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I have just received by monthly bill from Truevision. Not only have they stopped broadcasting the ELP but they've increased my monthly rental by Bht 282.48. (Gold package, two set top boxes). We've rung Truevision BKK who appear to have a standard script answer for enquiries such as these. Does anyone else have an increase?

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Do what I did four years ago. Disconnect them, and torrent download all your media from movies.

Most sports are available directly off the internet as well. Cut the cable !!!

The beautiful part is there are no commercials. I won't open the whole can of worms, but why do we have to pay for cable, AND watch commercials anyway? People don't even ask themselves that, which is weird I think. And why in the hell do we have to watch them when we pay to go to a movie, that one is really strange. I think the entire torrenting community is jamming the proverbial stick right up the ass of these people who have taken advantage of us for far too long. Then there is the "but where is the money for these shows/movies going to come from if everyone downloads them" argument. I think advertisements in the future will be linked to free downloads of media directly from the studios. That will be the model: free, safe downloads and all you will have to do is put up with a minute or two of commercials. And, what media will be successful? GOOD media, not the stuff that has been advertised the most. The model will be there to spend less on advertising, and more on intriguing, thought provoking media. The best thing that has happened for consumer rights in our lifetime.

You see Thailand has a lot of copied software everywhere. In Europe there isn't much.

they tell us that software is so expensive because of the copied one.

But in fact in Thailand the same software is much cheaper that in Europe.

Competition if you can buy illegal software for 200 Baht at every corner. The Original will be 2000 Baht. If the illegal is banned the legal one will be 10.000 Baht. And the shareholder value increases.

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Do what I did four years ago. Disconnect them, and torrent download all your media from movies.

Most sports are available directly off the internet as well. Cut the cable !!!

The beautiful part is there are no commercials. I won't open the whole can of worms, but why do we have to pay for cable, AND watch commercials anyway? People don't even ask themselves that, which is weird I think. And why in the hell do we have to watch them when we pay to go to a movie, that one is really strange. I think the entire torrenting community is jamming the proverbial stick right up the ass of these people who have taken advantage of us for far too long. Then there is the "but where is the money for these shows/movies going to come from if everyone downloads them" argument. I think advertisements in the future will be linked to free downloads of media directly from the studios. That will be the model: free, safe downloads and all you will have to do is put up with a minute or two of commercials. And, what media will be successful? GOOD media, not the stuff that has been advertised the most. The model will be there to spend less on advertising, and more on intriguing, thought provoking media. The best thing that has happened for consumer rights in our lifetime.

You see Thailand has a lot of copied software everywhere. In Europe there isn't much.

they tell us that software is so expensive because of the copied one.

But in fact in Thailand the same software is much cheaper that in Europe.

Competition if you can buy illegal software for 200 Baht at every corner. The Original will be 2000 Baht. If the illegal is banned the legal one will be 10.000 Baht. And the shareholder value increases.

It is the only viable leverage I can think of in my lifetime where the common man truly can make a difference. You want leverage against greedy monopolies - torrent your heart out. It is our best and only leverage against these machines, who have been running unadulterated for far too long.

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Do what I did four years ago. Disconnect them, and torrent download all your media from movies.

Most sports are available directly off the internet as well. Cut the cable !!!

The beautiful part is there are no commercials. I won't open the whole can of worms, but why do we have to pay for cable, AND watch commercials anyway? People don't even ask themselves that, which is weird I think. And why in the hell do we have to watch them when we pay to go to a movie, that one is really strange. I think the entire torrenting community is jamming the proverbial stick right up the ass of these people who have taken advantage of us for far too long. Then there is the "but where is the money for these shows/movies going to come from if everyone downloads them" argument. I think advertisements in the future will be linked to free downloads of media directly from the studios. That will be the model: free, safe downloads and all you will have to do is put up with a minute or two of commercials. And, what media will be successful? GOOD media, not the stuff that has been advertised the most. The model will be there to spend less on advertising, and more on intriguing, thought provoking media. The best thing that has happened for consumer rights in our lifetime.

Good idea but there is a slight problem if you use True internet. I used torrents through VPNUK but True have throttled back to such an extent (13kbs) that VPNUK have given me a refund.

I am sure they will try to throttle all torrents, regardless if they are through a VPN or not before much longer.

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True offer a deal if you have 4 set top boxes. 2800 Baht a month. So if you have 3 friends in the same amphur you can give them the 3 boxes and cut the costs. Works out at 700 Baht a month each for the Platinum package.

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"I have just received by monthly bill from Truevision. Not only have they stopped broadcasting the ELP but they've increased my monthly rental by Bht 282.48. (Gold package, two set top boxes)."

Are we talking about cable and/or satellite?

I've got the Gold satellite package that I pay for annually, so it's still 6 months 'til I would see an increase, I assume, but lately I've wondered whether renewing next year made sense. Some of the History, Discovery, National Geographic stuff is interesting, but other than that, whenever I do turn on the TV I spend 5 minutes checking what's on ... usually in vain.

My building gives us Sophon cable for Baht 200 a month. It's pretty horrible, but Baht 200 a month for horrible is better than about Baht 1500 a month for horrible. I realize True has little control over content of those channels they offer, but most of the movies and series seem to be little more than soap operas or police over-the-top dramas that hinge to a large extent on vampires or guns or vampires with guns, none of which appeals to me.

I agree that the Discovery, History and Nat Geog channels have some interesting programming, but more than half of it is mediocre or worse, and when you are watching the good, intelligent stuff, you get interruptions every six or seven minutes for the most utterly gross trailing of future programmes, an ugly and loud sequence of rapid images aimed at mentally deficient teenagers.

Once I got myself an internet-enabled TV with a specific YouTube facility and discovered the vast number of excellent documentaries -- far better than almost all of what you might get on truevisions -- on it, I dumped the Gold package and switched to a cheap package that gives me TV5Monde, the Sundance channel, TCM, the concerts channel and a few other things worth watching for 590 baht a month. That is OK.

I just bought a new Samsung TV , but passed on the offer of Internet capability because I assumed it was still a fairly new concept here and anything bought now would quickly be out of date.

Could you explain in the most basic terms what's involved? If you have an Internet connection with wifi, does the TV act like a computer monitor that you can use to view YouTube or whatever? If you have iTunes TV shows & movies or other videos on your PC can those somehow be watched on the TV? Assuming Netflix or Amazon movies can be viewed/subscribed to here will you be able to watch those without more hardware?

Thanks for the info. Dropping or downgrading True and using the money saved to buy a TV with those capabilities might be well worth it.

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Get IPM

Pay one time setup including box-HD. Have several english movies and 3 english news channels.

For the thai wife plenty of movies in thai, and lots of cartoons for the kids.

Also have all local channels. Great buy.

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