european tv in usa (east coast)

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hi,

my brother is moving to new york and would like to receive uk and german tv there. is this possible via satellite and how?

cheers, martin
 

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No, not really, apart from channels which are made for the US market and carried on their terrestrial cable networks.

You can of course if you have a good broadband connection, get a Slingbox and use it to send him the Freeview package or Sky package over the internet. :)
 

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rolfw said:
No, not really, apart from channels which are made for the US market and carried on their terrestrial cable networks.

You can of course if you have a good broadband connection, get a Slingbox and use it to send him the Freeview package or Sky package over the internet. :)

thanks rolf i think that's what we'll do
 

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I'll be interested to see how you get on with it, perhaps you can post your results in the IP TV/ Slingbox section when done. :)
 

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With the price of DVD media nowadays rock bottom, it might be cheaper to just record his favourite series on a DVD recorder and then send him by post once a week, if you have a recorder.
I can set a DVD-R 4.7G media to any quality from 1 hour to 8 hours.
Optimum is set for 3 hours.
This should give him plenty of viewing hours.
The picture quality will be as good as with a direct viewing.
This is not as fascinating as a live viewing, but just something to consider.
With the slingbox you might need a costly broadband connection on both sides in order to have better picture quality than 352x576 pixels plus the cost of the hardware.
 

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Not the same though is it, five day old news programmes are not really that interesting, that is going back to the days when expatriate workers used to have a suitcase of VHS tapes delivered every month. :)
 

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rolfw said:
Not the same though is it, five day old news programmes are not really that interesting, that is going back to the days when expatriate workers used to have a suitcase of VHS tapes delivered every month. :)

No, it is not as exciting as having live viewing.
I was thinking about recording favourite series as live news can be watched from other local channels like CNN.
DVD media is very light compared to a VHS tape and with DVD-RW media this can be bi-directional with programmes recorded in the USA and posted back to the UK.
 
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