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Reply #45 - Dec 28th, 2012 at 10:12pm
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Whilst reading the latest posts on this, thanks everyone.
Checked the 5s which we lost along with everyone else
( we are in Vinaros )
Hadnt checked for a while and hey presto theyre back !! We do have the large dish but they definitely werent there a few weeks ago.
Keeping our fingers x
  
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Reply #46 - Dec 29th, 2012 at 12:28am
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How big is the dish ?

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Whilst reading the latest posts on this, thanks everyone.
Checked the 5s which we lost along with everyone else
( we are in Vinaros )
Hadnt checked for a while and hey presto theyre back !! We do have the large dish but they definitely werent there a few weeks ago.
Keeping our fingers x

  
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Reply #47 - Dec 29th, 2012 at 7:04am
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Vinaros seems to be just about on the limits of reception with a 1.2M dish. On my way to Alicante I tested at the services in Benicarlo and was receiving some - but not all - channels. In Freginals on a 1.5M dish there was nothing.

If you know how to scan a transponder I would be interested to know if you have any channels received on the following 2 transponders:
Frequency SR FEC Polarity
11023 23000 2/3 H
10994 22000 5/6 H

The first should be BBC channels, the second should be some ITV1 regions.

I didn't receive these two in Benicarlo.
  
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Reply #48 - Dec 29th, 2012 at 7:59am
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well done a quick search on goggle and eBay and 1.9 dishes  are rare at moment, but we can only hope !!!  Angry
  
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Reply #49 - Dec 30th, 2012 at 9:13am
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I'm still testing..
It looks like a very good quality receiver will be needed. I lost some channels during the day and had some breakup in the early evening. One of the freesat boxes I have will not receive anything during the day - I don't have a SKY box at the moment although from experience they have much poorer receivers.

I'm hoping we won't need a 2.4M dish... Shocked
  
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Reply #50 - Dec 30th, 2012 at 9:56am
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Does this mean that the people in the south of Spain will need even bigger dishes?
If so, is it possible there will be a load of second hand 2m dishes for sale in Valencia/Murcia etc. soon?
  
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Reply #51 - Dec 30th, 2012 at 10:23am
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Not being a technophobe but.......I watch football matches via the internet and with other sporting events and films now available,can we not get normal TV via the internet ?? just asking.
  
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Reply #52 - Dec 30th, 2012 at 10:34am
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Does this mean that the people in the south of Spain will need even bigger dishes?
If so, is it possible there will be a load of second hand 2m dishes for sale in Valencia/Murcia etc. soon?


Sadly it's unlikely. The change seems to have benefitted them. Where they previously needed a 1.9m dish they now only need a 1.2m.

Andalucia seems to have suffered as well. It's still not clear what size they will need but in some areas a 1.9 is sufficient.
  
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Reply #53 - Dec 30th, 2012 at 10:38am
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Not being a technophobe but.......I watch football matches via the internet and with other sporting events and films now available,can we not get normal TV via the internet ?? just asking.


Yes and no.. The BBC and ITV players can determine your location from your IP address (the address on the internet your computer is connected to) and they will block you if your address is not in the UK.
There are some services you can subscribe to that fake your address.
You would need a fast internet connection otherwise you would suffer from the picture freezing.
  
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Reply #54 - Dec 30th, 2012 at 2:07pm
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I use a VPN address it costs 5.00 a month and I use bbc I player and itv I player  bbc works no problem at all but it seems that the itv channels vary itv 2 3 and 4 are ok but itv 1 lags a bit every now and then.
Of course by using the Internet you can catch up on missed programs.
I have a  one meg connection.
It would take 16 years to add up to the price of a bigger dish.
  

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Reply #55 - Dec 30th, 2012 at 5:25pm
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We use the iPlayer on a VPN from www.my-private-network.co.uk which is very good for a fiver a month. Another advantage of using it it that you appear to be in the UK to other websites too and get around the problem of sites serving you spanish pages automatically - really annoying.
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However - the BBC iPlayer is the biggest crock of **** ever produced. It crashes, deletes your recordings, refuses to play stuff and generally behaves like a two-year-old in a tantrum. The Beeb don't care, provide no support and treat you like a moron. It seems that 5bn a year in licence fees doesn't stretch very far. </Rant>
  
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Reply #56 - Dec 31st, 2012 at 8:08am
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Just a point Planes Pete, but if you are accessing the beeb via a proxy server you aren't paying a licence fee so they wouldn't have any obligation to offer you any support.

Personally I wish that they would allow access from outside of the UK for payment of a fee.
  
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Reply #57 - Jan 1st, 2013 at 2:42am
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Nice try, as it happens I am paying a licence fee on our house in the UK. The fact that I can't watch it while I'm here just rubs the salt in.
  
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Reply #58 - Jan 19th, 2013 at 9:25pm
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I'm still testing with a 1.9M dish but it's not good news Sad
I'm getting a lot of breakup and no signal on some channels when it's cloudy/rainy.

Looks like we're going to need a 2.4M or 3M dish.

Reports from Barcelona are that a 2M dish on a clear day receives nothing...

I'm looking at alternative solutions.
  
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Reply #59 - Jan 20th, 2013 at 10:25am
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Your efforts are much appreciated Nigel.
  

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