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Anyone bring a skybox from Ireland?

Hi Folks,

Planning to bring my skybox over from Ireland and follow Marks great instructions in his sticky for setting up free to air.

My question is has anyone done this moving over from Ireland, as I am wondering should I maintain my sky Ireland account to maintain my current channels or are RTE, TV3 etc. free to air.

Also my balcony in the rented appartment is west facing so will that be good for picking up on the necessary Sats?

Any advice appreciated.
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My mum done that and had no problem, you just keep paying your account as normal, you have a dish yeah?

Just if you ever need to ring for anything make sure you have your story straight or they'll cancel you straight away cause your not in ireland anymore!

Also you'll need to be able to have somebody receive any post from them, because if you need a new sky card they'll only send it to your current address, unless you can change it to a friends house before you move!

That's all I've got! Good luck!!

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Hi Folks,

Planning to bring my skybox over from Ireland and follow Marks great instructions in his sticky for setting up free to air.

My question is has anyone done this moving over from Ireland, as I am wondering should I maintain my sky Ireland account to maintain my current channels or are RTE, TV3 etc. free to air.

Also my balcony in the rented appartment is west facing so will that be good for picking up on the necessary Sats?

Any advice appreciated.

for freeview channels just take the card out of your box - you then see what is free view or look omn te sky website.


if the balcony is true west facing you may have some issues depending on whats either side of you AND if you allowed to have a dish on the balcony !

go to www.dishpointer.com put your address in and select 28.2E astra from the list, that shows you where the dish has to point.

As for being allowed to have a dish - look at he other balconies, if they have dishes then chances are you can also. If the dishes are hidden then check with the rental company.

they complained about my dish being visible so I just put a length of grey balcony/sunshade mesh around the balcony so its not seen - doesnt effect the signal at all.

PS get a balcony dish stand with adjustable feet - makes life easier!
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Re: Anyone bring a skybox from Ireland?

Thanks for the replies - will look at the balcony stand as an option depending on what is allowable.



The apartment is on the third floor - it also gives some info. about a large obstacle being in the line of sight from the apartment- will have to investigate further when we get over there!
Lillyloo - do ye have boadband in the house/appartment where ye live, most people seem to talk about a bundle with Landline/TV through UPC etc. What did ye do if receiving free to air or Sky through your own dish?

Thanks

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Thanks for the replies - will look at the balcony stand as an option depending on what is allowable.

Rob this was what I got from dishpointer.com:

Lillyloo - do ye have boadband in the house/appartment where ye live, most people seem to talk about a bundle with Landline/TV through UPC etc. What did ye do if receiving free to air or Sky through your own dish?

Thanks
i would remove the data you posted as it shows your building and as you said which floor some wierdo may be knocking on your door.


im in the same town and its a nice building though!

you might have issues depending on the balcony layout - have to see when you get there. I have a sat meter if you need to borrow one - let me know.

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I think my mum just went with an Internet and landline package, by the time I moved over they had switched to a swisscom box! There are plenty of package bundle deals but you shouldn't have a problem getting just wifi if that's all you want?

I'm on a package deal with tv and Internet so I'm afraid I can't help you there!
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