Hey many thanks for the information Pauline, I am very grateful.
Maybe I will leave my 90cm in the UK and just bring the receiver.
At the moment, I use it to tune into some of the FTA channels and I don't subscribe to any subscription channels.
I can pick up all the BBC and ITV channels with excellent reception in the UK. Sirius is a little on the pixalated side occasionally but is still good when it does work.
Next time I am out in BG I'll do a bit of research. Its strange you can't get ITV.
It all boils down to what is transmitted on Astra 28D and Astra 28E and the relevant footprints. You could get BBC and ITV if you went for something like a 4 metre dish, but for most of us, that is not a viable option. The whole UK TV picture is opening up for us Expats with FreeSat from SKY Freeview from the Terrestrial providers plus, a Slingbox or Dreambox set-up via your computer.
Just make sure that any cards you bring out from the UK have been set-up there beforehand and are matched to the receiver you wish to use as this makes life a lot easier than trying to do it here.
I think it could be useful if we had a thread whereby 'members' could explain their locations in BG and their set-ups etc. for comparison. You should get something with a 90cm dish, but I'd go as big as you can within reason. I was getting everything except ITV, BBC and Channel 4 as far East as Moscow with a 1.8 metre dish and I could just get some ITV via the manual added channels option. You should not have a problem with the Ukrainian channels and even Russian, some of which, I think can be obtained on the Bulgarian BULSAT, but please check that one before signing up.