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Roger in France

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SKY RECEPTION IN EUROPE
« on: February 04, 2010, 05:32:57 pm »

I live in France. My wife has suddenly become keen on trying to receive Sky Sport (does not interest me but programmes like "Discovery" would).

Anyone know how we can go about it? We have a Digi Box.

Roger in France
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barryfoote

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Re: SKY RECEPTION IN EUROPE
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2010, 05:36:33 pm »

Roger,

It is just like down here in Spain. You need a larger dish than the UK and a Sky Digibox, which are more expensive that in Uk due to the lack of subsidy.

If you already have Sky, then either give them a ring, having your viewing card number ready or go on line and register with Sky. You can then simply order the package you want and they amend the DD from your bank.

Hope that covers it all..

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Re: SKY RECEPTION IN EUROPE
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2010, 06:02:47 pm »

have a look on hear all the info you will need

http://www.satcure.co.uk/

Peter
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Roger in France

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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2010, 06:26:02 pm »

Thanks, Peter.

Looks like an interesting Site.

Roger in France
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FullLeatherJacket

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Re: SKY RECEPTION IN EUROPE
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2010, 07:44:29 pm »

Roger
Your wife  wants Sky Sport and you  want Discovery?? What a singular couple!
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andyn

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Re: SKY RECEPTION IN EUROPE
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2010, 08:07:07 pm »

My advise with Sky is to RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN....

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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2010, 09:36:55 pm »

My advise with Sky is to RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN....

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 yea , Ring up Virgin and ask if they will run there Cable to France and Spain.   :embarrassed:

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andyn

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Re: SKY RECEPTION IN EUROPE
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2010, 09:42:12 pm »

Sounds like a plan, Sky are just terrible, the broadband service is rubbish, the phone is 'free' (minus the hefty line rental of course) and there's naff all on tv to watch. all this from upwards of 35 a month...
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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2010, 09:47:52 pm »

My mate lives In Germany, his mother took out a subscription for sky without the equipment that way it does not have to be plugged in, and he bought the equipment she sends the cards out

there is also free sat with top up, they have been selling free sat receivers for under 100 in the UK (Aldie) with dish and LNB you can buy a larger dish and use the TOP UP to get the programs you want.


look at http://www.aerialshack.com/

free to air HD

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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2010, 02:34:31 am »

Sounds like a plan, Sky are just terrible, the broadband service is rubbish, the phone is 'free' (minus the hefty line rental of course) and there's naff all on tv to watch. all this from upwards of 35 a month...

Oooh - I disagree. My TV quality is great, my broadband - which failed last month due to an old router - has been fixed (by them sending me 3 new ones. There's two in the cupboard, if anyone wants one?) As to the phone, the line rental is BT's affair. 38 quid a quarter or something. Boo!

That said, there is naff all to watch...

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« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2010, 11:00:02 am »

  Unless things have changed, don't tell Sky you are in France or they will pull the plug on you. You need an address in England to register the card to. In most parts of France there are English people who will supply the equipment and install it for you.
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« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2010, 02:15:18 pm »

They're charging us all that money, yet these are my Speedtest.net and Pingtest.net results. I'm supposed to be on the 20meg unlimited service. I know it's down a crappy BT line, but still, the exchange is only in town. As I have a very low ping, no packet loss and little jitter, I should be getting the full 20mb service, yet it never tops 3.6mb.

Seeing as I use the internet a lot, do use it for online games etc I need something much better than Sky can provide.

Virgin is rolling out (true) speeds of 100mb starting from September, and from 2012 onwards are rolling out 150mb. For the same price as their current 50mb service.

The star rating for Sky broadband tells all really. Not many score that low...


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« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2010, 02:24:32 pm »

Maybee you have annoyed them as well.

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andyn

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« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2010, 03:26:23 pm »

What?
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wbeedie

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Re: SKY RECEPTION IN EUROPE
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2010, 03:55:11 pm »

Fone up and ask them to reset your profile but are you sure your on top package as Sky connect customers get there speeds throttled by BT


I complained to Sky last week about my broadband service after 5 pm till 11.59pm which was no better than dial up and they gave me a 5 discount on Sky connect and my line rental is now 5 a month so cant complain and my speed is usually up at 6,45 meg the daughter must be downloading musi again lol
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Re: SKY RECEPTION IN EUROPE
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2010, 05:58:57 pm »

I think we are digressing here guys
Roger's wife wants Sky Sports
The speed or lack of it on broadband
is not the issue
Best way  is to contact an ex-pat
website in France and someone
will have the answer
Just like Mayhem!

Yours Aye

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Re: SKY RECEPTION IN EUROPE
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2010, 06:16:35 pm »

http://www.satellites.co.uk/forums/forum.php   Maybe what you seek is in here Roger
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