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    DSTV Cancelled

    So I have cancel the DSTV thing, seems I am paying for the last 16 years for the same stuff!!!!

    Waiting for Telkom to upgrade from copper to fibre should happen in the new year hopefully, do you guys have any advice or opinion on the Internet TV thing? Which one to get Firefox, Apple etc. also which device can make use of dish or only ADSL line.

    Any advice will help.

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    Interesting comment - same stuff, what are you referring to as the same stuff?

    What is more annoying to me, is that we pay a subscription, and we still get bombarded with adverts every 5 minutes during prime time, WTF?
    If I am paying for the service, surely there should be no f..g adverts!

    I also waiting to get the fibre line and will free myself from Multisource thieves.

    Unfortunately the Altech node is pricy at this moment in time, and frankly, its again some corporate trying to shed us of our hard earned cash
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    Old Movies showing over and over again, the other programs like Top gear seen it already like a hundred times.

    What about the Roku 3??
    Node is that only for music streaming?

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    I watch netflix through my Apple TV.
    Here is a guide on how to set this up in SA
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    Quote Originally Posted by IanF View Post
    I watch netflix through my Apple TV.
    Here is a guide on how to set this up in SA
    When I click on your link website says page is not available!!

    Could you advice.

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    If you are an IT hobbyist and want to build a cheap rig get a raspberry PI, microserver and projector. Get an XBMC distro for the PI and you'll have an awsome media player.

    Set up a NZB downloader and download your favourite TV series for free, all you need is an uncapped ADSL line.

    To go even further, set up an automated download system with Sick Beard and Couch Potato, it will automatically fetch and download movies for you before DSTV gets them.

    With the projector you'll have a movie like experience minus the TV liscence costs. Spruce that up with nice surround sound system and you're good to go.

    You'll have more media than DSTV can ever provide.

    A quick google search got me this tutorial. and this and this

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    Quote Originally Posted by vanniekerk View Post
    When I click on your link website says page is not available!!

    Could you advice.
    Hi it worked fine for me.
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    Maybe try refresh, I use afrihost and that some times gives that error I refresh and the page loads 95% of the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Basment Dweller View Post
    ..........Set up a NZB downloader and download your favourite TV series for free, all you need is an uncapped ADSL line........
    I feel I should point out that an NZB downloader to stream TV shows and movies is not a legal option, it is a decentralized system very similar to bittorrent and would be broadly be classed as non-legal filesharing. As with bittorrent it's not the protocol or software itself that's illegal so there's nothing to stop you actually installing it, it would be illegal at the point when you use it to stream or acquire copyrighted material.

    As far as I know even netflix (or Hulu for that matter) isn't legal here yet. Officially these services are geo targeted which means they're only available in certain locations where appropriate license aggreements exist and the only way you can get access from SA is via a proxy or VPN which conceals your country of origin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyD View Post
    As far as I know even netflix (or Hulu for that matter) isn't legal here yet.
    Well 'Skype' used to be 'not legal' in this country and nobody bothered anybody about that, so how is this going to be different? they may interrupt a down load every ten or so?
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