Newbie - help me please.

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Just bought a place with a satellite dish installed outside. However, since the previous owner took his decoder with him, I do not know what system i have
I also need to understand what receiver I should buy (I am not interested in Sky, but would like to get some free channel and possibly Italian, French and Spanish main channels

I know this is a super stupid question, given the level of sophistication of the other postings, but I suspect it is a very simple one for some kind soul. Any ideas on any web pointers on Satellite tech for dummies would be highly appreciated

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acchillo said:
Just bought a place with a satellite dish installed outside. However, since the previous owner took his decoder with him, I do not know what system i have
I also need to understand what receiver I should buy (I am not interested in Sky, but would like to get some free channel and possibly Italian, French and Spanish main channels

I know this is a super stupid question, given the level of sophistication of the other postings, but I suspect it is a very simple one for some kind soul. Any ideas on any web pointers on Satellite tech for dummies would be highly appreciated

Acchillo
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Hello mate, in here you can ask any questions you want and will try to answer all of them.

You can buy any digital receiver and a Dragon cam and it will be perfect or you can buy a dream Box and you dont need a cam.

This is a good website for receivers and not only
http://www.satelliteonline.net/

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Does it look like the dish has a motor of some kind on it? If not, roughly what direction is it facing eg. same as sky dishes in the street? Also, any idea what size is the dish - again compared to a little sky minidish?

A movable dish is better - italia is on hotbird at 13 degrees east, spanish is on astra1 at 19 degrees east.

Uh yes, and whereabouts are you?
 
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Thanks for the answer.

it is a fixed perfectly circular white dish, with a diameter of about 50cm, facing South East (I am not sure about the degrees). I saw pic

I live in North London.

I guess that a CAM is somthing I can use to decode several standard, provided I have the right access code (which I believe is stored on a Smartcard that will go into the CAM slot).




guiri said:
Does it look like the dish has a motor of some kind on it? If not, roughly what direction is it facing eg. same as sky dishes in the street? Also, any idea what size is the dish - again compared to a little sky minidish?

A movable dish is better - italia is on hotbird at 13 degrees east, spanish is on astra1 at 19 degrees east.

Uh yes, and whereabouts are you?
 
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could be on astra 1 or 2? your best bet is to borrow a digital receiver and have a play - if you can get a sky box, you could test whether it is on astra2 (at 28 degrees)
 
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