Help with watching SKY abroad please

sat-tech04

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Hello lovely people! I have a small question. I currently reside abroad in EU (Austria) and I'd love to watch some proper British horse racing. I have a dish but this has not been positioned correctly yet (reckon I might give that a go myself).

However, regarding sky, can I just buy any old box from ebay? Some are being sold with viewing cards too...and this is where I get completely lost....

The channel for horse racing is Racing TV and that somehow requires an extra subscription, but again I am clueless. Is there any lovely person out there that can give me a bit of advice?

Thank you very much in advance!
 
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Bigdrinks

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Not sure if the Sky footprint reaches as far as Austia! If it does, Racing UK is still available on cardshare using a basic box. However. Get yourself a cheap firestick and IPTV subscription and you can have Racing UK. Sky Sports Racing and dozens of other sports channels.
 

sat-tech04

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Thank you for this! I heard that IPTV has a bigger delay compared to sat tv? Also quick question, what do you mean by cardshare?
 

pupuqiop

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Card sharing is the way of sharing paid tv via satellite/cable. Iptv is streaming via the Internet.

A decent iptv sub will stream channels, in my experience, a minute-two minutes behind live action. That'll be an issue with the horse racing if you like to bet in running.
 

linesman66

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Sky TV reception in Austria requires a 2.4m - 3m dish. In Switzerland our recommendation is to try a 1.3m satellite dish, which should provide good reception of most Astra 28.2E channels. Reliable reception of Astra 2D is possible in the Salzburg area with a 1.8m dish. Further east the city of Linz requires a larger 2.4m dish.

Read more: Sky TV Reception Advice, Dish Sizes for Sky Digital in Europe
 

Jerboa

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Sky TV reception in Austria requires a 2.4m - 3m dish. In Switzerland our recommendation is to try a 1.3m satellite dish, which should provide good reception of most Astra 28.2E channels. Reliable reception of Astra 2D is possible in the Salzburg area with a 1.8m dish. Further east the city of Linz requires a larger 2.4m dish.

Read more: Sky TV Reception Advice, Dish Sizes for Sky Digital in Europe
Yes for the UK spot beam for Freesat you need a large dish, but for the European beam on the Astra 2 craft not so big.
 
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