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#268423 18-Mar-2020 20:36
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I recently moved into a house with a Sky dish, which I understand is pointing at the Optus D1 satellite.

 

I found this site https://www.lyngsat.com/Optus-D1.html and thought great, now I can watch SBS. I went and bought a "Dish TV" satellite receiver box, only to get it home nad discover that it is configured to only tune into New Zealand Freeview. I went back to the store and asked what sort of box do I need to see non-New Zealand channels and the guy gave me the side-eye and lowered his voice and said, "No, we don't sell anything that will let you watch non-New Zealand channels"

 

So anyway is it still possible to watch channels like SBS using a Sky Dish pointed at Optus D1, and if so what sort of box do I need, and where do I get it from?


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  #2440895 18-Mar-2020 20:51
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No, use the Internet.





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  #2440897 18-Mar-2020 20:59
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Different frequencies are aimed at different areas. Some are also scrambled. Some may be too weak for a normal dish. There are many factors that affect this. If you look closely at the Lyngsat info, you will see some small letters under the transponder section. If they include 'NZB', that transponder can be received in New Zealand. If you see 'NB', it cannot. It doesn't make any difference what receiver you use. There are back door ways of getting transmissions from other regions, but they are illegal and not worth the trouble, especially with the streaming options now available. If you just want to receive SBS, your best bet is to stream it if your Internet connection is up to it.

 

 





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  #2440907 18-Mar-2020 21:27
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Take it to maculauley metals (metal recycled) for $1. It’s where mine went this week.




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  #2440912 18-Mar-2020 21:54
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ATV box and a DNS4Me subscription for SBS.



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  #2440943 18-Mar-2020 23:24
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Rikkitic:

There are back door ways of getting transmissions from other regions, but they are illegal and not worth the trouble


 



Thanks very much for the clear explanation. How are these backdoor ways illegal - what law would be broken?

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  #2440959 19-Mar-2020 01:05
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  #2440965 19-Mar-2020 05:53
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If you want to repoint it then you can use it on KU band from these satellites

 

Asiasat 9,  Optus D1, D2, D3 , Intelsat 19, Horizone 3E , Eutelsat 172B, Intelsat 18

 

however these days theres not much of interest up there

 

The easiest is Optus D2 from behind the dish a touch to the left and dish dropped half an inch,

 

buy a cheap sat finder and fta receiver from one of the online asian suppliers so you dont spend too much on it.

 

Be sure to get one that support "iptv" or playlists.  and that will sort out SBS as you can watch their live stream

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2441011 19-Mar-2020 08:54
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Thanks very much for the clear explanation. How are these backdoor ways illegal - what law would be broken?

 

https://tvboom.net/en/page/what-is-cardsharing.html

 

Card sharing is illegal because it is used to bypass copyright content protection. It is also unnecessary because you need a special receiver and a good Internet connection and if you have one you might as well just stream what you want instead. 

 

SBS is geo-blocked but it is also FTA and watching it isn't illegal. You just need a computer or (Android) TV box, a DNS proxy, and you are good to go. Most people who want to do this kind of thing have moved beyond satellite.

 

Edit: I just saw the above post from @Apsattv. If you really want to use satellite, I guess that would be the way to go, but if you just want to watch SBS, streaming is the better option.

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  #2441741 19-Mar-2020 22:24
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Rikkitic:

 

Card sharing is illegal because it is used to bypass copyright content protection. It is also unnecessary because you need a special receiver and a good Internet connection and if you have one you might as well just stream what you want instead. 

 

 

Using card sharing technology is not in itself illegal in NZ as far as I know, if you are only using it for yourself with a service you are paying for.  NZ does not have any laws like the US ones that forbid the use of technology to get around a provider's protection systems.  If you share someone else's card, or share your card with someone else, or share copies of recordings, then you will be breaking copyright.  But for example, just using your Sky card to record Sky yourself without paying Sky for a box that can record is not illegal.  It is likely a violation of the terms of service you signed up for though.


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