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#21774 6-May-2008 18:07
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I've always wondered what those big black dishes people have are for, and now a friend is looking into getting one after ditching sky.
I'm assuming they are picking up the aussie free tv beams or something? Or is it a subscription service?

If they arent for free TV, does anyone know how big a dish would have to be to get free Aussie channels? Anyone know of someone who has had success with this?

Pretty much, Non NZ Free TV discussion Laughing

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  #128899 6-May-2008 19:33
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These are usually C-Band dishes, most often used to get Chinese and other Asian channels that you can't get with a smaller Ku Band dish.

Generally known online as OpenMedia, now working for Red Hat APAC a Technology Evangelist and Product Manager. Still playing with MythTV and digital media on the side.


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  #128973 6-May-2008 22:25
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That answers my first question.

Anything about recieving aussie free channels here?


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  #129100 7-May-2008 12:40
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eXDee: That answers my first question.

Anything about recieving aussie free channels here?

The AU Ones you are probably thinking about is Optus Aurora. These are only licensed to Australia users and you need an access card to get it (just a small one off fee), but you have to be in Australia to get it from legal placed there.


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