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    Television Options

    Has anyone got any ideas for TV chanels? Is there a Fox style pay network available in Maha Sarakham and if so what chanels are available?

    Has anyone tried the streaming options available via the internet?

    Worried I will get bored with no TV to watch occasionally.

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    As I've mentioned before you can hook up a Slingbox or Vulcano unit to a satellite receiver in your home country and watch your favorite shows- as long as you have a stable internet connection (you only need ~1MB/sec) it works great.

    Google it.

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    I use an ip changer to access bbc, itv, and channels 4 and 5 on iplayer through the tinternet, you can also access a uk sky tv account if your thai internet speed is fast enough.
    i also download tv shows and new movies from a torrent file sharing site and store it on an external harddrive, which you can then play directly through your tv.

    i know it might seem a little sad to be in the land of smiles yearning to watch emmerdale farm but i find an hour or so of tv a day really breaks the day up.

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    I started off with a motorized dish but with constant repositioning from Thai to Australian Network (free service) the best quality one only lasted 12 months.
    Mostly due to the crappy quality co-axial cabling and power wiring provided by the initial installer.
    We now operate 2 dishes with a switching device on the original control box - no problems and no monthly bills.

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    Torrents is the way to go, who wants to watch Australian Network ?

    Streaming BBC Player and the likes is a waste of time, too much buffering IMO

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    I watch 90% or so torrents, only watch Al Jazeera and occasionally Aussie channel on WeTV, which is a good cheap monthly cable service. I had UBC but they were a joke. T?hink they are getting their act together though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9999
    I had UBC but they were a joke. T?hink they are getting their act together though.
    They are, are they?
    Is that why HBO have been showing old Bond movies every night for the last fortnight in fucking prime time?
    Don't waste a single satang on that joke of a company.

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    My favorite subject, about 2 months ago I joined a service in the U.S., they host your sling box. So I have Direct TV attached to a sling box, so I watch television as if I"m at home, yes streaming so you need to have a decent connection, actually 250 to 300 kbs is fine as long as the channel isn't HD and even then you just have to allow it to buffer...watching fox and friends right now, I also have the NFL package and will be watching Sunday football beginning at 0400 local time Monday, yeah now I"m bragging....ok checkout the link....http://americantv2go.com

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    I watch a lot of TV programs and also recent movies , of which some are only just in the cinema's , on a site called ''projectfreetv , take a look and see what you think.

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    If interested in American TV you also have an option with USTV.com. They also currently have an intro price of $19.00 monthly for the first three months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony77 View Post
    Has anyone got any ideas for TV chanels? Is there a Fox style pay network available in Maha Sarakham and if so what chanels are available?

    Has anyone tried the streaming options available via the internet?

    Worried I will get bored with no TV to watch occasionally.

    Cheers.

    Wow, what ever happened to reading a good book. I view almost 0 TV and find reading fills the time quite imaginatively.

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    Buy a Kindle. I've over two thousand on mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigneilo View Post
    I use an ip changer to access bbc, itv, and channels 4 and 5 on iplayer through the tinternet, you can also access a uk sky tv account if your thai internet speed is fast enough.
    i also download tv shows and new movies from a torrent file sharing site and store it on an external harddrive, which you can then play directly through your tv.

    i know it might seem a little sad to be in the land of smiles yearning to watch emmerdale farm but i find an hour or so of tv a day really breaks the day up.
    In Chonburi we have cable tv. They have one channel designated to Granada TV and another to BBC World Servie or ABC (Australian Broadcasting Service). Granada are showing an hour of Emmerdale and an hour of Coronation Street every week day! Though I never watched these progs when in the UK, they are good to take a break from Thailand

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Muffinman
    Originally Posted by 9999 I had UBC but they were a joke. T?hink they are getting their act together though. They are, are they? Is that why HBO have been showing old Bond movies every night for the last fortnight in fucking prime time? Don't waste a single satang on that joke of a company.
    Agreed! I ditched them 5 years ago when they repeated their programmes soooo many times! I was paying good money to watch progs I'd seen only six months ago

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    ^ Yeah, maybe keep away. They have lowered their prices I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by storm1fishing
    I watch a lot of TV programs and also recent movies , of which some are only just in the cinema's , on a site called ''projectfreetv , take a look and see what you think.
    This is great. I've just found the apprentice UK. Always wanted to catch this show

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigneilo View Post
    I use an ip changer to access bbc, itv, and channels 4 and 5 on iplayer through the tinternet, you can also access a uk sky tv account if your thai internet speed is fast enough.
    i also download tv shows and new movies from a torrent file sharing site and store it on an external harddrive, which you can then play directly through your tv.

    i know it might seem a little sad to be in the land of smiles yearning to watch emmerdale farm but i find an hour or so of tv a day really breaks the day up.
    hi mate, which site / program do you use to change your IP address?

    I use expat shield but it takes ages to start and then it really slows my internet down, so much so it's not worth it for streaming things!

    any help much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alwarner View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bigneilo View Post
    I use an ip changer to access bbc, itv, and channels 4 and 5 on iplayer through the tinternet, you can also access a uk sky tv account if your thai internet speed is fast enough.
    i also download tv shows and new movies from a torrent file sharing site and store it on an external harddrive, which you can then play directly through your tv.

    i know it might seem a little sad to be in the land of smiles yearning to watch emmerdale farm but i find an hour or so of tv a day really breaks the day up.
    hi mate, which site / program do you use to change your IP address?

    I use expat shield but it takes ages to start and then it really slows my internet down, so much so it's not worth it for streaming things!

    any help much appreciated.
    i use myexpat.com it is 5 quid a month but at certain times of the day it does slow right down, downloading via extratorrent.com is the better option really

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    hi guys, i agree with the guy who says torrents is the way to go, everything is on there that i want to watch but what about football, i watch premier league at the weekend and so i am stuck with UBC, ay ideas anyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by capello View Post
    hi guys, i agree with the guy who says torrents is the way to go, everything is on there that i want to watch but what about football, i watch premier league at the weekend and so i am stuck with UBC, ay ideas anyone
    I tend to use this for live sports LSHunter TV - Live Streaming Video / Watch Free Live Sport Streams - Football - Live Streaming Video

    It can be a bit hit and miss but seeing as sopcast is banned here there isn't a lot you can do.

    ^^thanks for the tip on myexpat.com will have a look at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksteady View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by storm1fishing
    I watch a lot of TV programs and also recent movies , of which some are only just in the cinema's , on a site called ''projectfreetv , take a look and see what you think.
    This is great. I've just found the apprentice UK. Always wanted to catch this show
    IceFilms.info - Quality DivX TV & Movies is generally very good. they are having a few issues with megavideo who host all the vids so it's a little hit and miss recently but getting better, and they have lots and lots of stuff on there movies, tv whatever.

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    I use True. It was shite with not many English speaking options, but just yesterday, the guy that installed it came by and changed the receiver with an updated HD version. Now, I get many more chanels in English. Still shite, but not quite as bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khun Custard View Post
    I started off with a motorized dish but with constant repositioning from Thai to Australian Network (free service) the best quality one only lasted 12 months.
    Mostly due to the crappy quality co-axial cabling and power wiring provided by the initial installer.
    We now operate 2 dishes with a switching device on the original control box - no problems and no monthly bills.
    very timely..just what I want to do..my current FTA dish just gets THAICOM 2.

    Seen lots of dishes around here with multiple LNBs ..but suspect Aussie satellite in totally different quadrant?

    could you give us some details as to your set up ie components/manufacturer/dish size etc..do you have a decent satellite finder ( make?)

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