hd saterlite reciever

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  1. colin098

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    I am going on a trip to the USA shortly, would I be able to buy a HD saterlite reciever while I am there and if so will it work in this country with Freesat to recieve the BBC trial of the world cup. I have been looking on the net at some and the price of them seem to be very resonable
     
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    if the BBC trial is encrypted then you wont be able to recieve it
     
  3. Stephen Neal

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    The BBC broadcasts are likely to be DVB-S2 and MPEG4. They are not likely to be encrypted (though stranger things have happened)

    I don't know if the MPEG4 DirecTV receivers on sale in the US are DVB-S2 compatible, and able to tune channels added manually, or are tied to an EPG.

    HDTV MPEG2 satellite receivers, and DVB-S boxes, are likely to be useless for the BBC trial.
     
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    No.No.No. US receivers are not mpeg4 nor DVB S2 compliant!

    Please don't.

    Alan
     
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    There is currently no USA service using DVB-S2. A service NPS wants to sell (off of Anik F2 C-band) will be S2 IP-DVB (data service).

    Chris Muriel, Manchester (Euro correspondent for USA Satforums)
     
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    Of course even if the US did have DVB-S2 MPEG4 receivers - and me learned posters above confirm they don't - they'd be unlikely to be 50Hz compatible anyway...

    Short answer is NO. Long answer is NO.
     

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