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.
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.
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..
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.
Go to http://bbcstreams.com/ and paste the link into the Open Stream… dialogue in VLC
Does this help? It’s a blow by blow account regarding setting one up.
Are there rights restrictions on F1 races on 5 live for people living in Ireland?
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