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Post by tobester » Tue, 18 Oct 2005 3:33 am

Hi

I do have a rather daft question, My family and I will be relocating to Singapore soon from France. The question causing household rebellion is.... " What is the satellite TV like?" can anyone shed some light please? is there a good selection of English channels etc...

Thanks for your help to quell the revolt!!!! :roll:

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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Tue, 18 Oct 2005 6:13 am

This should help. Click on the cable tv section:

http://www.starhub.com/

If I were in your shoes, (and I have been a few times) I'd buy up a lot of DVDs which are cheaper in France to bring them along. Very unlikely you'll have to pay the viewing fee by the Censorship board and it is nominal. It couldn't hurt, kind of a 'back-up'.

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Post by Vaucluse » Tue, 18 Oct 2005 8:41 am

As the Boards Grande Dame (pertaining to wisdom, not size) has mentioned, it is better for you to bring some DVD's with you or start taping some shows if you want to keep french going.

The majority of channels are english-language, especially on cable.

Here we go: Satellite dishes are ilegal here, don't even think about bringing one in. In it's mildest form of censorship, the government decides what the public can view, though there are no restrictions on news and BBC, CNN, DW, CNBC etc . . . and uncensored on cable.

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Post by Carpe Diem » Tue, 18 Oct 2005 9:07 am

Pas grand chose à rajouter...

Ici on a une bonne sélection de chaines internationales sur le cable, dont une en Français (TV5). Mais bon leur choix en terme de films est plutot déprimant...

On trouve des DVD en Français à Singapour, parfois il faut y mettre le prix (environ 20 euros, mais je n'ai aucune idée du prix en France!). Certains magasins se sont spécialisés dans les DVD en langue Française.

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Post by Bafana » Tue, 18 Oct 2005 1:23 pm

The Cable TV here is not that good unlees you like sport or Chinese Movies - I find the English Movie channels really crap these days because they are trying to plug their Pay Per View Movie channels...

BTW I do like the Chinese Movie Channels - In fact thats what I watch the most - Gottan love them Chow Yun Fat HK Ganster flicks along with the rest of them - Also the vampire/ghost comedies are really good as well.

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Post by tobester » Wed, 19 Oct 2005 2:42 am

Thanks all

so I have been rather spoilt with UK sky any suggestions on the preferred choice for the family, is it Star hub or are their other satellite providers? or is their a good Star hub package?

thanks

Tobester :???:

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Post by Carpe Diem » Wed, 19 Oct 2005 9:18 am

tobester wrote:Thanks all

so I have been rather spoilt with UK sky any suggestions on the preferred choice for the family, is it Star hub or are their other satellite providers? or is their a good Star hub package?

thanks

Tobester :???:
Hey tobester, I realize I have been answering to some of your posts elsewhere, now I see that you are coming from France. However your English seems excellent for a French person (being one, I can dare saying that!).

Are you French? Or do you speak French? If so when you arrive here you can join the French Association and ALL your questions will be answered! (quite seriously, they offer a real assistance to newcomers. But I guess other communities do the same).

Starhub: see http://www.starhub.com/

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Post by varun » Wed, 19 Oct 2005 10:34 am

No other satellite providers. That said, StarHub's offerings are fairly adequate, though ultra-niche programming isn't available (nor is the racy content on post-10-pm UK cable television. :cool:
tobester wrote:Thanks all

so I have been rather spoilt with UK sky any suggestions on the preferred choice for the family, is it Star hub or are their other satellite providers? or is their a good Star hub package?

thanks

Tobester :???:

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Post by dot dot dot » Wed, 19 Oct 2005 11:07 am

Buy your own satellite and you can get any channel you want. Go to Funan, there is this specialised shop on the third or fourth floor, who sell all needed. Mind, it is an investment of around 1500 Singdollar, but then you have more than 400 channels to choose from.

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Post by varun » Wed, 19 Oct 2005 11:10 am

You do realize you could end up as a guest of the government?

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Eric from the Netherlands wrote:Buy your own satellite and you can get any channel you want. Go to Funan, there is this specialised shop on the third or fourth floor, who sell all needed. Mind, it is an investment of around 1500 Singdollar, but then you have more than 400 channels to choose from.

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Post by dot dot dot » Wed, 19 Oct 2005 11:50 am

varun wrote:You do realize you could end up as a guest of the government?

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Eric from the Netherlands wrote:Buy your own satellite and you can get any channel you want. Go to Funan, there is this specialised shop on the third or fourth floor, who sell all needed. Mind, it is an investment of around 1500 Singdollar, but then you have more than 400 channels to choose from.

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LKY and his friends might join to watch some shows with you indeed... :wink:

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Post by Baron Greenback » Wed, 19 Oct 2005 12:19 pm

tobester, tv here isn't that great, but there are other ways of getting your visual stimulation (sounds ruder than I meant it). VCDs are very cheap here & there are many English films to chose from, realeased earlier than in the UK. Pirated DVDs are pretty east to come by as well & sell for 3 quid a pop. If the film has already been released on DVD it is a straight copy. If it is still showing at the cinema when you buy it you may find someone walking across you tv to go to the loo.

If all else fails download you tv show with bit torrent.

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