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#53762 13-Dec-2009 19:38
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Hi folks. I want to ask whether NSS 6 beam can reach Hamilton or not with the help of a bigger dish? I want to setup 'DishTV' network for my parents. How big does the dish needs to be and I believe it will have to be of Ku band? Please guide me whether the beam will reach Hamilton or not and what size dish or LNB I will need?

I know I will have to arrange a DishTV card for the STB which is easy to get.

Thanks

http://www.lyngsat-maps.com/maps/nss6_aus.html

http://www.lyngsat.com/nss6.html




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  #282021 13-Dec-2009 21:11
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Looking at http://www.lyngsat.com/nss6.html it is broadcast on the India Beam for all the channels not the Australisian Bean so its cannot be accessed from NZ as far as I can tell (unless I'm reading it wrong)



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Ah cool. Did not see there was a beam category to look at as well. Seeing that I know people in Dubai and Qatar can receive Tata Sky (like SKY NZ but for India) beam/service in those countries. Tata Sky is running from INSAT4A satellite and when I checked the beam column it also said only India under Tata Sky.

This makes me wonder that beam prob goes where ever the satellite coverage is and not restricted to India only as is the case for Tata Sky even though Lyngsat reports beam as India only for both Tata Sky (INSAT4A) and DishTV(NSS6).

Do you think in general Hamilton will get the reception by looking at the lyngsat map in the first post by using a bigger dish?




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  #282075 14-Dec-2009 01:55
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billgates:
Do you think in general Hamilton will get the reception by looking at the lyngsat map in the first post by using a bigger dish?


Hi billgates

Looking at that footprint on the India beam I'd suggest that there is no way you'll pick up a signal anywhere in NZ.

What channels are you hoping to receive? - because there are Hindi and Tamil Indian channels on Optus D2 - All the Hindi ones (11) are encrypted (available through Vision Asia) and some of the Tamil channels are encrypted.

Cheers,  Wild Bill.



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  #282348 14-Dec-2009 15:42
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Hi Wildbill.

Parents are currently using the Vision Asia Service but there are only 9 channels. Where as DishTV offers more than 150+.

Looks like they will have to stick to Optus D2 for a while.




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  #282505 15-Dec-2009 01:12
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billgates: Hi Wildbill.

Parents are currently using the Vision Asia Service but there are only 9 channels. Where as DishTV offers more than 150+.


Hi billgates,

Two new Vision Asia channels have started in the last couple of weeks - VA Sports and Punjjabi - making 11 in total, but yes that's still a long way short of 150+.

Cheers,  Wild Bill.

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