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Posted: Sat Oct 5, 2019 6:40pm
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ian29

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Location: Cabo Roig

Hi I have explored all ways of getting UK tv here in Spain I have a dish but it is only small so only picks up German etc 

I have pay as u go internet as it is only a holiday home so I don’t really want a monthly out lay for the speeds required for iptv and I don’t think putting a large dish is practical 

I have heard if u buy a smart tv this will pick up certain channels I only need it  to keep up to date I am not an avid tv watcher

Any suggestions welcome 

killjoy

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Sat Oct 5, 2019 6:46pm

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Posted: Sat Oct 5, 2019 6:46pm

A smart-tv needs identical bandwith as iptv. I recommend to ask [email protected] for advice. They're in business for over 40 years.

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Posted: Sat Oct 5, 2019 7:00pm

A smart TV essentially means it can connect to the Internet but of itself that won't get you any UK TV unless you also invest in a VPN but then you'll need the speed and data allowance to do much useful with it. 

If you buy a TV (in Spain) with a built in digital receiver that will tune to TDT which is the Spanish equivalent of Freeview in UK however there are no English channels on it so that doesn't solve the problem either. 

You don't say how big your dish is but if it's 1. 4m or more then your best bet would be to have it aligned for Sky and attach a cheap basic Sky or Freesat box to it. 

That way you're totally independent of anything except perhaps the weather when heavy rain might affect reception.

PeteKnight

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Sat Oct 5, 2019 7:20pm

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Posted: Sat Oct 5, 2019 7:20pm

A larger dish (1.4m or more) is the most cost effective option and will give all the normal free to air channels including BBC, ITV etc.

With the correct type of receiver you’ll also be able to record and pause live TV.

Take a look around at what your British neighbours have and that will give you an idea of the size of dish needed, which direction it needs to point, and where other people have positioned their dish on their property.

I would t bother with a smart TV, it won’t give you anything useable with your current setup.

Pete.

ian29

ian29

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Sat Oct 5, 2019 9:24pm

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Location: Cabo Roig

Posted: Sat Oct 5, 2019 9:24pm

Ok many thanks for your replies will look into the options you have sug

Monkey

Sun Oct 6, 2019 7:28am

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Location: Cabo Roig

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Posted: Sun Oct 6, 2019 7:28am

Use tdt ...and change the language to English lots of programs and films ...but not .itv and BBC ..but enough to view ...and it's free

ian29

ian29

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Sun Oct 6, 2019 9:15am

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Location: Cabo Roig

Posted: Sun Oct 6, 2019 9:15am

Thanks for reply what is tdt ? 

My dish is 65cm and picks up eurobird Astro all the German / spanish, ltalian satilites

Monkey

Sun Oct 6, 2019 9:56am

Posts: 51

Location: Cabo Roig

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Posted: Sun Oct 6, 2019 9:56am

You don't need a dish ..works off the normal Ariel socket 

ian29

ian29

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Sun Oct 6, 2019 10:09am

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Posted: Sun Oct 6, 2019 10:09am

Ok thanks will give it a go 👍

Monkey

Sun Oct 6, 2019 10:15am

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Location: Cabo Roig

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Posted: Sun Oct 6, 2019 10:15am

It will work fine just

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