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    community help ripp of or not

    Is this true??


    we are a community of 40+ houses , we have had a company from Montisinos quote us for Television , they stated we need a dish and can give us some 20 cahnnels or more depending on how many transponders we buy !!!?? what does this mean ?? they can use the original cable etc from TM cable, but they call it something different I am sorry don't know the tekky term, they say all we need is some amplifiers etc and we will receive 20 channels or more. what system can this be? they say it is the same as digital spain?? no monthly fee but a large charge per house, and every transponder !!! sorry to be so vague in tekky language, but can you advise

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    Re: community help ripp of or not

    where to start!!!!
    if the system is really a satellite system you will be getting much more than 20 or so UK channels using a 1.8m dish - the BBC has over 15 regional variations alone!
    transponders are the tech terms for the frequencies used by the satellite. the frequencies / transponders used by bbc and itv and c4 are free by satellite and you dont need to "buy" them - just have the dish and a satellite receiver! there are about 40 tranponders in use for UK TV.

    it may be they are a rebroadcasting system, in which case i would avoid.
    or it is a system where they have 20 satellite reecivers (each tuned to a different channel - in the "comms room" and sending a combined signal from each of these recievers to each house - you tune the tv into the relevant frequency - this too could be classed as rebroadcasting.

    and sometimes you may find that the existing cable is not a good make or is old and may not be good enough to keep the weak signals....i would get new cable layed specifically for a new satellite system...it may cost a bit more, but then it will not rely on old unreliable cable.

    something is wrong with the setup you have been quoted for - get another - try broadbandcostablanca.com (sometime trade under nortons) and ask for michael..as they cover your area.

    ideally you need a big dish, with a quatro LNB, connected to a system of multiswitch distribution units.
    each house will have their own cable from a multiswitch and thier own satellite / sky receiver - so they can chose which of the 200+ free tv channels they want to watch.
    if the individual houses want to subscribe to the sky pay tv channel then it is up to them to get a sky card and pay per month.
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    Re: community help ripp of or not

    Thanks for your reply, much apreciated

    The company stated they were going to offer us 2 types fo install, 1 is where they use a RF modulator and pre program a receveir to recevie 20 popular channels and you do not need a box in your house

    2 using an modular QPSK QAM transmodulator for SMATV to which each hose reuires a dvb -c receiver

    does this sound right, very tekky for me and for a quote

    thanks

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    Re: community help ripp of or not

    hi,

    the first method could, infact, be classed as rebroadcasting. it would not allow you to have the full 200+ free channels, but only those selected by the receiver in the "head end". you would also not have any interactive / text options available to you (ie bbc sport interactive etc). also RF signals are low quality compared to a direct conenction from a reciver to tv via scart.

    the second method looks like it is indeed rebroadcasting - where the receivers are at the HQ of the broadcast company.

    to confirm if they are rebradcasting ask for the list of channels. like i said earlier there are over 200+ free tv channels available for free by satellite - including the fact that there are over 15 bbc1 regional variations, over 15 itv regional variations. 20 channel sounds very very veyr very low for a true satellite system, hence why i think it is a rebroadcasting system.
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