Media Player Los Gigantes!

Author Topic: Satellite dishes  (Read 5376 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

vladivar

Satellite dishes
« on: February 03, 2008 »
  • Publish
  • SHOULD THESE LARGE DISHES BE ALLOWED . I was visiting a friend in avenida apts and was enjoying the view when i looked round and to my discust there was this huge ugly dish on top of lemon tree apts spoiling the view . I think you should only be allowed a small dish so that it would make this village a much nicer place to live.

    borris

    Re: Satellite dishes
    « Reply #1 on: February 03, 2008 »
  • Publish
  • Hi, well the problem is that if you wish to get all the channels you have to have a big dish, that?s is due to the performing and broadcast rights issue. Sky have to make it as difficult as possible to for viewers outside of the UK to see their programs until these issues are resolved across Europe there is no choice but to use big dishes. But in order for that to happen the film companies, broadcasters and governments have to find a new way of selling the rights to broadcast material it is very complicated matter as there are some many vested interests. In the mean time we have to put up with these horrible expensive monstrosities.   
    « Last Edit: February 03, 2008 by Dolly Diver »

    vladivar

    Re: Satellite dishes
    « Reply #2 on: February 03, 2008 »
  • Publish
  • If that is correct then these dishes must be illegal

    Offline DaRKeTaMiN

    • regular contributor
    • *
    • Posts: 96
    • Age: 36
    • Location: Los Gigantes
    • I speak my mind. I never mind what I speak.
      • Tenerife Guide
    Re: Satellite dishes
    « Reply #3 on: February 03, 2008 »
  • Publish
  • I don't think the big dishes are illegal its the viewing of sky tv here in Tenerife that's illegal.

    They could be just viewing the free open channels.

    Everyone has a right to have a satellite dish here in Tenerife they just don't specify the size.
    « Last Edit: February 03, 2008 by DaRKeTaMiN »

    Annie

    Re: Satellite dishes
    « Reply #4 on: February 04, 2008 »
  • Publish
  • You are obviosly not bothered about watching some decent television whist in Gigantes Vladivar. I am personally prepared to put up with the eyesore of the large dishes if it means it is the only way to watch progammes I prefer.

    I also think that the view from apartrments at the top of the  hill can be spoilt by the many rather ugly green roof tops below but you cant do anything about that either.

    ghod

    Re: Satellite dishes
    « Reply #5 on: February 04, 2008 »
  • Publish
  • What colour would you like the roofs to be ( PINK )

    tanemera

    Re: Satellite dishes
    « Reply #6 on: February 04, 2008 »
  • Publish
  • Someone tried to erect a massive dish right in front of our terrace, also affecting five neighbours.  Reasoning got us nowhere, so we all went down to the cop shop and raised a denuncia.  The dish was gone within hours.  This was a clear case where one person wanted to watch East Enders at the expense of the views over the ocean of five neighbours.  What do these people come here for - TV, or the pleasure of looking out over the ocean on a typical wonderful Tenerife evening?  If  TV is essential, why not the CSTI system with five UK programmes and no dish?  It may not be 100%, but it's probably as reliable as having a personal big dish and a lot less expensive and anoying for the neighbours.

    wags

    Re: Satellite dishes
    « Reply #7 on: February 04, 2008 »
  • Publish
  • Maybe he wanted to watch neighbours ?

    Rebex456

    Re: Satellite dishes
    « Reply #8 on: February 08, 2008 »
  • Publish
  • When I come out in July I will be watching the sunset over the sea in the evenings, not English TV. Personally, I go on holiday to get away from all that rubbish.

    Offline Edward Bear

    • Sr. Member
    • ****
    • Posts: 1008
    • Location: Santiago del Teide
    Re: Satellite dishes
    « Reply #9 on: February 08, 2008 »
  • Publish
  • Rebex456, It is my bet that when you are in UK you watch the so called rubbish. That is exactly what some of the people who live here do.you stick to your own and enjoy your holiday and do not live other peoples lives for them.

    Annie

    Re: Satellite dishes
    « Reply #10 on: February 08, 2008 »
  • Publish
  • I quite agree Edward Bear. I love Gigantes and watching the amazing sunsets. Its great. But Ialso like to have the facility of a few english channels to watch as well This doesnt mean Im a saddo or a tv addict. The CSTI system mentioned by Juan T would suit my need as Im not bothered about Sky particularly and if this means you dont need the monster dish to receive that system then Im all for it.

    borris

    Re: Satellite dishes
    « Reply #11 on: February 08, 2008 »
  • Publish
  • Point of order it is not illegal to receive the sky signal here it is not even illegal to take the card out of the UK but if sky catch the card outside of their legal broadcast area they are duty bound to switch it off to comply with the performing rights that they have paid to broadcast to a specific area i.e. the UK I am sure they would just  be very happy to take money from people all over Europe (Mostly English but many English speakers as well) if they were allowed and then they could reposition the satellites to give good signal strength here and we would not need big dishes (incidentally at the last estimate there were believed to be something like 500,000 sky cards out side the UK , you do the maths at 50 quid a month per card). As for the other systems form what I hear they are some what hit and miss.
    « Last Edit: February 09, 2008 by Dolly Diver »

    eagle

    Re: Satellite dishes
    « Reply #12 on: February 08, 2008 »
  • Publish
  • I followed the link to computer tv...sneeky tv.  looks too good to be true. Anybody know anything about it? Sounds as though it could avoid all the dishes :)

    Rebex456

    Re: Satellite dishes
    « Reply #13 on: February 12, 2008 »
  • Publish
  • Edward Bear, I was not refering to the residents, I was refering to the holiday makers that spend their fortnight glued to Eastenders instead of getting out and exploring the place. I am not proposing that the satellite dishes be banned and the residents denied their english tv, but that some tourists don't make the most of their holidays.
    « Last Edit: February 12, 2008 by Rebex456 »