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  Reply # 1102432 5-Aug-2014 10:54
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We had mysky then moved to igloo, signed up for the 12 month deal but we've found that we don't use it we simply use the tivo because of the recording functions - the igloo box is so slow it's almost unusable.

We've found better value by getting netflix and a roku stick



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  Reply # 1102521 5-Aug-2014 12:05
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If anyone can tell me how I can get the BBC News on my TV (not Laptop, Tablet) without Sky or Igloo, I would be very happy.





PC: HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10 Pro), Intel NUC7I5BNH (Windows 10 Home), Macbook Air (Mid 2013)
Net: Draytek Vigor 130 Modem (VDSL) in bridge mode to Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3, 2 x Grandstream GWN7610
Storage: Synology DS216play NAS, 2 x 6TB
Media: HDHomeRun Connect, 4 x Amazon FireTV, TiVo, Echo, Dot, Spot, Broadlink RM Pro+
TV: 2 x Samsung H6400 55" LED TV, Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder (Rubbish!)
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  Reply # 1102547 5-Aug-2014 12:30
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KiwiNZ: The channel pack (11 channels) are SD, TV One, Two and 3 are HD.  Now this maybe placebo effect but the SD channel pack channels do seem to be better on our TV than they were with Sky. Channels like Sommett, APNA etc are still terrible quality as they are on any device.


Wouldn't surprise me as the Sky SD channels on the satellite are compressed to oblivion so the igloo channels being on UHF probably not so much.




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  Reply # 1102559 5-Aug-2014 12:48
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alisam: If anyone can tell me how I can get the BBC News on my TV (not Laptop, Tablet) without Sky or Igloo, I would be very happy.


1. Buy WDTV live box ($140ish, although I recently got two at the Good Guys closing for $84 each)
2. If you're not on Slingshot, sign up to Unotelly
3. Enjoy watching BBC iplayer



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  Reply # 1102604 5-Aug-2014 13:24
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shk292:
alisam: If anyone can tell me how I can get the BBC News on my TV (not Laptop, Tablet) without Sky or Igloo, I would be very happy.


1. Buy WDTV live box ($140ish, although I recently got two at the Good Guys closing for $84 each)
2. If you're not on Slingshot, sign up to Unotelly
3. Enjoy watching BBC iplayer


I'm with Unotelly, so will look into it tonight.




PC: HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10 Pro), Intel NUC7I5BNH (Windows 10 Home), Macbook Air (Mid 2013)
Net: Draytek Vigor 130 Modem (VDSL) in bridge mode to Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3, 2 x Grandstream GWN7610
Storage: Synology DS216play NAS, 2 x 6TB
Media: HDHomeRun Connect, 4 x Amazon FireTV, TiVo, Echo, Dot, Spot, Broadlink RM Pro+
TV: 2 x Samsung H6400 55" LED TV, Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder (Rubbish!)
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Huawei P10 Lite
Wearable: Gear S3 Frontier




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  Reply # 1102914 5-Aug-2014 21:23
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alisam:
shk292:
alisam: If anyone can tell me how I can get the BBC News on my TV (not Laptop, Tablet) without Sky or Igloo, I would be very happy.


1. Buy WDTV live box ($140ish, although I recently got two at the Good Guys closing for $84 each)
2. If you're not on Slingshot, sign up to Unotelly
3. Enjoy watching BBC iplayer


I'm with Unotelly, so will look into it tonight.


Can you actually stream the BBC News on the BBC iplayer?




PC: HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10 Pro), Intel NUC7I5BNH (Windows 10 Home), Macbook Air (Mid 2013)
Net: Draytek Vigor 130 Modem (VDSL) in bridge mode to Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3, 2 x Grandstream GWN7610
Storage: Synology DS216play NAS, 2 x 6TB
Media: HDHomeRun Connect, 4 x Amazon FireTV, TiVo, Echo, Dot, Spot, Broadlink RM Pro+
TV: 2 x Samsung H6400 55" LED TV, Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder (Rubbish!)
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Huawei P10 Lite
Wearable: Gear S3 Frontier


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  Reply # 1102942 5-Aug-2014 21:53
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alisam:
alisam:
shk292:
alisam: If anyone can tell me how I can get the BBC News on my TV (not Laptop, Tablet) without Sky or Igloo, I would be very happy.


1. Buy WDTV live box ($140ish, although I recently got two at the Good Guys closing for $84 each)
2. If you're not on Slingshot, sign up to Unotelly
3. Enjoy watching BBC iplayer


I'm with Unotelly, so will look into it tonight.


Can you actually stream the BBC News on the BBC iplayer?

Yes, just tried it.  All of yesterday's programmes available



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  Reply # 1103018 6-Aug-2014 06:22
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shk292:
alisam:
alisam:
shk292:
alisam: If anyone can tell me how I can get the BBC News on my TV (not Laptop, Tablet) without Sky or Igloo, I would be very happy.


1. Buy WDTV live box ($140ish, although I recently got two at the Good Guys closing for $84 each)
2. If you're not on Slingshot, sign up to Unotelly
3. Enjoy watching BBC iplayer


I'm with Unotelly, so will look into it tonight.


Can you actually stream the BBC News on the BBC iplayer?

Yes, just tried it.  All of yesterday's programmes available

Overnight I realised I had left out a key word and I should have written '... stream the BBC News live on the BBC iplayer?'. Sorry.
I guess the answer will be no.
I have checked out livestation.com but you can't get an app for a TV
Also checked out the nowhereman.com (private channel for the Roku), but the quality is poor.




PC: HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10 Pro), Intel NUC7I5BNH (Windows 10 Home), Macbook Air (Mid 2013)
Net: Draytek Vigor 130 Modem (VDSL) in bridge mode to Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3, 2 x Grandstream GWN7610
Storage: Synology DS216play NAS, 2 x 6TB
Media: HDHomeRun Connect, 4 x Amazon FireTV, TiVo, Echo, Dot, Spot, Broadlink RM Pro+
TV: 2 x Samsung H6400 55" LED TV, Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder (Rubbish!)
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Huawei P10 Lite
Wearable: Gear S3 Frontier


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  Reply # 1103030 6-Aug-2014 08:13
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alisam:
shk292:
alisam:
alisam:
shk292:
alisam: If anyone can tell me how I can get the BBC News on my TV (not Laptop, Tablet) without Sky or Igloo, I would be very happy.


1. Buy WDTV live box ($140ish, although I recently got two at the Good Guys closing for $84 each)
2. If you're not on Slingshot, sign up to Unotelly
3. Enjoy watching BBC iplayer


I'm with Unotelly, so will look into it tonight.


Can you actually stream the BBC News on the BBC iplayer?

Yes, just tried it.  All of yesterday's programmes available

Overnight I realised I had left out a key word and I should have written '... stream the BBC News live on the BBC iplayer?'. Sorry.
I guess the answer will be no.
I have checked out livestation.com but you can't get an app for a TV
Also checked out the nowhereman.com (private channel for the Roku), but the quality is poor.


I think you can watch live news, if not the delay is very short.  I know you can listen to live radio.  I'll check this evening

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  Reply # 1103039 6-Aug-2014 08:25
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Sounddude: From memory, the Igloo channels are all in SD, not HD

So if HD is important to you, then dont go Igloo. Look at Freeview as a viable replacement.



Not so sure about this statement. from memory the box will provide HD on channel 1,2,3 but all other channels are in sd, the clencher for me was even the pay per view sport was transmitted in sd, which is pretty sad for $19.95.

Please correct me if i am wrong.... but i think I'm not...




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  Reply # 1103105 6-Aug-2014 09:58
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Igloo Sky channels are 12 x H.264 on a DVB-T2 mux running at around 38 Mbps. They simply have no bandwidth left to transmit any HD by design. Cheap and nasty, which is Sky's motto really.




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  Reply # 1103282 6-Aug-2014 13:40
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That's what I thought...




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  Reply # 1103297 6-Aug-2014 13:54
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TimA: Last time i used my SKY Mag was over a year ago. But still i get it in the mail and it goes straight to the bin "sigh".

You are being charged extra for SKY Mag.
Cancel your subscription. smile




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  Reply # 1103313 6-Aug-2014 14:00
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livestream.com have an Android and iOS app... Android stick + livestream app and you have BBC world.  Also option of netflix, hulu, etc.

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  Reply # 1103324 6-Aug-2014 14:20
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I have got an igloo box which I got in a boxing day special for about $40. I only use it for freeview on an old non freeview capable TV. It came with a month free igloo channels, but the content was so poor, that I wouldn't pay for it, and there was advertising, which I don't think you should get if you are paying for tv. Much of the stuff are repeats from prime or old english channels. I don't think I watched a full program, and some of the old english comedy are almost unwatchable these days. It is probably fine for old people...  Also the igloo box is buggy, laggy, and often I have to reboot it as it freezes, which is very annoying. I know someone who have got the most basic sky package, and they got a free mysky box, which would be a lot better thasn igloo, and you can also skip ads.

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