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UK satellite TV

At long last I splashed out PLN 7000 on a 2m dish.
BBC1 (occasionally 2), the various regions, all the ITVs ...
A blast of normality - should have done it years ago.

Re: UK satellite TV

Most programmes can now be watched through the internet in perfect quality for free. BBC has something called iplayer. Sky have a similar system, which you might have to pay something to use. But not much. If you have a good connection and large computer screen there's little need for sat tv plugged into a traditional tv.

Anyway, what's wrong with Polish tv?

Re: UK satellite TV

Unfortunately, it's not possible to watch programmes broadcast via iplayer if you are outside the UK. We watch mostly downloaded torrents from the internet.

Polish television generally sucks, big time.

Re: UK satellite TV

It is possible to hide your location through using relaying websites in the UK, but somehow I've always felt a bit scared this might open me up to some nasty bugs and, anyway, who wants to watch TV on a computer screen? You really just want to sit in the lounge and turn the telly on, not hide away in some dark corner like a teenage boy with a skin mag!

Re: UK satellite TV

I'm telling you guys, a Slingbox is the way to go. Ask a relative in the UK to plug into a spare tv anywhere in the house and hook it up to a modem and you are in business. All perfectly legal, you can watch things in real time when they are being broadcasted, and the software on your PC in Polska (or anywhere else in the world) allows you to record shows like a DVR would. All considerably less in cost and space than a satellite dish.