Problems getting itv uk in middle east

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hi
I have purchased a sky digi box from uk, with a subscribtion. I wish to watch itv and BBC channels in Saudi arabia. I have installed a 3.6m dish, but I am getting flashy itv with a 0.5db LNB. and I am not getting anything on itv with a 0.3db lnb.

I really like to get these channels, appreciate any help.
thanks
 

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No chance with such a tiddly dish!

Jordan requires a 7m dish so expect something bigger than that in Saudi for good reception!

:D:D
 

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munshimq said:
hi
I have purchased a sky digi box from uk, with a subscribtion. I wish to watch itv and BBC channels in Saudi arabia. I have installed a 3.6m dish, but I am getting flashy itv with a 0.5db LNB. and I am not getting anything on itv with a 0.3db lnb.

I really like to get these channels, appreciate any help.
thanks
What do you mean by 'flashy itv'? Which region of ITV are you tuned into? I personally agree with analoguesat but the possibility that you are getting something intrigues me. What other channels do you get?

Nick
 
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bignick said:
What do you mean by 'flashy itv'? Which region of ITV are you tuned into? I personally agree with analoguesat but the possibility that you are getting something intrigues me. What other channels do you get?

Nick

hi
thanks for replying guys, what I mean is, by flashy itv is that it comes and goes in seconds.
and secondly I know someone who has the same dish size receiving clear itv, but he has fitted some lnb. He refuses to help, he is charging a lot. What is the best option available for buying an lnb, should I now buy 0.1db.
Please help.
I am trying to get itv 1 and 2 uk version.
thanks
 

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:confused

Getting ANYTHING off Astra 2D on a 3.6m dish in Saudi Arabia smashes all the accepted reception rules.
 

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:confused

Getting ANYTHING off Astra 2D on a 3.6m dish in Saudi Arabia smashes all the accepted reception rules.
You are quite right M8 & i find it very hard to believe..
 

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munshimq said:
hi
thanks for replying guys, what I mean is, by flashy itv is that it comes and goes in seconds.
and secondly I know someone who has the same dish size receiving clear itv, but he has fitted some lnb. He refuses to help, he is charging a lot. What is the best option available for buying an lnb, should I now buy 0.1db.
Please help.
I am trying to get itv 1 and 2 uk version.
thanks
Please tell us about the dish and receiver make/model you are using. Do you mind posting some pictures of the dish, receiver & picture? Again, what else do you receive?

Nick
 

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munshimq said:
What is the best option available for buying an lnb, should I now buy 0.1db.
Please help.
I don't know of anything that has been consistently found to be better than the oft mentioned and recommended Invacom 0,3dB, despite that model remaining more or less unaltered for four years

There are rumours that the Inverto C120 quattro can do better under certain circumstances - obviously, a lot depends on the multiswitch. I intend to get and test one in the next couple of months, but this is for the Costa Blanca where reception is considerably easier (though still far from easy).
 

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Have you seen this ITV working? and does it work all day? We can get ITV 1 in Cyprus but not ITV 2 (but we get ITV 2+1),but in Larnaca which is the side nearest to you we need 4.2m dishes for 24/7.
 

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It would be really amazing if even a signal for some seconds could be received in Saudi Arabia. It sounds unlikely but may i remind you that in former days Astra 1C had similar behaviour although it was transmitting with higher power. Whereas in Northwestern Greece on 2.40m you couldn't see even with full LT nothing, in the Southeast a 3m was able to show a noisy picture (in analogue days) but way much stronger than it was just 750km nearer to the beam edge. So why couldn't here be the same going on ? Even in western Romania a 1.50m had success on some V of Astra 2D where more to the west the signal is weaker as well. Looks like an irregular structure of lows and highs.

Where in SA are you located munshimq ? How is the reception of 19.2E there ?
 
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i worked at satellite field from 1995 when i was small boy.
i have a good idea about reception in gulf countries and i worked at saudia before.
i have a good idea about old dishes like DH, PARACLIPSE, JONSA,ORBITRIN, KTI AND OTHERS.
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hi, i was before when i was small boy in saudi arabia, mr, you need over 5 m solid dish from best kinds like american DH 5 M one piece or chinese 5 m one piece called laser or above.
if you can reach to german very good company but am not sure if they still produce 5 m dishes called(HERSHMANN) also very good and more sensitive than DH .
to be sure about result use 6.3 m if you can patriot because here in egypt to recieve astra 2d in cairo need about 360 or 380 cm north egypt about 310 to 340 but at mersa matrooh
north west you recieve by about 280 cm.
 

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munshimq,
we need the following information.
how long is the cable run?
what kind of cable?
what make of lnb.
how old is the cable.

here is some ideas that might fix the system.
take your lnb and twist it 1/2 cm clockwise the skew may be off causing the picture to brake up.
change the line to a high grade low loss cable.
add a small line amp it costs 8 euro for a line amp,if you install the amp backwards it will not work.
amp should be installed close to the dish as possible.
last try a better lnb on the dish ivacom has some good lnb that work very well.
if you are getting anything at all this will probably fix it.
if you are not getting anything that is a different story.
that fact that anyone in your area can receive itv with the same size dish tells me you are in the ball park.
ralph
 

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A rather old Thread ................ Closed!!
 
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