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Yorkshire/Showtime/Dish Size?

djc

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DM7020-S

88cm Triax Dish

1.8m Channel Master soon to be installed
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Doncaster
#1
I am thinking about a Showtime sub for the coming season and know that my 88cm would be useless. From other posts I have read I am thinking I need a 2.4m dish, but would like to hear from someone who already has a 2.4m dish in the Midlands to North of England and if they are able to get all the Showtime channels?

Thanks
 

djc

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My Satellite Setup
DM7020-S

88cm Triax Dish

1.8m Channel Master soon to be installed
My Location
Doncaster
#2
Just been doing a bit of messing and can't pick up anything on 7W on my 88cm dish, even on the strongest transponder. Should I be able to with this dish in Yorks? There are some tree's in the distance, but don't know if they are interfering?
 

Analoguesat

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Scottish Borders
#3
If you want Showtime - which is on the polarity which is exceptionally weak in the UK - then something around 2m / 6 feet should give you a chance.

HOWEVER, you may find you need something considerably bigger :eek:
 

Analoguesat

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#4
Go for DigitalAlb (16E) or Premiere Germany (19E) instead - thats a FAR more sensilble option in most of the UK.
 

rolfw

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#5
Don't think the coverage will be as good though, from the look of it, Showtime will be broadcasting most of the available matches.
 

johnwilliam1

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technomate 1500
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UK.
#6
djc said:
I am thinking about a Showtime sub for the coming season and know that my 88cm would be useless. From other posts I have read I am thinking I need a 2.4m dish, but would like to hear from someone who already has a 2.4m dish in the Midlands to North of England and if they are able to get all the Showtime channels?

Thanks

i used to have a 1.6 fortec using a 0.3 sharp my town hartlepool results 55% for mbc roughly the same for one tv on vereticals using a tech 1500 during the day the signal could drop 20%, did get 35% end 33% for a few horizontals at night time only