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  • #37745
    MartinP
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        • Practcally Cretan
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        Member since: 27th July 2007

        22 MegaByte per second isn’t possible with current technology. I suspect you mean 22 Megabits per second. (22Mb/S).

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        #38171
        internetmalia
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            • BIC Junior Member
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            Member since: 13th November 2011

            Just use http://www.filmon.com/tv/htmlmain/

            no hassle free UKTV

            #38470
            MartinP
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                It’s about data throughput speed. Fibre optic cable carries light so the data throughput speed is limited only by the frequency of the light that is used. However, few people have fibre optics feeding their house or office. Usually it’s terminated and connected to ordinary copper wire pairs. The maximum data throughput for those is limited to around 64 Megabits per second (and the wires would have to be quite short). As the wire length is increased, the data throughput rate decreases. So people at the extremes (around 10km) would probably be lucky to achieve 1 Megabit per second.

                There are web sites that can explain far better than I so have a search if you are interested.

                BTW 1 MegaByte = 8 Megabits.

                #38708
                daveellen
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                    Member since: 25th January 2011

                    Sounds right Martin. So FTTH [fibre to the home] would give about 8 megabits per second and this could be boosted if coax rather than copper is used for the final stretch [i.e. Virgin] ? BTW I remeber being so happy when I got a business ISDN line which gave me 12 bits ps – on a good day!
                    Doesn’t help us in the least now though as OTE won’t run a line to the house and the Vamos exchange is at full capacity anyway :-/

                    #38896
                    sapphyandpeaches
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                        • BIC 2.0 Newbie
                        Member since: 3rd May 2010

                        Hi All,

                        I thought I would give people a straightforward (though not free) solution to this issue. I use (and sometimes help people to set up) a service based in the UK which offers lots of options. It uses your broadband connection. Even OTE’s version of 2mb works adequately, though a faster connection would obviously be better. NO DISH, NO VPN

                        How does it work?

                        Effectively you have a Freeview or SKY box installed and supported for you in the UK and this is what you pay for. The TV signal from this box is then sent to your PC over your normal internet connection. NO VPN. The tariffs start at about GBP 14.99 per month and this gives you all the basic channels BBC1, BBC2, ITV1, Ch4, Ch5, plus lots of other “free to air” channels (news, shopping,etc) For higher subscriptions you can:
                        – receive more channels (eg BBC4, ITV3, More4) for GBP 1.50 each
                        – upgrade to an “all Freeview channels” option
                        – have Freeview+ or SKY+ boxes allowing recording and other SKY packages.
                        – even move to HD [beware broadband speed!]

                        I personally have helped 4 other households in Chania Apokoronas area set up various options as well as using it myself. All have had it for the last 18 months and are happy. No apparent problems with legality.

                        And a month by month “no contract” system.

                        Connect to TV with Monitor-composite video cable, or HDMI on newer PCs

                        Please contact us if you want more info..

                        #39155
                        YoMo2
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                            Member since: 24th March 2011

                            Johns, I called it very cheap because it is very cheap compared to almost all of the other systems suggested. I never said it was the cheapest or the best.

                            As far as I am aware, we’re trying to help people on this forum; it’s not a competition to see who has the best answer.

                            As you imply, the best answer for a particular person will depend on things apart from cost. Some people are interested in ease of use, others want the maximum number of channels, others want the cheapest.

                            I imagine most people will be put off by your hard sell of witopia.

                            Andrew

                            #39255
                            latsida
                            Participant
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                                • Practcally Cretan
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                                and some just watch Greek and Cretan TV, as per "ways to cut spending "on another thread 8-)

                                #39339
                                YoMo2
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                                    How about just selling the TV?  Positive cashflow!!!

                                    Andrew

                                    #39413
                                    ammoudara
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                                        Member since: 2nd August 2010

                                        Unable to post details of the sites due to current "piracy" problems, but……………I have used for the past few years site a/. which gives me downloads for Eastenders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks the day following broadcast. The benefit of this site you can put onto disc or usb ( if your tv has the inputs) and watch them on large screen rather than on monitor. And site b/. where for 15 dollars per month you can download films and current u.k.  tv shows, like Stella, Mrs Brown, Holby, Casualty, Call the Midwife, Law & Order, Whitechapel.  I have also downloaded, following oscar nominations, The Help, The Artist, The Descendants to name a few.
                                        Do some searches, theese sites are easily found. :D

                                        #39478
                                        vespaboy
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                                            Member since: 22nd September 2009

                                            i have a friend running a vpn for 5.99 a month it connects to
                                            http://tvcatchup.com/ with about 30 english channels on it.
                                            I have nt tried it but my friends in Kos say it works great. pm me if you want anymore info.

                                            #39536
                                            vespaboy
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                                                • BIC Old Hand
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                                                Member since: 22nd September 2009

                                                Now ive tried it, it works very well on my rural 2mb ote connection.

                                                #39588
                                                YoMo2
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                                                    Member since: 24th March 2011

                                                    What happened to johns’ posts on this thread? Are we being censored?

                                                    Andrew

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