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# 14770 19-Jul-2007 15:57
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I'm noticing a trend among my friends and associates.

They're all cancelling their TCL TV subscriptions!

They aren't converting to Sky either.  I'm curious about the incidence rate among the general populace.  Anyone else out there thinking of dumping subscription TV?

Personally, I watch so little TV now, I'd dump it in an instant, except that my wife would kill me if she couldn't get the lifestyle channel.

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# 78829 19-Jul-2007 16:02
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We have the old TelstraClear analogue service here... And we only watch the free to air channels most of the times. It would make more sense to simply cancel the service and get Freeview for us.






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  # 78831 19-Jul-2007 16:47
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I watch all FTA over Freeview but that's downstairs. In the bedroom I have to use TCL cable. Plus if I cancelled I would get killed for losing Cartoon Network etc as well as E and the World TV group.  I myself only watch the morning breakfast show (can't wait till TV3 gets their show going) and the evening news on TV3 (widescreen)

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  # 78832 19-Jul-2007 16:51
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I am seriously thinking about ditching Sky

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  # 78835 19-Jul-2007 17:33
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i don't get the whole "pay to watch ads" thing they have going on. Free view rules. Ads on free tv as all good and many are even nostalgic, watch this space.

Does anyone know if there is a freeview compatible decoder that also allows use of a standard smartcard for pay tv "decoding" ?

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  # 78840 19-Jul-2007 17:41
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I cancelled Sky about a year ago and haven't looked back. I still do watch the odd program on free to view however the cost vs quality ratio that drew me to sky has disappeared with a lot of old content and heaps of ads.




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  # 78841 19-Jul-2007 17:42
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While we rarely watch TV 'live' anymore, we have two MCE computers that record almost 24/7 leaving us with a constant supply of TV shows to watch whenever we can find time.




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  # 78845 19-Jul-2007 18:22
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munchkin: While we rarely watch TV 'live' anymore, we have two MCE computers that record almost 24/7 leaving us with a constant supply of TV shows to watch whenever we can find time.


For me it's not time but finding content to watch :-(




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  # 78848 19-Jul-2007 19:04
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^ I live in a house where Food TV, The Living Channel or various cartoon are always being recorded. Oh, and the occasional programme on FTA TV.




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  # 78849 19-Jul-2007 19:19
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lchiu7: I myself only watch the morning breakfast show (can't wait till TV3 gets their show going) and the evening news on TV3 (widescreen)

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hmm you aren't watching TV3 in widescreen on TC cause it is not in widescreen... well not till next week anyway.

Telstra/sky are very smart. We not only pay for digital in the lounge and analogue in the bedroom but also pay for the basic movie channel. Not because we want to watch the movies but because that gives us Disney and Living both of which I would be shot if I got rid of.

Sometimes I watch Discovery and Nat geo but that is about it other then the free view channels.







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  # 78850 19-Jul-2007 19:26
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paradoxsm: i don't get the whole "pay to watch ads" thing they have going on. Free view rules. Ads on free tv as all good and many are even nostalgic, watch this space.



Does anyone know if there is a freeview compatible decoder that also allows use of a standard smartcard for pay tv "decoding" ?


For decoding Sky? The answer is maybe. I've heard of people putting Sky cards into modded CAM modules to view Sky but don't know if it's possible with regular Sky cards or just the MySky cards (which are different).


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  # 78854 19-Jul-2007 19:55
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i have this card and reader thing from jaycar but got rather lost when i was trying to find out how to load it up with the necessary codes. I want to get an unofficial decoder for freeview but it would be better to buy one i can play around with a bit more

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  # 78863 19-Jul-2007 20:37
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Nety:
lchiu7: I myself only watch the morning breakfast show (can't wait till TV3 gets their show going) and the evening news on TV3 (widescreen)

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hmm you aren't watching TV3 in widescreen on TC cause it is not in widescreen... well not till next week anyway.

Telstra/sky are very smart. We not only pay for digital in the lounge and analogue in the bedroom but also pay for the basic movie channel. Not because we want to watch the movies but because that gives us Disney and Living both of which I would be shot if I got rid of.

Sometimes I watch Discovery and Nat geo but that is about it other then the free view channels.


Sorry not clear. I watch TV3 on Freeview which is widescreen.  I also do watch NatGeo and Discovery and sometimes History channel




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  # 78879 19-Jul-2007 22:02
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Nety: 
Telstra/sky are very smart. We not only pay for digital in the lounge and analogue in the bedroom but also pay for the basic movie channel. Not because we want to watch the movies but because that gives us Disney and Living both of which I would be shot if I got rid of.

Sounds just like my house!




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  # 78887 19-Jul-2007 23:13
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Hi all,

Please see this thread - am keen to know the reasons why people keep Sky and other pay TV services, and what the most common channels/shows people watch are.

Thanks :)

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  # 78923 20-Jul-2007 09:13
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lchiu7:

Sorry not clear. I watch TV3 on Freeview which is widescreen. I also do watch NatGeo and Discovery and sometimes History channel


ah.. I was fairly sure you were aware of the TC widescreen thing...Cool







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