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Thanks greatly for all the help!
I am just starting to look at buying the set top box now and see there are soooo many varieties of 'Icecrypt' set top boxes. Can anyone advise me on which will work in Spain with the free to air 1907 Satellite service?
Also do I need one of these: Icecrypt 0.1dB Twin Output LNB ?

Thanks for your patience with my lack of knowledge!!

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icecrypt 1600This box will get you what you want.There are a good few on ebay.Prices vary between 60/70 pounds.Sorry I can't help with an installer but certainly would not be paying over the odds.Don't know whether there are many Brits living in Jimena now but if there are I would certainly be asking them for advice.Nice thing about these boxes you will get your channels in proper HD.I put one in a few years back for when the inlaws used to come on holiday as sadly they could not get the gist of Spanish TV.Hope you get sorted.
Sat.Don't know if you will read this.Just been reading about Sky doing away with the satellite broadcasts and moving over to the internet.Is there any truth in this?The reason I ask is that you are the man.Nice weekend all.SB.

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Sat.Don't know if you will read this.Just been reading about Sky doing away with the satellite broadcasts and moving over to the internet.Is there any truth in this?The reason I ask is that you are the man.Nice weekend all.SB.

Sky TV to go satellite dish-free in 2018 - BBC News
They are not doing away with satellite broadcasts....be a while before they do this.
They are simply allowing SkyQ owners access to all channels via the internet...where a dish may not be installed - eg blocks of flats can be a pain sometimes...
They already offer a number of channels via the internet using the NowTV box anyway, so not really make worrying news...

But there is a risk that the Discovery group of channels (Dicovery, quest, Eurosport) leaves Sky this coming week, as apparently Discovery are asking for silly money for Sky to carry them....
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Hi Guys,

Thanks greatly for all the help!
I am just starting to look at buying the set top box now and see there are soooo many varieties of 'Icecrypt' set top boxes. Can anyone advise me on which will work in Spain with the free to air 1907 Satellite service?
Also do I need one of these: Icecrypt 0.1dB Twin Output LNB ?

Thanks for your patience with my lack of knowledge!!

Kathi
The 10 or so UK TV channel on I907 are not free to air.
"Free to air" means unencrypted and no subscription.
I907 are encrypted. No card will open them, as they are not for public use. So you need to hack into these encrypted signals. Only a handful of receivers can do this

One of those is the "Icecrypt S1600CHD SE (Second Edition)".
You will need a dish and an LNB, Most 0.1 LNbs will work. You only need a twin if you wish to feed two receivers...otherwise a single will do

If you want a bit more info on I907, see Intelsat 907 at 27.5 West - BBC SATBACK - UK TV Spain - Sky TV Spain - Freesat Spain - IPTV Spain - British TV Spain - English TV Spain - The Sat and PC Guy
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Hi Sat,
Thank you for your help.
There is very little up to date information on the Satellite service in Spain, I keep seeing the same old posts.
It looks as though this option may well be taken away if they make the BBC SATBACK system more secure. I see December 2016 was suggested as a change date?
Not sure where this leaves me now as if I invest in the Icecrypt box bring it over and pay an installer to install a satellite dish it may not be connected for long.
Then I am back to square one again.

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Hi Sat,
Thank you very much for your advice!
When you say 'don't pay over the odds' Can you give me an approximate ball park figure of the cost of installing the type of dish you suggest and connecting the box I bring with me?
Many thanks again for your help.

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Hi Sat,
Thank you very much for your advice!
When you say 'don't pay over the odds' Can you give me an approximate ball park figure of the cost of installing the type of dish you suggest and connecting the box I bring with me?
Many thanks again for your help.

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Hi Sat,
Thank you very much for your advice!
When you say 'don't pay over the odds' Can you give me an approximate ball park figure of the cost of installing the type of dish you suggest and connecting the box I bring with me?
Many thanks again for your help.
Should be no more than 100 euros for a dish and installation and connecting all up.

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So sorry. I gave you advice and a solution to your problem and it apparently 'read like an advert'!!!
What's the point of this forum?!!!!

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So sorry. I gave you advice and a solution to your problem and it apparently 'read like an advert'!!!
What's the point of this forum?!!!!
....I might be deleted by the forum police but I would advise against committing to a satellite service. You're stuck in a contract and due to licensing rules, you probably won't even get the channels that you're after (terrestrial), and only those small channels that buy in old show that we've all seen.. I may be wrong but double check before yo commit to a contract..

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....I might be deleted by the forum police but I would advise against committing to a satellite service. You're stuck in a contract and due to licensing rules, you probably won't even get the channels that you're after (terrestrial), and only those small channels that buy in old show that we've all seen.. I may be wrong but double check before yo commit to a contract..
Thank Prenzl for your advice,

I have decided to take an Icecrypt box over and pay someone to set up a dish and connect for me. Had a quote for 155 Euros but I think that's a bit on the high side. But I am having problems fining someone local to do this for me!!

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