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irish channels

Discussion in 'Zgemma-star 2S' started by tkeogh, May 10, 2017.

  1. tkeogh

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    hi i live in ireland and have a zgemma star 2 s working. is there anyway that if u are just using the box to watch fta channels and want to know if its possible to get the irish channels ( rte1, rte2 etc) on fta?
     
  2. smalltom123

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    Hi mate it is possible but you will have to get a USB tuner and install appropriate drivers to get it up and running. eBay or amazon be your best bet
     
  3. tkeogh

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    is there any guide on how to do this or is it simply enough once you have the usb tuner got?
     
  4. Sir Osis

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    I'm interested in this too.
    Is it through the existing sat connection or a Uhf antenna?
     
  5. mike142

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    You need an 80cm solid dish (not mesh), pointed at 9E, with an Inverto KA-Band LNB on it, - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Inverto-T...564181?hash=item3cc98dff95:g:4CwAAOSwoydWoWFi
    Any satellite receiver that is HD DVB-S2 will do, you also need to live in Ireland as the RTE signal at 9E has a narrow beam, coverage is meant for Ireland only.
     
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  6. tkeogh

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    will a dish do for this or will i need a dish and ariel?
     
  7. mike142

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    No you don't need an aerial, just an 80cm solid dish, a KA-Band LNB & a HD DVB-S2 Satellite receiver.
    These are the channels currently available, - https://www.lyngsat.com/Eutelsat-Ka-Sat-9A.html
    Frequency would be - 10765 v 25000
     
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  8. smalltom123

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    Would it not be possible to get a usb terrestrial tuner and plug it in no? I read somewhere a while back a guy was going doing it.
     
  9. tkeogh

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    thats what i was hoping i could do but no one seems to know!!
     
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  11. tkeogh

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    i know but thing is i only have a sky dish up and dont have an ariel on the house at all..
     
  12. daveyboy

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    You DO NOT need an expensive aerial, depending on where you live a hangar will do, a set of rabbit ears.
     
  13. tkeogh

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    ya i know but dont want to be putting ariel up on roof and drilling holes in walls etc!! what i want to know is it possible to get the irish channels on the zgemma star 2s box?
     
  14. daveyboy

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    Yes it is with a motor or multi lnb, or what was suggested above, I am in Crumlin in Dublin with a clear view to three rock and I made my own little aerial and it sits behind my tv out of sight and works perfectly.
     
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  15. tkeogh

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    have u got star 2 s also? the usb tuner might be good idea?
     
  16. daveyboy

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    No I don't have an S2 anymore, I have only ever used a usb tuner years ago on a vu duo and TBH never was able to get it 100% but I know others who were able to get it perfect, BTW if you did get a H2 box you can also set that up for cable sharing and get all the channels back in HD.
     
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  17. tkeogh

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    need to look at my option so and decide!! end is probably near for cs so need to have plans in place!
     
  18. daveyboy

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    Exactly, if it was me I'd sell the S2 and invest in the H2....but that's just me, if I can help you out at all just ask.
     
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  19. Tipptech

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    Put an aerial in the attic
     
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  20. smalltom123

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    My local shop is selling the USB tuners. I will get one over the weekend. And let you all know. Just make sure if you are going down the cable route that it is available in your area