satellite TV in OZ

closetosoton

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#1
course a UK based forum might not be the best place to start but there's a whole heap of knowledge out there....

considering disapearing down under. i've scooted around the web a little for ozzie resources and found not a lot. apparently everything's encoded in irdeto 2, so that puts pay to encrypted transmissions unless i want to fork out. so does anyone know what i might get FTA over there, do you know of any oz specific amateur satellite hobbyists/or websites? i'd probably be heading to melbourne.... for C-band stuff, do I just need a different receiver/lnb cause the frequencies are different?

first impressions are that pickings look thin. it might be time to give up the hobby!

over & out.

cts
 

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#3
You're leaving us already CTS? :-crying This site usually has quite a bit of general Oz info on alll things satellite, video etc. -


_www.dtvforum.info/index.php?


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rolfw

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#4
There are also three Aussie sat forums in the big links section. :)
 

closetosoton

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thanks, a further scoot around reveals:

- to get a few FTA channels, digital and analogue, I need C-Band kit plus a large dish 2.4M+ (I've priced one up and see I can get one in oz for little over £130). (Asiasat 2)
- since I speak french I can subscribe to LBF a french package which started up three years ago, the offerings are poor compared to TPS, its in SECA 2 and a 1M dish would pull it in. (whether anyone is 'opening' this package remains a mystery still)
- austech.info seems to have a rather useful satellite section....

that's all folks.

cheerio. cts
 

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closetosoton said:
thanks, a further scoot around reveals:

- to get a few FTA channels, digital and analogue, I need C-Band kit plus a large dish 2.4M+ (I've priced one up and see I can get one in oz for little over £130). (Asiasat 2)
- since I speak french I can subscribe to LBF a french package which started up three years ago, the offerings are poor compared to TPS, its in S*ca 2 and a 1M dish would pull it in. (whether anyone is 'opening' this package remains a mystery still)
- austech.info seems to have a rather useful satellite section....

that's all folks.

cheerio. cts
There is a dreambox forum fron Aus, have a dart around it. It might throw up something. Good luck CTS.
 

closetosoton

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john_graydon said:
There is a dreambox forum fron Aus, have a dart around it. It might throw up something. Good luck CTS.
yes i noticed there's quite afew DB fans out there, althought i would imagine they are quite limited as for options of what to "decode".... i'll keep dreaming myself.... cts
 
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#9
Also, for Irdeto, I'd have thought there's lots of websites discussing that, although maybe not giving the "exact" downloads you might want (!).
 

closetosoton

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spiney said:
Also, for Irdento, I'd have thought there's lots of websites discussing that, although maybe not giving the "exact" downloads you might want (!).
most intriguing, i thought most of what was on offer was irdeto 2 and was secure... i should keep hunting,,, i suppose if only official bouqets can be decoded with correct CAM etc, i supposed a DB could be used for C*rd Sh*ring...

-cts
 

closetosoton

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#11
rolfw said:
There are also three Aussie sat forums in the big links section. :)
erm, a quick scoot around doesn't obvioulsy reveal which ones are oz based...may i have a pointer

i must say i was going to give up the other day, now i seem to be more driven that ever to get "something", at last a real excuse to get a huge dish, here in UK/europe we're spoilt for choice really....

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