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If I buy the equipment and pay a local area satellite installer to
install the diah and set it up properly, does that mean I can watch
live, in very good quality Ireland and Scotland TV from over here in
Southeast U.S.A.
There would be no monthly fees to pay, I think.

A few years ago, a guy in another newsgroup (he lives in
Evansville,Indiana and works at a satellite tv company, Pansat,
something like that) said those satelite(s) in orbit over there over
that part of Europe are in such a narrow arc and can not be picked up
over here.But, what do I know for sure? I am only a confused dummy.I
really do wish I can watch live Ireland TV and Scotland TV.
cuhulin


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There are two things that you need in order to receive a signal from
a satellite. The first is to actually be able to "see" the satellite
from your location. Being in the southeast US, it may be possible to
see some European satellites from where you are.




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The second is to be able to receive the signal that is being sent out.

Each satellite has a "footprint" This is the area that is covered by
its signal. The footprint is not absolute, sometimes you can receive
a signal if you are slightly out of it by using a bigger dish, or a
more sensitive low noise amplifier. It also works the other way,
sometimes you need a bigger dish or more sensitive low noise amp
within the footprint.

Luckly someone has taken the desires of confused dummies into account and
developed a web page which will tell you if you can receive a signal.

It combines satellite footprint information, channel lists and Google
maps/earth to determine if you can receive a signal.

    http://www.dishpointer.com /

For example, if you enter "fort lauderdale fla" and select the Astra
satellite cluster, you find it is below the horizon.

However, the Amos satellite cluster is just above the horizion, so if
you had your dish high enough that it was not obstructed by buildings,
etc, you could watch Israeli TV. :-)

Then finally, all of the satellites on this side of the world use the
PAL system of encoding video. You would need a TV set that could play
PAL TV, or if it is an HD TV with YBCR input, 50Hz video.

Geoff.

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Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Jerusalem, Israel snipped-for-privacy@mendelson.com  N3OWJ/4X1GM

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I looked on the web for,
Watch European TV with Slingbox

I don't know if there is anything worth while there or not.About nine
something years ago, with WebTV, every afternoon I watched a replay of a
tv station in Ireland news, weather, and sports.But it was sort of like
a break action/stop action (whatever it is called?) tv replay program.I
think it was via one of those free RealPlayer formats.I can't use
RealPlayer with WebTV anymore.
cuhulin


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No.


I agree.

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I guess the only way I can watch live Ireland tv is to move over
there.Which probally isn't a bad idea.One of those Isles off the wild
west coast of Ireland.
cuhulin


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There is a website in Gibralter that takes the signal off of the UK
satellites and sends them out as streaming video. They charge for "bandwith",
not the signals.

It's not exactly legal in the UK, but they and you are not.

Geoff.


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Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Jerusalem, Israel snipped-for-privacy@mendelson.com  N3OWJ/4X1GM

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Satellite Free To Air TV is legal.Yesterday, a guy said he used a
website and watched tv all over the world on his computer.He said when
he clicked on a German tv station it sent him a trojan and it took him a
long time to remove it from his computer.
cuhulin


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That's not really true. The BBC is free only to people who pay a license fee.
The same with ITV (non BBC UK TV), I don't know what the situation is with
Norther Ireland or Erie. That's why they have a spot beam, you can't receive
it outside of the UK and a little bit of northwestern Europe without a
special (extra large) antenna.

Anyway, this is not FTA satellite, this is an Internet relay.

BBC World is FTA, but it's mostly their very slanted news. BBC Prime is not
FTA, though occasionaly they open it up for a weekend, and a DBS provider
in the middle east sometimes relays it unencrypted.

Geoff.

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Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Jerusalem, Israel snipped-for-privacy@mendelson.com  N3OWJ/4X1GM

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I subscribe to DirecTV.I can click on the BBC America tv channel.There
are some other tv channels on DirecTV  which are  foreign language
channels, home based in America, I think.Mostly Spanish and at least one
German news channel.
In America, FTA (Free To Air) Satellite is Legal.Look around at
www.chuckharder.com  
cuhulin


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