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  Reply # 725807 2-Dec-2012 16:54
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Is it worth trying to get a aurora card instead as the dish is smaller ?

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  Reply # 725815 2-Dec-2012 17:17

The Aurora channels are shutting down in 12 months, so it might not be worth the hassle. Also, you might be disappointed in the picture quality. The channels are 4:3 aspect ratio and are often also letterboxed. Aurora has only ch7 (via SCTV) and SBS1 in 3 different time zones whereas VAST has all the main Aussie channels and a few are HD.




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  Reply # 725818 2-Dec-2012 17:21
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So the smallest dish for Vast is a two metre size ?

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  Reply # 726075 3-Dec-2012 12:16

The smallest dish for VAST reception here is an unknown. I would doubt there would be any chance with a 2m.




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  Reply # 726188 3-Dec-2012 14:17
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hdinsider: The Aurora channels are shutting down in 12 months, so it might not be worth the hassle. Also, you might be disappointed in the picture quality. The channels are 4:3 aspect ratio and are often also letterboxed. Aurora has only ch7 (via SCTV) and SBS1 in 3 different time zones whereas VAST has all the main Aussie channels and a few are HD.

If you've already got a 65cm Sky Dish with an oval LNB - or any other dish that can access Optus C1, then it's only a small investment to get Aurora (you can get a STB off TradeMe for less than $120 with Aurora access built-in).
It's not as though the STB will be useless after end 2013 (you can still use it for NZ channels), and for the next year you will be able to enjoy the best channel available to viewers in NZ - SBS 1.  

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  Reply # 726197 3-Dec-2012 14:42
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silverlake:
hdinsider: The Aurora channels are shutting down in 12 months, so it might not be worth the hassle. Also, you might be disappointed in the picture quality. The channels are 4:3 aspect ratio and are often also letterboxed. Aurora has only ch7 (via SCTV) and SBS1 in 3 different time zones whereas VAST has all the main Aussie channels and a few are HD.

If you've already got a 65cm Sky Dish with an oval LNB - or any other dish that can access Optus C1, then it's only a small investment to get Aurora (you can get a STB off TradeMe for less than $120 with Aurora access built-in).
It's not as though the STB will be useless after end 2013 (you can still use it for NZ channels), and for the next year you will be able to enjoy the best channel available to viewers in NZ - SBS 1.  


Ive got a stack of 2nd hand ones without psu's if anyone wants one, pm me.

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  Reply # 727477 5-Dec-2012 15:55
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gareth41: Ive got a large 3.7 aluminum dish I got off the roof of the Riverhead pub, can scan in the C1 transponders without problems when Sky aren't using the same sat for their feeds/uplinks causing interference.  Foxtel help channel comes in loud and clear at around 60% snr on a vu+duo.  7 Central constantly sitting on 99% snr even in very heavy rain due to it being on a dual AU/NZ beam.


What did the Riverhead pub use this dish for?

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  Reply # 727491 5-Dec-2012 16:08
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Thunderflash:
gareth41: Ive got a large 3.7 aluminum dish I got off the roof of the Riverhead pub, can scan in the C1 transponders without problems when Sky aren't using the same sat for their feeds/uplinks causing interference.  Foxtel help channel comes in loud and clear at around 60% snr on a vu+duo.  7 Central constantly sitting on 99% snr even in very heavy rain due to it being on a dual AU/NZ beam.


What did the Riverhead pub use this dish for?


rugby in the 80's aparently received in agalogue, from australia and before skytv started.  One of the guys there was saying eveyone used to come down sunday afternoons to watch the match, and your ticket in was to purchase a meal or something. dont know how exact this is though as im only going on what ive heard.

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  Reply # 733094 16-Dec-2012 11:52
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silverlake:
hdinsider: The Aurora channels are shutting down in 12 months, so it might not be worth the hassle. Also, you might be disappointed in the picture quality. The channels are 4:3 aspect ratio and are often also letterboxed. Aurora has only ch7 (via SCTV) and SBS1 in 3 different time zones whereas VAST has all the main Aussie channels and a few are HD.

If you've already got a 65cm Sky Dish with an oval LNB - or any other dish that can access Optus C1, then it's only a small investment to get Aurora (you can get a STB off TradeMe for less than $120 with Aurora access built-in).
It's not as though the STB will be useless after end 2013 (you can still use it for NZ channels), and for the next year you will be able to enjoy the best channel available to viewers in NZ - SBS 1.  


Tonights programmes on SBS - why wouldn't you tune in?
  • 7:35The Crusades
  • Holy War - In this new three-part series Dr Thomas Asbridge presents his revelatory account of the Crusades, the 200-year war between Christians and Muslims for control of the Holy Land. Episode one traces the epic journey of the first crusaders, as they marched 3,000 miles to recapture Jerusalem from Islam, enduring starvation, disease and bloodthirsty battles to reach their sacred goal, before unleashing a tide of barbaric violence upon their Muslim enemies. (From the UK) (Documentary Series) (Part 1 of 3) PG CC
  • 8:35Stephen Hawking's Grand Design
  • Did God Create the Universe? - In this remarkable series the world's most famous physicist attempts to unravel the truths behind humanity's most enduring questions. In episode one, Hawking asks the biggest question of all: Is there a god who created and controls the universe in which we live? To answer this controversial, age-old conundrum, Hawking takes us on a journey through humanity's history of speculation about the place of human life in the universe - from Vikings and eclipses to the laws of modern cosmology. (From the UK) (Documentary Series) (Part 1 of 3) G CC
  • 9:30Under African Skies: Paul Simon
  • Paul Simon returns to South Africa two and a half decades after visiting the country to work with local musicians. At the time, a cultural boycott was in place, which stirred up anger amongst the forces opposed to the apartheid regime. Simon visited in 1985 and released Graceland in 1986. A year later, he was being praised for bringing South African musicians into the public eye. (From the US) (Masterpiece) (Documentary) PG CC

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  Reply # 733156 16-Dec-2012 14:36

silverlake:


Tonights programmes on SBS - why wouldn't you tune in? CC


Damn, those look good tonight!

Bad day to loan my decoder to someone else.... Wish I could watch these.




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