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IPTV in Sax

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2024 10:30pm
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AngieP53

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Any recommendations for IPTV in Sax or someone who could sort a satellite dish please 

Paolo51

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2024 7:20am

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Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2024 7:20am

Satellites Direct tel 693 81 53 52

Very prompt, boxes supplied and set up for IPTV or dishes supplied and fitted.

paulsav

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2024 10:31am

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Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2024 10:31am

Hi Angie

We,re in Villena (up the road from you) and recently had a hard time trying to get someone to come out to our satellite dish, all said too far. Eventually Go Satellite from Quesada came and did the job. I,d recommend them. (just google them) 

Regards 

Pauline. 

Classic man

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2024 3:02pm

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Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2024 3:02pm

paulsav wrote on Fri Jun 21, 2024 10:31am:

Hi Angie

We,re in Villena (up the road from you) and recently had a hard time trying to get someone to come out to our satellite dish, all said too far. Eventually Go Satellite from Quesada came and did the job. I,d recommend them. (just google them) 

Regards 

Pauline. 

Thanks for that suggestion. I would like someone to come out a check my dish as I keep loosing my Freesat channels, some don't come in at all, but I'm used to that!!!
If it was checked I can at least eliminate that from the list of potential problems.

What sort of equipment did the guy have and was the cost reasonable?  Thanks

paulsav

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2024 9:03am

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Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2024 9:03am

Classic man wrote on Sun Jun 23, 2024 3:02pm:

Thanks for that suggestion. I would like someone to come out a check my dish as I keep loosing my Freesat channels, some don't come in at all, but I'm used to that!!!
If it was checked I can at least eliminate that from the list of potential problems.

What sort of equipment did the guy...

... have and was the cost reasonable?  Thanks

I got charged 200€ for new LNB which I reckon was twice what I,d have paid in UK. He also realigned it so I gained some lost channels. Our cables needed renewing ( 4x 18mts) but his price for that seemed over the top and as all easily replaced I,m coming out with a 100mt reel off Ebay for £60 next visit, plus I,m going to trunk them to avoid sun damage again. He was in a proper logoed van with loads of equipment. According to the guy I first spoke to on phone the manufacturers of LNB,s have ceased making them due to downturn from dish to internet tv and their company is the only company who can supply LNB,s in Spain cos they now make them. At least they came out as every other company wouldnt. Honestly didnt realise that about lack of companies not willing to travel away from coast on buying house 20yrs ago. C, est la vie! 

Regards 

Pauline 

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Classic man

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2024 11:02am

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Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2024 11:02am

Hi Pauline, thanks for the reply.
It seems that you got charged well over the odds.  You can get a good LNB for a fraction of what you got charged, unless that charge included the trip out and the re-alignment fee.

He was right that some LNBs have been dropped. In fact the very best one, the Invacom QDF-031 C120 has now gone. If anybody has a spare one please let me know. 

 I sincerely doubt that he is manufacturing his own, it's a very specialised business.

For anyone looking for a good new quad, universal LNB look for 1. Geosync,  2. Labgear VK4L,   3. Loops or  4. Goaycer X2.  These are recommendations from a well known specialist magazine.
The Geosync will set you back £17.

You are right about getting trades to come inland as far as Sax. I have had any number of people refuse to drive this far.  It makes you feel as if you are in the outback.

I tried to bring a roll of cable on the plane a few years ago and it was a no no because it can't be X-rayed.  My best suggestion for a roll of coax is go to City Electrical Factors in Torrevieja.  It is a branch of City Electrics in the UK.  They are located in the industrial area up near the Friday market, near the Crematorium.   Their prices are reasonable. I get all my stuff there. I expect they have a website with a map.
Thanks for your reply.

The Sat and PC Guy

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2024 12:28pm

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Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2024 12:28pm

Classic man wrote on Mon Jun 24, 2024 11:02am:

Hi Pauline, thanks for the reply.
It seems that you got charged well over the odds.  You can get a good LNB for a fraction of what you got charged, unless that charge included the trip out and the re-alignment fee.

He was right that some LNBs have been dropped. In fact the very best one, the Invacom QDF-031 C120 has now gone. If anybody has a spare one please let me know. ...

...

 I sincerely doubt that he is manufacturing his own, it's a very specialised business.

For anyone looking for a good new quad, universal LNB look for 1. Geosync,  2. Labgear VK4L,   3. Loops or  4. Goaycer X2.  These are recommendations from a well known specialist magazine.
The Geosync will set you back £17.

You are right about getting trades to come inland as far as Sax. I have had any number of people refuse to drive this far.  It makes you feel as if you are in the outback.

I tried to bring a roll of cable on the plane a few years ago and it was a no no because it can't be X-rayed.  My best suggestion for a roll of coax is go to City Electrical Factors in Torrevieja.  It is a branch of City Electrics in the UK.  They are located in the industrial area up near the Friday market, near the Crematorium.   Their prices are reasonable. I get all my stuff there. I expect they have a website with a map.
Thanks for your reply.

"For anyone looking for a good new quad, universal LNB look for 1. Geosync,  2. Labgear VK4L,  3. Loops or  4. Goaycer X2.  These are recommendations from a well known specialist magazine. The Geosync will set you back £17."

As you point out, these are "universal" LNB, and designed for offset dishes. Not prime focus 1.8 and 2.4m dishes. So doubt they would be recommend by a magazine for the wrong type of dish!

"I sincerely doubt that he is manufacturing his own, it's a very specialised business."

They will be cutting off the wide LNB face from a universal LNB, and attaching a feedhorn adaptor to it, so it can connect to the feedhorn so it will work with a prime focus dish...hence the increase in price from a universal LNB to an adapted prime focus LNB. 

"and their company is the only company who can supply LNB,s in Spain cos they now" - i know of a few companies that are able to do their own "universal to primefocus" LNB conversions, so they are not the only company in Spain doing these types of LNB. In fact if you want a tiwn C120 LNB, you can still get these online. Its just the quads that are tricky.

paulsav

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2024 1:21pm

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Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2024 1:21pm

Classic man wrote on Mon Jun 24, 2024 11:02am:

Hi Pauline, thanks for the reply.
It seems that you got charged well over the odds.  You can get a good LNB for a fraction of what you got charged, unless that charge included the trip out and the re-alignment fee.

He was right that some LNBs have been dropped. In fact the very best one, the Invacom QDF-031 C120 has now gone. If anybody has a spare one please let me know. ...

...

 I sincerely doubt that he is manufacturing his own, it's a very specialised business.

For anyone looking for a good new quad, universal LNB look for 1. Geosync,  2. Labgear VK4L,   3. Loops or  4. Goaycer X2.  These are recommendations from a well known specialist magazine.
The Geosync will set you back £17.

You are right about getting trades to come inland as far as Sax. I have had any number of people refuse to drive this far.  It makes you feel as if you are in the outback.

I tried to bring a roll of cable on the plane a few years ago and it was a no no because it can't be X-rayed.  My best suggestion for a roll of coax is go to City Electrical Factors in Torrevieja.  It is a branch of City Electrics in the UK.  They are located in the industrial area up near the Friday market, near the Crematorium.   Their prices are reasonable. I get all my stuff there. I expect they have a website with a map.
Thanks for your reply.

I, m not so stupid to not know I was overcharged, had I been in Uk I could have paid chicken feed for the job, but when in Spain different matter, and couldnt bear the thought of 12 wks with no tv. Also getting someone to come out, Villena is 25kms past Sax so you just have to take what you can get. We travel by ferry so bringing cable wont be a problem. The Sat & Pc guy was right, getting a prime focus LNB was a difficulty, but they were the only people willing to come to us and with the correct LNB too. Obviously the distance boosted the price. 

Regards 

Pauline 

Classic man

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2024 1:53pm

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Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2024 1:53pm

Hi Pauline. Thanks for the reply. Sadly this is a problem living out of town and away from the coast, your choice of everything is quite limited.  At least you can bring your cable across with you.
The Sat & PC guy always come up with some sensible suggestions.  I just wish he lived nearer.

By the way, last time I looked Sax and Villena were about 10km apart.  I live in Santa Eulalia, midway between the two.
I once tried to get some leak finders out here because I have 800m of pipe feeding my house that was leaking somewhere. They were happy to come out as far as Sax, but refused the extra 6km to Santa Eulalia. 

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