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Post: #1   PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:28 pm Reply with quote
lewis
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Hi
What is the best way to receive english tv channels in my apartment
Need to view on tv not computer
Rough idea of what is involved and the cost to install
Not savvy myself with tech
The complex can get a wifi signal although I don't have a router etc in the apartment
Paralmni area
Thanks
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Post: #2   PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:10 pm Reply with quote
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You will need some type of computer of some sort (e.g. laptop. Raspberry Pi, Android tablet/box) to connect to the TV to watch programmes.

You will also need a method of obtaining a signal for the computer to receive programmes.

Is the wi-fi signal received in the complex encoded, or is it available to all residents who are given a password?

Will it give you a sufficient bandwidth to watch TV?

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Post: #3   PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:27 pm Reply with quote
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Kwacka wrote:
You will need some type of computer of some sort (e.g. laptop. Raspberry Pi, Android tablet/box) to connect to the TV to watch programmes.

You will also need a method of obtaining a signal for the computer to receive programmes.

Is the wi-fi signal received in the complex encoded, or is it available to all residents who are given a password?

Will it give you a sufficient bandwidth to watch TV?


Wi-fi is available with a password don't have a laptop ect would I need to buy some kind of box or router to receive channels
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Post: #4   PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:38 pm Reply with quote
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OK, i have a cytanet connection, that gives me the internet connection i required (i do not have the phone link to save money)it is 3 meg.
so i watch filmon. you can record 1 hour, bot i subscribe which gives me 10 extra hours recording, which i watch the following day, and continue to record
a further 10 hours, just as good as iplayer,....if anyone can give me info on iplayer or tv catchup for free, it would be gratefully appreciated.
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Post: #5   PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:18 am Reply with quote
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You'll need a VPN, which is a program that cons the BBC into thinking that your connection originates in the UK instead of Cyprus

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Post: #6   PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:28 am Reply with quote
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For a vpn try hola which is free and works very well for me in the UK.

The beauty of it is it can be limited to say just chrome and not the whole computer. Excellent in the UK because bbc and itv iplayers won't let you use them.
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Post: #7   PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:01 pm Reply with quote
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VPN's slow down TV streaming considerably. If you have your own router a geo-unlocator is better and cheaper as that does not slow TV streaming.

Sharing a communal wi-fi signal may be very problematic depending on bandwidth and other users.

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