It's been a YEAR. This stuff is out of date!
It seems as if France 5 (12207 V 27500 3/4) is encrypted now. The programme
information appears, but no picture. There is no request to insert a card, but this does not
happen for non-UK channels that I know require a card.
Well, another one bites the dust...
What do we miss? Such highlights as Enceinte et en forme which is all about how to keep
preggie woman looking adorable and not like they've been hitting the burritos (you have no idea how many girls around here are adorable, it's worth leaving England just
to be able to look at them, and maybe one day I'll be able to say something to them too!!!); and
Recherche Nounou Désespérément... as far as I can work out, a
'nounou' is from 'nourissent' and it is a type of nanny. If they're looking for a nanny
that badly, I'd volunteer (I was a Care Assistant, for all my weirdness I'm actually a
nice person!) but I've just tried a demo of a program called NounouPaye and, well, the paperwork
that this program implies is scary... There's only one thing I hate more than stupid politicians
and that's PAPERWORK.
Anyway, if you speak French and you're about to have/have just had a baby - you'll miss this
channel, otherwise... :-)
New to the line-up is the Dutch channel ClearTV. Earlier, boat racing. Right now? Some white guy
with a huge Afro hairdo playing with a heap of gold jewellery - and since I don't speak a word of
Dutch (asides from "Hup Erik"!), I have no idea what he is on about...
Strong and weak channels
In times when your dish isn't exactly aligned, your reception is marginal, or the weather sucks
more than normal; you may experience lossage on the following transponders:
- 12285 V 27500 3/4 - BBC World...
- 12552 V 22000 5/6 - Viva Plus...
- 12610 V 22000 5/6 - TV5 Europe, BBC World Service...
- 12670 V 22000 5/6 - Viva...
Conversely, the strongest signals appear to be:
Of these three, CNN International is required for time syncing as 11778V is assigned as
the 'default transponder'.
- 10979 V 22000 5/6 - TV Canarias...
- 11739 V 27500 3/4 - MTV Central...
- 11778 V 27500 3/4 - CNN International, Travel...
TV Canarias appears to be the strongest signal of all. On days when my box is acting up,
I know that when I lose this channel, then it is a lost cause.
Si ver usted el canal "TVEi", el cambiar a 11568 V 22000 5/6
con TV 5, arte, Al jazeera, y RAI Uno.
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