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Can I pick up Freeview from Germany?

Can I pick up Freeview from Germany?

Can I pick up Freeview from Germany?
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As with analogue TV, the signals do not normally travel far enough for them to travel this far.

You can, however, watch many of these channels from the Astra 2D satellite from Germany, see:

https://ukfree.tv/article/1107052217/Can_I_stop_paying_Sky_and_use_my_satellite_receive.



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Monday, 23 May 2011
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Kirsty
11:10 AM

Does anybody know how i set up to recieve free view thats built in my tv in Munster germany. I have free view biult in and i dont have a clue what satellite i need to try and find. Any ideas please? I can not live without BBC and ITV lol.

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Kirsty's 1 post GB
Briantist
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2:55 PM

Kirsty: You can't use your Freeview receiver to watch British TV in Germany, you will need a FreeSAT receiver and a dish pointing at the Astra 2 satellites at 28.2°E.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Monday, 30 May 2011
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Anthony Hardwick
2:01 PM

I want to watch english channels in the czech republic, which is the best satellite for this? I have been told i can watch sky sports free through italian sky, is it true?

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Anthony Hardwick's 1 post CZ
Briantist
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2:44 PM

Anthony Hardwick: Please see All about Freesat | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice for details. You will need a very large dish to get the services from Astra 2D.

It isn't true that you can watch Sky Sports for free in Italy, see Sky Italia on Hot Bird 6/8/9 at 13.0°E - LyngSat .

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Thursday, 30 June 2011
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Katerina
9:43 PM

Hi. How can I receive UK channels in the Czech Republic? We have satellite tv through SKY LINK, so we have some UK news channels but we would like to get BBC1, BBC2, Channel 4, ITV etc. Do we need a new conector to put up? We have a HD receiver TOPFIELD SBI 2050. Thanks!

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Katerina's 1 post CZ
Sunday, 17 July 2011
Briantist
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12:23 PM

Katerina: You will need a suitably large dish pointing at the Astra 2D satellite to be able to receive the UK channels. You should probably contact a local satellite installer to get the correct size dish.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Monday, 8 August 2011
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Gabi Hampson
9:50 AM
Oswestry

we currently have analogue german tv (satelite dish and receiver) and a humax freeview receiver/recorder for UK channels. I would like to switch to digital German tv ideally with only one receiver for both UK and German tv, hoping to be able to record both on one system - is possible and what do I need?

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Gabi Hampson's 1 post GB
Sunday, 14 August 2011
Jake Smith
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7:54 AM

Gabi Hampson: What you need is a dual LNB holder (the small thing on the end of the satellite dish). You need one LNB pointing towards Astra at 19.2 degrees east (this is where the current one will be pointing) and another pointing towards Astra at 28.2 degrees east (this is the satellite Sky and Freesat use). Connect the two feeds to a DiSEqC switch. You will then need a Free-to-air digital PVR, and scan for channels. If you are familiar with Satellite equipment, then you could complete this yourself. If not, I would advise getting someone more experienced to do it, as it is very easy to get wrong!

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Jake Smith's 25 posts TR
Tuesday, 1 November 2011
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G Thomas
9:20 AM

I have just moved to Wiesbaden Germany & have taken my Sony Bravia EX3 Tv with me .it has a built in freeview box. What do I need to do to watch german freeview ?

Can I just plug an aerial in & change a code ?

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G Thomas's 1 post GB
Briantist
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9:27 AM

G Thomas: Just plug in a rooftop aerial and do a retune.

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