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Bribie G

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I'm getting Foxtel switched off on Thursday and because the roof antenna is totally stuffed we'll have no TV for a few weeks. Laptop has HDMI and we'll still have ADSL 1 1/2 till we leave. I don't have a TurdBox. Big units block with steel roof out the back precludes buying a digital antenna dongle.

What's some good IPTV free services? ABC do one directly but it chews up the gigs.

I only get 13 GB per month as it is, any idea what sort of data IPTV goes through typically? I realise that it all depends on the bitrates of the various channels.

If I learn Mandarin or Korean I expect I'll be spoiled for choice hahahahah. It's mostly for SWMBO, like most of my age cohort I'm happy watching RedTube.

Cheeers

Bribie G and no it won't be Taree G :p
 

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Most IPTV will chew up your gigabytes.

You can also use a VPN (eg: http://unblock-us.com) that can enable free iptv streams from the UK (BBC's iPlayer is pretty good) and the US etc, that are normally restricted to viewers in those countries. I used it to watch the Olympics, because channel 9's coverage was pathetic.
 

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embrace not being controlled by the idiot box.
Best decision I ever made. Lots more spare time and you get more sex. Seems pretty good to me
 

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embrace not being controlled by the idiot box.
Best decision I ever made. Lots more spare time and you get more sex. Seems pretty good to me
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I don't know what the big attraction is with TV, personally I don't really like it.
 

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I'm pretty sure I haven't watched TV in about 12 weeks. Watched a bit of MacGuyver and Star Trek when the wife was watching DVD's... but half the time our antenna is not plugged in and we're exclusive internet / book type people.
 

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67 episodes of BrewingTV, Michael Jackson - Beer Hunter, Beer wars, Your Shout etc.....time to get geeky about beer!
 

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we're exclusive internet / book type people.
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I havnt watched Real tv for about 3 years we have a plasma in the lounge and the kids dont watch it either , if i like a show i get it on dvd and watch it on my laptop , no adds :lol:
 

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I rarely watch FTA TV which has declined horribly in the last few years. My usual screen viewing is History Channel, Nat Geo, Discovery etc or movies and I do like HD and Blu Ray on my 50" Pana.

SWMBO likes Crime Investigation, particularly Serial Killer Sunday :p

Yesterday I was cleaning up the brauhaus and there was all this barking going on for half an hour. I was going to write a note "keep you fucken dog quite" and post it in the house over the street (you should always post illiterate notes as it frightens them more) then I went up the corridor and it was "Dog Rescue Philadelphia" on the screen :lol:

PS is a "book" a hard copy Kindle type thing??
 

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I don't know what the big attraction is with TV, personally I don't really like it.
+2 for the no TV more Sex party, I made the change a year or so back.

I'll watch a movie if a mate tells me I 'Must watch this awsome movie', and I love Seinfeld (Who Doesn't), so its always part of a lazy Hangover day. But rarely watch proper Tv, and i'm not allowed to watch the news as it makes me get angry i'm told by the wife, she's right.

I barely even use the mobile phone anymore, leave it on the kitchen table and check it a couple of times a day, which pisses all my mates and family off :D :D
 

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What did a family do before TV, talked to each other perhaps? Even ate a meal without the TV going.

We must have been silly back then hey?
 

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Knitting and making matchstick battleship models was cool, whilst waiting for TV to be invented. B)
 

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What did a family do before TV, talked to each other perhaps? Even ate a meal without the TV going.

We must have been silly back then hey?

For some 'back then' is 'here and now'.

'Tis a fine beard ya have grown, Isaac'.





Though adhering to a laundry list of cultural prohibitions and reading the Lutheran Bible by candle light may not be as appealing to many as internet porn and PS3.
 

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