Will i be able to recieve freeview in the south of France

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  1. waynewickenden

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    I have a holiday home in the south of France, i dont really want to pay for a satelite service as i am only there a few months of the year.

    Can i by any chance recieve freeview, maybee by a certain arial, Reciever, attachment etc.

    Can anybody help me???
     
  2. John

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    You would need a skybox to get any sort of result . You would not need a subscription , but you would need a solus (I think) card,to get the free to view channels.
    Not a chance of sigital terrestrial , they cant even get total UK coverage with that
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    buiy a sky dish (old analogue dish is perfect) LNB and box off ebay (£80) and some CT100 get a FTA card £20 registered to UK addy take it to france and away you go mate........
     
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    Not through an aerial, but you could take a sky box and a freeview card with you to set up.

    Sky broadcast on several satellites at 28 degrees east that extend across the UK and different parts of europe depending on the "beam" of the particular satellite.

    You would get Channel 4 no probs with a standard dish as this broadcasts on Astra 2A which has a wide coverage. BBC & ITV use Astra 2D which is on a tight beam aimed at the UK and northern France, but you could still get it in Southern France with a larger dish.

    To see the coverage (or footprint) and dish sizes for Astra 2A & 2D see here

    Astra 2A

    Astra 2D
     
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    Thanks for the info
     
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    should add that the footprint map gives the dish size for perfect reception. A smaller dish should still work most of the time, you might just get a few sparklies etc. As Horny said just try an old analogue dish and see.
     
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    I searched all over the net for a solus card, but they are no longer being isssued, does anyone no of any othther cadrs that would work the same way.
     
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    It now called a Freesat card, £20 from Sky.
     

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