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Been a WETV Cable user for many years but the service and channel choice has got slowly worse the last three years and now it's off air as often as it's on !      I've had enough but which is the best alternative when wanting as many English speaking channels as possible without huge monthly charges ?

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Why can't posters make their point or share their information without belittling or insulting others who may feel differently. Its a redundant question, I know.  This post would have been some what in

Android Box

These days only suckers pay for cable or satellite TV. Join the 21st century and you'll be amazed at the other options available.   A non-cable, non-internet, option is to get a satellite di

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The best is to buy a decent android box as mentioned above, this also for the reason you can then hook it up with cable Internet, which is needed when streaming UHD and 4K in many cases. You can then sign up on various things Online to load in global TV channels. I personally pay like 5 dollars for Dutch TV, all sport channels, movie channels and listed movies. 

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2 hours ago, Thailand said:

Android Box

Yes, the best choice in my opinion after getting one with a SmartTV recently.

   I was quite new to it all so it took me a while to figger it out.

   Being able to watch YouTube on the telly was a gas.

   So far no problems with 3BB out in the boons of Saraphi.

   Setting us up was fast and efficient. Hoping that standard of service will continue.

   The TOT service to our house in town has always been excellent.

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Like the OP I would like to find a "cable" TV or some other form of NON computer TV source.

Are there any such NON computer based solutions around for the CM area please?

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in 16 yr here have been through them all  including ones illegal/  over the yrs the sat dishes still on the  roof pointing all directions / even Netflix / the best 3bb  and get u tube premier /cheap and the best cheers

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19 hours ago, trainman34014 said:

Been a WETV Cable user for many years but the service and channel choice has got slowly worse the last three years and now it's off air as often as it's on !      I've had enough but which is the best alternative when wanting as many English speaking channels as possible without huge monthly charges ?

Sorry to hear that. I watched WETV for years, and while it was pants it was cheap.

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In reality just a smart TV, smart phone, Android box and no TV service or home internet required.  Just thether your phone to the Android box which is connected to the TV. My Android box is full of apps Netflix movies, HBO, all English shows live or replay, live sports etc. all free.

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17 hours ago, fangless said:

Like the OP I would like to find a "cable" TV or some other form of NON computer TV source.

Out of curiosity, why? You like cable tv dish antennas?

 

I know zip about android boxes, whatever -- but I do have a nice, fast  3BB internet connection to my house. And I have a cheap laptop that receives 3BB hooked to my TV, whereby every US broadcast I can imagine can be received by my laptop and forwarded to my TV (yeah, Amazon prime video requires a VPN, but no big deal).

 

Anyway, I didn't subscribe to 3BB for this -- I just wanted a fast internet connection to my Desktop PC. But, the serendipity is -- my TV gets all I want from the US. Can't imagine why a cable alternative would be better (unless, maybe, you're located in a "slow" 3BB coverage area...).

 

Again, just curious -- as maybe my low knowledge of tech has me missing something....

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Would not know why anyone would make this more difficult than it is, the android box is the best option available for OP. Just make sure to buy a decent one as the really cheap ones are kind of doubtful. I'd say range 3-4K baht.

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48 minutes ago, Thailand said:

https://www.lazada.co.th/shop-video-players/android-tv-box/

 

Works perfectly and less than 1,000 baht.

Until you do a bit more and it doesn't, and have to buy a new one in a year due to updates your box doesn't support.

 

As said, i recommend a 3-4K budget for a proper box, being sustainable longer too. I have thrown away so many cheap <deleted>ty things here that broke down after a while, annoying and wasteful.

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