Our RV has an Oyster Satellite TV system, which consisting of a motorized satellite dish on the roof, a receiver and a TV screen. When we used the system the fist time we could receive all channels, except the Swiss ones. We found out the the
Swiss channels are encoded. One needs a decoding card. For the Swiss channels this card can be bought at the Swiss Television company for CHF 60.-. This card must be but intio a plug-in-module, which can be inserted into a slot at the receiver. This module
can be bought at any TV shop for CHF 99.-. After we but the decoding card in the plug-in-modul and this combination into the slot in the receiver the Swiss channels couldn't still be received. Further studied learned us that the Swiss channels just on 16.
May 2016 changed to high definition (HD) prodcasting. Our receiver was not able to receive HD channels. We had to bux a HD receiver. For this our old receiver had to be sent to the producer and we got a HD version back after 4 weeks and CHF 600.- of costs.
Now we can receive even the Swiss channels.
There are different satellite dishes available. We have a flat dish, which is qite small. With this dish we have the problem that we can't receive the Hotbird satellite, with procasts the Swiss
channels in the south of Portugal and Spain. The channels on the Astra 1 satellite were always receivable. Therfore I would buy a larger dish with a diameter of 60 or even 80 cm next time.
With our dish we have problems too when there is
heavy rain. The rain disturbes the reception. I read on internet, that even with bigger dishes there are such problems. But I think the bigger the dish the better the reception, even in heavy rain.
There is a possibility to connect to the
internet over the satellite system. For this it needs an other dish, with two way connection and another receiver. These two things cost over CHF 3000.- to install and a contract with a provider for internat over satellite, which coist about CHF 30.- per month.