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On 11/25/2020 at 8:18 PM, fangless said:

Let me explain it in a simple way;

 

I am asking if/how someone can watch TV in the CM region by using a system that normal people would understand as NOT requiring a desktop/laptop PC or smartphone or other similar device connected to the internet.

 

If so what equipment is recommended?

 

In the old days it was called a TV and an Aerial which came over the airwaves. Now that analogue has disappeared other pieces of digital (not necessarily computer/PC) equipment(s) are required.

 

In plain language:  I am asking on behalf of a non computer literate friend/no computer available;  Is there a system available in the CM region to watch TV (Thai only if that is all that is available but English would be a bonus) without the use of a PC, smartphones or smartarse comments. 

 

I accept that Electronics, including Boxes, Aerials, Dishes, cables etc may be involved but do NOT want anything connected to the Internet or Telephone/cable systems.

 

I hope there is someone in the CM region with a constructive comment, either in the affirmative or negative, who can assist!

 

Equipment, source and price if available would be very helpful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This very morning in Chiang Mai, Smart TV & aerial works just fine. If he can see Doi Suthep, your friend should be laughing.....Aerials same on Lazada; not much.

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2 minutes ago, fangless said:

But what do you do with "just wi-fi internet connection"?

I have TOT fiber internet to my house (or you can use a smart phone internet package and set it as a hot-spot), smart TVs automatically pick up the WI-FI connection, once you have gone into settings on the TV and put in your password you should only need to do this once. in fact i brought my tv from a local shop the delivered and set it up for me. To watch free to air TV stations aka most Thai channels i understand the smart TVs won't work with normal antenna unless you have 100% signal you can buy a cheap satellite dish and directly connect via a cable. With Netflix you do the same set the pass word thats it. If you know someone anywhere in the world that has Netflix they can give you their password if all their allowed users have not been used.

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If you want something that is totally painless, doesn't require a computer or internet connection, then there is Truevision with its monthly fee.  Actually, we find the service in their local offices to be haphazard, but over the phone it's very good from their Bangkok office.  Like the OP, we're old-fashioned and Hubby enjoys playing "American male" and flipping thru the channels with the remote at random to see what's on.  

 

Personally, I like Netflix or Amazon Prime for watching movies, but as he points out that involves figuring out what you want to watch rather than just seeing what is on offer.  He has a point.  We've seen fun movies that I never would have selected on Netflix.

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1 hour ago, NancyL said:

If you want something that is totally painless, doesn't require a computer or internet connection, then there is Truevision with its monthly fee.  Actually, we find the service in their local offices to be haphazard, but over the phone it's very good from their Bangkok office.  Like the OP, we're old-fashioned and Hubby enjoys playing "American male" and flipping thru the channels with the remote at random to see what's on.  

 

Personally, I like Netflix or Amazon Prime for watching movies, but as he points out that involves figuring out what you want to watch rather than just seeing what is on offer.  He has a point.  We've seen fun movies that I never would have selected on Netflix.

True Vision,

Come in sucker.😂

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Most people on this thread are just cheapskates! " Oh. I want great service ( but I m not prepared to pay for it I want it all for free).

 

What do you expect? Perfect service from illegal piracy?

 

If you want good service PAY FOR IT. Its not complicated but dont come on here bleating and sobbing and expecting sympathy when you re essentially stealing !! Would you expect sympathy for breaking into someones house then not quite getting what you went in there for?!

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