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UK TV feedback wanted

Has anybody tried this?

bwilmot
post 18.Jan.2013, 09:27 AM
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Joined: 31.Mar.2010

Just seen a new TV service advertised on twitter coming from the US it uses a set-top box and a subscition to get UK TV channels and includes a PVR http://www.uktveverywhere.com

It looks pretty good despite the really rubbish webpage but does it really work to an acceptable level - has anybody else got one yet?

I am currently using a PC with VPN and then using IPlayer, 4OD etc via the web browser - looking for something a bit less clunky to operate
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byke
post 18.Jan.2013, 10:00 AM
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Location: Europe
Joined: 28.Oct.2008

Personally I wouldn't trust it.
I have tried slingboxes etc in the past, and its been patchy.

Best option is a iPad and an Apple TV, and use the pad (or iPhone) to sling it over (like a remote control)
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Gordy
post 18.Jan.2013, 10:32 AM
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Location: Skåne
Joined: 1.Oct.2005

US$25-$30 a month is a bit stiff! They are probably only reselling filmon streams any way with some sort of a set top box to deliver them.

Filmon would be a cheaper solution.

Have you looked at installing Media Portal or XBMC on your PC to organise all your channels into one interface?

XBMC is easier to set up but isn't so good for live TV but it does have a Filmon plugin, Media portal is better but is a steep learning curve. If you get it set up right you will have a full 7 day programme guide and can do things like recording with "series link" etc.

I haven't got anything organised myself yet but I am looking at building a HTPC with DVB-T and maybe DVB.S (depending on what happens with Astra) cards so that I can have all Swedish and UK TV in one channel line up.
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oddsock
post 18.Jan.2013, 12:53 PM
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Joined: 19.Dec.2008

QUOTE (bwilmot @ 18.Jan.2013, 09:27 AM) *
I am currently using a PC with VPN and then using IPlayer, 4OD etc via the web browser - looking for something a bit less clunky to operate

This really is the best method for picture quality. Sure, you don't get to "channel surf", but that's worth the tradeoff I think.

I know people with slingboxes and the quality is not very good, because it is limited by a bottleneck of the upload speed at the source. And because it takes a digital tv image in as analogue through the scart, and compresses it again. Like doing a photocopy of a photocopy. With iPlayer you get the stream straight from the BBC.
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Mib
post 18.Jan.2013, 01:58 PM
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Joined: 7.Jul.2006

I follow Lord Sugar on Twitter and he has tweeted about this service 2 times from what I've seen. So it seems legitamate in terms of a provider...probably on shakey ground legally transmitting UK TV abroad. However, I subscribe to StrongVPN and connect to BBC iPLayer, 4oD etc and they work very well for me. The quality via iPlayer is normally very good. If you're really into your UK TV, then maybe this service will be what you want.
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Hede
post 18.Jan.2013, 10:15 PM
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Location: United Kingdom
Joined: 29.Nov.2012

I have used FilmOn app on the iphone and iPad , you can watch some of the channels live . but I can watch of download anything on the Iplayer anymore sad.gif
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