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Alternative to receiving Sky TV via satellite.

I got a letter from our landlord that I have to remove my Sky dish antenna from my balcony. Very observant of him to have noticed it after 6 yrs of it being there!

So now i have to figure out an alternative. While there are these super flat dishes http://www.selfsat.ch/index.htm that i can put, but want to explore some other options. I heard some murmurs that one can subscribe to many of the SKY and other international channels also via internet and have them streamed to your TV in HD quality. It is also subscription based, but without the hassle of dish antennas etc.

Any one know more details?
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Any one know more details?
Move the antenna inside the balcony so it is a temporary and not permanent installation. Then it's OK.
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Re: Alternative to receiving Sky TV via satellite.

As a matter of interest, how did you get your dish lined up iworldcupwinner07?

I'm bringing my Sky+ HD box in January and I'll buy a dish in Media Markt and I was thinking of getting a "Satellite Beeper" on eBay as well to help.

Did you get it professionally installed?
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Re: Alternative to receiving Sky TV via satellite.

It's pretty easy to do as the sky box has a built in signal meter, just get the angle right (32 degrees above horizontal) and point it vaguely in the right direction (152 degrees) then just tweak until you get a strong signal showing on the signal meter.

check here for exact angles
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It's pretty easy to do as the sky box has a built in signal meter, just get the angle right (32 degrees above horizontal) and point it vaguely in the right direction (152 degrees) then just tweak until you get a strong signal showing on the signal meter.

check here for exact angles
Loving that site Markarina! It also shows the skew needed which is pretty cool!

I've been using http://www.satellite-calculations.co...lookangles.htm (looks more complicated than SatLex but also gives time when "Sun Azimuth equals Satellite azimuth") and http://www.dishpointer.com/ which are pretty good as well.

Went to Media Markt today to see what they had (and figure out how much everything was going to cost) and I think I'm going to get a 90cm dish. Is this a good choice for Biel? Anything special I should know about?
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I heard some murmurs that one can subscribe to many of the SKY and other international channels also via internet and have them streamed to your TV in HD quality. It is also subscription based, but without the hassle of dish antennas etc.

Any one know more details?
I did this for a while but I had too much buffering for the price I was paying. I can't find any reference to it on their website although a mate of mine is still using it. You still needed a UK address for the billing.
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Loving that site Markarina! It also shows the skew needed which is pretty cool!

I've been using http://www.satellite-calculations.co...lookangles.htm (looks more complicated than SatLex but also gives time when "Sun Azimuth equals Satellite azimuth") and http://www.dishpointer.com/ which are pretty good as well.

Went to Media Markt today to see what they had (and figure out how much everything was going to cost) and I think I'm going to get a 90cm dish. Is this a good choice for Biel? Anything special I should know about?
You 90cm should be more than adequate, but you need to make sure that you get the right type of LNB, if you are lucky then somebody in the shop will know the correct one for Sky, otherwise try going to Satcure they have lots of information
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I did this for a while but I had too much buffering for the price I was paying. I can't find any reference to it on their website although a mate of mine is still using it. You still needed a UK address for the billing.
Hi

can you pls give me the site address please

thanks ...
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Re: Alternative to receiving Sky TV via satellite.

It looks like it's here.

http://www.sky.com/shop/tv/sky-go/get-it-now

You would need the sky go monthly.

I also forgot to mention before that you need to use a VPN so it appears you are in the UK.
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Re: Alternative to receiving Sky TV via satellite.

Check out this thread

Am I allowed to install a satellite dish?
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Re: Alternative to receiving Sky TV via satellite.

I had a similar situation and, at least in Canton Vaud, found that the landlord cannot legally make you remove a dish provided it's not attached to the building.
My building was not an association so the situation was only based on Canton rules and once i found this out and sent him a copy of the rules he backed off.

Have you checked if this is the same for where you live ?

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You 90cm should be more than adequate, but you need to make sure that you get the right type of LNB, if you are lucky then somebody in the shop will know the correct one for Sky, otherwise try going to Satcure they have lots of information

you just need a universal LNB, there isnt a specific "sky" LNB.

90cm is more than enough, i have frinds with the original sky mini dish 45cm and its ok except in bad weather. With a properly aligned 80 cm dish in all but the most extreme weather, its perfect.

I would suggest buying a simple needle/scale type strength meter as the built in guage on the sky box has a major time delay and is heavily damped so it will take you ages.

Also remember to rotate the LNB to the correct angle as that will make a massive difference in signal strength.

Out landlord complained about the balcony dish also - no one else with a dish recieved a complaint (those nasty auslanders again!) so i put a section of Balkonschutz/Balkonverkleidung on the railing of the balcony so the dish can not be seen from the road. The material is grey so blends in perfectly with the building. Everyone is happy now.
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