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HD in Australia

evilhead
05-15-2005, 03:25 PM
I'm moving to the Sydney-area and am wondering if Directv, Dish network etc are available over there. Anybody here a user? That digital Foxtel thing isn't HD... is HD only broadcast aerially over there?

RSawdey
05-16-2005, 03:42 AM
You can see the DirecTV & Dishnetwork satellites from OZ? Even at 22,500 miles up, I thought they would be over the horizon for you... most western one is at 119 longitude...

SHOSHOSHO
05-16-2005, 10:11 AM
I'm moving to the Sydney-area and am wondering if Directv, Dish network etc are available over there. Anybody here a user? That digital Foxtel thing isn't HD... is HD only broadcast aerially over there?

Highly unlikely as Australia is on the other side of the planet (or I should say opposite side) and the sats are in geo synchronous orbit.

evilhead
05-16-2005, 05:24 PM
Ah. Well then. That's two scoops of poop.

I should clarify that I don't really care what network it is, just one similar, like an AUS equivalent is fine... can't fine one though, I don't think they have one. :banghead:

MrDeamon
05-17-2005, 09:19 AM
I do not believe Directtv and/or Dish down under. Here is a ling to a satillites that you should be able to recieve with a dish. As to what size dish I have no idea. You will have to search this list yourself to see what type of programing you will beable to recieve.
http://www.lyngsat.com/packages/asia.html

MrDeamon
05-17-2005, 09:31 AM
Here's another link for you to a forum for down under HDTV

http://www.dtvforum.info/