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Baja13

Oct 18, 2016, 3:44 PM

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English Satellite Channels

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I'm looking at getting a satellite for my parents who live in Baja. Any advice which company might be good for English channels would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!



YucaLandia


Oct 19, 2016, 2:24 PM

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Re: [Baja13] English Satellite Channels

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Do they (or you) currently have satellite service at another location?

Dish? DirecTV? Shaw Direct?

If so, then what provider ... and where is the other location?

If you live in the NY city service area (like NJ) ... or outside of LA ... or outside of San Francisco, you may be able to easily set up a dish in Baja, and bring down a stand-alone receiver from your home system - relying of CONUS beamed channels that are quite strong in Baja.
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Baja13

Oct 22, 2016, 11:54 PM

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Re: [YucaLandia] English Satellite Channels

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Thanks for responding Steve! They don't have a current satellite system up north. Tried getting shaw through a Canadian friend but it's outrageous for the dish and set-up. I think I will just get them the Roku3 and they can get it off the internet.


YucaLandia


Oct 23, 2016, 5:30 AM

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Re: [Baja13] English Satellite Channels

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Check what programs / channels they want, and find out if they are blocked for reception/watching by Mexican IPs.

If what they want is blocked, you'd have to go to a VPN (added costs, some hassles, and slower internet) ...

Do they have cable TV up North - or some subscription/contract/service that gives them the channels they want ?

Do they have internet up North?

If so, maybe Slingbox is the way to go? ... Buy a factory refurbished Slingbox (cheaper than satellite equipment) ... connect it to their existing US/Canadian TV service ... connect it to their internet ... and watch their own TV (over the internet) anywhere in the world that has 2 Mb or 3 Mb download speeds?

Another possibility: Sling company is also now offering a nice suite of channels over the internet for just $19 a month, though I have not tried it. .... and yes, Sling TV watching in Mexico would require a VPN that hides your Mexican IP address. *sigh*

Happy Trails,
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(This post was edited by YucaLandia on Oct 23, 2016, 5:33 AM)
 
 
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