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well I have no choice. Dire Internet where I live - no fibre and ADSL speed the movistar man quoted as 1 Mbit/s

so going for vodafone mobile unlimited at 50 euros a month and will need to stream uk tv etc by using my mobile as a hotspot...

(my orange 4g router ideas didnt work as I consume far more than 1.5 gig a day....bit of a nightmare if I'm honest)

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When my gestora mentioned that there is an Orange fibre terminal box on the wall next to my front door, the sales-cretin put the phone down.
I dont wanna be a whinging pom after 1 month, but hanging up is someything I (well my gestor) has experienced a lot with tracking an order for example. I dont remember ever being "hung up" in uk, so I guess there is just a different mentality here or less sensitive conscience ....very upsetting though.

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well I have no choice. Dire Internet where I live - no fibre and ADSL speed the movistar man quoted as 1 Mbit/s

so going for vodafone mobile unlimited at 50 euros a month and will need to stream uk tv etc by using my mobile as a hotspot...

(my orange 4g router ideas didnt work as I consume far more than 1.5 gig a day....bit of a nightmare if I'm honest)
Can't you get UK TV with a sat dish? From the sound of it you are out in the campo and have room for the 125cm dish that the UK sat broadcasts now require.

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Can't you get UK TV with a sat dish? From the sound of it you are out in the campo and have room for the 125cm dish that the UK sat broadcasts now require.
Thanks. i looked at all reports from catalunya (cant remember website name) and nobody reported successfully picking up uk channels. Mind you no idea if they tried really huge dish.

Satman seemed to indicate not much hope for catalonia though and uk sat.

really sad about it

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oh report is here and I am in Calafell in Tarragona, so "western part of catalunya"

https://www.satandpcguy.com/uk-tv-in...and-catalonia/

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oh report is here and I am in Calafell in Tarragona, so "western part of catalunya"

https://www.satandpcguy.com/uk-tv-in...and-catalonia/
He mentions a 1.8m dish for your area-ish. They go up to 2.5m and more. Size matters! With a good STB like a Humax, this sort of rig is a one-off expense and the prob is solved. The UK broadcasters only recently switched to a new satellite, so it's not something they are going to do again anytime soon.

The comments I have seen lately about the funding of the BBC mentioned going to a subs service like PBS in the US. The sooner they do this - at a reasonable cost - and flood the planet with the signal, the better for all.

I can imagine using any form of computer access to UK TV to be disappointing. I have been from pillar to post with VPNs. A few weeks of access and then the BBC rumbles it and jams it. I think I'm still paying subs to at least a couple of VPNs which have been jammed after a month or three of access.

The method of having a modem dedicated to your TV, connected to the i/net of your home net, seems great until you come up against this business of the broadcasters constantly searching for and jamming the VPN servers in, in our case, UK.
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He mentions a 1.8m dish for your area-ish. They go up to 2.5m and more. Size matters! With a good STB like a Humax, this sort of rig is a one-off expense and the prob is solved. The UK broadcasters only recently switched to a new satellite, so it's not something they are going to do again anytime soon.

The comments I have seen lately about the funding of the BBC mentioned going to a subs service like PBS in the US. The sooner they do this - at a reasonable cost - and flood the planet with the signal, the better for all.

I can imagine using any form of computer access to UK TV to be disappointing. I have been from pillar to post with VPNs. A few weeks of access and then the BBC rumbles it and jams it. I think I'm still paying subs to at least a couple of VPNs which have been jammed after a month or three of access.

The method of having a modem dedicated to your TV, connected to the i/net of your home net, seems great until you come up against this business of the broadcasters constantly searching for and jamming the VPN servers in, in our case, UK.
ah thanks so much. I agree entirely but tvmucho.com is very very good as it connects to the satellites for you. no vpn needed and only 70 euro a year for HD

I am annoyed at myself for not finding someone to at least try the 1.8m dish....

not coping too well with this stuff at the moment if I am to be frank....

my vodafone I was advised I could activate the sim tonight. do you know if I dont activate it then then expensive contract is not activated? I fear not, as I signed something...

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ah thanks so much. I agree entirely but tvmucho.com is very very good as it connects to the satellites for you. no vpn needed and only 70 euro a year for HD

I am annoyed at myself for not finding someone to at least try the 1.8m dish....

not coping too well with this stuff at the moment if I am to be frank....

my vodafone I was advised I could activate the sim tonight. do you know if I dont activate it then then expensive contract is not activated? I fear not, as I signed something...
I very much like the look of options from pepephone, which uses the Vodaphone network.

And now that I have bought a 1.35m dish and paid sparks to run twin co-axe cables from the roof to my audio-viz wall sockets, I'm committed to that. Two years' sub to TVMucho pays for it all.

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I very much like the look of options from pepephone, which uses the Vodaphone network.

And now that I have bought a 1.35m dish and paid sparks to run twin co-axe cables from the roof to my audio-viz wall sockets, I'm committed to that. Two years' sub to TVMucho pays for it all.
of course when 5G really takes off the world of internet changes for good....no more "installations" to worry about.

but I very much regret I was overly pessimistic about large dishes....

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by the way chris who aligned the dish?

dont say yourself or I get very scared indeed as I wouldnt have a clue


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