tells you is how to use Google and Bing maps! I was hoping for some other possibilities to be honest.
     
  5. HB13DISH16

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    Sorry Paul to disappoint you.
    I think Google Maps and satellite views would be a better option. But I doubt if the resolution would be that good.
     
  6. hairybadger

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    @Willith said that it's a new build: it's a bit unlikely that his building will already be visible on satellite maps available to the general public, unless I'm missing something :)
     
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    A cheap receiver with DiSEqC control is the simplest way to see what's available.
     
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    Across much of the UK the resolution of the public maps is absolutely abysmal anyway. On the photos of this area you can barely see the gardens - and this area was done via photography from an airplane a few years ago
     
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  9. Willith

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    Unfortunately too new to appear on google maps! I've been offered 18 months free sky tv basic bundle, for whats it worth its better than a kick in the nuts but cant imagine i'll be paying for it in the future. As satelliteman mentioned, thats my plan really. See what i can pick up from the outlet rather than ask. Hopefully get hotbird at least and im all set.
     
  10. HB13DISH16

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    If you can't receive Hotbird in the new apartment, perhaps you can consider setting up an IPTV service for yourself, using your current dish at your parents home.
     
  11. jeallen01

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    @Willith

    Any chance you could ask the building owner what dishes are on the roof, and/or else see if someone in an adjacent building to let you have would let you have a look from their place?
     
  12. Channel Hopper

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    A quick search of the postcode and the landlord / maintenance services might bring up the installation company that carried out the original build. From there you might get a description of the reception specifications.

    Is there a penthouse / top floor stairwell ?
     
  13. Willith

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    Im going there tomorrow , i shall see what i can do!
     
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    I can only access my floor with my fob :( i tried google and found nothing
     

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