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Topic # 31812 31-Mar-2009 13:03
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Hi,

I'm after a satellite feed of the formula one races. 
I've found this: http://www.satdirectory.com/--f1racing.html

I've used TVU player and Sopcast on the computer before but I'm after something from Sat for better quality than streaming on my limited internet connection.

Looks like Star Sports Asia is available on Asiasat 3.  
On the computer this Star Sports channel has chinese language commentry but this is ok. 

Alternative to this seems to be Global Television station on Satellite Palapa C2.





  • Are any of these satellites or an alternative with similar coverage available here in NZ?
    and,




  • What is required (lnb / dish size etc) to receive them?






Cheers,
Jackson.

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  Reply # 204451 31-Mar-2009 15:57
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That sat is at about 290 degrees azimuth with ~9-15 degrees elevation within most of NZ, so it'll be marginal. (it sits at 113 degrees, whereas Optus D1 sits at 160 degrees.) The more West you are in NZ the better you'll get it.

http://www.lyngsat.com/ is a great resource.




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  Reply # 204453 31-Mar-2009 15:58
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Also, here's the freq's: http://www.lyngsat.com/palapac2.html

edit: whoops, didn't see you mention Asiasat 3... I presume 3S?

Here: http://www.lyngsat.com/asia3s.html

It's coverage to NZ is even more marginal... ~5 degrees elevation. with both you'll be needing a relatively large dish.





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  Reply # 204459 31-Mar-2009 16:17
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Yeah just read through http://www.apsattv.com/
and none of these are really a goer on a smaller sized dish.

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  Reply # 204467 31-Mar-2009 16:39
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Hi, as has been pointed out, Asiasat 3S is very low in elevation (around 5deg) so you need a very clear line of site to the sea horizon to view it, and a 3m dish to boot.

PalapaC2 can be recieved on as small a dish as a 1.8m although smaller if you are in the South Is, however from experince go for a 2.4m dish, a dish of 2,4m will require council concent.

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  Reply # 204617 1-Apr-2009 09:45
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Thanks Cyril.

Does anyone know of a way to get any F1 coverage anywhere other than SKY?

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  Reply # 204620 1-Apr-2009 09:55
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Well having just basically ruled out the satellite option you are left with sopcast and other internet streaming, which you have said your broadband isn't really capable of.. sounds like your in a bit of a predicament.. Faster broadband plan to stream it live, sky subscription or downloading the torrent after said race sounds like your only options.
Slightly o/t. Does anyone know where you can see NRL games live? Does sopcast have it? (i haven't used sopcast/tvu in a couple of years)



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  Reply # 204627 1-Apr-2009 10:14
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There's that new feed for NRL off Austrahliah network which you can get on a 1.2m dish apparently very well.  Someone will know if it's live/delayed or encrypted.

http://australianetwork.com/sportslounge/

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=83&topicid=30514

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