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Old Dec 6th 2010, 8:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Gremmie View Post
You do know they have TV here ?????
Well, if what I saw on my scoping visit to BC in August was anything to go by, I've decided to not bother with the cable TV package and just get the 50Mb internet connection instead! With that bandwidth, I can pretty much whatever I want!

To be honest, I don't really watch TV in the UK but I do download quite a lot of the stuff I like; CSI, Modern Family, Fringe etc so a decent 'net connection will be more use and I won't have to endure 20mins of adverts every hour.
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Well, if what I saw on my scoping visit to BC in August was anything to go by, I've decided to not bother with the cable TV package and just get the 50Mb internet connection instead! With that bandwidth, I can pretty much whatever I want!

To be honest, I don't really watch TV in the UK but I do download quite a lot of the stuff I like; CSI, Modern Family, Fringe etc so a decent 'net connection will be more use and I won't have to endure 20mins of adverts every hour.
I have just 3 letters to say to you PVR the best thing since the invention of the wheel
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You do know they have TV here ?????
Now THAT is the funniest thing I have read all week
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You do know they have TV here ?????
In the same sense that they have cheese, comedy & fashion...
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I have just 3 letters to say to you PVR the best thing since the invention of the wheel
Usenet. The global PVR!
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daughter threw glass of water over it and that was that.
Wow, she really didnt like it.
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Does a slingbox work in Canada ?

Thanks in advance.
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Usenet. The global PVR!
...and no commercials to zap.
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Does a slingbox work in Canada ?

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hmm - dont think so - but search the threads - it has been discussed before.
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Old Dec 7th 2010, 8:18 pm
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Wow, she really didnt like it.
It was an accident at the time, she was mortified, but thats kids for you!
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hmm - dont think so - but search the threads - it has been discussed before.
They sold them at Costco about a year ago or so.....they were only at my local Costco for a few weeks....not sure if they sold well or would work here or not.

I agree that the PVR is one of the greatest inventions to skip over adverts and record shows when you're not around.
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Default Re: Expat Shield for watching iplayer etc

Well thanks OP I didn't know about expat shield, just been watching i player. I wonder if it will get blocked at any time?
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Old Dec 8th 2010, 1:56 am
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Originally Posted by stuham33 View Post
Well thanks OP I didn't know about expat shield, just been watching i player. I wonder if it will get blocked at any time?
You are welcome, it chucks a load of banner ads at me which get on my wick, apart from that it is great.
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Old Dec 8th 2010, 4:54 pm
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Should be no problem with slingbox, you can buy them in most main electical chains.
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Old Dec 9th 2010, 4:35 pm
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You are welcome, it chucks a load of banner ads at me which get on my wick, apart from that it is great.
I tried expat shield for a week or 2 but have now reverted back to My private network.
2 reasons: One, the ads were a pain, and two, I couldn't purchase downloads of MP 3's from Amazon UK. When i signed back up to MY VPN, the Amazon site let me purchase the MP3 downloads ( it was a greatest hits xmas album that i only found on Amazon UK).
Just thought I would let you know about my experience.
PS, I did get to watch the I player on bbc and ITV with no problems using expat shield though.......
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