Satellite in Malta

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#1
Is it possible to receive BBC and ITV etc inc sky Freeview in Malta with a 1.2 M dish. If so what is the best receiver??
 

rolfw

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Berkshire
#3
Marginal for some Sky channels, impossible for anything on Astra 2D, like BBC and ITV. I would guess it would require something bigger than Southern Italy.
 

bluesarecrap

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#4
rolfw said:
Marginal for some Sky channels, impossible for anything on Astra 2D, like BBC and ITV. I would guess it would require something bigger than Southern Italy.
thatnwould be a pretty big dish :-doh!
 

PaulR

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#5
Pinched this from h++p://www.astra2d.com/malta.htm

Island of Gozo (NO ASTRA 2D)
Panasonic TUDSB30
1.2m Channel Master fixed dish
LNB Syntec 3000
Signal strength about 66%, signal quality 50-60%. Most channels received except ITV1 i.e. All Sky Sports and Movie channels, use a Satook alignment meter to keep it tuned in.


which concurs that 1.2m is too small for 2D.

What would be big enough? No-one seems to have posted a positive result but I would guess at something in the order of 4m or more. And even then it would be a suck-it-and-see job.
 

Yeshi

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#6
I went to Malta a few years back.. stayed in bugiba, All the pubs had sky . didnt care to look what site dish they had .. as they where on the roof.. but i can conform that bcc itv is available..

Should be the same all over the island including gozo..
 

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Berkshire
#7
Was that before they all switched to Astra 2D though Yeshi?
 

Yeshi

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#8
rolfw said:
Was that before they all switched to Astra 2D though Yeshi?
Ahh posible.. not too sure.. i did hav e a friend who lived there.. could of asked him but seems to of vansied off the face of the earth :S

Sky movies and sport where available then i know that :-doh!
 
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