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I'm new to the world of satellite TV so please forgive my simple question which may have been posted before.

I've just moved to Germany and would like to get Freesat can I do this using a local Receiver or do I need a Freesat box from the UK?

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Briantist, I think I'll try the 'generic' receiver first and if alls ok maybe invest in a Freesat box when I go back to the UK for a visit. Thanks for your help.

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Briantist, I've bought a local receiver and it shows Astra 2a, b, c but when I tune it in I don't get any of the freesat channels. I've seen elsewhere the mention of Astra 2e do I need to be able to receive from this one? Also do Sat receivers have a pre determined list of satelittes or do they show what satelittes are availaible for the position of the dish?

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Briantist. Do I need to get the dish moved to pick up Astra 2D?

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Briantist. I've just rescanned the receiver and it is indeed Astra 2D and not 2E, so I guess the dish is in the right position?

When the box is scanning I'm getting messages similar to the ones below does this mean anything to you?

10714 H 22000 Failed
10729 V 22000 Failed

there are similar messages which are ok.

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Briantist.

I haven't installed the dish it looks pretty much the same as all of the other local dishes around, which I guess is the problem.

How large should the dish be?

Thanks for you help with this.

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Hi Briantist,

The local installer has finally got the dish pointing at Astra 2a/b/d and the signal intensity /quality is excellent.

When I tune the receiver I'm only get signal from the transponders on Astra 2a/b.

Looking at the site you directed me to a 60cm dish should do her in Monchegladbach but I think it's larger than that.

Have you any ideas, please.

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