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GlynF

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My Satellite Setup
80cm dish, 3degree monobloc lnb. Toshiba smart TV with built-in DVB-S tuner.
My Location
Bulgaria 43.53N, 26.4E
The next option is satellite internet, SES/Astra, Tooway, Avanti or SkyDSL. I know this is not exactly what this forum is about, but does anybody have info or comments on the subject.
 
Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
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My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK
To stream content via a dedicated satellite broadband service would be prohibitively expensive.


Do you have relatives in this region that might act as one half of a slingbox link ?
 
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GlynF

New Member
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My Satellite Setup
80cm dish, 3degree monobloc lnb. Toshiba smart TV with built-in DVB-S tuner.
My Location
Bulgaria 43.53N, 26.4E
To stream content via a dedicated satellite broadband service would be prohibitively expensive.


Do you have relatives in this region that might act as one half of a slingbox link ?
No I'm out on limb here, as I said earlier, I can download the soaps, dramas and films etc, early morning, late evening or even overnight, but I do like my rugby and watching it via online steaming on a remote village network is sometimes frustrating as obviously the bandwidth is limited.
 
Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
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29,120
My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK
If rugby is your main goal (sic) then paying for any service in the current environment is going to be a shortlived, fruitless exercise.
 
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GlynF

New Member
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My Satellite Setup
80cm dish, 3degree monobloc lnb. Toshiba smart TV with built-in DVB-S tuner.
My Location
Bulgaria 43.53N, 26.4E
If rugby is your main goal (sic) then paying for any service in the current environment is going to be a shortlived, fruitless exercise.
You are correct, at the moment there is very little, if, any, live sport. I am looking for a long term solution for reception in a small, fairly remote village in NE Bulgaria. I appreciate that there are many FTA channels that cover sport, France 2 covers the Six Nations rugby, but again I seem to be outside the footprint of Eutelsat 5WB, So it looks like there is going to be a lot of trial and error, starting with a 1.2m or 1.5m dish and a H2H motor. I will post my progress anon.
 
satesco

satesco

Specialist Contributor
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932
My Satellite Setup
seven antennas,one toroidal with 16 lnbs,
6 satellite receivers,2 Meters,9 PC cards(tbs6983,6903,6590,6504,6522,6209,2603,6909X,6903X,skystar hd2),2 tuners usb-tbs5927 & tbs5925,Skystar HD.
Satellite reception between 100.5E-50.0W
My Location
Romania
@GlynF,I don't like to give advice,but if you still want to get reception from those satellites,then I'd recommend installing/purchasing the antenna at least of 2m for your area,if possible 2.50m.What I'm telling you now is valid if your wallet and physical conditions allow you to install a large antenna.I don't have to point out the advantage of such an antenna.
If there is a tendency for TV providers to restrict their reception area for television packages only to their area, as happened at 5.0W,then large antennas are mandatory even for TV consumers, and not just for dxers.The larger the antenna,the greater the freedom to access media sources.
 
4wd

4wd

Getting the picture
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1,574
My Satellite Setup
5 W, 9-13-19-28 E
My Location
Bergen, Norway \ Alpes Maritimes, France
France 2 covers the Six Nations rugby, but again I seem to be outside the footprint of Eutelsat 5WB
TNT receiver, astra 19e, will fix that.
 
4wd

4wd

Getting the picture
Messages
1,574
My Satellite Setup
5 W, 9-13-19-28 E
My Location
Bergen, Norway \ Alpes Maritimes, France
installing/purchasing the antenna at least of 2m for your area,if possible 2.50m
1.8 \ 2m is what I'd ideally use to get everything guaranteed stable (and somewhat futureproof) in south france \ west norway. Bulgaria is far away from that, would think best to not spend money before one knows a lot more. Even if some stray lobes, there are the nullpoints that can be anywhere. Contact the (non-existant) local dish rental shop and do some tests...
 
ac1139

ac1139

Member
Messages
25
My Satellite Setup
120 cm, working on 180 cm dish.
My Location
100 km north of Vienna
There are rugby feeds too. There is some website where You can find actual rugby feeds and BISS keys for open this feeds. Receiver Amiko 8260 can open this feeds and BBC satback at 27°W too (with alternative software).
 
william-1

william-1

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9,314
Location
Epping Forest
My Satellite Setup
OP Gibertini 100 XP+ Inverto Black Ultra 0.2
Superior Dark Motor (160° max)
(50 east to 34.5 west)
TM6902HD (A/B switch) Octagon SX88+Optima

Raven 88cm Mesh Dish + TM-1 0.1
Stab100 H to H (120° max)
(53 east to 45 west)
Octagon SX88+ (A/B switch) Edision S2

45cm dish V8 Golden 28E FreeSat Quad Lnb
Virgin Media FreeSat
My Location
Epping Forest Essex
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