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RTL by satellite

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This topic contains 8 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by Avatar of ShaneB457 ShaneB457 2 years, 5 months ago.

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    ianhaycox
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    With a couple of weeks to go I decided to try installing a second dish to point at Astra 19.2 to pick up RTL.

    I have a Humax Foxsat HDR receiver (no sky box) with two tuners, so I bought a cheap DiSEqC switch and a 60cm dish.

    The DiSEqC switch takes input from two dishes (the existing one at 28.2 and the new one at 19.2) then the output goes to Tuner 1 on the Humax box.

    Pointed the dish at 19.2 using http://www.dishpointer.com/ then followed the instructions to access the secret Humax menu at http://www.astra2d.com/diseqc.html

    Depending on the channel you want to watch the Diseqc switch automatically chooses the correct satellite. Now I have RTL and Eurosport Germany + about 300 other channels.

    So for about £40 you can pickup RTL

    Hopefully it help someone.

    #194787
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    ShaneB457
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    I have done this also..radio 5 live is a couple of seconds ahead of the TV so that is a problem for me in order to listen to english commentary..

    #194788
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    ianhaycox
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    The delay is a slight problem (same with live timing) but with something like VLC I believe you can delay the audio stream by a couple of seconds to sync it all up.

    Something I forgot to mention is that the Diseqc switch lives outside near the dishes, so there’s no extra cabling to go in/out of the house. Just a couple of short pieces about a 1.5m each to link the two dishes to the switch.

    #194789
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    ShaneB457
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    @ianhaycox Whats a VLC and how can I get it? This is a major problem for me..

    #194790
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    Estesark
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    @shaneb12345678910

    VLC is a media player. It’s the best there is, in my opinion. It plays virtually every file format you could think of without making a fuss, and it has loads of useful options. It’s free and open source; you can get it at http://www.videolan.org/vlc/.

    #194791
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    ShaneB457
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    How can you get an audio stream of 5 live? @ianhaycox

    #194792
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    ianhaycox
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    Go to http://bbcstreams.com/ and paste the link into the Open Stream… dialogue in VLC

    #194793

    Does this help? It’s a blow by blow account regarding setting one up.

    http://lookingspiffy.tumblr.com/post/10481434031/operation-watch-f1-in-2012

    #194794
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    ShaneB457
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    Are there rights restrictions on F1 races on 5 live for people living in Ireland?

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