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Interested, because I've not heard of any of these options, I looked them all up and it appears none of the providers will actually give you a list of what channels you might actually be able to watch once you have subscribed. Pulse TV, mentioned by one poster, appears to be just an online-shopping website, which is almost precisely the opposite of anything I might want.

I search for specific channels offering sport I need. Nothing else. But none of these options gives a clue as to whether they offer what I need. Why? I can only assume it's all a scam.......

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You assume wrong. You must be looking at the wrong places.   Both Pulse and IPTV Eros have channel pages.   https://pulse-tv.net/#channel-list https://iptveros.com/channe

I pesonally find it so pointless when a TV package advertises 17000 channels or similar. It takes longer to choose which channel from which country via which server you are going to use, than it does

Get an android box something like Mecool MK9 android 10.0 get a yearly subscription of IPTV app from Aliexpress that has like 13,000 channels fro a many countries around the world, it will cost you al

19 hours ago, bolt said:

watching TV on a Laptop or Tablet is NOT for me, Big TV is way more relaxing 

Me too, have a box on TV at home. 

Saturday night I was in a hotel, just plugged laptop into the tv and watched The Voice with Kodi, all very easy.

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13 hours ago, Disparate Dan said:

Interested, because I've not heard of any of these options, I looked them all up and it appears none of the providers will actually give you a list of what channels you might actually be able to watch once you have subscribed. Pulse TV, mentioned by one poster, appears to be just an online-shopping website, which is almost precisely the opposite of anything I might want.

I search for specific channels offering sport I need. Nothing else. But none of these options gives a clue as to whether they offer what I need. Why? I can only assume it's all a scam.......

Have you looked at Kodi? Takes a bit of setting up but works well, can get what you want, no adverts and no VPN needed. There is nothing offered just look for what want a variety of options available, channels,search, genre etc., both TV and Movies.

Best of all it is free.

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19 hours ago, Disparate Dan said:

Interested, because I've not heard of any of these options, I looked them all up and it appears none of the providers will actually give you a list of what channels you might actually be able to watch once you have subscribed. Pulse TV, mentioned by one poster, appears to be just an online-shopping website, which is almost precisely the opposite of anything I might want.

I search for specific channels offering sport I need. Nothing else. But none of these options gives a clue as to whether they offer what I need. Why? I can only assume it's all a scam.......

You are looking at the wrong website for PulseTV! 

 

https://pulse-tv.net/

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Something that has received little attention - server shares - You can run plex / embi / jellyfin on a TV and then stream from a server.

 

You can also stream from a web browser on a laptop or tablet. 
 

You can find plenty of server shares to smash Netflix - some are paid, some are donation but a lot are free. Most have (automated) request systems for TV and movies.

 

You can find more by searching plexshares/ embishares / jellyfinshares on Reddit.

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On 2/21/2021 at 12:21 PM, bolt said:

Do you know that almost ALL 2020 TVS have a 100mb LAN connection, so the WIFI is actually faster then Ethernet.

I know it sounds crazy, but for some reason TV manufactures’ have not updated the LAN port, its still on 2010 speeds

 

the best option is to have a dedicated WIFI for your TV signal only, this will reduce LAG

I am by far no expert on Smart TVs but IMHO manufacturers of TVs do not release the specs on the computer features of the "Smart" part of the TV. If they do it is in a very protected release of info. The computer in that TV is weak to say the least. Not the best processors and memory and so on and so on. That saves them money. The higher end TVs may be better but I doubt you will find many TVs that can compete with basic stand alone puters and other dedicated boxes. And? WIFI is still less reliable to any device be it TV or a Android box or a PC. A LAN cable will always provide a much more stable signal than a WIFI signal IMHO

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KODI/ Exodus plus for add on an get all ur tv, movies, shows, sports BUT no news stations

 

Just search you tube  best kodi addons 2021

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4 hours ago, longball53098 said:

I am by far no expert on Smart TVs but IMHO manufacturers of TVs do not release the specs on the computer features of the "Smart" part of the TV. If they do it is in a very protected release of info. The computer in that TV is weak to say the least. Not the best processors and memory and so on and so on. That saves them money. The higher end TVs may be better but I doubt you will find many TVs that can compete with basic stand alone puters and other dedicated boxes. And? WIFI is still less reliable to any device be it TV or a Android box or a PC. A LAN cable will always provide a much more stable signal than a WIFI signal IMHO

TV companies MUST release specifications for connectivity 

For example, quote from Samsun One connect box 2019 model Q6FN

 

Q6FN, Q900R, also has a 100 Mbit wired connection, while 2.4 / 5 GHz wireless can achieve higher link speeds”

 

LAN cable can transfer 10GB, but the port only handles 100mb is which is 0.1%, As you can see the LAN port is only 100mb whereas the WIFI is 2.4/ 5Ghz 

 

you are correct the cable can be more stable. but if the WIFI is 8 to 9 times faster then the choice can be confusing for buyers.

I currently use a Fire Stick on WIFI 5Ghz and the house router gives me a connectivity of around 800mb speed. (3BB)

I have LAN CAT 6 cables in my house, and 2 specifically at the TV outlet, but because of this LAN Port issue on the TV I found the WIFI is way better for me.

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2 hours ago, zzzzz said:

KODI/ Exodus plus for add on an get all ur tv, movies, shows, sports BUT no news stations

 

Just search you tube  best kodi addons 2021

Yes Kodi is about as much as anyone would want. Exodus has now done the full circle, clones like Covenant, Yoda & Placenta have now been pushed aside by the latest version of Exodus.

There is an add-on for BBC IPlayer which should theoretically get you the BBC news channels but I have never been able to get the add-on to work.

For news I use TV Mucho which gives an hour a day free.

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I occasionally use Live Net TV for listening to MTV, usually during the day. I had V 4.7 but it's forced me to upgrade to v4.8 and now nothing plays for longer than a few seconds then freezes. Anyone still using it or know a free site for MTV?

 

I subscribe to HDprime for live EPL and catchup UK TV but it doesn't have any dedicated music channels.

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On 2/23/2021 at 1:10 PM, sandyf said:

 

There is an add-on for BBC IPlayer which should theoretically get you the BBC news channels but I have never been able to get the add-on to work.

It works OK, but you need to be in the UK, or have a VPN. But it's no different to the BBC iPlayer on a Browser. In fact I find the Browser is easier to navigate.

I only use the Kodi version when using Bluetooth headphones, because of the audio latency delay, which can be changed on Kodi

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19 hours ago, elfpattaya said:

It works OK, but you need to be in the UK, or have a VPN. But it's no different to the BBC iPlayer on a Browser. In fact I find the Browser is easier to navigate.

I only use the Kodi version when using Bluetooth headphones, because of the audio latency delay, which can be changed on Kodi

I use Cyberghost and that gets me the BBC iPlayer on the browser but not on Kodi.

Not really bothered, my point was in response to the poster that said there were no news channels on Kodi.

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On 2/26/2021 at 9:31 AM, sandyf said:

I use Cyberghost and that gets me the BBC iPlayer on the browser but not on Kodi.

Not really bothered, my point was in response to the poster that said there were no news channels on Kodi.

I also use Cyberghost but cannot get BBC iPlayer to work.  Any specials setting/advice please?

BTW I can get CH4 to work on Cyberghost!

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21 hours ago, fangless said:

I also use Cyberghost but cannot get BBC iPlayer to work.  Any specials setting/advice please?

BTW I can get CH4 to work on Cyberghost!

Not really, other than using the Cyberghost optimised sever. I am registered with BBC but not sure if that would make a difference.

Must admit I have not tried it since the last Cyberghost version change, will check that out first chance I get.

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