Can I receive english Sky TV in France?
 
Yes, you need to set up a dish and a sky digibox!
 Six types of decoders are available: Digibox, Sky Plus and Sky HD, Free-to-air, Free-to-air HD and Free-to-air HD hard drive recorder.
Do I need a UK address to receive Sky in Paris & France?
 
No, UK address is not obligatory to receive Sky Digital!
  But if you have one it's better! (and cheaper)! for those of you who have it we set up the subscription through your own address.
 

I already have a Digibox and a dish. I just need a home installation. Can you install my existing equipment?

Yes, we will install your equipment. If it is an individual home a pre-visit is not necessary. We assure installations in the large Paris area through our own teams of engineers. If you live in a Paris appartment building call 01 45 75 16 77 to take an appointment for a site-survey. The rest of France is covered through a network of selected qualified partner installers.

How big is the dish?
For example the dedicated Sky elliptical minidish for the English channels ( Sky & Freesat) should not exceed 45 cm ( 16 inches) for the Paris area. for the ssouth of France you will need a larger size dish ( 80 cm to 100 cm )
 
Is my TV compatible with   HD receivers?
To benefit from the HD technology you must have a HD Sky receiver but also a HD flat screen. Best is to have a "Full HD" screen. Different types are available ( LCD, Plasma, LED etc .. ) best results are obtained with LED TVs.
The Manager of the building where I am living is asking me for a detailed plan of the installation .
We can provide you with all the necesary documents, plans, professianal insurance etc...  necessary for your demand and will assist you durring the process. We have eighteen years of experience in this matter. A visit is necessary (site-survey). Call as at  01 45 75 16 77 and take an appointment. Please note: visits are paid 37 euros but deducted later from your order. Pre-visits are possible in the Paris area only,
 
Can I watch  the UK public channels (BBC1&2,  ITV,ch 4 & 5) without paying a Sky subscription.
Yes, for BBC 1, BBC 2, BBC 3, BBC 4 , ITV 1, ITV, 2, ITV 3 and ITV 4, Channel 4 & five and for another 110 channels you dont need a card to watch. Check channel list here.
 
Do I need a UK mailing address to subscribe to Sky Digital?
For those of you who have it we arrange the subscription contract through your own UK address. ( Direct debit in pounds sterling )  For other people without relatives or friends in the UK and uncapable of providing such an address we will get you one . Call us or e-mail us for details.
Can  I  receive Sky Digital without installing a dish?
Yes, read about the Flatmagic .
Can DD Electronics change my current Sky subscription to a Sky Plus?
Yes, We can provide a Sky Plus decoder and update your subscription card.
Can DD Electronics change my current Sky subscription to a Sky HD?
Yes, We can provide a Sky HD decoder and update your subscription card.
Is the equipment  Dolby Digital compatible?
Yes, the Sky Plus and the Sky HD decoders are Dolby Digital 5.1 compatible. ( As well as other makes & models ) Special jacks at the rear panel are designed to allow easy connection to your Home Cinema station if available.(optical and SPDIF)
 
Is my existing TV set good for satellite TV?
To receive satellite TV in Europe your TV set should have at least the PAL color standard. A multistandard or PAL/Secam L TV set is even better. American TV sets (NTSC) are not good for Europe unless they are of HD type with HDMI input  version 1.3 accepting 50 Hz.
 
Can I watch satellite TV on all TV sets at home?
Yes, our digital satellite systems allow connection to more than one TV in the house.
 
What do I need to watch a diffrent channel in the other room?
You need a second satellite receiver - one per TV set and a special dish with multiple outputs.
 
Can I just buy the equipment for a D-I-Y installation?
Yes, Rendez-Vous at our Paris shop, see access map here.
How good is the reception from the satellite?
Reception is excellent and features stereo CD quality sound and crystal clear digital picture.
 
Do I need a special TV to watch the digital Satellite?
You can use your existing TV set. Sky digital  works on any TV set ( except US and japanese TVs, some exceptions exist, please read above .... )
( Except the AFN channels which will be received virtually on any TV set )
I am a current subscriber to the french TV Cable. Can I keep it?
Yes, you can keep it. Satellite TV is additional to what you already have. You can easilly switch channels cable or satellite from the remote controller.
 
Can I get satellite radio ?
Yes, our digital satellite receivers come preset for radio stations like BBC radio 1,2,3,4 a 5, BBC World service, Virgin radio, America One and many others..
Can I record one channel while watching another ?
Yes, but only if you go for the Sky Plus or Sky HD option ( if you subscribe to sky ) or no restrictions
if you use a free-to-air hard drive recorder ( PVR ).
 
Can  you connect me to the french channels as well?
Yes, we can. We can connect you to 18 digital french TV channels which do not require monthly subscription payments!
 
My old Sky Digibox is now broken, Can DD Electronics transfer my Sky card on a New digibox ?
Yes, we can. Call us for details and prices or e-mail
 
I already have a Digibox. Can I only subscribe through DD Electronics and obtain the Sky Viewing card?
Yes, you can. Come to our Paris shop to sign up your subscription contract.

 

Can I receive american channels in Paris, France such as ABC, CBS, NBC, HBO,ESPN etc ....

No, these channels does not have direct broadcasts over Europe. ( If you are eligible for the AFN service in Paris you may have some real US programming via satellite in your home! )
 

 
 

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