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The gurus at the CM Computer Club spent their entire meeting today talking about this, according to Hubby. The general consensus is that the Thais aren't going to crack this nut anytime soon. I spent the day looking at the True rate schedule and just got madder and madder. Their rates for Thai-only packages are pretty good, but if you want English language moves (me) + English language news (Hubby) then you have to pay U.S. rates.

I think I'll be trotting down to the WeTV office soon. We've had them before at another home and it was good enough service, especially for the news channels. Between Fox and Al Jazeera, it was "fair and balanced". I've heard they've added BBC since we left them, so now we can also watch clueless British liberals. Altogether, about the same as CNN and BBC on True. Now for my movies -- well I guess I'll have to explore downloading to replace the old movies I saw on True.

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You can watch bbc live if you have a vpn service just google top 10 vpn services most of the ones i have had are very helpful and will help you to set it up really straight forward if you are not good on computers .

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The Encryption has now gone to NDS, which in the UK they have been trying to crack since 1997, so don't hold your breath for a solution any time soon.

card sharing has been going on in the uk for many years with sky having no luck in stopping it

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Even if you wanted to come clean and sign up for True, it probably couldn't have been done yesterday. Went by the True office a couple times at Kad Suan Kaew and the place was mobbed with angry-looking Thai people, standing around because there's really no place to sit. They had four or five staffers behind the counter and they looked very, very busy.

My girlfriend has been down to the True office at Central Airport Mall twice, with no such issues. Quick service. The only reason she had to return a second time, is she showed up as blacklisted in their system for not returning a box upon cancellation 7 years ago. Both times in and out fairly quickly.

She went in yesterday after the 5PM cut-off time for scheduling work orders, so our install is scheduled for tomorrow. However, they are still going to try and push the work order through and get an install done today.

Hopefully some of the improvements they've made, will justify the high price they are charging for monthly service.

-Mestizo

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I cancelled my subscription a year ago, and they said that my deposit would be sent out in 7-8 weeks by cheque......................I'm still waiting!!

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The gurus at the CM Computer Club spent their entire meeting today talking about this, according to Hubby. The general consensus is that the Thais aren't going to crack this nut anytime soon. I spent the day looking at the True rate schedule and just got madder and madder. Their rates for Thai-only packages are pretty good, but if you want English language moves (me) + English language news (Hubby) then you have to pay U.S. rates.

I think I'll be trotting down to the WeTV office soon. We've had them before at another home and it was good enough service, especially for the news channels. Between Fox and Al Jazeera, it was "fair and balanced". I've heard they've added BBC since we left them, so now we can also watch clueless British liberals. Altogether, about the same as CNN and BBC on True. Now for my movies -- well I guess I'll have to explore downloading to replace the old movies I saw on True.

That seems to be the general consensus over on this thread as well:

My Dreambox provider says they are still trying to work out a solution. Now it seems they are looking towards OpenBox as the most likely potential solution at this point. This would mean abandoning your existing Dreambox and paying for a new device.

As the NFL season is starting very soon, I've decided to give up on the dreambox and go with True Platinum. As Grammy (GMMZ) had taken over ASN (with shows NFL), I purchased a GMMZ box last month to be able to watch ASN. A week later, True announced that they took the rights to ASN back from GMMZ! Doh! So, True actually "got me" twice...

Another aspect that will be interesting to see how it plays out, is that some Dreambox providers were offering a special recently for customers to pay 6 months or a year in advance at a discounted rate. Will these providers be paying out prorated refunds to all their customers if they can't provide further server or will they cut and run with the money.

-Mestizo

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Hopefully some of the improvements they've made, will justify the high price they are charging for monthly service.

I fully understand the reason some see the fee as high and in Thailand it is indeed relatively high.

But the biggest percentage of their expense comes through sports. True has just signed a new three year deal with the English Premier League and heaven knows how much that cost. Thai's love football and it's essential service for a large percentage. All the other sporting events don't come cheap either. For me, it's worth the money because they have the sports I want and I like some comforts on TV. If I were in the UK and had every Premier League game plus all the other sports that True show live, I'd probably be looking at total packages of around 5,000 baht a month (a guess bearing in mind much is ppv). If I didn't want the sports here, I wouldn't have True as their movies are crap, news is easily obtainable and great documentaries can be bought on DVD. I'd certainly settle for something else instead.

Don't forget that Thai's also need to have the Gold package as a minimum if they want to watch the likes of Man U, Chelsea, Man City, Arsenal games etc. (apologies to lesser teams)

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I fully understand the reason some see the fee as high and in Thailand it is indeed relatively high.

But the biggest percentage of their expense comes through sports. True has just signed a new three year deal with the English Premier League and heaven knows how much that cost.

Great, so charge whatever they need to charge for a sports package, but don't pull this sillyness in charging a lot for low cost channels like BBC World, and add Al Jazeera and Fox News which they don't even provide.

I have faith the pirates will be able to figure this out soon.

Captain Jack Sparrow has already assigned his crew to the task.

Captain Jack Sparrow sent me a text message recently; the crew is on it.

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The Encryption has now gone to NDS, which in the UK they have been trying to crack since 1997, so don't hold your breath for a solution any time soon.

card sharing has been going on in the uk for many years with sky having no luck in stopping it

Really, please do tell more......

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I cancelled my subscription a year ago, and they said that my deposit would be sent out in 7-8 weeks by cheque......................I'm still waiting!!

Mine also must have been lost in the post,as its been 8 years, and it was 4K, regards Worgeordie

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Two years ago we lost MNet and the Super Sport transmissions from South Africa. At the time I enquired about buying the service legally from South Africa, but it was no longer being broadcast to Asia.

Since then I have made do with the Dreambox, but now that has gone, I feel no great compunction to go to full UBC. I only ever watch the golf and cricket (on Super Sport), but really wanted it for The Open this weekend!

Whenever I try to find Satelite options, I find that they are not CM specific. If you go to Bangkok they can pick up the cricket from Malaysian satelite, but that is not available in CM as I understand it. I believe there is an Indian satelite that is an option but cant find any firm details on this, and believe you may need a card from India.

I now have 3 dishes on my house, various satelite boxes, and my question is, what is my best option for a decent satelite service, if any? Ideally, news, cricket, golf and rugby.

I have tried the 'slingbox' option from my Sky UK subscription, but found it ok for a quick update, but not really watchable on a computer screen and not good enough quality for the 'big screen'.

Iain

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I sure hope Captain Jack Sparrow and his band of computer savvy pirates figure out how to reinstate the Dream Box or develop a Dream Box II soon. Has anyone heard of any new developments? Failure is not an option Mr. Sparrow. sad.png

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I will be very surprised if they can manage to crack it. Apparently the software encryption providers from the UK have a 2billion guarantee that it is not crackable

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That'll just make it more expensive for the black market to buy the codes from True employees. Expect your Dreambox subscriptions to increase a couple of hundred Baht a month.

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