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# 40891 6-Sep-2009 19:44
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Hi , I live in a building (CBD AUCKLAND) with one of those shared dishes and I have a doubt : Once I have sky installed if I buy a set-box for use the services of another satellite like optus (ubi world service) , do I need to have another disjh installed ? or can I use the same dish for boths satellites ?

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  # 253643 6-Sep-2009 22:50
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shane54: Hi , I live in a building (CBD AUCKLAND) with one of those shared dishes and I have a doubt : Once I have sky installed if I buy a set-box for use the services of another satellite like optus (ubi world service) , do I need to have another disjh installed ? or can I use the same dish for boths satellites ?


Hi Shane54,

UBI World Service uses the horizontal transponders on Optus D2 satellite, while Sky uses a totally different satellite-Optus D1.

In a domestic installation we can fit twin LNBs and access both satellites using one dish but that won't work in a commercial installation. So unless there are two dishes on the roof (1 for D1 & 1 for D2) both connected into the system, which I doubt (check with the building manager), then you will need to instal a separate dish, aligned to D2, just for your appt to receive the UBI channels.

Cheers,  Wild Bill.



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  # 254112 8-Sep-2009 16:53
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thanks for ur reply Bill . That's . I was very happy about a portuguese channel with UBI world but as u told me no possibility to have it here

 
 
 
 


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  # 254192 8-Sep-2009 21:57
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shane54: thanks for ur reply Bill . That's . I was very happy about a portuguese channel with UBI world but as u told me no possibility to have it here


Hi Shane54,

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. However it doesn't have to be up on the roof. I've seen lots of dishes bolted to the railings of a balcony, or even just sitting in the corner of a balcony with the cable running in through the window! But you need to have a balcony, and it needs to be on the north-western side of the building.  - Is that a possibility?

Cheers,  Wild Bill.

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  # 254910 10-Sep-2009 23:02
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I installed one recently which is happily living in a barbecue trolley and receiving signal through the canvas cover on the balcony of one of the Scene apartment buildings in Auckland.

If the dish police read this they will no doubt scour the balconies for barbecues, also a no-no but tolerated, until they find the dish.

I have sold quite a number of dishes for the mobile community with a tripod as part of the package, and those guys become very adept at picking up a signal in seconds rather than minutes. Something like that may suit you.

Don't give up just yet.

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  # 256430 17-Sep-2009 11:16
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You can get one of those portable dishes from FreeTV www.freetv.co.nz

They work great and the 46cm dish actually has almost the same signal strength as a 60cm Sky dish, so it works fine on the 3 Optus satellites

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