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Astra 1N Updates – Good news :)

November 21, 2011

Astra 1N – 11053 H 22000 FEC 5/6. ITV 1

Shown as 20700 (channel ident, for now anyway) ITV 1 Central South – free to air
20711 ITV 1 Central East – free to air

On a free to air receiver, scans in fine. On an Sky HD box (ours anyway) does not want to save it as does not seem to like the channel ident (2700), though does seem to scan in.

Good news at it shows the pan european beam 1N is strong – should be able to get on an 80cm dish (need to verify, though had reports of o.k on 1 metre).

Addtionally on Astra 1N

SKy’s channel 5 which is on 12422 H 27500 is now also on Astra 1N 10964 H 22000, strong signal (need Sky or freesat from Sky to receive)

Channel 4 HD, it is still on 12607 V 27500, though now seems to be on 11126 V 22000 on Astra 1N – good signal – also free to air.

What does this mean? Well if the pan european beam can be picked up on an 1 metre dish, we’ll have to keep our fingers crossed that they put BBC’s & other popular channels on these pan european beams. A positive start & a stronger signal than previously on these channels.

by Paul. Find out more about Paul here.

3 Responses to “Astra 1N Updates – Good news :)”

  1. Hi

    I have an ordinary Sky digibox how can I get those channels as well?

  2. At the moment I don’t think you can – Our Sky HD box would not save it & also had another couple of reports this morning from people with Sky boxes (different models) with the same problem.

    The channel does not have an official channel ident, so it may be the case that the Sky box simply won’t acknowledge its there. In short, use a generic free to air receiver to pick this up at the moment.

  3. Wellyou imagine my words! Thanks for the info.