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Old Oct 27th 2020, 9:40 pm
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Hello fellow members. Does anybody know if you can still receive Sky tv in Carvoeiro ? I know that a few years ago Sky changed the satellite & it became difficult to receive the signal. I have seen a few posts on other forums that if you realign your dish it will receive the signal ok.
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To receive Sky TV and the best English language TV signals in Portugal, you will need at least a 180cm (6ft) dish for a reasonable reception from the Astra satellite.

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Old Oct 27th 2020, 10:36 pm
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Hello, thank you for your reply. I think that the dish we have is only around 4 foot.
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Dishes are out now and TV arrives over the Internet - choose an IPTV service and you can watch almost any TV channel from anywhere in the world + a big selection of movies and box sets.

Dishes can be repurposed and used as a part of a solar furnace or for running a sterling engine.
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Dishes are out now and TV arrives over the Internet - choose an IPTV service and you can watch almost any TV channel from anywhere in the world + a big selection of movies and box sets.

Dishes can be repurposed and used as a part of a solar furnace or for running a sterling engine.
I know as I have had a box for 10 years both in the UK & algarve as my friend was one of the first to do it , but they are not as good as sky & I thought if the signal was available I would have it in Portugal as i have it for free
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I have a 2 meter dish, and when the new tight beam astra satellite was placed is service some years ago, my signal went to zero.
Unless things have changed [a lot] then the answer is no, you can't get astra TV via satellite in southern Portugal.

If some will please tell me I'm wrong and they get reception, I'll go on on the roof and turn it back to the Astra bird.
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Hello thanks for that it seems to be that they have shut the signal down for the Algarve etc by installing the new Astra narrow beam.
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Hello thanks for that it seems to be that they have shut the signal down for the Algarve etc by installing the new Astra narrow beam.
I think that is correct. My dish was turned to point to Intelsat 907/901 when they made the change so at least I can get the best of BBC and ITV programmes.
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Can you remind me , please, who is the person you recommended to install the dish etc that would get the Intelsat signal ?

Is he still doing that work, do you know ?
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Can you remind me , please, who is the person you recommended to install the dish etc that would get the Intelsat signal ?

Is he still doing that work, do you know ?
Henrique Fernandes Tm 917550968. He lives in Olhão and is still working on terrestrial installations and electrical work.
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Thanks. The BBC channels plus local RTP channels, with subtitles will do me fine.

I can get RTP online in UK, but no subtitle facility.
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I don't think you can get subtitles on the 907 sat; there is no program guide either, but I programed my box to get that over the internet automatically.
Does anyone get subtitles on the 907 feed?
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I would absolutely need subtitles both for English and for Portuguese language programmes, to be able to follow.

I know they are available on terrestrial TV in Portugal as have seen them in hotels. Would like to know also if they are available on the BBC channels over Intelsat.
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I just checked; I'm not receiving subtitles.
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liveaboard is correct. The intelsat 901/907 satback does not have any separate feeds for subtitles. Only if the subtitles are already embedded in the feed do you see them. This often applies to the BBC News channel but none of the others as far as I can recall. There is no way to "add" or in this case "remove" them.
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