Satellite TV on Laptop via internet

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 18, 2009 at 10:05
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Hi all. I came across this and am wondering if this is something I could do while travelling.Satellite TV via Internet I will have Telstra Next G hubb so as long as we stay in phone range I can use it. It costs around $35 once off fee then free too watch.
Anyone else looked at this?

Cheers jack
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Reply By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Saturday, Apr 18, 2009 at 11:00

Saturday, Apr 18, 2009 at 11:00
Hi Jack,
I have seen this site before, but never used it. It sounds good... BUT... access to the site might be a one off fee, but your internet access isn't.... And what about the amount of download required to watch these TV shows or movies???? I don't think it would take too long to use up your Next G quota? For what it's worth, Thats my thoughts anyway.... (:
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Reply By: Lex M (Brisbane) - Saturday, Apr 18, 2009 at 11:05

Saturday, Apr 18, 2009 at 11:05
Have you considered the data download cost?
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Reply By: Member - Bushpig - Saturday, Apr 18, 2009 at 11:18

Saturday, Apr 18, 2009 at 11:18
Thanks guys. I had forgotten about the downloads. Hmmm There is always a catch eh?

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Reply By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Saturday, Apr 18, 2009 at 11:41

Saturday, Apr 18, 2009 at 11:41
Whynot just get the Sat' dish , the whole setup costs about $470 at Johnny's Electronics in Katherine.

prices from elsewhere

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Follow Up By: Member - Fred G NSW - Saturday, Apr 18, 2009 at 14:45

Saturday, Apr 18, 2009 at 14:45
I'm going to the caravan, camping and 4wd show in Sydney this week, to specifically look at Sat TV setups. Seem cheap enough at around $500 these days, just wonder about the longevity of the service though.

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Reply By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Saturday, Apr 18, 2009 at 11:44

Saturday, Apr 18, 2009 at 11:44
Does anyone use this service?

To me, it sounds dodgey and a possible scam, as after paying the money you receive a weblink to it. Just what does that mean?

$35 once off sounds too cheap for this service, as there would be no stopping me using now at home.

What are the catches?

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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Saturday, Apr 18, 2009 at 12:04

Saturday, Apr 18, 2009 at 12:04
As a followup, it may well be just a big scam. Google provides the answer in most cases, with many sites all saying the same thing, with none really feeling safe.

An interesting posting on this website which hosts many of the free content the scams point you to:

http://www.worldtvpc.com/blog/free-satellite-tv-pc-is-a-scam/

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Follow Up By: stevesub - Saturday, Apr 18, 2009 at 12:25

Saturday, Apr 18, 2009 at 12:25
You can pay by PayPal so it may not be a scam.

However I am very suspicious as there are copyright issues. You cannot see genuine TV stations in the US or NZ and if you are in NZ, you cannot see OZ stations all due to copyright.

Also as suggested, you will stuff your NextG download quota fairly rapidly as a normal 30min program is a minimum of 90MB and as much as 500MB depending what program yo are downloading

For free, you can look at older programs on the ABC, 10 and 9 with maybe also 7 delving into their web sites and finding the "catch-up" or "video" section.

http://video.ninemsn.com.au/catchuptv/

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/video/downloads.htm#?vid=video1

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/iview/

http://ten.com.au/video.htm

Happy viewing

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