Newsflash: future changes to UK TV Satellite Reception.

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Newsflash: future changes to UK TV Satellite Reception.

Post by montgolfiere » Sun 19 Jun 2011 16:06

News came out this week that Sky will be (temporarily) using a new satellite in 2013 for the FTA Broadcasts and the 'Chatter' is that maybe a 80-100cm. Dish will then be needed. It is only Speculation at this time BUT i have decided that i will offer to install a 90cm. Dish on all new Installations (40euros extra) if anyone wants to be a bit surer for the future.

HOWEVER..... Sky are also due to replace all the Satellites they currently use in around 2014/2015 and no-one is sure how this will affect the situation on reception outside the UK.

I will try and post any future information as it comes out.

Cheers
The Skyman

www.british-tv-in-france.co.uk

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Re: Newsflash: future changes to UK TV Satellite Reception.

Post by Steve&Julie » Fri 26 Aug 2011 18:57

montgolfiere wrote:.....
.......HOWEVER..... Sky are also due to replace all the Satellites they currently use in around 2014/2015 and no-one is sure how this will affect the situation on reception outside the UK.

I will try and post any future information as it comes out.

Cheers
The Skyman
Assuming you still have a job as a result of this 8)
(sorry, I couldn't resist. no offence intended)

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Post by Owens88 » Sat 27 Aug 2011 02:53

montgolfiere

If there were a 'like' button on this forum you deserve it for the clear information.
Well done.
John
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Post by Robert Ferrieux » Sat 27 Aug 2011 19:18

Hear, hear, John.
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Re: Newsflash: future changes to UK TV Satellite Reception.

Post by montgolfiere » Mon 29 Aug 2011 17:26

Steve&Julie wrote:
montgolfiere wrote:.....
.......HOWEVER..... Sky are also due to replace all the Satellites they currently use in around 2014/2015 and no-one is sure how this will affect the situation on reception outside the UK.

I will try and post any future information as it comes out.

Cheers
The Skyman
Assuming you still have a job as a result of this 8)
(sorry, I couldn't resist. no offence intended)
no offence taken!!!....however, if the situation does indeed take a turn for the worse, (but can be 'fixed' by the installation of a Bigger Dish) ....i may have too much work!!!!...
I would personally prefer that the 'Status Quo' is maintained!!
The Skyman

Debbie and Noel

Post by Debbie and Noel » Wed 31 Aug 2011 18:14

When I did my DIY installation my daughter put me in touch with a Brit who has been installing satellite equipment since the analogue era .

He said he has always insisted on 85cm plus dishes for SKY. He was also very keen on well braced, sturdy mounts because it can get very windy down here.

Noel

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Post by montgolfiere » Thu 01 Sep 2011 09:13

Either a Sky Zone 2 or a local 80cm. Dish has been fine down here up until now..... i started by installing the Sky Zone 2 Dishes which are still working well, but switched to the 80cm. Dish after having problems with the supply of the Sky Zone 2. In fact these dishes cost me a bit extra but i absorbed this extra ccost until i recently found a 80cm. Dish with a metal LNB Holder again at a slightly higher price and had to put up my price (10 euros) to cover these extra costs.!!
i always worked on the premise of 'the smaller the dish the less wind resitance'.
i always make a point of mounting the Dish in a sheltered position with a solid fixing. ie against a wall or chimney breast where the dish is protected from the Cers.
the area around here has been a signal 'hotspot' but what will happen after the changes we will have to see.
see the map of the Astra2 D footprint.
http://www.astra2d.com/iberia2d.html

The Skyman
www.british-tv-in-france.co.uk

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