Don't forget about the option of satellite.
UK Freesat is available, and will almost certainly work in Italy.
All you need is a dish pointed at 28.2E and you'll be good.
Http://lyngsat.com/ has plenty of information on what you can pick up in
Personally, I have a dish with a quad LNB pointed at 28.2E (2 feeds going
to a Sky+ box for WAF) with 2 feeds going into a dual DVB-S2 card in a
linux box running HTS Headend. I have another dish aimed at 19.2E, but I'm
waiting for a chance to sneak another quad LNB and dual DVB-S2 card into
the house ;)
On Jul 15, 2012 3:49 PM, "Timothy Murphy" <gayleard at eircom.net> wrote:
> Dear gurus,
>> I'm in a strange country (Italy) where the natives are friendly
> but the local TV is several orders of magnitude worse
> than Irish/British TV.
>> I have this really posh Samsung 6100 Smart TV (UE40ES6100P),
> which links to my router so I can (somewhat painfully)
> browse the web on the TV.
>> I read everywhere that people are accessing TV online.
> I'm sure many of you must have done that,
> and know the secret of this black art.
>> I'd be really grateful if you would extend your knowledge to me.
> Or if there is helpful information on or offline on the topic,
> that would be very useful.
>> My broadband speed is 7 Gbps download at best
> (maybe 400 Kbps upload).
> It seems to me that is probably too slow for online TV?
> So does it make more sense to download programs,
> if that is indeed possible?
>> I see a lot of people in the UK use a program get_iplayer,
> but the people who run this are very concerned about copyright,
> and the service is strictly limited to those in the UK.
>> I see there are a number of companies offering
> some kind of online TV for a relatively small monthly fee,
> which I would certainly be open to,
> so if anyone has recommendations there they would be very welcome.
>> I like to keep inside the law,
> but if I have to take a small step outside it
> I would be able to live with my conscience.
> Timothy Murphy
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