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I have found some gov. sites in U.S. you cannot enter from Thailand without VPN

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On 10/30/2019 at 2:10 AM, thurien said:

VPN helps with geo- blocking. One thing to remember, though: Quite a few sites (banking, TM30, TM6 etc)  won't work unless you switch off VPN - no big deal, just has to be remembered...

If the bank blocks your use of VPN go to another bank.

Which is more important to you financial security or the banks pussyfooting around with your security mostly at the behest of Governments that are scared of there own shadow.

Remember if you get scammed because you used an open WiFi login you have no argument with any bank.

So it is entirely your choice, and whilst I do not access porn I do know know where my security has a better chance and that is with a VPN and the nay sayers can pooh pooh it as much as they want

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On 10/29/2019 at 8:19 PM, Brer said:

Hi elegeon

I put the livenettv app onto my android box and also downloaded MX player to play live sport within the app. There is a huge amount of live sport available and I have noticed several time American basketball games.

The only cost is an Android box and a cable to my router.

Almost HD quality then on my TV screen

Thanks Brer,

 

Is there a way to see a schedule of what team plays when?

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On 10/29/2019 at 8:29 PM, soisanuk said:

Definitely -- you can watch on any device that connects to the Internet. They offer most channels that broadcast US sports events.  So far, minimal problems with connection/streaming.

So you just go to that website? Is there a way to find Los Angeles Lakers games?

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1 hour ago, elgenon said:

So you just go to that website? Is there a way to find Los Angeles Lakers games?

To watch a specific team, very are several websites that show schedules and TV channel the game is being shown, e.g. https://sports.yahoo.com/nba/teams/la-lakers/schedule/

If it is one of the channels available, e.g, ESPN, then you should be able to watch it live on any device that connects to the Internet.

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3 hours ago, elgenon said:

Thanks Brer,

 

Is there a way to see a schedule of what team plays when?

There is a schedule if you go to the top left hand corner on the main screen and click on where you see three horizontal lines in a circle, you should then see a drop down box select live events and you should see a screen as I have posted which you can then scroll up and down to see what is live and what is further scheduled.

The second image shows Houston v Brooklyn in the NBA tomorrow.

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Well I signed up for Zattoo before I left Switzerland (I think it is restricted to where you can sign up though) and now get all UK channels including Dave (overrated) for about $10 a month. Although you can't watch "live" TV outside of a few countries in Europe you can "record" programmes that have been transmitted in the last week and and watch them immediately! Usually good quality HD stuff and good response (10+MBits/sec).

 

Of course that is a stuff load of good if you can't sign up in Thailand but I use VyperVPN (also Swiss mainly because of the laws against government snooping I think, I believe it's actually US based) $70 a year I seem to remember which combined is less than I was paying for cable subscription in Switzerland. Most of the time I can watch BBC IPlayer and geo-blocked Netflix programmes quite happily. Sometimes the finks smell a rat and cut me off for using a VPN but reconnecting usually gets you another IP address that is "good" - touch wood works most of the time. Yes they do slow down your bandwidth quite considerably but it's "usually" usable.

 

I'm told you can use it to access banned porn sites in Thailand and Singapore but i wouldn't possibly know about that, honest guv (luv).

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On 10/29/2019 at 3:46 PM, NightSky said:

If you travel and connect to open networks its wise to use a VPN so others dont hack your device or intercept your connection and steel your data. 

 

 

Yes, good reason for everybody to have one, travel or not. Starbucks anywhere is not a place to go naked.

 

VPN has many advantages as named by some above. This is a common topic on TVF so search recent archives.

 

Finding a trustworthy one is the real chore. I spent considerable time and even did 1 month trials with my own experiments to test them.

 

I chose EXPRESSVPN and have had them for many years now. $99/yr, can install on tablet, laptop, phone all for same price. Excellent support. They own and staff ALL their servers in many countries.

 

Up to you.

 

Said this all before so check archives.

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Has anyone posted this yet, because if not it's very on point:

 

 

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