Hi Timothy, welcome to italy :)
I am back from ireland and i live in Milan. I can confirm that you can receive 28.2 astra 2d from here, although you are at some limits because the focus of astra2d is into uk. Randomly some signals have their power decreased.
The best option, if you have friends in uk, is to have sky, that occupy the lower frequencies of astra and you can easily catch it with a smaller dish. This is the choice of preference for expats in south spain.
Hope it helps!
Giuseppe "Gippa" Paternó
On 15 Jul 2012, at 16:43, Timothy Murphy <gayleard at eircom.net> wrote:
> Dear gurus,
>> I'm in a strange country (Italy) where the natives are friendly
> but the local TV is several orders of magnitude worse
> than Irish/British TV.
>> I have this really posh Samsung 6100 Smart TV (UE40ES6100P),
> which links to my router so I can (somewhat painfully)
> browse the web on the TV.
>> I read everywhere that people are accessing TV online.
> I'm sure many of you must have done that,
> and know the secret of this black art.
>> I'd be really grateful if you would extend your knowledge to me.
> Or if there is helpful information on or offline on the topic,
> that would be very useful.
>> My broadband speed is 7 Gbps download at best
> (maybe 400 Kbps upload).
> It seems to me that is probably too slow for online TV?
> So does it make more sense to download programs,
> if that is indeed possible?
>> I see a lot of people in the UK use a program get_iplayer,
> but the people who run this are very concerned about copyright,
> and the service is strictly limited to those in the UK.
>> I see there are a number of companies offering
> some kind of online TV for a relatively small monthly fee,
> which I would certainly be open to,
> so if anyone has recommendations there they would be very welcome.
>> I like to keep inside the law,
> but if I have to take a small step outside it
> I would be able to live with my conscience.
> Timothy Murphy
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