German Satellite TV in UK

#1
My missus is a boxhead (ever so sorry about that). We moved to UK from Germany 2 years ago, and I brought her satellite receiver and 80cm dish with us. I managed to set it up no problem and my missus has been happy with her Kraut TV. Until now. It's stopped receiving a signal, and I haven't got a clue how to rectify it. It was a cheap set anyway, so I'm not too fussed at the thought of replacing the whole set up.

To cut to the chase - can anyone recommend a cheap digital receiver which can pick up the German channels straight from the box?
 
#5
Tell your Doris to try online tv4. There's loadsa Boxheed telly stations on it.

Chosch diineri Alti au vazähle, dass's se au Schwiizer Färnsäh dort cha lüege.

MsG
 
#6
Why dont you just shat on a glass coffee table and pretend to fix her photocopier, or pretend to be the plumber? No need then, she'll have live TV at home. Save you a fortune! Food for thought.

Ill get my coat!
 
#7
bitterandtwisted said:
Why dont you just shat on a glass coffee table and pretend to fix her photocopier, or pretend to be the plumber? No need then, she'll have live TV at home. Save you a fortune! Food for thought.

Ill get my coat!
I'll change my original question: does anyone know where I can buy a cheap glass coffee table/washing machine that breaks once a week?
 
#8
online tv 4, beelinetv, etc are all good stopgaps, but I'm looking at buying a satellite receiver as I already have a dish lined up and wired in ready.

Edited to add; most of the internet streamed channels aren't working properly anyway.
 
#10
skintboymike said:
My missus is a boxhead (ever so sorry about that). We moved to UK from Germany 2 years ago, and I brought her satellite receiver and 80cm dish with us. I managed to set it up no problem and my missus has been happy with her Kraut TV. Until now. It's stopped receiving a signal, and I haven't got a clue how to rectify it. It was a cheap set anyway, so I'm not too fussed at the thought of replacing the whole set up.

To cut to the chase - can anyone recommend a cheap digital receiver which can pick up the German channels straight from the box?
You say it's stopped receiving a signal. Is the box gefuckt or is it the cable or the LNB? Have a pair of wandering albatrosses made a nest on or close to the dish? Did the dish in fact blow away last Thursday? How long's a piece of string?

Conrad (or eBay) for the receiver but you need to make sure everything else is working as well.
 
#11
I have an 80cm dish with twin LNB's to pick up 2 sat's for the missus (Russki). Last year it stopped working. I checked the termination at the sat box, which was good. Didn't have a pair of ladders to check out the sat dish side. Called out a local aerial man. He checked both LNB's were pointing in the right direction, they were. He then checked the co-ax termination at the LNB's and the earth shield had become detached (strong winds probably). Now works perfectly, all for £20!! just tell the guy exactly what you want checking first (terminations, LNB's) and agree a price, job done! I also bought a new sat receiver box off ebay for £35, in case it was the sat receiver. It's still in it's box!!!
 
#12
skintboymike said:
bitterandtwisted said:
Why dont you just shat on a glass coffee table and pretend to fix her photocopier, or pretend to be the plumber? No need then, she'll have live TV at home. Save you a fortune! Food for thought.

Ill get my coat!
I'll change my original question: does anyone know where I can buy a cheap glass coffee table/washing machine that breaks once a week?
Sorry dude but couldnt resist!
 

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