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smokeyUK

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can anyone recomend a good setup to watch spanish tv or s american tv in spanish language . what i would need and good place to buy from and what is possible to receive as i am in the north esat of england

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#2
For free Spanish channels in UK, see: www.lyngsat.com/freetv/Spain.html .

Astra1 requires only a small dish, Hotbird slightly larger, Hispasat larger still.

(for some idea of dish size, try googling for images of "astra1 footprint", then "hotbird", then "hispasat").

Most inexpensive free-to-air sat receivers will do, but channels do change, to save constant manual updating a "blind scan" type receiver is useful.

A conditional access receiver may allow card viewing of (some) pay channels, depending on how you "get" the card.

A fixed single dish with "monobloc" lnb antenna will get astra1/hotbird, but for receiving 3 or more satellites a motorised dish is really required!

(for suppliers, see our links pages!).
 
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thanks for the info i was looking at a motorised 80cm dish that should do the job i take it
 
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80 cm is ok for astra1/hotbird, but I'm not sure about Hispasat, you really need advice from other people getting that in your area.

(Unfortunately, the Hispa beams very rapidly "fall off", going towards north and east, across the UK).
 
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I am 50 miles north of you and I have a motoised 80cm dish, hispasat is perfect and all others around to 53e.
 
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no probs u will be seting up sat on the weekiend any probs i know where to come cheers
 
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ok ive got myself a 80cm dish with DiSEqC 1.0 1.2 2.0 & 1.3/USALS with a 0.2 lnb . what is the best value for money receiver avialable with cam slots and what is the best cam to get. i am mostly interested in then hispasat channels
 
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well technomate recievers are good i've got the 1500 ci one and would say go for a dragon cam
 
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whats the current going price for those units
 
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smokeyUK said:
whats the current going price for those units
Around the £100 mark for a 1500CI+,don't know about the cam:confused
 
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the dragon cams are about 70 ish but worth it
 
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also what can be picked up using the sky minidish as to channels also can a universal lnb be used with the didgy box runing 2 receivers
 
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If you leave the minidish pointing at Astra 28.2 (where Sky UK is), then there is really nothing useful there for a non-Sky receiver and the dish is too small for an offset LNB for a second satellite. You would need a larger dish with perhaps a couple of offset LNBs or a separate dish with a motor.
 
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wich sateliite is best to line up as a reference point when setting a 80cm motorised system i am in north east england on coast
 
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thor 1w is usually fav
 
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right ive bought a tachomate 1500+ receiver how are these to setup
 
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ive just inputted technomate 1500+ into search facility and came up with 83 pages of threads.
so i guess that mean's there is plenty of info on this forum if your willing to look :)
 
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thanks for that good read / whats the difference between a patched unit and normal unit ?
 
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The patched unit will enable the viewing of some encrypted channels without card or CAM.
 
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hello smokeyUK,

when you are new at sat messing, try cheap stuff such as a mini dish

I take a mini dish away with me when I work away on nights
I set up a 12v supply to my receiver (dreambox500s) and mini dvd player, from cig lighter in van.
I put mini dish on back seat and with all windows shut have had excellent results on Hispasat 30w,Astra1 19E,Hotbird 13E.
When you practice it only takes 2mins to find these Sats, I've done this in Lockerbie, Scotland to Reading area.
 
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