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newscoop


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17/01/2011 21:11

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And does it work?



or is it the same old same old?



Mrwilson



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17/01/2011 21:57

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We had ours upgraded yesterday and its working very well.



magolina


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17/01/2011 22:28

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we only had ours done tonight so will wait and see.



harita


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17/01/2011 22:38

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Mrwilson ..



On the strength of what you have just posted ..



Would you re-new your contract if due now ..



newscoop


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17/01/2011 22:40

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That is the $64,000 question



Would you?



harita


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17/01/2011 22:42

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I'm asking Mrwilson .. He says it's working very well ..



newscoop


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17/01/2011 23:34

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I was asking Mr Wilson as well!



newscoop


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18/01/2011 00:29

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Also was the upgrade done at the house or in the office



If the latter did they come and realign the dish as they said they needed to?



Jovial_John


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18/01/2011 09:00

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I had mine done on Friday. The work was done in situ and involved relocating 1 of the dishes (because my water tank obstructed the new 'line of sight') and loading new software into the box - it took about 30 minutes.

I watched little over the weekend but quite a lot yesterday (rained in) and it is near perfect. Just a few times there was a break for 1 or 2 seconds but I got that on free-to-air channels aswell so I think it is not the 'scrambling'. Also there are some new channels but OSN is not back yet. They say that they have cracked OSN but it is not yet stable enough to release. When (if) they do it will not require any upgrade - it will just appear. Personally I don't miss OSN but if it is important to you then maybe you will want to wait.

If it stays like this for the next 3 months I will not hesitate to renew. It is as good now as when I first bought 5 years ago but with a lot more channels.

But remember I am Uran - not Dopi - and I don't know if they use the same technicia



gallowgate


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18/01/2011 10:48

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What extra channels are on? Also can you get the football ?



mmmmmm



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18/01/2011 11:06

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Dear JJ



re msg 9



NO WAY should you get break-up/ freezing on Nilesat or Hotbird FTA ( Free to air) channels - If it was raining - you should have bigger dishes or they aren't tuned to optimum - Dopi don't fit big enough antennas for when it rains- may be that is the case with Uran.



As for your continued ability to receive scrambled channels - as I've already said.. you are VERY likely get the same freezing back and channels will begin to disappear.



Did Uran give you your money back for the MONTHS you got b'all ?



gallowgate


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18/01/2011 11:20

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Hi 6ms can I write to you off board re an alternative?



Jovial_John


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18/01/2011 11:32

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Gallowgate:

Sorry, I don't watch football so I don't know. The new channels include AXN and at least 6 BBC channels - I am told there are more sports channels but I wouldn't notice which.



mmmmm:

Yes it rained all day on Monday, often heavily - which is why I watched so much TV. The break ups were momentary (1 or 2 seconds) and were on Turksat also. They were barely an interruption - I only mention them to give honest information to others. With so little rain here it is no big deal for me.

I haven't had months with bugger all - I had 2 months of sometimes long periods of scrambling. I was given an extra month for this.



Basically I don't watch that much TV nor am I devoted to any particular channel. On Uran/Dopi there is such a huge range I would have to lose a lot before it would cause me concern. I know people have rushed to change to Washerman's OSN offering but they then lose HBO, Nova, Star etc. which remains plenty for me and for only 125 pa. And maybe soon OSN again.



Jovial_John


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mmmmmmm

While I am on the subject of pirate tv let me add a few more thoughts.

Whilst I recognise your personal concerns about piracy and I agree that what is happening here is immoral, in the context of TRNC I cannot be persuaded it is illegal because it is not against TRNC law. Nor can I agree that I am effectively stealing from OSN (or rather was). I cannot legitimately buy OSN's service here so there is no way I can pay them - therefore I do not see that I am depriving them of income.

What we users of pirate services do is no more or less than those who buy CDs here - there is no way to buy a legitimate CD so in my mind those who buy pirate copies are not at fault.

The real solution to all your concerns is to lobby hard for TRNC to be recognised and to join the world community - then I am sure they will introduce the necessary legislation and piracy will become illegal. While the world treats TRNC as a pariah they should not expect TRNC to conform to world ethics.



Jaybee


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Message Posted:
18/01/2011 13:46

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Well said JJ I agree totally



mmmmmm



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Message Posted:
18/01/2011 14:05

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re msg 12



Sure..anybody can.. pleased to help



re msg 13/14



1/ It rains HARD in CY - and why be stuck in and put up with ANY break up? THAT's why I recommend a 1m dish for Hotbird / Nilesat - I simply can't understand why anyone would cut corners - any Sat co fitting smaller dishes isn't thinking of their clients



2/ Pirate TV - it doesn't matter WHAT any 'laws' in 'TRNC' might be.. Piracy is THEFT - full stop... If the Sat TV cos know someone is broadcasting their decryption codes via a satellite they WILL seek legal steps to close the broadcast .. Even moving from from 'bird' ( satellite) to another only delays the inevitable..



Stating "I can't get it legally - therefore it doesn't matter" isn't fooling anyone .. it matters to the broadcaster that someone is charging for THEIR content and they ain't getting the 'wonga'.. They WILL do something about it.



If you WANT to pay for a 'service' and KNOW it can and will have 'issues' due to it's dodgy status .. fine.. !



gallowgate


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18/01/2011 14:46

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Hi Mark



Have written to you off board.



Thanks



Jovial_John


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18/01/2011 17:16

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You are right - piracy is a type of theft. I use the word 'type' because it is always covered by separate legislation. But in TRNC it is not illegal, only immoral - so you are wrong to say 'illegal'. Legality is defined by the laws of the state.

On the rest we probably agree. I accept I am immoral in using a pirate company. I also accept that I will have problems with any pirate company. But I accept it - I make my choice and I pay my money fully aware of all the facts.

Given that I don't want the eyesore of a 4.5 metre dish then the only option here is Digiturk which has limited choice and, from what I have read on these pages, is not exactly problem free either. If ever I switch to another company I will incur further capital cost and I choose to defer that date as long as possible. And in the end, if Dopi/Uran is shut down or becomes unwatchable tomorrow, I will still believe I have had my money's worth over the years.

So I am sorry - but while I can I will stay with Uran.



mmmmmm



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Message Posted:
18/01/2011 17:35

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Hi JJ



We will have to disagree as to legalities - but what IS relevant is whether the legit Sat TV cos will 'allow' their decryption codes to be broadcast via satellites that ARE covered by piracy laws.



You aren't 'correct' re the 4.x metre dish - a well installed 1.8m dish would replace 3 x dishes needed for Uran / Dopi and ensure the ability to receive channels



1/ HD



2/ to be able to record / pause playback



You wouldn't get BBC1-4 or five live/ sports extra - but LOTS of sports fans can get BBC content via the red button on BBC News 24 and they get ITV.



There's also the DigiTurk / Nova Cyprus ( without the blips) and QUITE easy to pay for in Cyprus and the DIY / or expensive 'local' options for OSN / Abu Dhabi TV options with small dishes....



Don't be 'sorry' - not everyone is as tolerant as you - most folk want to sit down and KNOW they'll get what they paid for..



Jovial_John


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18/01/2011 18:05

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Sorry - I didn't make myself clear. Mention of the 4.5 matre dish referred to the Sky system that you recommend.



mmmmmm



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18/01/2011 18:18

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Hi JJ



I don't recommend anything - in particular.. MOST UK/ IRL folk want UK/ IRL progs.. but if they can't have / don't want a 4.2m dish, this have the 1.8m option or island based options of Digiturk / Nova or Arab based services.



Folks can also view UK content via the net or using a slingbox



I'm certainly NOT recommending going the 'pirate' route - as I know the sat TV cos are co-operating / exchanging data - to make the cost of piracy for those who try to SELL (something they don't pay for ) to punters greater - thus removing the 'players' from the market ..



sunrise


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Message Posted:
19/01/2011 12:27

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Is BBC Entertainment working on the Dopi system ok?



harita


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19/01/2011 13:00

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More than enough posters have slagged off Dopi & not re-newed their contract ..



From people who have upgraded how is it working ?



Thanks



LesCollines


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Message Posted:
19/01/2011 16:44

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Had the upgrade 2 days ago. A good choice of channels including BBC Entertainment... but still prolonged scrambling even on the replaced channels. We are not optimistic!



clairegordon


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Message Posted:
19/01/2011 17:01

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Friend has had the upgrade but it seems as if they are now giving polesat as the english bbc entertainment and lifestyle are still in English but with polish adverts etc, still a lot of break ups but only for a second or two at a time, watchable and will do till renewal but then no way so they say



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