This new type of receiver is able to not only receive the German standard and High Definition Channels, but also stream them on to a network.
Built to very good standard and extremely capable, Amiko have confidently given a 2 year guarantee with this new receiver.
It can Stream from a network both ways:
* Show streamed channels from the internet on your TV
* Stream the satellite channel it is receiving eg Das Erste or ZDF , to any PC, Laptop or Tablet on your network.
It is fully enabled to connect to any external PC type recording drive, for easy recording.
Technomate have now introduced their model TM5402HD receiver, the cheapest HD so far. I have tested and installed several of these in the last few weeks and can report that the unit performed very well, tuning in the weakest and strongest of signals from many different satellites faultlessly. Blind search is also fast ( not quite as fast as the Manhattans but quite adequate, and it didn’t miss any channels. A stringent test on the Czech channels from SkyLink showed great pictures without any breakup, when the original Czech receiver was hopeless ( built to operate in the Cz Republic on a strong signal ) .
So I can thoroughly recommend the TM5402HD as a great receiver with a budget price, fast tuning , stable operation and great features like USB for recording, which is very easy to set up and to operate. The picture quality on the German HD and Uk HD channels was breathtaking, testing the output via HDMI on a Samsung LED flatscreen model 50 inch.
Gives the full 7 day EPG on the German channels
Go to my full review and specification on the main site
For anyone considering Sky Germany , for their football provider (which is available in this country from several outlets ) be aware that the English commentary has now been dropped, so brush up on the Deutche meine football fans !
Sky Italia ( very popular in the Uk as a cheap alternative to sky Uk in the Pubs ) dropped the English commentaries some months ago, leaving fans with Italian or sometimes Radio 5 live commentary if it was available
Sky have also put the ‘non Sky’ boxes tuned to Sky Italia ,which had sprung up in the last 5 months , out of commission with a change of encryption, leaving publicans out of pocket and without pictures.
If you have been using a Technomate TM 5200 or 5300 or 5400 SD receiver or a TM5402 HD receiver, you can use the USB facility to Update the software and add a USB hard drive for recordings. The ordinary pen type memory stick can be used in the Software transfer menu to update the software, or save a list of channels that you have painstakingly sorted into favourite groups. You can then use the file in another Technomate receiver.
Once you have partitioned the drive using a PC for FAT32 file system, the drive is ready to connect to the Usb port on the front or back of your receiver. It should then be formatted on the receiver, to be fully ready for use , recording.
On the German channels the on screen guide can be used to set up timer recordings, simply navigate to the programme to be set for recording and press ok. See full article
I’ve received a number of requests for Turkish and German channels in the same installation and from one dish.
Yes! It is possible, see the section of the main site on the Multi dish by using this marvellous wide angle dish, All the German free channels and All the Turkish free channels, plus the Uk freesat can all be received on one set top box.
Just a reminder to readers that although I specialise in the German tv channels installations all over the Uk, If you also want the Uk freesat channels , it is possible to do it with just one dish.
I do install the Uk FreeSat channels boxes and dishes locally – in the Rotherham, Barnsley, Sheffield and Doncaster Areas
Why not combine your German tv channels installation with the Uk FreeSat channels, avoiding having 2 dishes on the wall?
German from Astra 1 at 19.2 degrees and the Uk freesat from Astra 2 at 28.2 degrees are only 9 degrees apart, so a 80cm dish is absolutely fine to pick up both satellites, especially as both are really strong signals in the Uk and most of Europe. Your receiver can be programmed to switch a device on the dish, which will choose which LNB to route the signals from, Astra1 or Astra2. You can read more about these devices here
It is essential to use a good lnb type for any dish with multiple LNBs , poorly performing models or ones which don’t adhere to the standards can stop the diseqc control signals working, I have often found that the cheaper types from even a manufacturer with good top flight LNBs can cause this problem. Over the last 10 years, I have found which LNB models work and which can cause the system to fail.
The best way to be sure that an installation can be done successfully and the satellite can be received ok, is to send me your exact location, your map coordinates – latitude and longitude.
I will be able to see from Google maps and some software which maps the positions of the Astra 1 satellite, exactly the best position to install the dish, also from your location I will give a quote for the installation.
To see how to get the coordinates from Google maps Watch my YouTube video
I am now offering this brand new model Technomate TM5302 HD receiver, with the full package of German channels in our main installation area for only £370.
Great for German tv but also will take Digiturk cards for Turkish tv and any Viaccess cards for sports cards like the Al Jazeera 10 channel sports cards etc. This very well specified receiver has HDMI to the TV, 2 scarts, component, SVHS, composite video, optical audio out and many other features.
A number of HD channels have become available over the past few months so here is a list with frequencies to enter if you are manually tuning, to keep you up to date. The HD format if your receiver requires these is DVB s2 s/r 22000- fec 2/3 mod 8PSK
Anixe HD ( 10832H)
Das Erste (11362 H)
ZDF (11362 H)
ARTE Deutsche (11362 H)
Are you from Germany? Missing some tv from home? The satellite Astra 1 broadcasts to all Europe including the Uk and there are many free German channels easily available. I install all over the Uk. Go to the website Satellite tv Europe for full details and you can email me , leave your exact location and your telephone number simply by using the form, just click where you see the yellow button
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I am now stocking the Triax PVR satellite receiver. You can order it as an alternative to the Manhattan satellite receiver for a German channels package, enabling top quality recordings on its internal HDD ( Hard Disc Drive)
The previous recommendation , the Technomate receiver with optional USB external drive is still available. The Triax unit is an all in one receiver and recorder, easy to use, with great pictures from the recorder. Recordings are shown on the menu in a list, with each one having recording channel and date shown.
Grab the chance now whilst at its introductory price.
German channel package with Manhattan receiver – £280
German channel package with Triax PVR receiver – £330
To inquire or Order email me
Here is a site devoted to Satellite channels from Germany.
For the last 10 years i’ve been installing satellite tv from Germany ( and most european countries ) in England Scotland and Wales. I do both satellite systems to receive the many free channels and the Subscription services:
German free channels will include both national and regional channels. The Astra satellite is easily receivable in all parts of the Uk and Europe with fairly basic satellite dish and receivers
I supply HD receivers with optional recording disc, enjoy your familiar Das Erste , ZDF and around 100 free channels from Germany, Austria and Switzerland in German. The signal is strong over the UK and so the dish is not huge, only slightly larger than the common Sky dish.
You can even order the twin tuner satellite receiver, enabling you to record one channel whilst watching another, all in HD quality, Germany broadcasts more HD channels than any other country in Europe. If you have family wanting both English and German, this can easily be arranged too.
To get a free quote for German television, installing anywhere in the UK, click here or on the Quote Me button in the sidebar.
German can be combined, with other services using a suitable dish. For instance:
French and German,
English and German ( including Sky ) ,
Italian and German
or Spanish and German.
There are a wide range of German programmes which can be picked up by satellite, including the following:
Main channels: Öffentlich rechtliche Fernsehsender:
- ARD / ZDF – equivalent to BBC1 and BBC2 in the UK
Regional channels : Regionale Sender:
- RBB – Berlin / Brandenburg
- NDR – Hamburg / Schleswig-Holstein / Niedersachsen
- WDR – Nordrhein-Westfalen
- MDR – Sachsen / Sachsen-Anhalt / Thüringen
- SWR – Baden- Württemberg
Light entertainment: Hier eine Auswahl der privaten Sender Unterhaltung:
- RTL 2
- Super RTL
- RTL Plus
- SAT 1
- Pro Sieben
- Kabel 1
- Das Vierte
- Tele 5
Children’s programmes : Kinderprogramme
- Kika (Kinderkanal)
- Toggo Plus
- Disney ( US)
Culture/Art : Kultur/Kunst
- 3 SAT
News / Finance : Nachrichten / Börse
Music : Musik
If you have any queries about the range of programmes available, please don’t hesitate to email us (in English or German) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Es gibt ein breites Spektrum von deutschen Fernsehsendern (öffentlich-rechtliche und private Sender), die über Satellit empfangen werden können:
Wenn Sie Fragen zu den deutsche Satelliten-Fernsehprogrammen haben, können Sie uns gern eine E-Mail (in Deutsch oder Englisch) senden: