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#115925 12-Apr-2013 02:38
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Is BBC World still available on Intelsat 5 ?

Long time since using the sat receiver but now BBC is not on TV1 fired it up again and getting nothing at all.





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  #798356 12-Apr-2013 12:36

Intelsat 5 moved away some time ago. BBC World is on another satellite, but to get it now, a much larger dish (2.4m+) is needed.




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  #798442 12-Apr-2013 14:45
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Thanks for letting me know... shows how often I tune in !

Dish isn't 2.4  (1.something I think. A lot bigger than the usual Sky one). What would be best to aim it at ?




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  #798453 12-Apr-2013 15:13
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Its also available in HD now.

3900 H on Intelsat 19

http://www.lyngsat.com/tvchannels/uk/BBC-World-News-Asia-Pacific.html

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  #798465 12-Apr-2013 15:39
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Any way to live stream over the internet?




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  #798712 13-Apr-2013 10:13
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Yes, you can stream it over the internet.

Install Media Hint Add-on for Firefox:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/media-hint/

Or Media Hint add-on for Google Chrome:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/media-hint/pbogbchcdigifagelnlmhlenmofdgbao?hl=en

Then you can stream from the following:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/tv

https://www.itv.com/itvplayer/

http://video.pbs.org/

http://cnn.com/video/

http://www.hulu.com/

Pretty much most of the free streaming TV sites in the US and UK.

Of course, you'll need reasonably fast internet connection.

Enjoy,

Tim






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  #798770 13-Apr-2013 13:48
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Thanks Tim, will give that a go but getting it on the computer would only be useful if that could
be feed out via DLNA and I bet that's not possible.

BTW when you reply here, is there any way to also see previous messages to comment/answer ?

Who said said you need a 2.4m dish - was to get Intelsat 19 at 166E on C band?

Mine's 1.5m or 1.8, would there be a hint of it on a good day..... or just nothing ever?

Thanks for any info.




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  #799071 14-Apr-2013 10:02
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I just run a HDMI cable from the PC to the TV. That does the trick. You can get really long HDMI cables. My brother has a 15M cable. Reasonably cheap on ebay or Trademe

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  #799145 14-Apr-2013 13:16

ADKM: Thanks Tim, will give that a go but getting it on the computer would only be useful if that could
be feed out via DLNA and I bet that's not possible.

BTW when you reply here, is there any way to also see previous messages to comment/answer ?

Who said said you need a 2.4m dish - was to get Intelsat 19 at 166E on C band?

Mine's 1.5m or 1.8, would there be a hint of it on a good day..... or just nothing ever?

Thanks for any info.


I used my 1.8m solid dish to try to get BBC World. Got a very broken up signal here in Auckland, hence my suggestion of a 2.4.

The satellite maps show a bit more signal over the South Island, maybe a 1.8 would work there.




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