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Help! No tv english signal!

Posted: Sat Apr 6, 2024 11:41am
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welshtaffy100

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Help. we've had the usual bbc packet since over 14 years.It runs over a sat dish. Three days ago we lost the signal.I've double checked all cables but all looks fine.We also have German TV which is still showing.When the guy from "Sky Digital Spain" installed it, he told us the BBC operates on a special code which maybe changed in the future! If that happens, we'd need to find out the new code! Has this also happened to any of you out there? Any suggestions will be very welcome!

Holaitsdavid

Posted: Sat Apr 6, 2024 11:54pm

Holaitsdavid

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Posted: Sat Apr 6, 2024 11:54pm

I was not aware you could still get BBC on Sat in Southern Spain, however, I did see this in link https://www.satandpcguy.com/2024/03/25/the-end-of-bbc-sd-channels-on-satellite/

You might have to change to an internet service, for which apart from the internet you need an Amazon Fire Stick into an HDMI socket TV what's called a VPN service to show your location in UK, plus a UK address to register iPlayer. 

The above is free apart from the VPN service. https://www.cyberghostvpn.com/en_US/vpn-server/vpn-spain

Below a pay TV service which includes VPN  - Works well for many, but not guarantied long term as unofficial service.   

Teeveeing - Enjoy TV-ing Abroad. TV for Expats & Travellers.

welshtaffy100

Posted: Sun Apr 7, 2024 8:49am

welshtaffy100

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Posted: Sun Apr 7, 2024 8:49am

Holaitsdavid wrote on Sat Apr 6, 2024 11:54pm:

I was not aware you could still get BBC on Sat in Southern Spain, however, I did see this in link https://www.satandpcguy.com/2024/03/25/the-end-of-bbc-sd-channels-on-satellite/

You might have to change to an internet service, for which apart from the internet you need an Amazon Fire Stick into an HDMI socket TV what's called a VPN service to show your location in UK, plus a UK address to register iPlayer. ...

...

The above is free apart from the VPN service. https://www.cyberghostvpn.com/en_US/vpn-server/vpn-spain

Below a pay TV service which includes VPN  - Works well for many, but not guarantied long term as unofficial service.   

Teeveeing - Enjoy TV-ing Abroad. TV for Expats & Travellers.

Good morning to you,

Thanks so much for your response to my cry for help!

Yes, untill last Wednesday we've had sat tv. Wr are based between San Pedro and Estepona. our 80inch dish faces Estepona.

Maybe the dish signal has now been switched off, but, we can't be the only ones experiencing this!

We have DIGI internet from my mobile.The tv is a philips.Unfortunately it doesn't seem to have Google play.I can't seem to download apps i.e Teeveeing or any VPN to get the English stations there. Is the Amazon stick simple to use? For me, it needs to be.

Thank you again,

Gomer

mosquera

Posted: Sun Apr 7, 2024 12:03pm

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Posted: Sun Apr 7, 2024 12:03pm

Yes, I am located near Pizarra, 30klm  North of Malaga. Our satellite TV (Astra2) went down about 3-4 days ago. We've had it for many years, but I understand  its no longer operating, but no official information, nor any information in the spanish / English papers. We are using Filmon and casting it to TV. I think the English Newspapers  should provide information  and stay on the matter. Our satellite  dish cost us a fortune,  now its waste scrap. 

tebo53

Posted: Sun Apr 7, 2024 12:07pm

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Posted: Sun Apr 7, 2024 12:07pm

welshtaffy100 wrote on Sun Apr 7, 2024 8:49am:

Good morning to you,

Thanks so much for your response to my cry for help!

Yes, untill last Wednesday we've had sat tv. Wr are based between San Pedro and Estepona. our 80inch dish faces Estepona.

Maybe the dish signal has now been switched off, but, we can't be the only ones experiencing this!

We have DIGI internet from my mobile.The tv is a philips.Unfortunately it doesn't seem to have Google play.I can't seem to download apps i.e Teeveeing or any VPN to get the English stations there. Is the Amazon stick simple to use? For me, it needs to be.

Thank you again,

Gomer

I have been using an android TV box for years to receive UK tv they are available on Amazon and electronics stores. I installed the teeveeing app which works very well.  I get 36 UK tv channels and catchup for around €80 per annum.  The teeveeing app has built-in VPN too.

www.teeveeing.com

Steve 

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mosquera

Posted: Sun Apr 7, 2024 12:21pm

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Posted: Sun Apr 7, 2024 12:21pm

tebo53 wrote on Sun Apr 7, 2024 12:07pm:

I have been using an android TV box for years to receive UK tv they are available on Amazon and electronics stores. I installed the teeveeing app which works very well.  I get 36 UK tv channels and catchup for around €80 per annum.  The teeveeing app has built-in VPN too.

www.teeveeing.com...

...

Steve 

Did you download the TV app on your TV? I am using Filmon and cast from my Samsung phone  to tv using screen mirroring usb The Astra2 satellite is not working anymore. 

mosquera

Posted: Sun Apr 7, 2024 12:34pm

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Posted: Sun Apr 7, 2024 12:34pm

tebo53 wrote on Sun Apr 7, 2024 12:07pm:

I have been using an android TV box for years to receive UK tv they are available on Amazon and electronics stores. I installed the teeveeing app which works very well.  I get 36 UK tv channels and catchup for around €80 per annum.  The teeveeing app has built-in VPN too.

www.teeveeing.com...

...

Steve 

You need an hdmi  plug in called screen mirroring it plugs into the back of your TV. The TV must have a HDMI socket at the back of the TV. If you do not have any HDMI sockets in the back of your TV, then you must buy a new TV with hdmI sockets. 

tebo53

Posted: Sun Apr 7, 2024 12:43pm

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Posted: Sun Apr 7, 2024 12:43pm

mosquera wrote on Sun Apr 7, 2024 12:21pm:

Did you download the TV app on your TV? I am using Filmon and cast from my Samsung phone  to tv using screen mirroring usb The Astra2 satellite is not working anymore. 

I downloaded the teeveeing app onto my android tv box which is connected to the tv via HDMI cable. 

I've also downloaded it onto my Galaxy tab which can cast onto my Smart tv.

Steve 

mosquera

Posted: Sun Apr 7, 2024 1:09pm

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Posted: Sun Apr 7, 2024 1:09pm

tebo53 wrote on Sun Apr 7, 2024 12:43pm:

I downloaded the teeveeing app onto my android tv box which is connected to the tv via HDMI cable. 

I've also downloaded it onto my Galaxy tab which can cast onto my Smart tv.

Steve 

Is your android box broadband or WiFi. ? I only have Wifi. I can caste Filmon from my Samsung phone because it has a built in cast to tv, but I cannot cast from my Samsung tablet. My TV does not allow me to download casting apps. So I'm using an old Samsung phone to cast Filmon to a hdmi screen mirroring plug in. Luckily, my TV has 3 hdmi  inputs. 

tebo53

Posted: Sun Apr 7, 2024 1:29pm

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Posted: Sun Apr 7, 2024 1:29pm

mosquera wrote on Sun Apr 7, 2024 1:09pm:

Is your android box broadband or WiFi. ? I only have Wifi. I can caste Filmon from my Samsung phone because it has a built in cast to tv, but I cannot cast from my Samsung tablet. My TV does not allow me to download casting apps. So I'm using an old Samsung phone to cast Filmon to a hdmi screen m...

...irroring plug in. Luckily, my TV has 3 hdmi  inputs. 

My android box is connected directly into the broadband and TV. It can be connected via WiFi if required. There are plenty of casting app on Google play. My Galaxy tab has it built in. 

Steve 

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