Satellite TV in mexico
We have a condo in Manzanillo,which is on the Pacific coast west of Guadalajara. Several friends there have Star Choice subscriptions, and get normal reception. It is on the fringe of the beam apparently, so it requires the use of an elliptical antenna.
I have a Bell Express Vu subscription in Canada, so I took my receiver down with me this past winter, along with a standard dish antenna. However,no signal could be obtained, apparently as the satellite beam is not directed southwards ,as is that for Star Choice, even though both systems have their satellites located at the equator. I don't know if HD works with either, but a friend who is building a house there has taken an HD receiver down and we will find out in the coming months.
The local installers seem to be quite capable of setting up the systems. I am aware that all of this is not quite legal, in international terms, but if the subscription is paid for, it shouldn't matter where the receiver happens to be, particularly if it is only for the winter months.
So, after no reception for the past few months, I have brought home my new ( useless) antenna , and Bell receiver, and before going south for the winter, I will get a Star Choice subscription, a receiver, and a large elliptical antenna, and I expect to be able to watch TV just as I would at home in Ontario (between strolls on the beach and after drinks at sunset on the terrace!!)
I definitely prefer Bell Express Vu, but will find Star Choice acceptable.