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No dish allowed - any suggestions

Hello
I was wondering if anyone could help. We are just moving flat and the new contract states we are not allowed a dish on our balcony or facade of the building.

I have a few questions...

1) Can you receive sky from inside?
2) Does slingbox work?
3) Does anyone have any other suggestions?

I know about the English channels on cablecom and bluewin TV but unfortunately I've got used to the whole bundle with Sky +!!

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Re: No dish allowed - any suggestions

One of my friends had the same clause in his contract and he managed to get a stand and have the dish antenna placed on that stand in the balcony, so that way it was not attached to the balcony and not spoiling the facade of the building.
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Old 15.09.2007, 16:24
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Re: No dish allowed - any suggestions

Thanks, but I think even if we could put it on the balcony it would be facing the wrong way!

My Sky+ is doomed!
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Re: No dish allowed - any suggestions

There's is this new rectangular satellite thing that you could try. It costs a little more but it's worth the hassle.

Check with Fust or Mediamarkt.
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Old 15.09.2007, 17:21
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There's is this new rectangular satellite thing that you could try. It costs a little more but it's worth the hassle.

Check with Fust or Mediamarkt.
Do you mean this ?
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Yup that's the one.
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Old 15.09.2007, 18:59
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Thanks, but I think even if we could put it on the balcony it would be facing the wrong way!

My Sky+ is doomed!
You've rented an apartment without a south facing balcony? What were you thinking of? Have you signed or can you pull out?
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Old 15.09.2007, 19:19
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You've rented an apartment without a south facing balcony? What were you thinking of? Have you signed or can you pull out?
Ouch indeed. Can I suggest that Lob or whoever puts this vital piece of info somewhere near the top of the list in the relevant thread?
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You've rented an apartment without a south facing balcony? What were you thinking of? Have you signed or can you pull out?
quote of the week ... thanks Bob ...
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Old 15.09.2007, 20:46
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Re: No dish allowed - any suggestions

I Have a simular problem after just moving so I have Cablecom, at least you get a few English chanels.

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Re: No dish allowed - any suggestions

I don't think he can ban a dish, as long it is not bigger then 80cm
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Re: No dish allowed - any suggestions

Swissbob, thanks for your concern over the direction of the balcony. It's South West but the building runs North/South so would block the satellite (I assume).

We're going to investigate the funny square box...

More suggestions are always welcome...if all else fails...is anyone interested in a sky + box!!
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Old 17.09.2007, 12:25
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Swissbob, thanks for your concern over the direction of the balcony. It's South West but the building runs North/South so would block the satellite (I assume).

We're going to investigate the funny square box...

More suggestions are always welcome...if all else fails...is anyone interested in a sky + box!!
Depends on whether you have enough easterly to see 28.2 east from south?

I have a friend who is using slingbox - I'll see what he thinks .......
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Old 17.09.2007, 12:29
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Re: No dish allowed - any suggestions

I have been told the Slngbox works ok as long as you have broadband, but you need a host somewhere to piggy back off.
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Depends on whether you have enough easterly to see 28.2 east from south?
I knew I should have kept my compass clinometer from Uni, I never thought it would come in useful again!!
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Re: No dish allowed - any suggestions

bit left field maybe ... but how about spending more time with your family ?

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Re: No dish allowed - any suggestions

That's a bit tricky seeing as they're split between Canada and the UK.
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Re: No dish allowed - any suggestions

If you go here
http://strongvpn.com/
you can buy a subscription to a vpn relay that is inside the US for about 55 usd per year. You can then watch Hulu or any of the other "US Only" programming that's available in the US.
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Re: No dish allowed - any suggestions

Can you have a chair on your balcony, if so this could solve the problem

_http://www.southernsat.co.uk/cart/index.php?l=product_detail&p=1345

and a useful tool to see if you have line of sight to the satellite that you want can be found at _http://www.dishpointer.com/

hope this helps

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Re: No dish allowed - any suggestions

Take out a subscription with Swisscom TV - used to be called Bluewin. No antenna on the wall necessary! The TV Plus subscription for CHF29 per month is excellent value imho. Over 160 channels to chose from including many English-language channels. At the moment, Swisscom is offering two months free subscription to new subscribers. Check out their website.
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