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Lapta.tel


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Message Posted:
24/08/2009 17:00

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Could any one please tell me what the best TV package is to get here in North Cyprus that will give me ITV, BBC, Kids channels, Films, Sports etc thank you.



negativenick


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24/08/2009 17:04

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you will need a 4.2 M dish, a UK Sky subscription and a Sky box....



Ours was put in by Metasat, opp HSBC in Girne - Great service and best price by miles....



zerochlor


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24/08/2009 17:24

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www.filmon.com



works wonderful on my computer



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24/08/2009 21:19

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re msg 1 Lapta.tel



You can get BBC/ ITV via a 4.2 m dish as NN says, but THE best engineer on Island - and possibly in the Eastern Med- and a guy that actually imports the dishes direct, is Iceman - he can arrange the box and subscription, too - but if you have a subscription keep it up.



http://www.skycyprus.com



Get quotes from them all and be sure to check their English and how long they've been doing it ;)





YES, you can watch it via a PC but it simply isn't the same ..



Lapta.tel


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Message Posted:
25/08/2009 08:59

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Thank you all for the info but i did not really wany a 4.2 m dish but if thats the only way to get ITV BBC etc then thats it so does anyone know how much it will cost please



negativenick


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25/08/2009 09:50

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mess 5 - depends who you use, circa 2,000 - 2,500





Make sure you keep your subscrition going in the UK as cards over here have to be paid 1 year up front, plus 100 above the actual charge Sky make...



rigsby


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25/08/2009 11:15

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Nick, That was not the case when we used Agip.No 100 annual extra charge!!



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25/08/2009 13:22

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Hi Rigsby



Do you have a WHITE SKY card, yet? If a Dealer has set you up with SKY in the UK - then someone will ask for a fee to replace it AND probably an annual fee.



If you change your payment details ( say a new card) WHO will do this?



canyavuz


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25/08/2009 14:03

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Best thing to do is to get the dish set up, and buy a sky satelite box but dont take up the subscription, as you can receive BBC1,2,3 and all the freeview channels from a sky box without any subscription anyway.



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25/08/2009 14:37

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Dear Canyavuz



re msg 9



A little caveat..



Without a current SKY card or FREESAT card you wont get any Channel Fives or SKY 3



You CAN buy a FREESAT ( non SKY ) receiver and some have recording capability...THE most important feature - if you LIVE in Cyprus.... as you can watch last nights TV the next evening.. reason being:



1/ When one is ready to sit down early in the evening - it's still Kids TV in the afternoon :(



2/ You fall asleep as something starting at 10.30 is 00.30 :(



negativenick


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25/08/2009 15:33

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mess 10 - hows that gorgous missus of your's mmm ?



rigsby


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26/08/2009 12:53

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Mark,The nice people at sky called my mobile and are going to post new cards to me.No charge mate.Ps;I am still in the North,Devon that is!!!!



zerochlor


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26/08/2009 12:57

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message 4



YES, you can watch it via a PC but it simply isn't the same ..



of course its the same .same picture but smaller.also now plug the pc into 50in TV screen



so filmon.com looks wonderful on my TV



fiendishpaul


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26/08/2009 14:20

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Zerochlor

Have tried Filmon.com but with my 1mb connection was only able to watch the channels on the low resolution setting. Not bad but hardly HD quality - can only assume that you have higher download speed ???

Regards

Paul



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Zerochlor..



EVEN with a "high res qual" download you are NEVER going to get SD - let alone HD quality.. why suggest otherwise.. I offer VPNs to get UK TV feeds and I know I'd rather watch via Sat if I can..



re 12 Rigsby



You be "careful".. I think as you mention "cards" you might be using a multiroom subscription..?



re 11 NN



MY wonderful Wifey is just fine, thx... I'm frightened to ask about yours .. (



negativenick


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26/08/2009 19:13

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mess 15 - mmm - she's not as bad as i make her out to be !



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27/08/2009 00:59

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re 16 NN Naw that wasn't what I meant.. glad you found her ;)



rigsby


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27/08/2009 10:19

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Mark,I have cards as wife and myself cant always agree on what to watch,She has control of remote,i just switch my other box on.not multiroom.2 pace boxes.



girne


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27/08/2009 11:43

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we have coldsat we get bbc (eastenders only 1week old etc, ) ıtv (corr,, emerdale etc) disney channel, movies, and many more not too sure of their number but if you awant let me know



basheer



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Message Posted:
27/08/2009 11:51

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will try this out thanks



zerochlor


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27/08/2009 12:08

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hi paul.yes i watch filmon, i got 2mb at home and the same in the office



works perfect for me.but i always watch on slow speed anyway.



for free TV im not complaining!



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