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#21 Landlady

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 11:55 AM

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 11:57 AM

Ahh..Yea got that one, but; You must pay of the list of channels you say you are watching - right ?
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 12:06 PM

Not on the itouch, iphone or ipad - it´s free.


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Posted 22 November 2011 - 11:48 PM

BBC News - On Apples devices with a reasonably stable and fast internet connection is available.......not asking for much :) Still, have to concede, Apple do make exceptionally well executed, if expensive products. Still prefer the Sky HD and 50' screen.....however......

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Channel 4 HD, was on 12607 V 27500, though now this is only on 11126 V 22000 Astra 1N - free to air.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 03:12 PM

bbc news app and film on, both free on ipad, iphone

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 07:40 PM

5's including 5*, 5 USA & 5+1 now all on Astra 1N

10964 H 22000. Scan as per old Astra 28.2.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 04:16 PM

Hi Graham
We read your postings with great interest. Like everyone else, we keep losing stations .Channel 5, BBC 4, BBC News 24 ( although we can get it on channel 250 where BBC 1 Wales used to be! ) to name a few. We can live without most of them, but we really miss BBC1 Yorkshire! Is it possible to scan/retune to get these channels back?
If so, how do we do it? We have a 1.9 metre dish, with a Icecrypt S2000 DSR ( I'm sure you installed it for us? )

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 06:45 PM

Hi Brian & Sue.

Not sure if we installed, but happy to help.

It is quite likely you have lost a few channels - BBC News is now on a very weak frequency. Basically we struggle with anything that is defined as a low Horizontal frequency - any channel in the range (ballpark) 10744 - 10850 / 10900 mhz area on Astra 28.2 is right on the edge of reception. Many with 1.9's won't even see them or will only get occassional reception (better in the summer).

Would suggest the following;

Visit
http://www.lyngsat.com/28east.html

This has the latest free to air updates, here you can check the frequencies against the channels you are missing. For example BBC1 Yorkshire & Mids, you may well struggle with on 10803 H but, East Yorkshire & Lincs on 10788V should be o.k.

Once you have established if channels or frequencies have changed around, you can delete the old / out of date channels from the receiver and rescan the Transponder / TP - which is the specific frequency you are searching for, rather than the whole satellite (which rescans everything).

Some of the new channels such as the 5's are on the new Astra 1N satellite, which will not be listed on your satellite receiver (nor anyone else's as it new). You can just scan the frequency on the existing Astra 2 or 28.2. If you find that your receiver does not list the available frequency, look for an 'Add' or 'Edit' Tp or Transponder option - where you can type the new frequency in manually, save & scan. Review manual - even if you scan in incorrectly you cannot damage the receiver and can always delete additional scanned in channels later.

The original channels you mention channel 5, BBC4 & News 24 are all on the low horizontal frequency (with the exception of the new change to the 5's, so you should be o.k on this channel now).


It is also likely that in the near future the BBC's will also move to Astra 1N, if this is the case it may well prove that some of the channels you cannot get now - such as your BBC1 Yorkshire, may become available. Until then you may have to watch another region.

At the moment on what we have seen, the reception we are getting from Astra 1N is better than previously on Astra 28.2. It is however early days and whilst so far so good, we'll have to see how it pans out & if some frequencies / transponders perform better than others.

For any major changes, we will also be posting updates on the homepage of our website & this forum as well.


You should find you are gaining more channels than losing - with 4HD being strong (your receiver is SD, so you will have for now to make do with 4+ 1 hour) and now 6 flavours of channel 5's - however for now BBC News you will struggle with. Sky News & suprisingly Al Jazeera is good for news & world new articles. Also CNN, CNBC, Euronews etc - no shortage of news channels. It was not so long ago we struggled with BBC2 & now can easily get on NI & Wales frequencies.

May be worth in the future considering an HD receiver as this will give you more flexibility in reception terms as HD & SD channels are on different frequencies. An HD receiver can pick up both.

Edited by graham1, 07 December 2011 - 06:52 PM.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 04:14 PM

Thanks for the info Graham.....I will have a play and see what I can find!!

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 04:51 PM

Hi Graham

Just for your interest, and anyone else who might be........ I retuned last night and although not sure which satelite to choice from in the long list, I eventually picked: 23.5 E Astra 1e3a and got over 600 channels. Most we can't see, but we did get got back, BBC1 Yorkshire and BBC News 24!!

Am I right in suspecting this is Sky's frequency? And what satelite should I have choosen?

Thanks
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Posted 11 December 2011 - 06:46 PM

Astra 3A at 23.5 is German / Austrian, most of which is encrypted - it's unlikely you are getting this - there is no English programming on it. You may be picking up some data feeds, but unless you are picking up something in German assume it's just a little overspill.

Sounds like you had the out of date frequencies for BBC News & BBC Yorkshire - If you are picking up BBC news then you are in a stronger than average area & your dish must be spot on tuning wise. Bear in mind you still may not get this 24/7 it will be stronger earlier in the day.

If you 'blind scan' as receiver - it will in affect lie to you as whatever satellite show at the top of the screen is irrelevant. A 'blind scan' will pick anything up - any frequency irrespective of satellite or specific transponder frequencies. Can confuse matters.

At the moment you can just scan in Astra 2D or Astra 2 (anything) or Astra 28.2 - depends how the specific receiver is labelling this. There is also Eurobird one, though generally this is also picked up with the Astra 2 scan. You can always check links below to see if you are missing anything.


Below covers Astra 1N as well, but doesn't show test. If however you lose a channel and want to see if a frequency has moved, a good reference point.


For Sky's channel frequencies
http://www.lyngsat.c...ages/skyuk.html


For all free to air UK frequencies
http://www.lyngsat.com/28east.html

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 07:32 PM

ITV 1 +1 on 11053 H 22000 FEC 5/ 6 on Astra 1N @ 28.2° East, now listed correctly.

Also on this frequency

ITV 1 Central South
ITV 1 Central East
ITV 1 Wales +1
ITV 1+1 Tyne Tees
ITV 1+1 West


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Posted 14 February 2012 - 04:49 PM

More good news some of the existing frequencies have been put on stronger transponder - Better ITV's & now Fim 4 & Film 4+1.

View topic
http://lamarinaforum...tv-film-4-more/

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:54 PM

Further to last weeks update. Most of the UK terrestrials are available on 1n as most of Astra 2d's content is being moved across.

This is with a smaller dish required than previously. Only main channels left are bbc's which are said to move across between friday this week and wednesday next.


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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:19 AM

All of Astra 2d's content will be across by the end of the week.

After initial test on 1 metre. Figures logged at 9am & 1am. Two receiver types used basic with average tuner & good HD receiver. All main terrestrials stable. ITV, ITV 1+1, ITV , ITV 2+1, ITV3, ITV3 +1, Channel 4 & 4HD, more4, e4 & the +1's for these o.k 5's are fine. Film 4 & film 4+1 Most of the other free to air movie / music & news channels Sky, CNN, Bloomberg, Euronews etc - all o.k.

Weaknesses- currently. At the moment there does seem to be a weaker signal at 11307 V (not on 1N) True Entertainment, True Movies 1 & 2, Pop, Tiny Pop, Pop+1, Popgirl. Also 11260 V Movies for men +1. These are receivable on a 1 metre, but right on the edge, I suspect a little rain or less than ideal conditions would be enough to throw them off, should not be an issue on a 1.45 or 1.9

Sky in Costa Blanca South - All Sky movies still would require a minimum of a 1.9 (still not perfect). Sky Sports 2 & 3 o.k but 1 & 4 not. Sky Sports HD 1,2,3 & 4 all o.k. Setanata & Setanta Ireland, ESPN, Eurosport all o.k. Eursport 2. Not. Discoveries & most family o.k. A lot of Skys HD movie content is still on Astras 2A Northern Beam - not close on a 1 metre.

In conclusion, certainly for most the 1 metre will work with the UK terrestrials, though it may be worth considering a slightly larger dish (mid - high verticals a little weak on a 1 metre). If you do want Sky then viable, but not for the films or standard definition sports (2 channels missing - HD is o.k).

For our Irish friends, RTE 1 & 2 (subscription) is now also available easily.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:36 AM

Hi ,
Thanks for the info.I would be interested for info on BBC reception after the change on Friday.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:48 PM

Will do Jack, BBC has stated 3-5 a.m on Friday morning (or so the rumour mill states). I won't be getting up that early to confirm - but will report findings shortly after.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:36 AM

Tested on new 1 Metre offset dish - 8 - 8.30 a.m.



10773 H 22000 - BBC 1 London, West, East, CI, W Mids
BBC 2 England


10788 V 22000 - BBC 1 W Mids, Yorks & L, E Mids, BBC Parliament, Wales
BBC 2 Wales


10803 V 22000 BBC News, CBeebies, BBC 1 & 2 Scotland, BBC 1 N West, Yorks, S. East

10818 V 22000 BBC 1 STH, S West, NE, Oxford, BBC 1 & 2 N.Ireland

10847 V 23000 BBC HD & BBC 1 HD


Not tracking BBC 3 or BBC 4 this morning, however they broadcast UK 7 PM / Spain 8 p.m - BBC3 was on 10773 H 22000 & BBC4 10803 H 22000, both of which frequencies on 1N we are receiving, so should pop in later.

This completes the move with all the BBC's, ITV's 4's & 5's along with Sky News & BBC News on a 1 metre dish




1 Metre dish installed, with receiver €299


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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:28 AM

Hi Graham 1

Thanks for that,good news,for now! also I assume the red button will work.
I have had a look at my system here in England and I am showing an increase of 8% on the signal strength meter,not particularly accurate i know but an indication.
Jack
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:45 AM

Should do, not tested red button services on Sky / Freesat box - but streams on 11954 H are there, so should be o.k

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