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Uk Freeview

Post by raywinston » Wed, 08 Jan 2014 9:19 pm

Hi to all.New to forum.Is there any way of getting uk freeview.Lost without the SOAPS!
Any help appreciated.Thanks

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Post by Steve1960 » Thu, 09 Jan 2014 8:17 am

I have a box from a company which I think is called 'UK TV Anywhere' I will check that for sure when I get home tonight.

It was easy to set up, works wired or wireless and has HDMI or AV outputs. Honestly although they use it as a seller don't bother with HDMI the picture quality is not good enough to need it.

However, the picture is easily good enough to watch and enjoy and the service is very good. So far (4 months) it has not hung, dropped frames and there have been no blackouts. Its a little slow working through the menu's but I can live with that.

Subscription of course. Costs me 35 USD a month for everything but they have cheaper packages.

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Post by JR8 » Sun, 12 Jan 2014 7:41 pm

Connect via a UK 'proxy ip' (discussed here previously), and you can log in to the UK TV online players (BBC, ITV etc) free. Quality varies, most want to run scrolling banner-ads etc.

Then alternatively you can subscribe to services that give you a dedicated (as such) ip to the UK. Costs maybe £60pa. Never needed it myself, as I don't watch much UK TV, and little or nothing beyond what a free proxy will provide me.

Do a forum search, it's been asked before...

p.s. Hey, then maybe give us an update here on what you found? That would be very useful for other people.

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Post by zzm9980 » Sun, 12 Jan 2014 7:55 pm

You can find VPNs for $3 USD a month or less. Don't pay anymore than $5, or you're getting ripped off. Especially for those that want like $10-15 a month like Strong. There's also Unotelly, which is a DNS and web cache solution that accomplishes the same thing, but only for popular streaming sites. I'd personally go with the VPN as it has a lot more utility.

Alternatively, if you have MyRepublic or ViewQuest fiber internet, you'll be able to stream it directly.

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Post by durain » Mon, 13 Jan 2014 7:05 pm

here's your other options...

1. buy a slingmedia/slingbox in the UK and ask someone to "host" it for you. they just need to plug the tv aerial and ethernet into their broadband router. you can watch all freeview channels.

2. run your own proxy software in the UK. again, you will need someone in the UK to "host" it for you and connect it to the broadband router. a proxy basically will provide you with a UK IP address in singapore. proxy is what i am running. it is running on a old ibm thinkpad laptop and i installed remote control software to manage it. i can get all the UK online tv channels.

3. i got one more proxy license up for grab and will last until probably mid feb. so if anyone want to trial it out, let me know. you only need to config your firefox browser (because it support SOCKS) to point to my proxy to get a UK IP address.

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