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Watching UK TV in the US over the internet...

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by whnay., Nov 28, 2012.

  1. b1os

    b1os Senior member

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    Sorry for that. This is all you need to read:
    http://www.letmewatchtv.net/search/label/UK Channels
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    @OP: Do you by any chance mean the media library of bbc.co.uk [if there is such thing that is regionally restricted]? In that case you'd either need a UK proxy or VPN.
     
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  2. Hayward

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    If you visit the site he recommends your screen will be inundated with popups and links to porn sites. Unless, of course, you do it right.

    The safest course of action is his second piece of advice, that is, to make use of a proxy service like KPROXY or Astrill, and then visit the BBC site.

    Or, if you're looking for a specific episode of a TV show, someone may have uploaded it to the Pirate Bay, and then you could download it with minimal risk.
     
  3. b1os

    b1os Senior member

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    What's wrong with you?
     
  4. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

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    I must not be doing it right.
     
  5. davesmith

    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Google: Expat Shield.
     
  6. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm going to be featured in a documentary about Claridge's on BBC2 which airs next month. Anyone in the UK want to download it for me?
     
  7. davesmith

    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Name of TV show and I'll do it for you...
     
  8. Hayward

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    Good choice, but only for Windows.

    Also there is the question of whether proxies can support video. Now that I think of it, I don't think web based proxies like KPROXY can. Also they slow your connection down considerably.


    Sounds like Astrill may be your best route.
     
  9. Hayward

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    A lot of Beeb docs get put on YouTube, such as the Savile Row series, Louis Theroux shows and the like. Have someone tape it and put it on YouTube. We probably all want to see it anyway. Plus there won't be any porn.
     
  10. whnay.

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    That would be awesome, thank you.

    Inside Claridge's - episode 3 - airs 2100 on 17/12
     
  11. davesmith

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    Made a note. Will be in touch shortly after.
     
  12. javyn

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    What proxy is best for torrenting?
     
  13. b1os

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    Why would you need a proxy for torrenting? In case you think it's safe, it's not. In case you want to download something, please just use one click hosters. And do some research beforehand.
     
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  14. NorCal

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    Sorry, but Crabby Patty Blos wins this round. No porn. no pop ups.
     
  15. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

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    You must be doing something wrong.
     
  16. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

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    You don't need a proxy but a VPN is a good idea.

    Can somebody else try that site b!os keeps spamming so we can see if they put their popups on again?
     
  17. b1os

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    How old are you? I mean, seriously. How can somebody be that annoying? Are you so bored? Or do you have to be right everytime? You're really close to be on my ignore list, something I haven't even considered in the past 1.5 years on SF.
    Anyway, OP's problem is settled. And if he wants to see it live too, he knows where to watch.
     
  18. Hayward

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    No, if he goes to that site the chances are very good that his screen will be flooded with popups and porn. Mine was. Twice. And that's with ABP installed on two browsers. If the OP had to ask about these things he may not even have ABP installed. Yet you insist that he goes to this site where he'll have to click away at porn popups.

    I don't need to be right all the time. But I'm not going to change my narrative of what happened when I visited that site, because of your mention of it here, to make you feel better. Plus there were other solutions better for the OP, including one he ended up choosing, that will not involve his computer being hijacked by porn ads. Meanwhile, you continue to push this site, which based on my experience is harmful. Also meanwhile, you wildly exaggerate the hazards involved with file sharing.

    As it stands the OP is getting what he wants thru the help of another forum member. If he does want to watch it live for some reason, he can use a VPN like Astrill, Expat Shield or Boxpn and then visit the BBC live stream. One thing he probably should not do is visit that site you recommended. He would risk having his screen filled with porn popups.

    Personally I don't understand why you have so much emotional investment in whether either of us are right or wrong, but it is amusing.
     
  19. b1os

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    Ah what the heck, I've already posted more than necessary in this thread so one more post won't hurt.

    First of all, ads can be closed. No biggie.
    Second of all, there were no ads for me, nor for NorCal.
    Thirdly, the site is clean.
    Fourth, dave's offer is great. But to the time I was offering my help, without further information, all that OP was asking for was a way to watch UK tv. Live. (and again, I recommended using a VPN to watch the stream too.. so I don't see why you'd say I didn't help -- "there were other solutions better for the OP"; not that I'd care what you'd think, I just like to question your arguments)
    Five, I'm not sure in which country you live in. I can only speak for Germany. But people are regularly sent "Abmahnungen" by lawyers who work for Sony BMG, Universal, Warner Brothers and so on because said people downloaded some file via a torrent. The fine is about 500-1000€. If you don't mind paying that amount of money, that's fine. But suggesting this to someone who, according to you, likely doesn't even know how to use an AdBlocker (which you don't either, apparently, since you can't even surpress popups), is incredible to me. Moreover, I don't think SFs policies want you to explicitly and publicly suggest warez.
    Sixth, to this day, I have never used this website. It's just that dough or doughboy (the guy who likes to rant) posted about this website, I had a quick look and it seemed nice. I can't say any different now. Stream quality is decent. I had no popups, ads or whatever. And even if there were popups and ads it wouldn't matter. Pretty much all streaming websites have these since they have costs to cover and likely want to earn a cent or two.
    Lastly, I still don't see how you've helped this thread other than increasing the necessary post count form 4 to 39.
     
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  20. Hayward

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    Does this mean I get the last word now?
     

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