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Dec 03 2012

Joinfreesat Update ScanLatest update scan on all Freesat receivers:

3 added – 144 Pick TV, 145 Challenge TV, 202 Sky News
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137 Responses to “Update Scan – 03/12/12”

  1. Gordon S Valentine Says:

    Great news! So happy to have these extra channels on Freesat!

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  2. Kev Says:

    Three great channels.Nice one Freesat

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  3. Vannin Says:

    Putting Sky News on Freesat (and not having to go to ‘Non-Freesat’ to see it) is good news and very much long overdue. After all, you can see SNs on nearly every hotel TV around the world, why not on Freesat?

    BBC Worldservice instead of Chinese news, next?

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  4. Neil Says:

    I honestly never thought this day would happen, still can’t believe Sky have finally put their services on their most rivelled platform! Now that they’ve finally arrived have lets hope it’s a start of Sky taking freesat more sensibly and professionally as they do with every other rival platform.

    I do wonder if a BBC deal was brokered in return for Olympic or iPlayer carriage but then again as Sky was paying for those Olympic feeds then they’d just have told the beeb to walk if conditions were attached!! Glad, if this decision is commercial, they’ve finally made this choice and realised the value of being across all FTA platforms in the UK.

    People mentioned that these channels just act as barker channels for Sky, full of self-promotion which they are. There’s probably the odd one or two programmes I’ll watch on Pick TV, Challenge is more for nostalgic value, as far as the ads for Sky’s own platform go, that’s just wallpaper material!

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  5. SL Says:

    They act as an ad platform for sky but most FS owners will just record and bypass their ads. I suspect thats why they didnt come before and also why they didnt let people record FSFS.

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  6. Dave Says:

    Great news that these channels finally joined freesat
    And not gonna be greedy YET :-)

    But I do hope UKTV read these posts cos it must have give pick tv . Challenge tv . Sky news a boost in ratings today

    Great work freesat keep up the work and happy christmas

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  7. Keith (original) Says:

    @8, FSFS?

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  8. Keith (original) Says:

    Sorry @5. Oops!

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  9. Martin Says:

    Not appeared on my goodmans set top box gess I’ll have to do a scan and loose all the none freesat channels I v put on frustrating tho it is

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  10. Ian Vallender Says:

    more reasons to get freesat this christmas time they’d better be quick cause with only 3 weeks to go if they havent got a dish cause i dont know when installers are stopping taking orders for pre christmas installations. also I saw a montage trailer and managed to identify a couple of movies that are on the bbc this christmas cant give times they are on though.
    1. Shrek forever after
    2. Disneys Alice in wonderland starring Johnny Depp

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  11. Martin Pugh Says:

    I have a Humax Foxsat recorder, I have just tried the three new channel numbers, but nothing happens, why have I not got these new channels, can anyone help please?

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  12. SL Says:

    @8

    FreeSat From Sky. They didnt allow people to record because they disabled the PVR functionality.

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  13. Martin Pugh Says:

    HELP!!!!!! I have just done a manual re-tune and I now have hundreds of channel, but 101, 102, 103, etc, have all gone and the numbers are in the five thousands, eg; ITV1 HD is at 5063, and there is every single ITV/BBC regional variation, many of the channels are duplicated, some up to 10 times. I just want my old channels back starting at 101 for BBC1….. PLEASE HELP.

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  14. Kevin McFarlane Says:

    If you just wait awhile they will appear overnight.

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  15. Dave Says:

    @ 11 if you re tune your freesat channels on humax they will come straight on
    Or will come on overnight

    @ 13 I think you have tuned in non freesat mode
    I did that last year and I got thousands of channels aswell
    You have to only re tune freesat channels

    Great for these new channels joining freesat not sure why the + 1
    Are not on like it’s not like freesat is short of space like freeview

    :-))

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  16. Martin Pugh Says:

    Thanks Dave, yes that’s what I did. I had done a manual tune, rather than an automatic one, I have just done another automatic tune using my post code and now all is well in this North Wales home. (Plus I now have Sky news). Thanks again Dave.

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  17. Paul Says:

    Personally, I think freesat should have refused to have these substandard barker channels on the platform.

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  18. ian Says:

    Paul said:
    Personally, I think freesat should have refused to have these substandard barker channels on the platform.

    Why?
    Its a very shortsighted comment to be fair.

    They add something to the platform which will increase numbers which in-turn be something other broadcasters will see and realize they are missing out and join aswell.
    Fact is this, Sky now realize Freesat is not something to try and just ignore because the numbers are getting bigger and faster that Freeview did. So they have used common sense and now have their FTA channels on Freesat.
    We get 3 new channels and it will turn the heads of more broadcasters, like UKTV!

    So no, they shouldn’t ‘refuse’

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  19. Paul Says:

    These channels are absolute dross. 30 year old game shows and cops with cameras.

    They are just adverts for sky. Sky will never be doing freesat any favours. In fact, sky tried to prevent freesat starting. So why would freesat hand them 3 barker channels now?

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  20. Neil Says:

    Paul said:
    These channels are absolute dross.30 year old game shows and cops with cameras.
    They are just adverts for sky. Sky will never be doing freesat any favours. In fact, sky tried to prevent freesat starting.So why would freesat hand them 3 barker channels now?

    Perhaps a good reason not to have Sky then!! I think most Freesat viewers who are Sky defectors won’t be tempted back by these channels alone, no different than anyone watching via Freeview either. It is good to have them though as adds a bit of extra choice, the gameshows on Challenge to me are just a bit of novelty, reminds me of being a kid watching Bullseye!!

    I notice too that Pick and Challenge have DVB subtitles flagged on the EPG too for some programmes but none yet being transmit. Sky News also doesn’t yet have subtitles but looks like Sky are doing the job properly and will be adding MHEG DVB subtitles. I wonder if they’ll bring the +1’s in time too as it will give the channels more exposure?

    On another note; TP57, 59, 63 and 68 (10964H, 10994H, 11053H and 11127V) have all migrated over to 2F overnight, expect the expats to start complaining!

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  21. Dave Says:

    Hi I agree with Ian they are great channels for freesat
    More and more people will consider freesat now
    There’s only about 4 channels I would watch on $ky
    And they may one day appear hopefully :-)

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  22. Richard Crichton Says:

    The only reason $ky are putting on these 3 channels is because it’s good for their bottom line, no other reason. They don’t do anything that’s not going to increase their already huge profits and anyone who thinks that the non stop $ky ads will have no effect is sadly mistaken. Advertising works why do you think they do it. Having said that I suspect the BBC has brokered this deal in return for allowing the iplayer on $ky so it’s a win win for $ky and in return we have 3 SD barekr channels which we had anyway in non Freesat mode but $ky get iplayer and more converts. Interesting thought- wonder if $ky is actually paying the Freesat EPG fees or is it a secret free b. Sadly we will never know.

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  23. Neil Says:

    Richard Crichton said: The only reason $ky are putting on these 3 channels is because it’s good for their bottom line, no other reason. They don’t do anything that’s not going to increase their already huge profits and anyone who thinks that the non stop $ky ads will have no effect is sadly mistaken. Advertising works why do you think they do it. Having said that I suspect the BBC has brokered this deal in return for allowing the iplayer on $ky so it’s a win win for $ky and in return we have 3 SD barekr channels which we had anyway in non Freesat mode but $ky get iplayer and more converts. Interesting thought- wonder if $ky is actually paying the Freesat EPG fees or is it a secret free b. Sadly we will never know.

    I take your point Richard and yes advertising does work but can’t see those who’ve actively decided to leave Sky and buy FS to all go back. Also, these channels are at the end of the entertainment LCN’s so not a great place, for now that is. I guess Sky potentially didn’t want their services to be any further down as one day if UKTV do bring their FTA services along Pick and Challenge will be sandwiched between them and the rest so then not too bad a location.

    I think overall though it’s a better choice having these channels, even if full of Sky ads, rather than freesat being deprived of services still available on DTT and reduces considerably the disparancy between the two platforms.

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  24. Keith Lynwood Says:

    Now my Humax box has added the new channels but all of channel 5 stations plus 4seven and 4HD are coming up no signal. Any ideas anyone.

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  25. Neil Says:

    Keith Lynwood said: Now my Humax box has added the new channels but all of channel 5 stations plus 4seven and 4HD are coming up no signal. Any ideas anyone.

    Are you abroad?? All the above have just moved from Astra 1N to 2F overnight with a much tighter UK spot beam.

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  26. Richard Crichton Says:

    I found out recently that the series “Fringe” was one of the best of it’s era but I never heard of it before I got ISP on demand TV (YouView) recently. Thank you Warner on demand for a great show. .My point being Sky hoovers up all the good American shows and we are left with the camp home made stuff like Merlin and cheap to make parlor games so we don’t get to see any of the more recent good US material that the BBC and ITV used to show in their heyday. None of this more recent stuff is on Freesat sadly and they need to do something about that pretty soon or people will drift back to Sky once their finances improve.

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  27. Keith Lynwood Says:

    Thanks Neil , yes I am in Spain. Near Barcelona , is there anything I can do ?

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  28. Richard Crichton Says:

    Astra 2F spotbeam maps here:

    http://www.astra2.org/maps2f.html

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  29. admin Says:

    Keith Lynwood said:
    Thanks Neil , yes I am in Spain. Near Barcelona , is there anything I can do ?

    BIG DISH!!!!!

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  30. Neil Says:

    Keith Lynwood said: Thanks Neil , yes I am in Spain. Near Barcelona , is there anything I can do ?

    Reading on the grapevine from those abroad, Barcelona looks like to be outside of the official footprint and a no-go even with 1.5-2mtr dishes. What size is your current dish?

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  31. admin Says:

    Neil said: Reading on the grapevine from those abroad, Barcelona looks like to be outside of the official footprint and a no-go even with 1.5-2mtr dishes. What size is your current dish?

    I wouldn’t be so sure, many countries have been outside the beams on all spots for years and providing you have a suitably sized dish, you can receive.

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  32. Martin Page Says:

    Here in Mallorca (south of Barcelona) we have not noticed any difference since the change over. Still getting a good signal with no break up except in very bad weather. We have a 1.8m dish.

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  33. Richard Crichton Says:

    Good news for 1.8m dish vendors then but tough luck if you live in an apartment complex or town/village center. 1.8m is what they used to use for C band in the old days before DTH. That is a seriously large dish.

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  34. Richard Crichton Says:

    Here are reception reports for the Astra 2F UK spot beam and dish sizes used.

    http://robssatellitetv.webs.com/astra2freceptionmaps.htm

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  35. swjoduk Says:

    Dave said: @ 11 if you re tune your freesat channels on humax they will come straight onOr will come on overnight @ 13 I think you have tuned in non freesat modeI did that last year and I got thousands of channels aswellYou have to only re tune freesat channels Great for these new channels joining freesat not sure why the + 1Are not on like it’s not like freesat is short of space like freeview )

    I still didnt have the new channels this morning on my Humax. Is there any way of forcing the update without having to do a Freesat retune (I dont want to lose all my scheduled recordings)

    My Sony Freesat tv can be put on standby and you wait for a click and it then updates.

    My Humax did find Channel AKA or whatever its called when it was added last week, not sure how long it took though

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  36. Neil Says:

    Richard Crichton said: Good news for 1.8m dish vendors then but tough luck if you live in an apartment complex or town/village center. 1.8m is what they used to use for C band in the old days before DTH. That is a seriously large dish.

    I spotted a 3mtr dish in someone’s garden in Tenerife whilst away a few weeks back, next to the swimming pool with a nice hedge around the edges to make a feature of it! Expats go a long way to ensure British PSB services, sadly it seems even 3mtr dishes now in the Canaries will soon no longer get the UK spotbeam services.

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  37. Froggie Says:

    Here in the south of France today, I’ve lost CH 4HD and 4Seven, and now have bad breakup on all five family channels. Strange thing is, its only my two Humax HD Freesat boxes that have the problem. All my Samsung TVs with in-built sat tuners are fine. I guess Samsungs tuners are better than Humax’s.

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  38. Sensible Paul. Says:

    Paul So why would freesat hand them 3 barker channels now?

    freesat hasn’t “handed” anything to anyone. Sky are paying for their EPG slot exactly the same as any other can broadcaster can choose to do. freesat have to operate in a Fair, Reasonable And Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) manner, and denying a company access to the platform because they choose to advertise a service hardly complies with the FRAND principles. As an obvious example of FRAND, freesat carries both slapper-on-a-sofa and religious channels.

    @35 – if you were recording something last night, like the American football on BBC HD, the add channels wuoldn’t have happened. You can wait for the auto-update at 3am tonight or do a freesat tune in the menu if you are desperate to see what the complaining here is all about.

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  39. Paul Says:

    Richard Crichton said:
    The only reason $ky are putting on these 3 channels is because it’s good for their bottom line, no other reason. They don’t do anything that’s not going to increase their already huge profits and anyone who thinks that the non stop $ky ads will have no effect is sadly mistaken. Advertising works why do you think they do it. Having said that I suspect the BBC has brokered this deal in return for allowing the iplayer on $ky so it’s a win win for $ky and in return we have 3 SD barekr channels which we had anyway in non Freesat mode but $ky get iplayer and more converts. Interesting thought- wonder if $ky is actually paying the Freesat EPG fees or is it a secret free b. Sadly we will never know.

    Absolutely spot on. I am sick of people pandering to sky. They will use every underhand, aggressive, morally bankrupt and legally questionable tactic in the book to actually destroy competitors. It is about time that platforms with the ability to do so use the same aggressive tactics back at sky.

    IMO freesat should deny them these channels and, for that matter, BT should deny them their new sports channels.

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  40. swjoduk Says:

    @38 not that desperate, it was just bugging me that my Humax hadn’t found the new channels itself.

    It is possible I was recording something.

    Are the updates always at 3am?

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  41. swjoduk Says:

    Just checked, was recording Motorsport UK at 3am

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  42. Dave Says:

    Ano maybe a little off topic :-)
    Hi admin or anyone else who can answer Is it only the Samsung box that can get YouTube on it

    And love the new channels many more to follow next year :-)

    Thanks

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  43. Neil Says:

    Changing the subject very slightly and something that might potentially please a few people;

    RT HD’s test now confirms a launch date of 16th Dec, unsure if this includes the Freesat platform but it was rumoured that they couldn’t launch on Sky until the new year.

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  44. Dave W Says:

    Thanks to freesat for there work in getting new channels

    Hope the haven’t forgot though that there’s only 3 weeks left for there PROMIS
    Of 4OD and demand 5 ………

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  45. Sensible Paul. Says:

    swjoduk said:
    Are the updates always at 3am?

    Yes, provided your Humax is in standby.

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  46. Sensible Paul. Says:

    Neil said:
    RT HD’s test now confirms a launch date of 16th Dec, unsure if this includes the Freesat platform but it was rumoured that they couldn’t launch on Sky until the new year.

    Sky normally lock their platform down over the Xmas and new year period, so if for any reason it’s not done on the 16th it could well be into January. Anyone know the lockdown start and stop dates this year?

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  47. Keith (original) Says:

    SL said:
    @8
    FreeSat From Sky. They didnt allow people to record because they disabled the PVR functionality.

    Ah! Of course – thanks.

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  48. Tom Says:

    Hello

    I have a big problem and perhaps someone out there know the reason.

    I am stationed over here in Germany and receive FreeSat with 100% signal strength and quality on all channels. Ever the “smaller” once.

    But since yesterday or so I can not get channel 5, ITV HD and some other channels. The rest of the channels I still pick up at 100%

    I have done a rescan (now picking up SkyNews …) but still missing channel5 & co.

    What has happened?

    Thanks for your help.

    Tom

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  49. mike65 Says:

    @Tom, those channels have moved to the new ASTRA 2F bird and are now on a tighter footprint, check the links below.

    http://robssatellitetv.webs.com/astra2f.htm

    http://robssatellitetv.webs.com/astra2freceptionmaps.htm

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  50. Julie Says:

    Hi are the +1 coming soon

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  51. Rosco Says:

    Julie said:
    Hi are the +1 coming soon

    Not that we know of, although these things are often only announced a few days in advance.

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  52. Rosco Says:

    The RT HD test is now carrying the info “starting December 16th”. Any info on a FS launch?

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  53. Rasti Says:

    @48 – Tom. I am experiencing the same problem, being currently living in west part of Denmark. All channels are 100% (including ITV HD), but missing fx 5*, 5*+1, C4 HD, etc.
    Any suggestions or comments from other users?

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  54. admin Says:

    Rasti said:
    @48 – Tom. I am experiencing the same problem, being currently living in west part of Denmark. All channels are 100% (including ITV HD), but missing fx 5*, 5*+1, C4 HD, etc.
    Any suggestions or comments from other users?

    As responded to by mike65, these channels have moved to the new 2F beam and unfortunately are now on a narrow beam your dish isn’t picking up. Others like BBC and ITV will follow, though no timescale has been given. Sadly it means you most likely need a larger dish.

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  55. Tom Says:

    Hey

    and thanks for the info. I am currently using a 4ft disk. I am getting all the other channels at 100% even when it is raining cats&dogs or in heavy snow with big, dark clouds. So for the current sat the setup must be very good. Over the last 18month I have had only 1 day when I could not watch. That day we had thunder&lightning and rain that gave a the worst flooding in 15years.

    I will check to see if the position of the dish might has to be changed.

    Do you know if all the channels, once they have gone to 2F will stay there?

    Is there anyone who know how big the dish to be to pick up a signal from 2F?

    Thanks for all your help

    Tom

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  56. Rosco Says:

    Rasti said:
    @48 – Tom. I am experiencing the same problem, being currently living in west part of Denmark. All channels are 100% (including ITV HD), but missing fx 5*, 5*+1, C4 HD, etc.
    Any suggestions or comments from other users?

    What sized dish are you using Rasti?

    Bigger dish – probably something around 1.1m from the map Im compiling from the info provided by the users on the satellites.co.uk forum.

    Hope you dont mind if I post the link admin:

    http://tinyurl.com/axdvvqe

    .

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  57. admin Says:

    Those channels have changed beam which is why you can’t get them, it isn’t anything to do with your dish alignment, just that the footprint has much more UK focused. The beam they were on was a temporary one whilst the new bird was put in position, so you’ve actually been spoilt for access over the past year or so.

    Only the main UK broadcasters will move to the narrow beam, but this will increase as 2E joins the party next year.

    There are a number of links above that may help you understand the dish requirements; it is still very early days.

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  58. admin Says:

    Rosco said:
    Hope you dont mind if I post the link admin:
    http://tinyurl.com/axdvvqe

    No probs, great map, very handy.

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  59. Rosco Says:

    Tom said:
    Hey
    and thanks for the info. I am currently using a 4ft disk. I am getting all the other channels at 100% even when it is raining cats&dogs or in heavy snow with big, dark clouds. So for the current sat the setup must be very good. Over the last 18month I have had only 1 day when I could not watch. That day we had thunder&lightning and rain that gave a the worst flooding in 15years.
    I will check to see if the position of the dish might has to be changed.
    Do you know if all the channels, once they have gone to 2F will stay there?
    Is there anyone who know how big the dish to be to pick up a signal from 2F?
    Thanks for all your help
    Tom

    Yes the channels will stay there. There will be numerous other changes over the next year or so as a second new satellite (2E) goes into service. You will eventually lose all the BBC ITV & C4 channels with your existing kit as the the existing satellites are taken out of service

    The Sky pay channels are expected to stay on european beams

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  60. Tom Says:

    Hey
    just had a look at my receiver. I have a freesat Huwai HD model and in my manual setup the receiver only mentions the 28.2E

    I am sorry to say but I don’t quite know how to test if my 4foot dish is the right size.

    Is the 28.2F in the same position as the 28.2F? So would I have to change the dish positions?

    Oh, one more question. I am not to concerned about channel5, 5* and all the rest. I am just worried that the BBC channels, ITV channels and channel 4 might move away.

    Tom

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  61. Tom Says:

    Hey

    one more thing Rosco. You are saying
    “eventually lose all the BBC ITV & C4 channels with your existing kit as the the existing satellites are taken out of service ”
    Does that mean I have to get a new receiver or does that mean I have to try and reposition my dish?

    Tom

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  62. Rosco Says:

    Tom said:
    Hey
    one more thing Rosco. You are saying
    “eventually lose all the BBC ITV & C4 channels with your existing kit as the the existing satellites are taken out of service ”
    Does that mean I have to get a new receiver or does that mean I have to try and reposition my dish?
    Tom

    No – the new satellites are replacing the existing ones – and with the BBC ITV C4 & C5 channels guaranteed to be transmitted on the new tighter beams that have just gone into service – you will need a bigger dish outside the main transmission area – possibly a MUCH bigger dish if you want to continue to watch them. Its early days yet but have a look at the map link I posted a few posts up the thread.

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  63. Tom Says:

    Hey
    and thanks for the quick replay.

    What can I say: I am not happy !!!

    I thought a 1.2m dish would be OK. The next step up would be a 1.6m dish but for that size I would need planning permission to put it on top of my house. :-(

    Oh by the way, I never said where I live. I live in Braunschweig (that’s near Hannover in the northern part of Germany). Close to (what used to be) the East-West German border.

    Unfortunately there is no report on your website near my location.

    I think I am just not clever to work out how to change the setup on my Huawai so that I can test if I do have a 28.2F reception or not.

    Thanks very much for your help.

    Tom

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  64. wolfman Says:

    Hi Tom,

    see if you can receive “Granada ITV”, if you can, all you need to do is to SLIGHTLY ADJUST the LNB “Skew” which may bring in Channel 5 and Co which have moved thus far, you only need to move the LNB a few millimetres at a time and then check see if Channel 5 kicks in, you may not even need a new dish. Check that you are receiving Granada before you start this project.

    http://www.satcure.co.uk/tech/LNB_skew.htm

    If you have a Freesat receiver, go into “Non Freesat” mode and look/scan for ITV Granada. (Granada ITV has also moved to 2F and I get it no problem without any adjustment on my dish, I have lost Channel 5 though but I cannot get on the roof at the moment!!)

    Hope it helps.

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  65. admin Says:

    Tom said:
    Hey
    and thanks for the quick replay.
    What can I say: I am not happy !!!
    I thought a 1.2m dish would be OK. The next step up would be a 1.6m dish but for that size I would need planning permission to put it on top of my house. :-(
    Oh by the way, I never said where I live. I live in Braunschweig (that’s near Hannover in the northern part of Germany). Close to (what used to be) the East-West German border.
    Unfortunately there is no report on your website near my location.
    I think I am just not clever to work out how to change the setup on my Huawai so that I can test if I do have a 28.2F reception or not.
    Thanks very much for your help.
    Tom

    Have no idea what Huawai is, but it doesn’t sound like you even have a freesat receiver, just a generic free to air receiver.

    In any case, as said by myself and Rosco a few times, it is a change in the broadcasting beam causing you a problem, nothing specifically to do with your dish other than the fact it is now too small for the new beam footprint. There is little point testing for 2F, as you are clearly not getting it, so fine tuning isn’t likely to resolve it.

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  66. Richard Crichton Says:

    Have no idea what Huawai is, but it doesn’t sound like you even have a freesat receiver, just a generic free to air receiver.

    Huawei is a massive Chinese manufacturer of internet and coms equipment that the US government were very concerned about recently.They make the YouView PVR’s and Routers for TalkTalk possibly also for BT. You may not know the name now but you soon will. It would be good for Freesat to have them make Freesat boxes.
    http://www.huawei.com/uk/

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  67. admin Says:

    Rosco said: RT HD

    No immediate plans for launch on freesat; in fact, I asked this morning and the channel team at freesat didn’t know about it, so are on the case now ;)

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  68. Len Parsons Says:

    Since 4/12/12 I have not been able to receive Channel 5, 5* and 5 USA. No other channels are affected?

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  69. admin Says:

    Len Parsons said:
    Since 4/12/12 I have not been able to receive Channel 5, 5* and 5 USA. No other channels are affected?

    Read the countless posts above yours.

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  70. Tom Says:

    Hey

    sorry I was of course wrong. THe hardware I use is Humas Freesat HD (on the back there label saying foxsat HD).

    Sorry my mistake.

    But I don’t know how to test if I can receive the new sat.

    Usually radio stations are easier to pick up than TV stations. Are there any radio stations on the new sat that are not on the n version?

    Best regards Tom

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  71. Wolfman Says:

    Hi Tom,

    go here:

    http://www.humaxdigital.com/freesat/support_manual.asp

    and download the manual for the Humax Foxsat HD receiver and switch to “Manual Scan” via the menu, click on the menu button and look for the sat symbol on the left and then for manual scan, it will download all available channels assuming you are getting a signal, do this when the weather is clear and around midday is the best time.

    You will automatically switch to “Non Freesat mode” and if you want to get back to “Freesat Mode”, click on the top icon in the menu window and then go to the right and select “Freesat” with the arrow keys.

    see post #64 also!!!!!!.

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  72. Rasti Says:

    @ Tom & Admin & Rosco

    I am stationed in West Denmark (Aarhus). My dish is 1.2m and I am using Humax HD receiver. The position is much similar to Tom.
    In Copenhagen 2m dish is necessary but in my part of land this is supposed to be sufficient diameter.

    @ Wolfman (post 64 and 71)
    It seems to be very reasonable explanation and certainly I will give it a try.

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  73. Rasti Says:

    Which channels have moved to 2F and have presumably tighter beam? Where could I find the list of these channels?

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  74. r.crichton Says:

    Rasti said:
    Which channels have moved to 2F and have presumably tighter beam? Where could I find the list of these channels?

    google robs satellite tv there is list on that site

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  75. Richard Crichton Says:

    Rasti sorry former post from my phone see here for list of channels transferred to 2F

    http://robssatellitetv.webs.com/astra2f.htm

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  76. Tom Says:

    Hello Rasti,

    good to hear that you can pick the signal up.

    I am not sure if I have to change any of the dish-setup. Perhaps the tilt of the dish or the lmb.

    Do any of you outside the UK have to change the dish- & lmb-setup to pick up the f-sat?

    I have never had any problems (even when it is raining “cats&dogs”) having a 100% quality& strength signal of the n-sat.

    I don’t want to change any of my dish-setup now, as we have lots of snow and gray sky. Not the best of time to look for a weak sat-signal.

    I am still hoping that it will be possible to pick up 2F in Braunschweig/Germany.

    We had tears today of my son (4Years) when I told him that we might not receive CBees & co. in the summer.

    Best regards Tom

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  77. Rasti Says:

    @ Tom #76

    Hi Tom,

    It will be indeed a lot of tears from my daughter (4 yrs old) also. However, I guess Wolfman’s suggestion seems to be very reasonable for me.
    I might try to adjust LNB during the weekend, there is quite cold, some snow but sky is clear at the moment.
    However, it would be excellent if someone could prove Wolfman’s guidance.
    I have to say that I do not have problems with all other channels, even if the weather is pretty terrible, cloudy and windy and my dish is “flying” like a flag in that wind. I am still getting 100% from other channels.
    Channels which are “missing” CH5, CH4 HD, 4seven, CH5+1, 5USA, 5USA+1, 5* and 5*+1. So, all of them which are on F2. Otherwise perfect quality on others. Rob’s satellite website is confirming that 1.2m dish should be sufficient for reception at my place. Thus I have to consider Wolfman’s suggestions.
    Would be nice to hear from others if it works.

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  78. Wolfman Says:

    Rasti said:
    @ Tom & Admin & Rosco
    I am stationed in West Denmark (Aarhus). My dish is 1.2m and I am using Humax HD receiver. The position is much similar to Tom.
    In Copenhagen 2m dish is necessary but in my part of land this is supposed to be sufficient diameter.
    @ Wolfman (post 64 and 71)
    It seems to be very reasonable explanation and certainly I will give it a try.

    Hi Rasti,

    I would also be interested as I cannot test my own theory out because I cannot get on the roof due to snow.

    I am receiving Granada ITV (85% strength and 100% quality) no problem which is transmitting from 2F so I reckon that all I need is a small adjustment to the LNB/Dish.

    I am in the Bavarian Alps with a 90CM Dish 0.2db LNB. Humax Foxsat HD and Sky HD receivers.

    Regards Wolfman :)

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  79. Rasti Says:

    @ Wolfman #78

    I might give it a try on Sunday. If weather is good enough. I just hope I will not screw it up completely. This is definitely not my DIY area…
    I guess in Bavarian Alps you are “out of beam” more than I am.
    I have looked on some calculations and in my area LNB skew is supposed to be -4.1 degrees.
    I did not tested Granada ITV reception, yet. My seetings are for central London and thus I have to make manual tuning.

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  80. Rosco Says:

    Rasti said:
    @ Tom #76
    Hi Tom,
    It will be indeed a lot of tears from my daughter (4 yrs old) also. However, I guess Wolfman’s suggestion seems to be very reasonable for me.
    I might try to adjust LNB during the weekend, there is quite cold, some snow but sky is clear at the moment.
    However, it would be excellent if someone could prove Wolfman’s guidance.
    I have to say that I do not have problems with all other channels, even if the weather is pretty terrible, cloudy and windy and my dish is “flying” like a flag in that wind. I am still getting 100% from other channels.
    Channels which are “missing” CH5, CH4 HD, 4seven, CH5+1, 5USA, 5USA+1, 5* and 5*+1. So, all of them which are on F2. Otherwise perfect quality on others. Rob’s satellite website is confirming that 1.2m dish should be sufficient for reception at my place. Thus I have to consider Wolfman’s suggestions.
    Would be nice to hear from others if it works.

    You dont want want to believe all you read on Robs site. For starters in extreme fringe reception conditions, signal strengths can vary greatly over just a few miles due to side lobes. You cant generalise that just because the town 50 miles away gets a signal on a 1.2m dish you will be able to as well – you might need something MUCH bigger if you are in a reception hole. This is evident with 2F in the Canary Islands – for starters we didnt expect them to have any signal at all, but big enough dishes are getting reasonable levels – but one island is getting good H polarity and weak V, whilst the adjacent island has the polarities the other way round!

    The other thing to remember is that many of the early reports are from enthusiasts who maintain their dishes, regularly tweak them up to peak the signals, and dont mind spending a few quid on decent lnb’s. They are not using the cheapest thing the local installer has on the van. A badly maintained slightly misaligned dish may have no signal yet an apparently identical setup down the road maintained by the local sat nut could have perfect reception.

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  81. Rasti Says:

    @ Rosco #80

    I completely agree with your points and take every one of them.
    Therefore I am little bit reluctant to change the dish right away to some bigger one, but indeed I am looking also for other options and advice.

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  82. Rosco Says:

    You want the easiest option? If you have reasonable speed broadband get a vpn and watch the BBC / ITV output via iplayer on your computer.

    For the radio channels the free expatshield (google it) works fine – I had geolocked uk local radio channels worjking ok on my netbook when I was in Poland last summer.

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  83. Link Says:

    What might also be an option. I moved this year within Germany.. at my new location I haven’t set up UK TV yet.. why? Because I knew Astra 2F was coming and on Saturday (tomorrow) I’ll run a test.. I am West of Frankfurt/Mainz so my chances are good I would be able to get it with a 100 cm dish. However… I saw reports by people in Mannheim who said they wouldn’t be able to pick up any signal. So it’ll be me tomorrow to find it out.

    Anyway: nowadays… you do NOT need VPN anymore to gain access to the channels anymore. Tunlr ( http://tunlr.net/faq/supported-services-players/ ) supports BBC, ITV and 4od using a DNS server change for free.. the BBC live streams do not work.. but on these ones: for interesting reasons, while BBC blocks their live streams, it seems that limitation does not apply to http://www.filmon.com/#BBC-One – which streams several major UK networks for free and they do not have a country limitation. So they were a good circumvention for me over all the time, the picture quality of course is below the usual TV quality.. but when it comes to just watching?

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  84. Neil Says:

    admin said: No immediate plans for launch on freesat; in fact, I asked this morning and the channel team at freesat didn’t know about it, so are on the case now

    I’m sure Freesat must be aware of an impending launch as it’s FTA, maybe saving for a Christmas treat for us all even though we’ve had our treat this year with the Sky additions!

    Interestingly it was around the 1st week of Dec last year the C5 services launched on the platform, this year at the same time we’ve had these new Sky services too!

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  85. Neil Says:

    I should have added that my post above is in response to RT HD!

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  86. Dave W Says:

    @ Neil 84
    Ano yes they must Waite for December as a Christmas gift
    What about a good idea I have that uktv join December 2013

    :-)

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  87. Neil Says:

    Dave W said:
    @ Neil 84
    Ano yes they must Waite for December as a Christmas gift
    What about a good idea I have that uktv join December 2013

    Maybe that could be next year’s treat; Dave, Really and Yesterday launching 4th Dec 2013!! I think Viva and 4Music will get on board in time too, with Sky putting their channels on freesat it does send a clear message to those not yet on board.

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  88. Wolfman Says:

    Hi all,

    a correction to post #64, it should read ITV Granada HD and not just ITV Granada which is an SD channel.

    Sorry about that!!.

    Regards Wolfman :)

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  89. Kevin Ver 1 Says:

    On my Bush receiver the new Sky channels did not appear automatically. I had to reinstall the box in order to pick up the new channels.

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  90. Rasti Says:

    There is a blizzard outside today, so I have to postpone adjustments of LNB skew.

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  91. san Says:

    the 3 new sky channels is NOT ON MY FREESAT!!! HELP ME!!!

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  92. Krzysztof Says:

    I’m in Berlin, have a dish of about 1.1m diameter with 4 LNBs (for 13.0°E, 19.2°E, 26.0°E and 28.2°E so not ideally focused on any of those positions). It was only yesterday that I noticed that I didn’t receive Channel 4 HD any more. I must add that there was quite heavy snow fall here yesterday and today. Today I checked other channels which have moved to Astra 2F with the same negative result.

    By the way, I could receive Channel 4 HD already before the BBC and ITV channels moved to Astra 1N about a year ago, so it seems its signal was on a broader beam than one just covering the UK at that time.

    As for ITV1 HD, I can still receive it on the frequencies remaining on Astra 1N for the moment, ie 10832 (ITV London) and 10936 MHz (ITV 1 Meridian SE and Central West).

    It is now not snowing any more, but the sky is still overcast. Let’s hope there will be some reception from 2F under clear-sky conditions.

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  93. Dom Says:

    I live in a town close to Frankfurt and I just have a 45cm satellite dish. I am still able to receive CH 4 HD, Channel 5 and all the rest. I have a got a TechniSat Multytenne (45cm). That is german technologie and quite cheap. If you live in Berlin or somewhere in the east of Germany, Spain or even further away i would recommend a TechniSat Skytenne.
    Best regards
    Dominic

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  94. Krzysztof Says:

    Should the situation now be back to that of more than a year ago, one will need in Berlin a dish with a diameter of about 1.8m to receive the 28.2°E channels from the UK beam. That’s unfortunately physically impossible on the loggia of my flat (limited space between the balustrade wall and the ceiling). Perhaps a somewhat smaller dish (1.5m) would also do, but it would have to be dedicated solely to that satellite position, excluding the multifeed option. That’s at least what I had read in various forums on the internet before the wonder of reception from Astra 1N happened.

    Apparently, the situation deteriorates very quickly with each kilometre further eastwards; just 20km west of central Berlin (where I live) it is already more favourable.

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  95. tony soprano Says:

    Hi to all the posters outside of the UK, its interesting to read your comments and i hope you all find solutions to any problems you have in receiving certain UK tv channels. Good luck guys. Ps Krzysztof, my wife and i visited Berlin 3 years ago and its truly a great City.

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  96. Rasti Says:

    @93 Dom

    This is indeed interesting comment. Could you give me some more technical details? Is there any difference in technology. I did not find out on web. I do not mind even to pay more, juts to avoid a big dish. Though I do not have a problem with space.
    Could anyone confirm Dom’s experience?

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  97. cece Says:

    Help! I cannot get these new channels on my freesat! Ive unplugged it and everything. Is there a way to do a manual update? Thank you

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  98. Saltydawg Says:

    admin said: No immediate plans for launch on freesat; in fact, I asked this morning and the channel team at freesat didn’t know about it, so are on the case now

    They need to start reading this website then. Which proves to me the channel team sit about waiting for new channels to come to them rather than get off their @rses and try and promote Freesat as a platform to broadcast from!

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  99. Rosco Says:

    Rasti said:
    @93 Dom
    This is indeed interesting comment. Could you give me some more technical details? Is there any difference in technology. I did not find out on web. I do not mind even to pay more, juts to avoid a big dish. Though I do not have a problem with space.
    Could anyone confirm Dom’s experience?

    A Multitenne wont be any good for you in western Denmark – its not big enough. You will need something quite a bit bigger, although exactly what size is hard to say atm – the 2F signal appears to be very very poor across Denmark. Suggestions on one forum say a 1.8m dish may work.

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  100. Richard Crichton Says:

    cece said:
    Help! I cannot get these newchannels on my freesat! Ive unplugged it and everything. Is there a way to do a manual update?Thank you

    You will need to do a Freesat scan.
    On my Manhattan Plaza I press Menu-System -Freesat installation and follow instructions on screen. If out of UK you will need to use a UK post code.

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  101. conor Says:

    freesat needs more HD channels but I am glad to see these channels also and a sports channel also

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  102. Rosco Says:

    conor said:
    freesat needs more HD channels

    You will probably get one in the next couple of weeks or so – the RT HD test is now carrying epg info so must be close to launch.

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  103. Richard Crichton Says:

    We need more entertainment HD channels. Where are the 4 family HD channels we were promised? SD is so 20th Century now. There is no point in broadcasting
    SD when all new TV’s are HD. I blame greedy Sky for this situation as they are using HD to get an extra £10 per month per subscriber. ie If you want HD get $ky.
    Every mainstream channel should be broadcasting HD on a FTA basis not behind a pay wall.

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  104. Dave Says:

    Hi Richard I totally agree but I think they get paid off sky
    Ano it’s dodgy . I honestly don’t think any company will beat sky even though I’ll keep telling my friends and work colleagues to go to freesat

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  105. Russ Says:

    I certainly agree with Richard, being a Freesat partner I think ITV should have launched all their HD channels on Freesat instead of behind the sky pay wall. Why should other companies consider Freesat a viable proposition for their HD channels when ITV cannot commit to the platform themselves?

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  106. Tom Says:

    Hello

    and once again I have a question. I am stationed in Germany (near Hanover close to, what used to be, the East German border) and I am getting worried that my 1.1-1.2m dish will not be big enough for the 2F sat. So perhaps I might have to say good bye to freesat sometime next year. Putting a 1.8m dish up look unlikely as I had problem to put even the 1.1m dish up. That’s the price you pay for living in a flat.

    Now I have tried the filmon website the other day. I wanted to watch the expendables on channel5 (as I can’t pick that channel via the sat any more) but half way through the film the download speed was just not good for a smooth viewing. Not sure if that is a one off, down to my internet or the fact that I tried the test version rather than the pay-version of filmon.
    Perhaps someone has more experience of filmon and can tell us all a bit more. Like watching filmon when the Rugby internationals are on and there is high demand for it.
    If all fails I would even consider getting Sky but here is the 64,000 dollar question: Does Sky stay on the 2n or will Sky move to 2F as well?

    I don’t really want to move to Sky, pay lots of money just to find out sometime next year that I have to pick their signal up of the new 2f sat.

    Thanks for everyone helping us poor people over here in Europe. We just want to keep watching Feesat.

    Tom

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  107. Krzysztof Says:

    Hello, Tom. If you live near Hanover, I wouldn’t be so pessimistic. I’ve read reports (relating to the times earlier than a year ago, ie before the UK beam channels moved to Astra 1N) according to which a 1.5m would be enough just west of Berlin (whereas inside Berlin 1.8m would be required), so I presume that 1.1 or 1.2m should be ok near Hanover, provided the installation is very precise and the dish and the LNB concerned is focused exactly on the 28.2-degrees position.

    Actually, if you look at this map:
    http://constantinmedia.com/sat/DishSizeMaps/astra-2f/uk-spotbeam.html
    you’ll notice that some one succeeds in receiving signal from 2F in Hanover even with a 80cm dish (though a weak one) and some one else further eastwards, in Brunswick (Braunschweig) gets reception with a 120cm dish (with losses during heavy rain).

    So don’t lose your hope and good luck to you!

    Krzysztof

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  108. Krzysztof Says:

    @Tom
    Another matter that worries you:
    As far as I know, it was easily possible to receive the UK Sky channels here in Berlin (so all the more so where you are located) with a 1.1m dish before the switch to Astra 1N a year ago, since they were transmitted on a broader beam than the BBC and ITV channels. So most probably even if they also move to 2F (or to 2E), the situation should be similar again next year. It is not decisive from which satellite of the 28.2°E position they are to be transmitted, but rather with which spot beam (UK or Europe; see the footprint maps here
    http://www.ses.com/4628845/astra-2f )

    Krzysztof

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  109. Krzysztof Says:

    @Tom
    A correction: I meant the whole Sky UK package (including the freesat channels that they also include in their encrypted broadcasts).

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  110. scott Says:

    hi happy to see these three new channels now on freesat looking forward to many more

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  111. Tom Says:

    Hello

    and thanks for all the good advice and the reassuring comments.

    Actually I do live in Braunschweig (that’s how they call it over here) and I have a perfect view into the sky.

    I think before I get myself and my son (4years old) all worked up, I will just wait until the spring/summer and then test the new setup.

    My dish has a quite small beam and I have spend a little bit extra to get a low-noise lnb. Lets hope it will work once all or most channel have switched to 2f.

    Love to hear from anyone who lives around my area (Braunschweig, Wolfenbüttel, Wolfsburg, Hannover, Celle …) who has tried 2f and got a signal or not.

    Tom

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  112. Rosco Says:

    Finally some definite info about the BBC channels – they will move off 1N once 2E is in service – probably summer 2013:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/aboutthebbc/posts/Changes-to-BBC-Satellite-transponders-in-2013

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  113. scott Says:

    good news will the new satellite bring more space for new channels

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  114. Matthew Says:

    I’ve seen Stargate Universe, Futurama, Star Trek Voyager on PICK TV before. Quite recently actually.

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  115. Richard Crichton Says:

    UPDATE 11/12/12 at 22.06 – BBC 1 HD – The two channels named as “8901” and “8911” which are carrying test transmissions of “BBC 1 HD” which are respectively the new “BBC 1 Scotland HD” and “BBC 1 Wales HD” channels to be are now carrying now and next programme information for these two channels, these two regional versions of “BBC 1 HD” are expected to be officially launching very soon and I am thinking a 1st of January 2013 launch is probably probable! And maybe even an early pre Christmas present from the BBC of the actual regional channels actually testing? “BBC 1 Scotland HD” (8901) and “BBC 1 Wales” (8911) are on 11.023 H, SR 23.000, FEC 2/3, DVB-S2 8PSK on the Astra satellite at 28.2 degrees east, remember where you read it first, do not be fooled by the “finks” who do not “link” on the forums

    UPDATE 11/12/12 at 22.06 – STV – The channel named as “10225” which is the STV +1 channel is now carrying now and next programme information, there is a long awaited expectancy of “STV” officially launching “STV +1″ and “STV HD” soon following a resolution agreement with “ITV”, both of these channels have been testing for a very, very long time and the appearance of this now/next data albeit currently only on “STV +1″ and not “STV HD” makes me think that they are readying for said official launch of +1 and HD channel versions of “STV”, likely date for this could be the 1st of January 2013, “STV+1″ (10225) is on 10.906 V, SR 22.000, FEC 5/6, “STV HD” (3855) is on 10.936 V, SR 23.000, FEC 8/9, DVB-S2 QPSK, both are on the Astra satellite at 28.2 degrees east , remember where you read it first, do not be fooled by the “finks” who do not “link” on the forums FROM:http://robssatellitetv.webs.com/astra1n.htm

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  116. Rosco Says:

    scott said:
    good news will the new satellite bring more space for new channels

    There is plenty of space for new channels right now – and has been since 1N went into service

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  117. Neil Says:

    Richard Crichton said:
    UPDATE 11/12/12 at 22.06 – BBC 1 HD – The two channels named as “8901″ and “8911″ which are carrying test transmissions of “BBC 1 HD” which are respectively the new “BBC 1 Scotland HD” and “BBC 1 Wales HD” channels to be are now carrying now and next programme information for these two channels, these two regional versions of “BBC 1 HD” are expected to be officially launching very soon and I am thinking a 1st of January 2013 launch is probably probable! And maybe even an early pre Christmas present from the BBC of the actual regional channels actually testing? “BBC 1 Scotland HD” (8901) and “BBC 1 Wales” (8911) are on 11.023 H, SR 23.000, FEC 2/3, DVB-S2 8PSK on the Astra satellite at 28.2 degrees east, remember where you read it first, do not be fooled by the “finks” who do not “link” on the forums
    UPDATE 11/12/12 at 22.06 – STV – The channel named as “10225″ which is the STV +1 channel is now carrying now and next programme information, there is a long awaited expectancy of “STV” officially launching “STV +1″ and “STV HD” soonfollowing a resolution agreement with “ITV”, both of these channels have been testing for a very, very long time and the appearance of this now/next data albeit currently only on “STV +1″ and not “STV HD” makes me think that they are readying for said official launch of +1 and HD channel versions of “STV”, likely date for this could be the 1st of January 2013, “STV+1″ (10225) is on 10.906 V, SR 22.000, FEC 5/6, “STV HD” (3855) is on 10.936 V, SR 23.000, FEC 8/9, DVB-S2 QPSK, both are on the Astra satellite at 28.2 degrees east , remember where you read it first, do not be fooled by the “finks” who do not “link” on the forums FROM:http://robssatellitetv.webs.com/astra1n.htm

    Interesting that STV+1 is now carrying EPG data, UTV HD is launching on to both DSAT platforms early 2013 so guess STV+1 and STV HD may finally arrive although long awaited!!

    Word on the street, although not confirmed, is the BBC anticipate the EPG addition of BBC1HD Wales and Scotland either on the 7th or 15th Jan, delays being HD-SDI lines between Glasgow/Cardiff and ATOS (the BBC’s Digital Ops Centre where Compression is done).

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  118. Richard Crichton Says:

    No sign of RT HD on Freesat EPG yet although the service has gone live labelled 53148 non Freesat . Some guy catching reindeers on at the moment.

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  119. Richard Crichton Says:

    Forgot to say that makes 10 HD services available on a Freesat box although 3 are BBC1 HD’s. I haven’t counted the different ITV1 HD’s available in the 10 although I have counted STV HD.

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  120. Neil Says:

    Yep, watched a bit of RT HD this morning. PQ is fantastic on native material, all the on-screen graphics look good as well. Their twitter feed has some photos of the new studio they are showing off, assume it went live early morning Moscow time? I’d have thought it be a bit of a coup to get freesat to add to their platform (in place of the SD version for HD viewers) before Christmas.

    The SD version has also gone wide-screen too but still flagged 4:3, that in itself will look better now although the HD version does look very good, nice to hear decent quality audio too as the audio bitrate on the SD version was always low and thus suffered artefacts.

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  121. Richard Crichton Says:

    That explains why the SD version is 4×3 while the HD version is 16×9. My box is set to auto not 16×9.

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  122. Phil Says:

    Richard Crichton said:
    No sign of RT HD on Freesat EPG yet although the service has gone live labelled 53148 non Freesat . Some guy catching reindeers on at the moment.

    Hope he catches them before Christmas eve…

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  123. Tom Says:

    Hello

    I wonder if anyone has any experience with watching the BBC iplayer and other on-demand services outside the UK. That’s to say 100% via the internet and not the sat.

    I would like to use those services as well but I am not sure how to do it and if it is possible to watch those services in SD or even HD without the “Loading” or “please wait” symbol.

    Thanks to all who can help.

    Tom

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  124. Neil Says:

    Richard Crichton said:
    That explains why the SD version is 4×3 while the HD version is 16×9. My box is set to auto not 16×9.

    It’s 16:9 now.

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  125. Richard Crichton Says:

    Phil said: Hope he catches them before Christmas eve…

    It wasn’t Santa.

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  126. Richard Crichton Says:

    Neil said: It’s 16:9 now.

    That’s good all we need now is a propaganda filter app. :-)

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  127. Neil Says:

    Richard Crichton said: That’s good all we need now is a propaganda filter app.

    Having watched it on and off the last few days, they do seem to like having a pop at the Americans and the west in general!

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  128. Richard Crichton Says:

    Neil said: Having watched it on and off the last few days, they do seem to like having a pop at the Americans and the west in general!

    Indeed but it would be more effective if they joined the Freesat EPG. ;-)

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  129. Neil Says:

    Richard Crichton said: Indeed but it would be more effective if they joined the Freesat EPG.

    Watch this space I guess!!

    I see Dance Nation is being re-branded Chart Show Dance on the 3rd, maybe we’ll now see this finally arrive on the platform as it’s the only CSC service missing from freesat.

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  130. Rasti Says:

    With the reference to several posts above:
    I have tried today to adjust LNB skew on my 1.2m dish, however did not get the signal from Astra 2F yet. I will trying finer adjustments and if it does not help I will change to 1.5-1.6m dish.

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  131. Rosco Says:

    Rasti said:
    With the reference to several posts above:
    I have tried today to adjust LNB skew on my 1.2m dish, however did not get the signal from Astra 2F yet. I will trying finer adjustments and if it does not help I will change to 1.5-1.6m dish.

    A 1.8 is confirmed working in Copenhagen. The new 2F must have a very deep null over parts of Scandanavia as reception is very poor in many places

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  132. Tom Says:

    Hello Rasti

    might I ask where you are located?

    I am located in Braunschweig (Brunswick ; North of Germany) near Hanover.

    But I have not tried to change the dish positions.

    Best regards Tom

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  133. Sandy Says:

    It’s about time every TV/Recorder came with Freesat HD built in as a standard equipment fit. They don’t come without freeview, no reason why they shouldn’t carry both platforms by LAW – our MP’s should push it through. I know many people with many TVs that have to have several freesat boxes ,as they get limited freeview content. ….another box running requiring yet another power supply using up valuable electricity….forget what Sky say….let them moan…but don’t let them manipulate our polititians….make it law ! …’FREE FREESAT’ for all…by default ! It’s envirnmentally friendly !

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  134. Rasti Says:

    @ 132
    Hi Tom

    As I have written in previous posts, I am located in Denmark, near Aarhus. 1.2m dish (according to reports and beam maps) should be enough, however I need to make fine adjustments of it, incl LNB skew.

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  135. rhona Says:

    hi there i am reading posts here that you scan boxes to get channels on freesat how do you do that i just have basic box live in scotland

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  136. bee Says:

    Its great that pick tv ect are freesat now but my box isnt updating at all. It normally does, i got the active channel so whats happen to pick and sky?

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  137. Wilson Laidlaw Says:

    I think to receive BBC channels and C5 in southern France, we will need an enormous dish. I have a 1.4M dish and a high sensitivity Invacom LNB. I am getting zilch on Channel 5. No signal showing at all. I think Freesat may be a lost cause and I will have to go back to Sky (my original Sky box which I got Freeview on got fried by a lightning strike to the dish).

    Wilson

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