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tranfer A TV satellite over lan

I have two sites connected through a digital microwave link consisting of ethernet and E1's, i would like to place a satellite TV dish onshore, and transfer the coax signal through ethernet to the ship for people to watch satellite. recievers will only be located onboard the ship. please see attached picture to see the design.
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Ken FayalCommented:
Check these guys out.  I think this is just what you are looking for.  They have a few products that might fit your needs.

http://www.slingmedia.com/
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aleghartCommented:
Latency would be the biggest issue with the microwave link.  Although, the slingbox video is already a bit choppy, so you might not notice.

Silly question:  why not install the receiver aboard the vessel/platform?  Unless you're incurring zero charge for the extra microwave traffic (lucky you), it may be more economical to invest in a mobile satellite TV receiver.  You'd be paying for the TV service anyway.

For recreational use, there are a few options, including models for picking up DirecTV:

http://kvh.com/MarineSat/
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GHOSINIAuthor Commented:
actually, as you said i'm paying zero for the microwave traffic, the proble is that the ship is moving. i know there is rotary bases which will allign with the satellite but those are very expensive. i figured, i have about 9E1's which i'm not using in the microwave. i might as well use some bandwidth for this perpose
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Ken FayalCommented:
Still check out the slingbox.  Since it is basically a local area connection, the slingbox won't be the bottleneck.
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ajeabCommented:
I do not know if that device exist to convert vdo signal to ethernet and end user able to change channel. even if it exist, the cost may be more than the movable dish. plus you have 9e1's = around 18Mbit  it may not be enough.  I think slingbox is your best option.
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aleghartCommented:
http://www.irtrans.de/en/technicalinfo/lancontrol.php

Supposedly acts as a gateway to convert IR remote control signals to travel via IP to another send/receive unit.

Description is either too technical...or not clear enough.  I can't easily see how to design this into a system without contacting the company in Germany.

Maybe the company is not interested in selling to consumers (end-users).

"explanation"
http://www.irtrans.de/en/technicalinfo/app.php

Prices range from 150-600 euro.

Probably contacting the mfr is your best bet.  If it works for you, post back.
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satcomms_leeCommented:
You wont be able to convert the "coax signal" as you put it..

A typical TV dish LNB operates in 4 bands H hi, H lo, V hi, V lo, which are triggered by 22 Khz tones and different voltages from the receiver, also the physical radio bandwidth in MHz would exceed the limits of any bridge technology that is available. You cannot bridge the original IF signal from shore to the vessel and expect to be able to take the DVB receiver (Set top box) to the ship.

If it is only one channel you require then the Slingbox is the perfect product. It works very well and even at low bandwidths and extremely high latencys, I use one of these to watch my home Cable Box when I travel the world. You can change channels and if you crank the bandwidth up to 2 Mbits you will hardly notice the difference between the streamed satellite and the real thing, it even bridges the remote control for you.

If you want multiple receivers operating in different parts of the ship and or different channels then you must consider a maritime stabilized antenna such as those manufactured by Seatel.
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GHOSINIAuthor Commented:
i wasn't the one who asked that question and i needed to ask another one but the system forced me to close previous ones
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