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  #162077 4-Sep-2008 12:34
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Ah so you aren't in New Zealand! That helps clarify a lot of things, i was wondering how you planned on picking up hotbird etc over here.
When we say Freeview we means our main (and only!) free to air digital TV service. They transmit a standard definition picture off satellite (DVB-S), and a high definition signal over land (DVB-T). Perhaps it would be best to refer to free channels as 'Free to air', as using 'freeview' would confuse some people here.

So i imagine you wouldn't want a card like the HVR-2200 since this is DVB-T only, so probably not suitable in Kuwait (not sure if you've got any land based digital broadcasts). If you want HD satellite you want a DVB-S2 capable card such as the HVR-4000 or the Nova HD S2. If you want analogue something like the PVR-150 might be something to look at.

Try here for a list of free to air TV available via satellite over Kuwait and the satellites available. Quite a few satellites available so i imagine you'd need multiple LNB's, a motorized one (slow?) or multiple dishes to receive them all.



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  #162285 4-Sep-2008 20:39
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eXDee: Ah so you aren't in New Zealand! That helps clarify a lot of things, i was wondering how you planned on picking up hotbird etc over here.
When we say Freeview we means our main (and only!) free to air digital TV service. They transmit a standard definition picture off satellite (DVB-S), and a high definition signal over land (DVB-T). Perhaps it would be best to refer to free channels as 'Free to air', as using 'freeview' would confuse some people here.

So i imagine you wouldn't want a card like the HVR-2200 since this is DVB-T only, so probably not suitable in Kuwait (not sure if you've got any land based digital broadcasts). If you want HD satellite you want a DVB-S2 capable card such as the HVR-4000 or the Nova HD S2. If you want analogue something like the PVR-150 might be something to look at.

Try here for a list of free to air TV available via satellite over Kuwait and the satellites available. Quite a few satellites available so i imagine you'd need multiple LNB's, a motorized one (slow?) or multiple dishes to receive them all.



Excellent point eXDee and to clear up any miscommunication, Here is what i meantP
Free view satellite channels: basically those channels that are not encrypted and can be viewed for free.

those big antennas that stick out on top of buildings don't exist here anymore :) having said that does that mean i don't need analog?

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