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thetruth


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30/07/2010 21:43

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what channels can you get free,without subs



iceman


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30/07/2010 22:13

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Yes, you can get ITV1 on a 1.8m dish..you can also get Channel4 and FIVE...

Sub is not required for above but a SKY freesat card is necessary.



millzer


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30/07/2010 22:38

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Ice,



What other channels can you get? coz I'm sick of Nilesat :-(



Also, In roughly what direction does it have to point?



millzer


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30/07/2010 22:40

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Sorry I meant what other free to air channels, and could you use a UK Freeview or Freesat reciever?



homerj



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30/07/2010 22:44

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astra 2 is the sat u need & there is not roughly about it lol

28* east of south u can use an audio meter or a compass ;)



gooligan


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30/07/2010 22:47

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http://www.skycyprus.com/index.php?pr=SKY_TV_in_TRNC&=SID



millzer


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30/07/2010 22:51

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Thanks guys



thetruth


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31/07/2010 00:12

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how long have you been able to get itv 1 on a 1.8m dish,i thought it not possible.



cyprusairsoft



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31/07/2010 09:57

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for a while i didnt realise that you could get it till iceman pointed it out to me





i now have itv channel 4 5 and other stuff



can watch corrie now yuk!!!



1.8 dish and iredeto lnb which i bought on line dual feed and ice man installed better then turkish ones



iceman


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I am in the process of updating my website with some recent info as well as a full channel listing for 1.8m dish.



Note the increasing number of HD channels available for the 1.8m dish



http://www.skycyprus.com/index.php?pr=SKY_TV_in_TRNC_&_Channel_Listing&=SID



spud1


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31/07/2010 11:49

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Hi Iceman. I can receive itv on my 1.8 dish but no channel 4 or 5. when i try 3001 on 503 it tells me it is not available any info would be welcome. Spud1



Linnyloos


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31/07/2010 11:53

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Can someone tell me what I need and how much it will be for receiving these channels please



iceman


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spud1

If you call me on 0533 8610329 i might be able to help you over the phone.



Linnyloos

You need a 1.8m sat dish as well as a SKY settop box and a SKY subscription.

If you contact me, we can arrange a free site survey at your property & to give you a quote.



spud1


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Hi Iceman. Back over in sep will give you a call many thanks. Spud1



spud1


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31/07/2010 12:38

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Hi Iceman. Would a satellite booster be any good to receive a better signal. Spud1



iceman


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31/07/2010 12:50

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No.....but a more sensitive LNB might clear some channels which are on the limit of reception and break up.

LNB technology is always improving and i am always on the look for a better functioning model to use on my installations.



thetruth


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31/07/2010 15:54

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iceman,i take it that all the stations on variaty and knowledge mix are free to air and you dont need to pay monthly subs.



spud1


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31/07/2010 16:08

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Hi Iceman. What is the best quad LNB will bring one over in sep. Spud1



iceman


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They are all part of SKY package & encrypted, so a monthly sub from SKY is required.

Only Channel4,FIVE,ITV1 & SKY Three you do not require to pay monthly,

but you still need a Freesat card from SKY to watch them cos they are also encrypted.



iceman


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31/07/2010 16:11

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Spud1

please mail me off board..



angeypangey


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31/07/2010 16:44

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Hi Iceman



You seem to be the chap who knows so heres my question to you...



With a 1.8 metre dish already picking up digiturk, could it also feed another property with sky? with a dual something and a sky box and card from UK?



Thanks in advance



iceman


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angeypangey

If you have a 1.8m dish and watching digiturk,it means your dish is pointing at Eutelsat W3 at 7.0E

SKY transmits from Astra 28,2E so there is more than 21 degrees difference between satellites.

This is technically not possible...the gap between two satellites in the sky is too much for multi sat reception.



SKY reception in Cyprus requires a good quality dedicated dish,fine tuned on 28.2E

If this dish was going to be used for multi sat reception then it would have to be pointing at 28.2E

and second LNB pointing to a satellite next to it...such as Eutelsat 16E

Hope that answers your question.



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31/07/2010 18:47

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Just to back up Iceman - the HD box with HD packages will mean a 1.8m is a REALLY good compromise... Most HD signals are FAR stronger - therefore stable.



You can get many UK sporting events ( Wimbledon, F1 GP - all practice, qualy, race, and repeats) Glastonbury, Proms, many Rugby games, "final Score"/ Football focus" - or what ever they call it now runs all Sat pm .. and much more )



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31/07/2010 18:48

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Remember - you can RECORD / Pause with any subscription - from approx 17 / GBP month - so watch tv when YOU want



Texas


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31/07/2010 19:02

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If I wanted to get a friend in the UK who has Sky HD what would be required for him to upgrade to Sky HD Multiroom, so that I could benefit here in Cyprus?



What type of LNB is required (Black Ultra)?



Would he have to pay the un-subsidised price for the HD receiver (Multiroom), or would SKY give another another subsidised HD receiver?



If the HD receiver would not be subsidised, could he buy one from elsewhere and still get SKY HD Multiroom?



Would the additional subcription be 10 for multiroom and another 10 for HD?



Can you buy a "Magic Eye for HD" and additional "SKY HD remote control" that would work over here?



Thanks.



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Texas,



if your friend got a M/Room box on his account and you brought it out and he gets the dreaded letter - your 2nd box isn't plugged into the telephone line - we intend to charge you full price - neither you - nor he will be too pleased ..:(



An HD sub is 10 on top of the 10 m/room .. so 20 GBP





A SKY Plus ver 8 or higher remote will operate an HD receuver - but NOT vice-versa !



YES, a tv link works in CY.. but you have to remember the second TV will be using aerial cable - won't be in HD, and if someone changes the channel in t'other room .... !



thetruth


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02/08/2010 19:17

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what else is free without subs apart from itv ch 4 and 5..



gooligan


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02/08/2010 19:59

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Look at the links on msg 4 & 10.



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re msg 4



a Freeview TV tuner can only receiver TV signals from a TV aerial



Putting it delicately.. would you expect to get CY TV on your aerial in the UK! ? ;)



*FREESAT* uses the same satellite as SKY receivers- the signals are the same.. you just can't 'open' the pay channels from SKY, and encrypted channels like SKY 3 ( soon SKY News) and the strong ITV that can be received on a 1.8m.. you HAVE to have a SKY sub subscription card or a FREESAT from SKY card.



The strong channel five also requires a SKY card, but there is a frequency that is in clear - but only on a 4.2m in Cyprus



vegman


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Iceman, would like to recieve soaps for my old girl, at present have dobi but no good. is it worth bring over form the UK sky box & card or freestat box, also would like to get high speed broadband for my computer can you please advise e-mail gpithers@aol.com



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vegman



While you wait for icey..



If you can stretch to it go for an SKY+ HD receiver and at least a basic package ( just over 20quid)- you'll get ITV on a well installed 1.8m dish AND you can record



The HD channels ( cost 10.25 GBP more monthly) are stronger in CY



Currently only a few ITV regions work in CY on a 1.8m - so it IF it important to be able to record ITV - be sure to tell any supplier,



There is no guarantee that the region you might get will stay strong.. as in November the strong regions changed following an 'update' by Astra ( the group that supplies most SKY , Freesat content)



paul90


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Mark

I used to have ITV HD in my Add Channels menu until recently.

Then when it became channnel 178 it was no longer possible to manually add it to the Other Channels.

Therefore, on my 1.8m dish (and Sky+ HD box) I cannot pick up any ITV channels - unless you can advise me how to do it.

Any thoughts?



Texas


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06/01/2011 17:39

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Paul90. Try this:



Click "Services" - Then Arrow Down - Scroll Right to "Other Channels"



Scroll down to "Frequency" - Type in "11973" - Press "Yellow Button"



Here you shold see ITV1 Central S, ITV1 Central E and ITV1 HD.



Select your channel by pressing the yellow button. Press SELECT twice, scroll up to Add Channels.



Scroll left to "Other Channels" - Click Select, scroll to ITV1 HD, click Select.



Simples!



Texas


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06/01/2011 17:50

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Error!



2nd line should read "Click "Services" - Then Arrow Down - Scroll Right to "ADD Channels" NOT OTHER channels.



My apologies.



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Hi Paul 90



In addition to these ITVs you'll also find more of them at 12402 - you only need to alter the freq and press the yellow button



Texas.. how stable is the ITV HD on the 1.8m ?



Texas


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Hi Mark,



With only about 1 week since installation, no problems on ITV1HD. (So far).



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Cool ! That's great news... can you get any other ITV's on HD ?



paul90


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Thanks Mark and Texas.

I had been following old instructions and changing polarisation from V to H.

I also had 12482 and not 12402!!



Texas


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Hi Mark,



Only ITV1 and ITV1 HD. No others on a 1.8m dish. There are lots of regional ITV1's.



Also, as these channels are stored in "Others", I cannot pause, or rewind. I can record onto a DVD recorder, so all is not lost.



Also, Iceman had a go at me for "acting like a Turk". I bought a quad LNB instead of just a twin!



Texas


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A question for you Mark.



If I use a VPN (perhaps yours) could I access Sky Player, or will Sky know that I'm not really in the UK?



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Hi Texas



If you use my vpn you can currently access your SKYplayer - Sky don't seem to be rigorous with their 'geoblocking' of VPN traffic - that can could but for now....



Thanks for confirming re the HD stuff - I had hoped some HD channels had moved to 'better' places in the November 'shakeup' .



Texas


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07/01/2011 12:55

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Thanks Mark,



The HD channels below can be received on a well-installed 1.8 metre (off-set) dish with the Sky World HD package:



140 Channel 4 HD

170 Sky 1 HD

171 Five HD

211 Bio HD

224 LIVING HD

283 Good Food HD

313 Sky Premier HD

314 Sky Showcase HD

333 Sky Action HD

334 Sky Family HD

335 Sky Thriller HD

345 Sky MGM HD

408 Sky Sports HD1

409 Sky Sports HD2

418 Sky Sports HD3

454 Sky Sports HD4

455 Sky Sports News HD

544 NatGeo Wild HD

545 History HD

Plus ITV1 HD (Other Channels)



coffer


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07/01/2011 18:46

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I have a 1.8 off set dish supplied by Iceman and currently receive ITV1, 2, 3, 4 HD



Texas


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Coffer.



Is this because you were an ex-captain of a prestigious golf club?



I am only a humble player, so maybe that is why I cannot get ITV 2/3/4.



Can I telephone you? I have your number.



Cheers.



coffer


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Message Posted:
07/01/2011 20:15

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Message 44, looking forward to your call



paul90


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Coffer

Good morning - how do you get ITVs 2, 3 and 4?



MrsSnakes



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Yes, I would like to know that too Paul90. I have 1.8 dish but only get ITV 1.



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The ITV 2,3, 4 HDs are on 11758 on Astra2 A north beam and cannot be added manually to a SKY HD box..



Coffer, the info iceman supplies ( http://www.skycyprus.com/index.php?pr=SKY_TV_in_TRNC_&_Channel_Listing&=SID) may be out of date since the November 10 shakeup, but suggests that the HD channels you get shouldn't 'work' ? ;))



Hopefully, iceman can shed some light



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