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Watching satalite TV on PC

Postby sue1303 » Sun, 19 Nov 2006 7:10 am

Hi,

Been looking into a way to try to get UK TV shows, have come across lots of sites offering "1000's" of satalite channels to watch on your pc with a one off payment and no monthly fee......This makes me suspicious, I'm thinking you pay for software then all the "1000's " of channels are just tripe!

Has anyone downloaded these, does it work well and what kind of channels do you receive?

Or is there another way?

Cheers

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Re: Watching satalite TV on PC

Postby ksl » Sun, 19 Nov 2006 8:23 am

sue1303 wrote:Hi,

Been looking into a way to try to get UK TV shows, have come across lots of sites offering "1000's" of satalite channels to watch on your pc with a one off payment and no monthly fee......This makes me suspicious, I'm thinking you pay for software then all the "1000's " of channels are just tripe!

Has anyone downloaded these, does it work well and what kind of channels do you receive?

Or is there another way?

Cheers


You will need a TV card in your computer! can you paste a link so we can evaluate it.

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Postby sue1303 » Sun, 19 Nov 2006 5:30 pm

http://www.goggleboxglobal.com


This is just one I came across but there are so many sites

http://www.thetelly.net/home.cfm?CFID=7 ... N=18909597

Thought I'd register with this one (free) and see what info I get in December?

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Postby ksl » Mon, 20 Nov 2006 5:55 am

sue1303 wrote:http://www.goggleboxglobal.com


This is just one I came across but there are so many sites

http://www.thetelly.net/home.cfm?CFID=7 ... N=18909597

Thought I'd register with this one (free) and see what info I get in December?


Yeah to be honest I think it may be channels that are streamed to the PC, although I don't believe PC's can play it without problems yet, because of bandwidth, Not really much different to downloading DVD's to watch a film, although I don't believe it is quite perfected yet.

You may have a 1 MB adsl line although the weakest link, will be the internet infrastructure i guess.
Some forums call it a scam, I would probably wait a while for some positive feed back online. The googlebox software is also available at www.tucows.com for 14$ although there are no reviews listed yet.

But it's a little like windows media player, and the feed is distributed through the net, I gues it will work, although quality may be pretty poor just now, not worth buying until you get plenty of feed back, a few feed back is so unreliable, because the founders, will have all their mates and friends, writing good feed back. I would wait.

Just looked at the other link, don't bother signing up, just read the FAQ here, My first impression is the poor descriptive language used and second, the speeds and where they say they are dependant on the internet to consumer connection. Which means in my book, the infrastucture of the internet cannot cope yet, for TV streamlining, there are far to many problems, that is also why Skype and Messenger live still have problems.

The technology is available but it needs everyone on the infrastructure delivery system of the internet to upgrade, and that takes years. The other drawback, it's only for UK residents in UK, so it's a scam!! OK I am being sarcastic, cowboys at work, rogue traders.

http://www.thetelly.net/faq.cfm?cat_id=21

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Postby bigfilsing » Tue, 21 Nov 2006 5:37 pm

There's lots of ways around this kinda thing but as stated above but the internet connection here and the net structure will be the let down. There's various ways of buffering the feed to minimise impact of minor net clog ups but on the whole the bandwidth just aint there to transmit decent quality TV.
Your better off with torrents of TV shows. Not only a great choice but also older shows and programs too.
Bit tricky to start with but once you get your head around it, its easy and theres loads of TV shows both old and new out there.
Loads of films too but i stay away from them as it's blatant piracy whereas TV shows are slightly less touchy.

Good luck

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 22 Nov 2006 1:10 pm

This is how the local ISP's are shafting everybody. All those high bandwidth subscriptions are great only for sites located here in Singapore and connected to the local backbone. (commonly referred to as "the last mile").

If you normally do not access local sites but overseas sites then you are subject to the bandwidth available between the sending server and yourself. If the sending server is on a low bandwidth, there is no way that you can received the info faster that the sender pumps it out. I get no more speed downloading from US sites using Pacnet 1500 than I did when using Pacnet 512. Upload speeds are a different story though. But again, the receiver cannot get them any faster that the slowest link between you and them.

Even streaming video you are still hampered by the slowest link between you and the server doing the sending.

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Postby bigfilsing » Wed, 22 Nov 2006 2:44 pm

Glad to see somebody talkin sense there SundayMS. The so called high speed connections are a rip. Especially via cable where you're also dependant on traffic on your node ( HDB/Condo) and with half the world on skype and similar it aint getting any better.

Fast uploads make a difference for online gaming and thats about it really. Of course if you are doing any file sharing the upload will be benificial to leechers of your files but you wont benifit any.

Dunno about the FAT green tube ( the latest scam) ads from a certain Service provider but i reckon it will need bypass surgery reall soon :D


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