Aug 092014
 

We regularly contribute to a local Javea publication, the Javea Grapevine, with the latest news, and views with regards to satellite TV and reception of UK TV in Javea.

This was an article in the June publication.

Terminology

You may have often heard about Freeview, Freesat, Free to air and free to view. But do you know what they mean? Many people and even some satellite installers are often confused about their meaning, and can mean people buying the wrong type of equipment.

Freeview is the name of the consortium that operated the UK’s digital terrestrial TV service. It is transmitted from land based masts, and received by a TV aerial. Freeview IS NOT available in Spain. The Freeview signals simply do not reach into Spain. Freeview is not available via a satellite dish. You cannot connect a Freeview box to a satellite dish and expect to watch UK TV – they are two different incompatible systems.

Spain does not have an equivalent of Freeview (the consortium), but it does have a digital terrestrial TV service – TDT. It offers about 40 channels via a TV aerial, and has the bonus where most UK and USA imported programmes have their original English audio available as well as the “dubbed” Spanish audio.

Freesat is the name of the satellite TV service which offers access to the free TV channels, many of which are on Freeview. Freesat is only available on official Freesat receivers. You cannot get Freesat on a Sky box, although the channels on Freesat are also available on a Sky box (even with no viewing card).

Free to air channels are channels that are available free of encryption (so no viewing card is required) and subscription free. They are available on Freesat and Sky boxes. Examples include BBC channels.

Free to view is not “Freeview”. Free to view channels are channels that encrypted (so a viewing card is required) but are subscription free. Free to view channels are not available on Freesat. They are available on a Sky box. Examples include Sony Movies, Motors TV and LFCTV.

Why do I mention this? Well I often hear of people saying “bring a Freeview box to Spain and use it on your dish to get channels” and “connect your Freeview box to your dish” and “you can get Freeview in Spain”. Over the years I have been called out to people who, based on what they have heard and understood, have brought a Freeview box to Spain and confused as to why a) it will not work with a satellite dish, and b) it only gets Spanish TV channels and no UK channels!

End of cheap (and illegal) Sky TV?

Some installers have been selling systems that can access the full Sky TV package, for a lot less than the official Sky monthly charges. They do this by selling access to illegal cardsharing systems. A satellite receiver, usually an Iberosat or Ariva, is connected via the internet to a server that provides the access codes to unlock the Sky TV channels.

Obviously illegal, but probably not mentioned by the installer.

However, recently if you are using such systems you will have noticed that about a dozen Sky HD channels are no longer available via this system – Sky One HD being one such channel.

It is expected over the coming months ALL Sky HD channels, and maybe even the SD Sport and Movie channels, will have their encryption upgraded, meaning these channels are no longer available on cardsharing systems.

This is because Sky, and other pay TV providers, have been upgrading their encryption software to prevent their channels being access via cardsharing. The only way to continually access these channels via satellite would be using a Sky Digibox and a Sky viewing card with a monthly subscription.

Jon Worby – The Sat and PC Guy

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The Javea Grapevine can be found online at : http://javeagrapevine.com/magazine/

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May 052014
 

Sky TV Javea Freesat TV Javea and UK TV in Javea.

You can receive BBC TV in Javea using a satellite dish and satellite receiver in Javea.
You can receive ITV in Javea using a satellite dish and satellite receiver in Javea.
You can receive Channel 4 in Javea using a satellite dish and satellite receiver in Javea.
You can receive Channel Five in Javea using a satellite dish and satellite receiver in Javea.
You can receive Sky TV in Javea using a satellite dish and satellite receiver in Javea.
You can receive Sky Sports in Javea using a satellite dish and satellite receiver in Javea.
You can receive Sky Movies in Javea using a satellite dish and satellite receiver in Javea.
You can receive Freesat TV in Javea using a satellite dish and satellite receiver in Javea.

What is the best sized satellite dish for Sky TV and UK TV Javea?

At the moment (May 2014) the majority of UK TV channels can be received on a 100x110cm satellite dish in Javea.

But a 125x135cm satellite dish is the recommended size for reception of UK TV in Javea.

 

 

We use a range of satellite dishes from different manufacturers including Famaval (Portuguese), Marafa (Portuguese), and Tecatel (Spanish), depending on your requirements.

You can receive UK satellite TV in Javea on a 1m satellite dish.
You can receive UK satellite TV in Javea on a 1.1m satellite dish.
You can receive UK satellite TV in Javea on a 1.25m satellite dish.
You can receive UK satellite TV in Javea on a 1.4m satellite dish.
You can receive UK satellite TV in Javea on a 1.8m satellite dish.
You can receive UK satellite TV in Javea on a 2.4m satellite dish.

Javea Sky TV Installation Specialists

 

We can supply and install the best performing Sky Digibox for your requirements, meaning an excellent high definition crystal clear TV picture.

We can supply and install Sky HD Digiboxes for Sky TV in Javea – for High Definition Sky TV Channels in Javea

We can supply and install Sky+HD Digiboxes for Sky TV in Javea – for High Definition Sky TV Channels in Javea with hard disk recording

We can supply and install Sky HD Digiboxes for Sky 3D TV in Javea

We can supply and install Sky cards for Sky TV in Javea
We can supply and install Sky cards for Sky Sports in Javea
We can supply and install Sky cards for Sky Movies in Javea
We can supply and install Sky cards for Sky Atlantic in Javea

Javea Freesat Installation Specialists

 

We can supply and install Freesat Set Top boxes for Freesat TV in Javea
We can supply and install Freesat HD Digiboxes for Freesat TV in Javea – for High Definition Freesat TV Channels in Javea
We can supply and install Freesat+HD Digiboxes for Freesat TV in Javea – for High Definition Freesat TV Channels in Javea with hard disk recording

Subscription Free TV in Javea

No viewing card or Sky subscription is required for many UK TV channels in Javea.
Chanenls like BBC1, BBC2, BBC3, BBC4, CBBC, CBeebies, BBC News, BBC One HD, BBC Two HD, ITV1, ITV1HD, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4, CITV, Channel 4, E4, Mor4, Film4, C4HD, Channel Five, Five USA, Five*, CBS Action, Sky News, are all available “free to air”, with no subscription card.
Reception information and how to receive Sky TV Javea Freesat TV Javea and UK TV Javea

Sky TV Javea. Sky TV Installers Javea. Sky Javea

If you want to receive Sky TV Javea or Freesat TV Javea or in the surrounding areas, then you will need to have a satellite dish installed.

Depending on what UK TV channels you want to receive will determine the size of the satellite dish you need to install.

Prior to 2012, the main UK TV channels on Sky and Freesat required a large 1.8m or 2.4m satellite dish. This was because these channels were transmitted from the Astra 2D satellite, whose signal reception in Javea Spain, was low, and therefore the need for large satellite dishes such as a Marraffa 1.8m satellite dish, or a Famaval 1.8m / 1.9m satellite dish, or a Famaval 2.4m satellite dish to be installed.

Since February 2012, it has been possible to receive UK TV channels via Sky TV and Freesat TV (including BBC1, BBC2, BBC3, BBC4, BBC News, ITV1, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4, Channel 4, E4, More 4, Film 4, Five, Five*, Five USA and many more UK TV channels) on a small satellite dish in Javea.
This is because these channels have been transmitting from the temporary Astra 1N, and the new Astra 2F satellites, whose reception in Javea is a lot better than when these channels were transmitting from the previous Astra 2D satellite.

Since February 2014, the main UK TV satellite channels, (BBC1, BBC2, BBC3, BBC4, BBC News, ITV1, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4, Channel 4, E4, More 4, Film 4) moved from their temporary satellite, Astra 1N, to their new permanent Astra satellite, Astra 2E. Astra 2E is slightly weaker than the first new UK TV satellite, and so a 1m (90x100cm) satellite dish may be on the limits of reception. A larger 1.1m (100x110cm) satellite dish, or a “1.25/1.4m” (125x135cm) satellite dish may be required for a more stable reception of the UK TV satellite signals in Javea.

All our satellite TV installations use the best performing equipment, from the best performing satellite dishes, to the best performing High Gain LNBs, like the Inverto Ultra Black single LNB, for the best reception of UK TV in Javea.

The price for the installation of a 90x100cm 1 metre satellite dish in Javea for UK TV Javea will cost 175 euros.

The price for the installation of a 100x110cm 1.1 metre satellite dish in Javea for UK TV Javea will cost 200 euros.

The price for the installation of a 125x135cm 1.25 / 1.4 metre satellite dish in Javea for UK TV Javea will cost 275 euros.

Other sizes of satellite dishes are also available to be installed in Javea, including :

1.1 metre satellite dish Javea

1.25 metre satellite dish Javea

1.35 metre satellite dish Javea

1.4 metre satellite dish Javea

1.8 metre satellite dish Javea

1.9 metre satellite dish Javea

2.4 metre satellite dish Javea

Click here for more information on this small satellite dish system for UK Satellite TV channels in Spain.

To receive Sky TV Javea, you will need a Sky card, a Sky digibox, and Sky monthly subscription.

The BBC channels, ITV channels, Channel Four channels and Channel Fives do NOT require a Sky viewing card to watch.

 

Default Transponder Frequency Settings for Sky HD Digiboxes and Sky+HD Digiboxes for Sky TV Javea

For Sky TV in Javea and Freesat TV in Javea and the surrounding areas The Sat and PC Guy is your local satellite TV installer.

The Sat and PC Guy is a UK satellite TV and Sky TV satellite TV installer based in Javea. This means we have excellent local knowledge of reception characteristics of Sky TV in Javea and are close enough to offer a speedy, reliable and
competitively priced service.

Sky TV Javea – Sky box Default Transponder Frequency Settings

How to set the Sky Default Transponder Frequency Setting for Sky digiboxes for Sky TV Javea

How to set the Sky Default Transponder Frequency Setting for Sky HD and Sky+HD digiboxes for Sky TV in Javea. New Style Sky Programme Guide

 

 

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Mar 312013
 

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