Loss of U.K. T.V.

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Re: Loss of U.K. T.V.

Post by J B » Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:33 am

Oxfordboy wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:21 pm
I don't really know what CL was and have no idea of the history to be honest. I just have a problem with factual inaccuracy!
CL stood for 'Cyprus Living' - it was a site similar to this that was run and moderated by JimX ......
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Re: Loss of U.K. T.V.

Post by JimX » Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:00 am

Actually James it was all one word CyprusLiving, it was the first with 16 K members. My name is Jim ...jimx is my log on name only.
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Post by mike strand2 » Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:37 am

I received a Clearstream Triotech box for Xmas I think it was 2013-14 that worked pretty well most of the time. Last year they introduced a new version of KODI that could not be put on the box. I decided I'd had good value from my present, so bought latest box for €119 (less than the cost of original). Whilst it's nothing to do with the box, it can be frustrating not to find listed films/TV progs on the Nirvana app.

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Post by Jimgward » Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:10 pm

How things have changed in 10 years. I have personally gone from a 2.1m satellite dish, to a 3m dish, to plates fitted on it to improve reception, to new electronics and new sky boxes to keep it going.... to using TV apps on an iPod streamed to a TV through Apple TV, to ~~XMBC (forerunner of Kodi) to Kodi, to MAG...

It hasn’t been an easy journey and I’ve had to purchase different kit and scrap it over time, but ~I have always been able to offer UK TV of sorts. The MAG is without doubt the simplest and most reliable I’ve known. It does need a subscription for a reliable service and these can vary from 10’s of pounds a year to many hundreds of pounds. I have had at least 4 different providers over time and now have the latest MAG boxes. My current provider is £100 a year and extremely reliable, working even when most of the systems went down. We have all been through similar journeys. I even remember ~JimX telling me “Cyprus will never have the bandwidth to support streaming TV” - backed up by many at the time.

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Post by JimX » Sat May 23, 2020 6:46 am

Jim Morning

During this lock down many have seen what lack of Bandwidth can do, it slowed streaming TVs down, but I have to say I run two different providers (by choice) and never had much problems with either, one is about half anual costings, it is good we do not now need huge Sat dishes on our roofs but I still miss the quality of Sky service even though it was very expensive.

We find the Mag systems the best for speed and programing that is unbeatable to use, I have tried other systems that are available in this area, but I feel you get what you pay for..

Finally have to say Cyta have managed to keep up with needed Bandwidth, I am happy to say I was wrong but it was what I belived at that time...

happy watching! :geek:
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Post by Happy in Cyprus » Sat May 23, 2020 10:35 am

Like you Jim I am happy with what we get now. Would never want to return to a dish. Apart from being ugly, they were susceptible to high winds, heavy rain and wasps/bees.

We share a common provider. And as you are aware there at at least 4 different qualities of reception with that provider: Super HD, HD, SD and reduced quality, so there is always some means of watching whatever we want to watch.

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Post by trevnhil » Sat May 23, 2020 2:05 pm

In the last two day we have started having stuttering picture and sound, and then a freezing picture altogether.. But one thing puzzles me... We usually watch Standard definition, and this is what is freezing up.. But I have just changed the BBC 1 channel to High Definition and it plays OK ????
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Post by Happy in Cyprus » Sun May 24, 2020 12:49 am

Yes, we've found that too. Distorted viewing on SD, switch to HD, and hey presto, the glitch disappears - the opposit of what you'd think.

We're also experiencing distortion from time to time, but usually disappears when you switch to a different level of the same channel.

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