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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Performing a Sky digibox system software update in Gandia

Performing a Sky digibox system software update in Spain

In most cases you will not have to do a manual Sky digibox system software update, as the Sky boxes will automaticlly update the software when ever new software becomes avaialble from Sky.

You may have to perform a manual Sky digibox system software update if your Sky digibox has not been powered on or getting a signal from the satellite for about 6 months.

Ideally the best time of the day to do this is first thing in the morning - when signals strengths are the best, and you are able to receive the 11778 main default transponder frequency, as this is the frequency where the software updates are located.

1) Put the box into Standby mode. (red light mode)
2) Disconnect the power to the receiver
3) Locate the button on the front of the Receiver, named "Back Up". ( ON THE RECEIVER NOT ON THE REMOTE!)
4) Press and hold down the "Back Up" button.
5) WHILE HOLDING IT DOWN, reconnect the power to the receiver (do not release the back-up button yet).
6) About 20 seconds after reconnecting power, all four coloured lights will illuminate on the front of the receiver. If the TV is switched to Sky a message will also appear on screen.. "Updating System Software".
7) Only after the four lights illuminate and the message appears should you release the back-up button.
8) After about 10 minutes the receiver will return to "standby" (i.e.. red LED only).
9) Leave the receiver in standby for 1 minute as it carries out a self check.
10) Switch receiver out of standby (green LED illuminates).
11) The receiver will take a few minutes "Searching For Listings".
You may have to assists the receiver in booting up by using the "Changing Default Transponder" method

12) Your digibox should now be operating on the latest available version of software.

Do not unplug your Skybox from the mains supply or satellite dish during the software upgrade or permanent damage could be done and your box rendered unusable

Do not attempt a firmware upgrade if your Sky Digibox already has the latest firmware version - it will make no difference!

Sky Digibox Software Update


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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

"la bici" cycle in Gandia

Getting around in Gandia has just got easier.

Since May 2011, a new public transport system has been in operation.

Called "labici", it is a system of public access bicycles. There are about 500 bicycles available at 40 pick-up and drop-off points around the Gandia and Playa de Gandia areas.

There are two ways to joing the scheme.

You can receive a daily ticket from one of the machines at one of the "labici" pick-up points. Curently (May 2011), a daily ticket is 3euros.

For a season ticket, costing 30euros, you will have to register at www.labici.gandia.org or at the council offices in Carrer Tossal.

There are many pick-up and drop-off points around the Gandia and Playa de Gandia, including
Avda. Blasco Ibáñez
Parc Joan Fuster
Renfe Train Station in Gandia
Poliesportiu Sports Centre in Gandia
Hospital - Gandia Hospital
Ajuntament - Gandia Town Hall
Carrer Rafelcofer
Gandia University
Club Nautic - Gandia Yacht Club
Avinguda de la República Argentina - North end of Gandia

Tele 7 Safor - local TV in Gandia

Tele 7 Safor

Tele 7 Safor is a local television station for the Gandia and Safor area of Valencia.

Along with Gandia TV, Tele 7 Safor provides the local news and documentaries for the Gandia area.

Tele 7 Safor is located in the main Paseo in GAndia, the Paseo Germanías, nº85, 46702 Gandia, to the west of Avinguda de la República Argentina near the Gandia Hospital.

Tele 7 Safor is available on TDT - digital TV - in the gandia area, on channel 25.

It is transmitted from the Monduver transmitters, near La Drova.








Monday, May 23, 2011

Gandia TV - watch it here!

Gandia TV - Gandia Televisió - is the local TV channel for Gandia. It offers news and documentaries for the Gandia, Oliva and Safor areas.

It is operated by the Ajuntament de Gandia, the Gandia local Government, and has been in operation for over 20 year.

When it is not broadcasting its own content, Gandia Televisió transmits Euronews. Although the pictures are the same as the Euronews you can receive on your Sky satellite dish in Gandia, this is the Spanish language version.

Their main office and studio is basd just outside the main city, on the Alqueria Laborde road.

Gandia TV - Gandia Televisió - is available on TDT - Digital Terrestrial TV - via a TV aerial - on channel 26 - 514 Mhz

What size satellite dish do I need for Sky TV in Gandia?

What size satellite dish do I need for Sky TV in Gandia?

Well at the end of the day the best satellite dish size you need depends on what UK TV channels you actually want to receive.

In Gandia, much of the Sky TV channels can be received on an 80cm satellite dish!

Yes an 80 cm satellite dish.

For example, an 80cm satellite dish can receive Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sport 3 in Gandia all day 24/7.
Sky Sports 4 and Sky Sports News will need a bigger dish, either a 1.8m Portuguese satellite dish (sometimes incorrectly refered as a 1.9m satellite dish!), or ideally a 2.4m Portuguese satellite dish.

With the correct size satellite dish (1.8m or 2.4m Portuguese satellite dish), and the correct Sky digibox, ALL of the Sky Movie channels are available 24/7 in Gandia.

In some areas a 1.8m Portuguese satellite dish will be enough for reception of the BBC1 and BBC2 and BBC HD channels in Gandia. Ideally a 2.4mm Portuguese satellite dish is prefered, should budget and space be available.

Ideally a SkyHD+ satellite digibox is required. The Sky HD boxes have a better and more sensitive tuner inside, and perform better that the "legendary" PAce 2600, renounded to be the best Sky digibox for Spain. Many UK TV satellite channels can be received with No Sky subscription.

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Best Default Transponder Frequency Settings for a Sky box in Gandia

When a Sky receiver / digibox / box is turned on the first time the first thing the box tries to do is, amongst other things, to download approximately 6 hours of EPG information from a specific default frequency (or Transponder) from the satellite. The Sky digibox must have this information to start to work and allow you to watch Sky TV..

Unfortunately, the default frequency (transponder) that the decoder is initially set to look for (11778) is one of the weaker signals in Spain and the Costa Blanca, especially during the afternoons, even on a 2.4m dish! So should you experience one of Spain's frequent power cuts during this period, your Sky digibox may be unable to find this frequency, fail to boot up, and display the on screen message "No Satellite Signal Being Received".

Therefore, to assist the digibox to receive the bare minimum information it requires boot up the default frequency must be changed to another frequency to enable the initial information download.


Best Default Trasnponder Frequency Settings for a Sky box in Gandia

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Sky tv in Gandia. Freesat TV in Gandia

If you are interested in sky tv in Gandia then contact
The Sat and PC Guy.

Based in Gandia, they offer all you need to be able to watch UK TV in Gandia and to receive Sky TV in Gandia and the surrounding areas.

Not only can we supply and install the best satellite dish and the best satellite receiver Sky Digibox for your needs, but we can make sure you choose the best package for your TV needs.

You can receive Freesat TV in Gandia
freesat tv in Gandia

You can receive Sky TV in Gandia
sky tv in Gandia

You can receive Sky HD TV in Gandia

You can receive Sky 3D TV in Gandia
sky 3d tv in Gandia

For your UK Sky Satellite TV Installation in Gandia or in the surrounding towns like Oliva or Denia, then please contact The Sat and PC Guy.

Based in Gandia, the The Sat and PC Guy is ideally located to help you should you have any problems with your satellite TV system. Does it really make sense to choose a company who could be based many hours away (like in Alicante, or Malaga, or Torrevieja) when The Sat and PC Guy is right on your doorstep, and ideally suited to know the best system requirements for your satellite TV needs.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sky TV in Gandia. Freesat TV in Gandia

For reception of Sky TV in Gandia or Freesat TV in Gandia ideally a 1.8m satellte dish is required. Ideally, a 2.4m satellite dish would be better, should budget and space be available.

Freesat TV Gandia Costa Blanca Spain

British Television installers Gandia Spain


In the Gandia area, and its surrounding towns like Oliva and Denia, I have fond that the best satellite dishes for Sky TV in Gandia, are the Portuguese satellite dishes.

The best performing 1.8m satellite dish for Sky TV in Gandia and surrounding areas, is not the so called "professional" Famaval satellite dish, but the other so called "economical" satellite dish. Both dishes are from Portugal, but I have found that the so called "economy" satellite dish, easily outperforms the so called "professional" Famaval satellite dish.

However, I have found that the best satellite dish for the area is the Famaval 2.4m satellite dish.

The local satellite reception knowledge "The Sat and PC Guy" has of the Gandia area, mean that he can advise you as to the best satellite dis, the best satellite receiver and the best TV system for you needs.

We have been installing Sky TV in Gandia for over 7 years and have numerous happy and satisfied clients.

British TV in Gandia

I recently visited someone, who lived just outside Valencia, who had a Sky satellite TV system installed by a company based in the south of the Costa Blanca area of Spain.

Pursuaded by price, this "satellite TV installation company" based in south Alicante arrived. The client was first bemused to see this companys idea of a "concrete plinth" to support the satellite dish. Four curb stones were laid out and the satellite support bolted to it.

The cable run was attached to the was in a most haphazard and seemingly random manner, like a child had drawn it!

However, all was OK for the client for a few months, but then circumstances dictated that he move back to the UK. So he contacted his original Sky satellite installers, with a view of doing a deal to buy back the equipment. After all it had only been used for a few month.

According to the client, the original Sky satellite installers basically said "No sorry we dont do buy backs, and anyway you are too far away for us. You will have to sort it out yourself".

So I went to the clients after discussing a deal. The client was initially OK with his installation but after a few days reception was not as good as he had been promised. When he had called the original Sky satellite installers , they had said next time they are in the area they would come around and realign his satellite dish.

Well, suffice to say the four curb stones the dish was stood on were not level, and wobbling around. The smallest gust of wind and the dish was moving around. So the dish was not installed correctly in the first place.

The client was more than happy with the deal I did to buy his system back from him. And even better for me, he passed my name around to his work mates, who have also called upon my services.


If you are interested in Sky TV in Gandia, or any satellite television in Gandia, or its surrounding areas live Oliva or Denia, then you will need to contact "The Sat and PC Guy".

Sky tv in Gandia. Freesat TV in Gandia

If you are interested in Sky TV in Gandia, or any satellite television in Gandia, or its surrounding areas like Oliva or Denia, then you will need to contact "The Sat and PC Guy".

"The Sat and PC Guy" is actually based in Gandia, unlike some other satellite installers who, although the advertise "Sky TV in Gandia" they are actually based in areas a fair distance away, in aras like Torrevieja or Murcia. This mean that they are not as knowledgeable as "The Sat and PC Guy" is the local reception issues of Sky TV and Freesat TV in the Gandia area.

The local satellite reception knowledge "The Sat and PC Guy" has of the Gandia area, mean that he can advise you as to the best satellite dis, the best satellite receiver and the best TV system for you needs.

We have been installing Sky TV in Gandia for over 7 years and have numerous happy and satisfied clients.