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We have some friends who live in France and they have told us that the Satellite has changed and that some of the Brits are not able to pick up UK TV channels. Does anyone know which Satellite you need to access now, we are presuming that Astro 2 is no longer accessible. Would appreciate any advice before we go on our annual trip to France.

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Why go to France to watch TV. I asked a question about satellite TV in France before our trip and people said the same to us. Why go all that way to watch TV. And I must admit we made lots of friends and spent most of our time socialising rather than sat in the van watching TV.

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Why go to France to watch TV.

I did not read the OP as going to France to watch TV, but rather wishing to watch TV when in France.

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I did not read the OP as going to France to watch TV, but rather wishing to watch TV when in France.

Same thing in my opinion, just your play on words.

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Why go to France to watch TV. I asked a question about satellite TV in France before our trip and people said the same to us. Why go all that way to watch TV. And I must admit we made lots of friends and spent most of our time socialising rather than sat in the van watching TV.

Considering the nature of the post about how to receive satellite tv in France, your post is not really helpful.

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Considering the nature of the post about how to receive satellite tv in France, your post is not really helpful.

Neither was JTQ's post, I hope you mentioned that to him as well !!!!

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We have some friends who live in France and they have told us that the Satellite has changed and that some of the Brits are not able to pick up UK TV channels. Does anyone know which Satellite you need to access now, we are presuming that Astro 2 is no longer accessible. Would appreciate any advice before we go on our annual trip to France.

Con you be more specific, what channels and what sort of dish, the satellite you need to look at is still Astra 2, but the footprint has not meant to have changed yet, so there should be no difference in channels received yet.

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Wrt the provocative post (The Waltons).... we've made as many friends watching Test Matches, Formula 1, World/European Cups. . (even the UK couriers on site took shifts to watch the news when Michael Jackson died!) when it's precipitating as we have on the beach in the sunshine.

 

No one goes to France to watch TV (Satellite or Terrestrial) but it's handy when required!

 

Lighten up!

 

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Why go to France to watch TV. I asked a question about satellite TV in France before our trip and people said the same to us. Why go all that way to watch TV. And I must admit we made lots of friends and spent most of our time socialising rather than sat in the van watching TV.

We don't tour as our van is sited but if we did, one of the reasons wouldn't be to make friends with other people - we're certainly not anti-social but we're quite happy with our own company on holidays or weekend breaks so for us personally, making new friends would be bottom of our list.

Some people get enjoyment from watching TV whilst on holiday and I don't see why they should be criticised for doing so. It's their money and their time they are spending and if they enjoy it, why not?

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We also watch TV whilst abroad and as were both non drinkers we prefer to stay in the van during the evenings so TV is important to us .

I dont think were antisocial and we certainly interact with other campers but were also equally happy with our own company

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Please everyone take a chill pill. I was not having a go at anyone, each to their own. PS just on a lighter note, watching our friend try to put up and sort out his satellite in France last year was better than any Basil Faulty episode. :lol:

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The new Astra satellite started 1st Feb, a larger dish will be needed for viewing abroad though a full changeover of transmittion is yet to happen.

 

I was in Spain in my Caravan until 31st Jan and as I was down on the Murcian coast I was using a 1. 3 M Dish which allowed me to view most Freesat channels.

 

Before the "what do you need a TV when your on holiday" brigade start prattling at me, because I choose to and mind your own business its my choice how I spend my evenings not yours.

 

The best entertainment of my 4 month stay however was gained by watching a dutch gentleman take 3 days to erect his awning. the time use not caused by any inexperience but by his pedantic insistance that every pole was exactly vertical, his awning canvass precisely placed to the mm and "squared" using a knotted piece of string,and every peg exactly the same distance apart . He then proceed to lift the steadies on his van and replace them with timber blocks. All of this the man is within his rights to do and I know I shouldnt, but I laughed like a drain . (sorry for the topic drift)

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Before the "what do you need a TV when your on holiday" brigade start prattling at me, because I choose to and mind your own business its my choice how I spend my evenings not yours.

 

:goodpost: Well said that man, it is time certain posters think before posting.

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We don't tour as our van is sited but if we did, one of the reasons wouldn't be to make friends with other people - we're certainly not anti-social but we're quite happy with our own company on holidays or weekend breaks so for us personally, making new friends would be bottom of our list.

Some people get enjoyment from watching TV whilst on holiday and I don't see why they should be criticised for doing so. It's their money and their time they are spending and if they enjoy it, why not?

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Does pose the question though, why should people living in France (or elsewhere) be able to watch BBC TV when it is us mugs in the UK funding it?

Same on the internet. If you are a UK citizen paying a TV license then no problem. Other stations have advertising so they make their money in a different manner.

Not in the slightest bit interested in watching when we are abroad.

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That seems to be the position on the BBC as well. Someone elsewhere suggested that the TV channels should have made all the programmes FTV which has the subtle difference from FTA of only being able to be viewed on an encrypted machine which you could only purchase in the UK. Doubt they will change now so we will all have to make the best of a bad job.

 

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Does pose the question though, why should people living in France (or elsewhere) be able to watch BBC TV when it is us mugs in the UK funding it?

Because we can :-) you could watch French TV in the UK if you wish, I have to pay a French TV license although I never watch it.

 

Same on the internet.

You can't watch BBC or any of the UK channels on the Internet outside the UK (not without b****ring about with VPNs')

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Because we can :-) you could watch French TV in the UK if you wish, I have to pay a French TV license although I never watch it.

 

You can't watch BBC or any of the UK channels on the Internet outside the UK (not without b****ring about with VPNs')

Oh yes you can if you know where to go, and no I am not posting the link because they will block it :D

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Because we can :-) you could watch French TV in the UK if you wish, I have to pay a French TV license although I never watch it.

 

 

You can't watch BBC or any of the UK channels on the Internet outside the UK (not without b****ring about with VPNs')

Your right. I forgot that.

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I have since found out, that all the BBC channels only, have moved as of 0300 on Thursday morning, so they are on the new footprint. So as per my previous question, what are you using and what are you getting.

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Oh yes you can if you know where to go, and no I am not posting the link because they will block it :D

Oh I know where to go :-) but these programs & sites are technically illegal.

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Oh I know where to go :-) but these programs & sites are technically illegal.

 

yeh, they can lock me up for a month or so if they like, someone else to do the cooking and washing up for a while, luvlee :D

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