Get Freesat here on all channels, except during heavy thunderstorms. 80cms dish...
I think the beam lobe extends south-east rather than south. Zurich is pretty well on the edge of the 80cm window (100 Km further east I loose the HD signal in the evening and everything else in almost any bad evening weather). I've read reports of Milan needing 120cm..Ticino maybe 100cm. Any locals care to comment?
I would try a local TV shop that provides service setting up satellite installations. You landlord should at least tell you who installed his installation. I've also heard that it may be possible to get internet over the satellite. In any case I think you have to buy a receiver and decryption cards. A local shop should know all this.
In any case I think you have to buy a receiver and decryption cards. A local shop should know all this.
Receiver - depends. Many TVs now have sat tuners built in. Might be they are not as sensitive as a dedicated sat tuner which could be an issue with marginal reception.
Card - not for Freeview stations as they are all by definition FTA.