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Watching LM 24hr at Le Mans?!?

Watching LM 24hr at Le Mans?!?

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Algie

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3 posts

128 months

Monday 10th April
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Hey folks,

Been a long time lurker but seldom posted on PH.

I've been an LM regular now for the last 9 years but last year was an all time low. We couldn't find a sat feed for the TV for love not money.

We have a fairly basic Sat TV set up thats done us proud in previous years but last year no matter which satellite we locked onto we couldn't find a feed for the whole race.

Does anyone have a decent source for the race while we're there? We're not worried about which language it's in (we'll be listening to the excellent radio coverage) but the TV coverage really adds to the experience while we're not at the track.

vincegail

1,821 posts

73 months

Tuesday 11th April
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German Eurosport is the one to go for if I remembered well. I don't have a satellite myself, but this question comes up once in a while and German Eurosport seems to be free to air IIRC.

Printertosh

426 posts

86 months

Tuesday 11th April
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Here's what I posted a couple of years back incase that's any good for you:

For easier positioning use a Sky Satellite Box, connect it to TV and place TV so you can see the screen while you move the dish about:

With a Sky HD box - press services button on remote, then spanner symbol, then signal, this should show you strength bars and network i.d. / transport stream codes once the dish is fixed correctly. After a while the sky will reset so you'll have to go through the process of getting it back up on screen via services button again!

With an older sky box - press services button, 4 system setup, 6 signal test to show codes and strength of signal. Again after a while the sky will reset so you'll have to go through the process of getting it back up on screen via services button again!

Watch out for these network id's and transport stream codes while adjusting dish, once they lock gently adjust the dish to get best signal strength / quality

Astra 2 at 28.2'E
(sky with british eurosport - you'll need a sky card linked to the box to get any pay sky channels/ uk eurosport,
free ones will appear anyway on a sky box or a freesat box)
Network ID is 0002
Transport Stream is 07d4

Astra 1 at 19.2'E (for german eurosport - once you've positioned the dish you'll need to input: Frequency - 12226 H, FEC - 27500 manually on the freesat box and maybe enable non freesat channels via the menu)
Network id = 0001
Transport Stream = 042c

Hope this helps anyone who's a bit stuck smile

Printertosh

426 posts

86 months

Tuesday 11th April
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I imagine the German Satellite should be easier to pick up than Sky, as Sky repositioned their beam over the uk and Ireland a couple of years ago as they had copyright issues in mainland Europe. As a result you generally need a bigger dish to pick up the UK programs but I think a few people are still managing to do it with a standard size dish if there's nothing in the way.

Tyre Smoke

10,013 posts

179 months

Tuesday 11th April
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Never had a problem at LM picking up Sky with the dish on the caravan. Signal quality and strength the same as at home.



This was a couple of years back, but the dish is about the same size as at home.
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Algie

Original Poster:

3 posts

128 months

Tuesday 11th April
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Thanks for the replies folks, we have previously used German Eurosport for coverage and had become quite competent at finding the satellite and tuning the box.

For some reason last year we just couldn't find it despite hours of trying amongst us. The online consensus seemed to be that it had moved to a pay-per-view channel as the TV rights had been bought out.

I'll dig out the Satellite kit (its sits patiently in a van for 11 months of the year waiting for LM to come back round!) UK side before we go and see if we can find it from here (I'm fairly Southern so may be able to get it) thanks for he guide ;-)

nutsytvr

358 posts

116 months

Tuesday 11th April
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Printertosh said:
I imagine the German Satellite should be easier to pick up than Sky, as Sky repositioned their beam over the uk and Ireland a couple of years ago as they had copyright issues in mainland Europe. As a result you generally need a bigger dish to pick up the UK programs but I think a few people are still managing to do it with a standard size dish if there's nothing in the way.
Sky is easily obtainable throughout France and Spain, it's only BBC, ITV, C4, C5 that have reduced their coverage and even those channels are available until about the Dordogne, and even further south with an 80cm dish.

Algie

Original Poster:

3 posts

128 months

Wednesday 12th April
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Thanks again,

I'll report back with my success/failure in a few weeks

E36GUY

5,406 posts

136 months

Thursday 13th April
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We use a boggo size Sky dish at our house in Arnage mounted on a pole strapped to a tree and it works well enough. Took a while to find the right satellite the first time but we get British Eurosport via someone's sky box