RTP-Portugal

benfica1970

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#1
Hi I am still not sure what to do- I want to be able to get RTP on Hotbird 4 13º East but what system will I need-nothing to expensive though! I have been quoted prices ranging from £379 up to £689 which is well out of my range. As it was previuosly on Hotbird 2 13º E on analogue does it mean I wont have to mess about with the dish outside?
Please help as I me totally bewildered about this. :confused

Also if I had another dish up outside would I be able to get Eutelsat W2 16º East-I am trying to get the other Portuguese channel Sic Internacional.

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Jane!
 

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The part of the dish where the cable goes in is called the 'LNB' and if it's a few years old, it will probably need replacing with one suitable for digital. Pretty cheap - £25 or so. Known as a 'Universal' LNB. Get the cable changed as well while you're at it.

Then you will need to look at a new receiver. Anything with 'FTA' on it will be cheaper than 'non-fta', and still able to do what you want it to do.

You can buy and fit that yourself, it's easy.

You can certainly get the results you want for a lot less than you are being quoted.

You could also have your dish upgraded to a larger/newer one (with 2 'LNB's) and get BOTH those satellites on it without moving it, or any more messing about...

Come back if you have any more questions. :)
 

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The only thing i would add to Stick's comments, is that 13 and 16E are too close together for two standard LNBs, but there are now some slimline LNBs around which would probably do the job. :)
 

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Forgetting the Eutelsat thing would I still have to move the dish around though? Or would it be better to buy a complete new system?

Please can you give me ideas of what system to buy?

I have also noticed that rtp is available on 1 of the astra channels-would that be a better move?
 

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#5
Providing that the LNB is universal (have a look and see what it says), all you need is a free to air receiver, click on the Sateuropa banner at the top of the page (you may need to refresh a couple of times for it to cycle through) they have receivers for under £100 .
 

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The lidl setup works well, there are several members who have bought the systems before. Only problem will be getting up early enough to snag one. :)
 

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Jane - be aware that SIC International is sometimes scrambled on Eutelsat W2 - if so you wont get it on a standard fta receiver.

Its also a low symbol rate channel, and these can be awkward to get sometimes - the transmission powers on 16E are all over the place because multiple frequencies are radiated off one individual transponder.

RTP International is available in the clear on both Hotbird 13E and Astra 1 19E. It doesnt matter which one you pick as they are the same transmission.
 

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Thanx 4 the advice about sic internacional,I think I will leave the sic thing out of it and just go 4 rtp. the other thing is what is the difference between a universal lnb and an analogue 1, because 4 the life of me I have no idea what I am looking at!!

I can post a pic of it or email some1 if they could help me.
Thanks
Jane
 

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Universal LNB's have two internal oscillators (electronic dohickerties) which are switched by a tone sent up the cable from the receiver. (low band & high band)

Early LNB's only had one oscillator, and are not suitable for digital simply because they cannot switch onto the higher frequency band.

LNB = Low Noise Block downconverter - they down change the frequency of the microwave signals radiated off the satellite into something that our coax cables can handle.

You dont need to know the details, they arent important, just to know that there are two bits of gubbins inside "Universal" LNB's instead of one. Most if not all Universal LNB's will have either UNIVERSAL or "LO 9750 / 10600MHz" marked of them - (could be LO 9.75 / 10.6GHz as these are the same thing).
 

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Thanks Analoguesat for the advice I will be able to check this, because I have seen a label on the Lnb.

I will let you know how I go on.

Thanks
Jane
 

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Hi just to let you know that I got some1 to fit me a Fortec Star lifetime for the channells for £120. I thought not to bad. What are fortec like?
Thanks for all help.
Jane
 
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