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Old Jan 11th 2016, 4:11 pm
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it says that is unlimited allowence Fred, there is a charge to buy the modem then 60 a month for a 12 month contract, they do an iptv system themselves but i was thinking of getting the mo0dem and getting one of the boxes tebo53 has , as you seem to get a lot more channels. do i need 4g for tv streaming?
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Old Jan 11th 2016, 4:40 pm
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You would only need 4G if you were trying to stream UHD video. That's unlikely unless you are using Netflix or Amazon. Most TV streams accept much lower speeds, typically as low as 3mb/s. Some higher quality streams such as BBC iPlayer need nearer 5mb/s. If you don't have 4G coverage it should default to 3G which would still be fine.
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Old Jan 11th 2016, 5:02 pm
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Can i give an up for nordvpn? I have been using them in the caribbean for all services for a while, no issues. Cost me 30 us a year. Theres a lot of hype and misdirection in reviews of vpn services, i used pc advisor to get the best 3 then tried them out.
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I use a samsung smart tv fed by ipad or mac for live streaming globally. My broadband is only 12mb but is very stable. 1080p is fine, 4k isnt, but then i never use 4k except for downloaded material.
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Old Jan 11th 2016, 5:43 pm
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ive just got the appt in torreblanca ,fuengirola so not sure if 4g coverage fred. im not over until march so ill find out then. no point paying for 4 g if i can only get 3g, basically just want it for surfing the net and watching uk tv
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Old Jan 15th 2016, 7:28 pm
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Hi Guys,

If I bring my Samsung smart tv, Sky set top and card to the Costa del Sol area from the UK is it just a case of plugging in the equipment to the mains and the satellite outlet and I am back in business?

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Old Jan 15th 2016, 7:49 pm
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Hi Guys,

If I bring my Samsung smart tv, Sky set top and card to the Costa del Sol area from the UK is it just a case of plugging in the equipment to the mains and the satellite outlet and I am back in business?

Cheers, Bo.
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Old Jan 15th 2016, 8:46 pm
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If I bring my Samsung smart tv, Sky set top and card to the Costa del Sol area from the UK is it just a case of plugging in the equipment to the mains and the satellite outlet and I am back in business?

Cheers, Bo.
Sadly, no you are not back in business, certainly as far as Sky is concerned. Many of the Sky channels are no longer capable of being received in Southern Spain now,and importantly that includes all the main UK TV channels such as BBC, ITV, C4 etc. The main Sky channels are still OK on a 1.3m dish.

You should be able to access the UK catchup services on your Samsung Smart TV but you will need a decent Internet connection and either a VPN or SmartDNS to avoid the geo-blocking that will otherwise prevent you accessing the UK services. BBC and ITV live channels are also available from your TV.
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Old Jan 16th 2016, 7:27 am
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I would have phrased it slightly differently:
Most of the Sky PAY channels ARE available in CdS (with a 1.2/1.4m dish)It is the non Sky main UK channel like BBC ITV C4 and Five that are not available via a Sky digibox in CdS without a very (very) large dish.
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Old Jan 16th 2016, 7:41 am
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Hi Guys,

If I bring my Samsung smart tv, Sky set top and card to the Costa del Sol area from the UK is it just a case of plugging in the equipment to the mains and the satellite outlet and I am back in business?

Cheers, Bo.
If you get WiFi then you can connect to that via your Smart TV, add 'FilmonTV' to your favourites and then you will have access to all the 'normal' free view channels, all BBC, ITV, Channel 4 & 5, More 4 etc. without the need to purchase/subscribe to set top boxes.
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Old Jan 16th 2016, 10:42 am
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There is absolutely NO NEED to use the (relatively) poor quality of filmon if you have a UK smart tv (and VPN or DNS). Simply watch the main channels through the apps (iplayer etc) that are available on your smart tv.

I only use filmon for viewing on my lappy when no VPN or DNS available.
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The only thing I would watch Filmon on is a phone! It's about the only way to get decent picture quality!

As FF said, the Apps on the Smart TV are brilliant.
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Old Jan 16th 2016, 11:17 am
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Film on direct without paying for the so called HD is not the best. However if watched via kodi on either tablet , computer or android box via one of the many links it is pretty good.
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Old Jan 16th 2016, 11:22 am
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Film on direct without paying for the so called HD is not the best. However if watched via kodi on either tablet , computer or android box via one of the many links it is pretty good.
I agree. The picture quality I get through my android TV box is very acceptable.

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Old Jan 16th 2016, 1:49 pm
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I have no reason to disagree with any of the above comments as I have no experience of watching through the means talked about. However, the quality of the picture/sound that I am receiving through Filmon via fibre optic WiFi is perfectly acceptable and very reasonable quality. The only distortion I can see is when watching football but all other programmes are okay.
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