which channels CANT i receive in Cyprus?

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anyone know which channels i CANT receive in Eastern Cyprus - Paralimni - with a 4.2 dish.

trying to sort out which subscription to go for and dont want to pick a package only to find that i cant receive some of those channels! one channel i want to receive for instance is Fox News but what are the others?

thanks so much
 

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Welcome to the forum daisyanne, are you referring to Sky UK packages?

I will move this to the Astra 28.2E fringe reception area if you are.
 

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daisyanne said:
anyone know which channels i CANT receive in Eastern Cyprus - Paralimni - with a 4.2 dish.

trying to sort out which subscription to go for and dont want to pick a package only to find that i cant receive some of those channels! one channel i want to receive for instance is Fox News but what are the others?
With a 4.2m dish (if installed properly) you should just about get almost everything except Vertical transponders on 2D..

Look here for 2D verticals (top of the list) >> http://www.lyngsat.com/packages/skyuk.html
 
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yes, i did mean sky uk - thanks. I understand that it looks like film 4, itv london, itv2, itv3, itv4 seem to be the only V's on the lyngsat page are the only ones that i cant get. However, a friend here in cyprus says she can get itv2 if you add it manually - suppose only time will tell when i get it all installed!!

doesnt look too bad at all though, so thanks

daisyanne
 

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daisyanne said:
a friend here in cyprus says she can get itv2 if you add it manually - suppose only time will tell when i get it all installed!!
I would be interested to know your friends location what size dish she uses to get ITV2 in Cyprus..:)
To my knowledge (max dish size tested 5.0m),none of the 2D verticals can be received and the box can only find and save the present transponders in manual search...
 
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As far as i know it is a 4.2 dish (but can check) but her husband does install sky etc systems.
 

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Are you sure its ITV2 and not one of the other ITV regions your friend is getting through manual tuning?
I will appreciate if you can have this confirmed and let us know..
 
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#8
I was told to do this when i get my sky in. This is with a 4.2m dish. For ITV2. Add channels as normal. Turn Sky on..
services then 4
enter 10714
then H
then 22
then 5.6
yellow button to store
backup three times as normal ITV 2 will be in services 6 then select..
---------------
E4
services 4 and 4
11565
V
27.5
2/3 and save.
Just one thing it will be the Irish E4 so some programing will be differnt to the norm.


Hope this works for you!!

Daisyanne
 

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#9
No need to do that....ITV2 +1 is on channel 211 on your skybox
 
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Yes that is true - but some people here are saying they cant pick it up on 211 and they have to manually add it. Dont really understand that but just repeating what i was told as i thought you couldnt pick it up in the normal way - probably i read your post wrong!! :)
 
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im still trying to find out which channels i CANT receive with my sky package, just going round in circles. Any suggestions as to how to find this info? I would like to know so i can order the relevant Sky package.

Fox News on Sky is one i am particularly interested in.

Thanks
 

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Go to rthis page and print it out :

http://www.flysat.com/ebird1-astra28.php

cross out the frequencies carryied on Astra 2D vertical as mentioned as these are the least likley for you. Then the remaining ones are the ones you should get.

Depending on the size of the dish you may have trouble with some Eurobird channels (Main beam) and Astra 2A & 2B north as well.

If your friends hubby is a sat installer he should be able to tell you whats available in your area on various sized dishes.
 

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or http://www.lyngsat.com/packages/skyuk.html as suggested in message three

FOX news is OK on 4.2m dish..
 
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Thanks for that analoguesat - that list is really comprehensive, just what i was looking for.

Iceman, I did the url in message 3, clicked on 2d then looked for V's but there was no listing for fox news, or Living TV.

Did notice that ITV1 London (my one was on the 2D V list) so assume i cant get that, but there are other ITV's, so shouldnt be too much of a problem.

Thanks for all your help.

Daisyanne
 

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211 is itv2+ 1hour and should be receivable on this number on a dish big enough to get ITV anglia/ttn etc.
There are some channels on the eurobird satellite that we cant get,not sure of the specific channels.
other known missing channels are euronews,zone reality,zone horror,thriller,movies4men,classic fm tv.
Or go to one of your husbands installations and go through the channels.
 
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