Satellite Installations

 

 

The Solution

Freesat Youview hybrid (prices from 408euros to max 468euros incl installation )  set top box gives you the ability to scroll back up to 7 days with a familiar TV guide, it works even when it’s raining hard.  The seven day scroll back guide brings together catch up TV from across BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, All 4 and Demand 5, all Iplayers have 28 days catchup.  Simply scroll back through the guide and choose from a great selection of programmes. Catch up TV where it should be, on your TV.


On Demand

On demand is organised so you can see at a glance which programmes have just been added and which ones are the most popular.  Of course, if you're just looking for a bit of inspiration or want to see what else is available, you can browse by genre or channel provider instead - the choice is yours.

There are thousands of programmes available in on demand, they have organised them by genre to make it easy to find what you're looking for. Comedy, Kids and Documentaries are just a few of the great categories you can browse through. Got a favourite entertainment provider? All the players are in one place so you can choose the one you want and find something to suit your mood.


Browse through the next seven days’ worth of TV listings, without affecting the on screen programming. Scroll back to see the programmes you've missed from the past week. If you exit the TV guide and go in to the BBC iplayer then 28 days of catch up is available.

 

The Hybrid Remote Control 

The Hybrid remote control is much larger than the a regular remote control, it’s actually slightly larger than even a sky remote and can even be programmed to control the TV on/off  and volume control.  With your smartphone or tablet can even be connected to your Hybrid box, you can take control of your viewing, without needing to use your existing remote control or affecting what's on screen.

 

Reliability 

The satellite tuner has a stronger tuner compared to a sky HD tuner, so helps maintain overall viewing from the live satellite signal.  If the internet stops working you still have the back up of live satellite signal or if it rains and the satellite signal starts breaking up you can still scroll back 28 days.

 

Seamlessly Switching Between Satellite and Hybrid mode

There are no fiddly buttons that flip between live satellite and internet mode.  Instead its done seamlessly on the a familiar 7day TV guide, simply scroll backwards in  7 days in internet mode and simply scroll forward for live and future TV in the satellite mode.


Sky Q

Since Sky Q was launched in 2016, it real never took off in Spain,  mainly due to the lack of direct feed Sky Q LNB suitable for monster dishes in Spain, from day one Sky Q was possible using 4 cable feed LNB connected to a special multiswitch box with traditional freesat outputs (legacy) and special  Sky Q (SCR) but was extremely costly due to all the parts and connections and had a huge loss of signal on BBC and ITV passing through all the switch gear from the dish to the box.  The other problem up top now was there was no company in the UK that could supply sky Q boxes, so Xpats had to bring their own out from the UK.  From the launch of Sky Q there was a dealer in the Republic of Ireland selling Sky Q, but without ITV and channel 5 in the channel line-up it was unattractive and with a history of subscription charge irregularities from this ROI dealer.

Recently this has all changed with the launch of Sky Q direct feed LNB with one special Sky Q output and 3 traditional freesat outputs with a larger 40 mm diameter feed horn suitable for fitting on monster dishes like the one in this photo.  Ocean TV has tested it on a 1,3M dish in July.  Normally July is a very strong BBC signal month, but by testing the LNB on a 1,3M dish in Palma, gives a good idea of how BBC signals will perform on larger 1.65M dishes during the critical signal fall (21st of November to 12th of December).  The results were very disappointing The LNB acts like it’s on a dish 2 sizes smaller. Ocean TV is now only advising Sky Q for larger 1,8M fibreglass dishes in the south of the Island, the LNB including installation is only 120euros fully fiited.  Sky Q also requires a UK VPN which cost 4euros per month.  Ocean TV is the only company in Mallorca that is not U.K VPN reseller, resellers are charging from 11euros per month, for a number of years Ocean TV has several very small servers in the UK and cutting out the middle man.   

Ocean TV recommends for you to get Sky Q installed in your UK home and then bring out the equipment to Mallorca, Sky legally always owns the equipment, if you cancel Sky Q. The following charges currently apply.  Sky Q 1TB box - £100 Sky Q 2TB box - £140 Sky Q Mini box - £50 Sky Q Hub - £30     

Despite the lack of Sky Q equipment ownership…..  the retail front of Nsat in Bury skycards.eu have just started selling Sky Q on line  https://www.skycards.eu/product/sky-q-silver-2tb-box/    (webpage wont load from UK IP addresses ) : Ocean TV recommends buying from Nsat if sky cannot install at you propriety in the UK, eg Listed building or signal blocked by tall building in front.   Ocean TV will have no part in supplying Sky Q directly or in directly because of ownership of the equipment and other legal issues. 

Alternative to Sky Q

Ocean TV has extensively tested UK version of Now TV, when BT Sports is launched on UK Now TV in early 2019 post Brexit, this will be the most reliable and cost-effective solution for Xpats in Mallorca.  To summarise Sky Q market in Mallorca is really just for big fincas with 2,000euros monster fibre glass dished with 4K TVs larger than 65inch, this may change when Sky launch Sky Q 100% internet based.