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Sky TV in the UK and Cyprus

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My Satellite Setup
no satellite yet /laptop
My Location
Cyprus/larnaca
#1
I Reside in the Uk from April to Sept and Live in Cyprus Larnaca Sept to April. I subscribe to Sky basic package plus some Sports stations. When I leave the UK I defer my subscription until I return then restart it. I do not have a Land Phone Line in the UK but Sky has agreed that because I was a subscriber for over 1 year before the lack of a Land Line that is not a problem. My questions are:-
1) If I continue with my subscription when I leave the UK and take my existing Sky box and card to Cyprus, have the necessary "DISH"*erected WILL I BE ABLE TO RECEIVE THE SAME SKY PROGRAMMES THAT I DO IN THE UK?
2)If I take a SUBSTITUTE BOX and my original card (Which give me the BASIC SKY CHANNELS ONLY in the UK) WILL I BE ABLE TO RECEIVE THE BASIC CHANNELS in Cyprus?
3) What size "DISH"* will I need in Cyprus and what is the likely cost??

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geoffreys

ASBO Club Member - Persona non grata
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My Satellite Setup
Famaval 2.4m dish, Invacom 0.2dB LNB (single), Pace 430N
My Location
Famagusta District, Cyprus
#3
greenjackets said:
I Reside in the Uk from April to Sept and Live in Cyprus Larnaca Sept to April. I subscribe to Sky basic package plus some Sports stations. When I leave the UK I defer my subscription until I return then restart it. I do not have a Land Phone Line in the UK but Sky has agreed that because I was a subscriber for over 1 year before the lack of a Land Line that is not a problem. My questions are:-
1) If I continue with my subscription when I leave the UK and take my existing Sky box and card to Cyprus, have the necessary "DISH"*erected WILL I BE ABLE TO RECEIVE THE SAME SKY PROGRAMMES THAT I DO IN THE UK?
2)If I take a SUBSTITUTE BOX and my original card (Which give me the BASIC SKY CHANNELS ONLY in the UK) WILL I BE ABLE TO RECEIVE THE BASIC CHANNELS in Cyprus?
3) What size "DISH"* will I need in Cyprus and what is the likely cost??

"NEW SUBSCRIBER"!
Hi Greenjacket,
(1) Yes
(2) Yes
(3) 4.2m dish, cost in Cyprus around 3K sterling.

Regards,
Geoff
 

bignick

Specialist Contributor
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My Satellite Setup
Back in the UK and missing Cyprus!!!
My Location
Aylesbury
#4
geoffreys said:
Hi Greenjacket,
(1) Yes
(2) Yes
(3) 4.2m dish, cost in Cyprus around 3K sterling.

Regards,
Geoff
4.2m assumes that you want everything including BBC & ITV. If you are willing to put up with the astra 2b stuff (ie most of everything else) then you will get by with a dish about half this size an about a quarter of the cost!

Cheers

Nick
 

Zorba

aka Skyman
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My Satellite Setup
3m(28.2E),1.5m(19.2E.13E,10E),1m (4W ,7W)1m (?).diseqc 10,sky plus,VU+,telergy iptv.
Satlook nit colour + Horizon hdsm.
My Location
Limassol, Sunny Cyprus
#5
And also the make and model of your digibox can make a difference.larnaca is on the "weak" side of Cyprus and you will need the best of everything.A 2.4m prime focus is the minimum for decent reception of the available Sky channels,although driving through Oroklini I saw many 2.4m dishes with extension panels to 3m.I dont know if its for BBC/ITV or if some sky channels are weak.