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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Quite easy...set decoder to astra and tune accordingly
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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    The thread interests me, as does the technology. I just didn't want anyone thinking I wanted to know where to find these sites. However, if cricket and swimming is available, I might take a look. Sorry if I upset you?
    Nah...not upset...just amazed at the amount of times people (not necessarily you) join threads about football, just to say they don't like it!

    Anyway....the same DOES apply for Cricket...which is especially useful for the Ashes downunder, and England on the sub-continent!

    I'll never pay Sky!

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    Now I just need a way to get the Polish and Russian speedway leagues and their ice-based brethren on my screen.

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    My father owns a pub....SKY used to cost just over 1000 a month! Until we found otherways around it.....so daft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    Sky in pubs is something like 5/6k a year. I'm not surprised that people use the other ways around it!
    Sky have finally woken up to the fact they were ripping people off as they have heavily discounted the price from 600+ to ~290 per month

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevbaz View Post
    Wiziwig.tv | Free Live Sports Streams on your PC. Watch Live Football, MLB, NBA, NHL, NFL and more... is what i use, i have sopcast installed as the streames are normally better. must point out though that i pay for both sky sports and espn, its the the games that dont make tv that i end up streaming
    That's what I use. My advice is to be careful of where you install sopcast from. Many of these streams ask you to download the plug in only for it to fill your pc full of adverts!

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    The problem now is that as the court ruled that graphics etc are copyright of the Premier League, they will probably increase the amount of these that are applied to the feeds to other countries, so people watching over here will be done for copyright infringement.

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    I'd just like to say this pub is a local for me and this has been one of the funniest stories of recent times! PL have shot themselves in the foot but making this so high profile!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    On a slightly different note. How easy is it to get German TV in the UK via satellite?
    Have a look at the VisioSat Bisat G3A.

    I have one of these setup.

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    lol, a pub I have been in recently had actual electrical tape on its screens to "remove" the copyrighted logos off the screens of what they were playing which I found funny. I am glad this case went ahead and the result was in favour of the little guy on this one, its been a horrible monopoly for years with no competitive pricing at all (cable prices usually echo that of satellite) copied with even more ridiculous rules, such as no matches at 2:30 on a Saturday. About time we got to grips with these monopolistic practices.

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    I'm no football fan, but I've noticed a little icon on the bottom-right of the screen which looks a bit like a pint glass. Sometimes it's full, sometimes empty. What is it for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnixx View Post
    I'm no football fan, but I've noticed a little icon on the bottom-right of the screen which looks a bit like a pint glass. Sometimes it's full, sometimes empty. What is it for?
    It's to indicate that the pub is paying the pub rate for sports. Sky broadcast a different stream (With different adverts + the pint glass) for pubs. It means that they can tell if someone is accessing a dodgy stream or paying the home users rate just by having an inspector walk in the bar.

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    Quite easy...set decoder to astra and tune accordingly
    can you use a sky box to do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnixx View Post
    I'm no football fan, but I've noticed a little icon on the bottom-right of the screen which looks a bit like a pint glass. Sometimes it's full, sometimes empty. What is it for?
    remind you to get another drink!

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutech4schools View Post
    can you use a sky box to do this?
    You cannot use a Sky box to pick up foreign channels. Sky and Freesat boxes will only work with Astra 2 28.2.

    Satellite boxes which support foreign channels will usually support DiSEqC.

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