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    Can't make it I'm afraid - have to be hosting a Superbowl breakfast tomorrow at 7am.

    I'll probably be there for Ire v Wales (10:30pm) and Sco v Eng (1am) next Saturday night, although I see that Chelsea against Newcastle is at 11pm, so there is going to be some competition for the sound during the first game!


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    Chelsea Newcastle, right before my Geordie wife flies to Brazil. I always hate it when this fixture comes up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bibbju:
    Ooh interesting. No, that's not the one. That one's more money - looks like other companies are jumping on the bandwagon now.

    This is it:

    http://www.uktvhongkong.com/

    Same as the one Trance just bought.

    I first heard of UKTV on Twitter via Alan Sugar as he uses a version when he's in his Florida home. Was talking to a English friend here about it and it came out that a mutual colleague had started up UKTV HK. My friend had already got one of his boxes and loved it. It caused a mini-UK expat stampede for them at work and for a few weeks all everyone talked about was watching the telly. Especially the longer term expats who left the UK when there were just the 5 free TV channels. Even the adverts are suddenly interesting!

    So, I got my mate to get me a box (I was off work at the time) and I'm very happy with it. Tons of channels and for most of the channels it stores programmes for the last 2 weeks so you can go back and choose what you want to watch. And there's no contract tie-in period. I'm very happy now I can catch up on F1 on BBC.

    I think word is slowly getting out in HK about it. Mick who is one of the guys running the business lives in DB so people are starting to hearing about it there and obviously any expat who works at my (now former) employer and moves in the same circles as Mick and the guys I know.

    Definitely recommend it! If anyone wants one but has any problems getting one, PM me and I can pass the message on.
    The monthly fees on the site, are they in HKD or USD?

    Edit, sorry, I think the prices are in USD.

    So, what to get, this box or the Magix box? Both have their pros and cons.
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    I have confirmed with the manager who will be on duty this evening at Trafalgar that the terrace area will have the 6 Nations with sound for both games.

    The inside area will be showing the soccer.

    So I'll be there on the terrace.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gruntfuttock:
    I have confirmed with the manager who will be on duty this evening at Trafalgar that the terrace area will have the 6 Nations with sound for both games.

    The inside area will be showing the soccer.

    So I'll be there on the terrace.
    Eva?

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    Yes...........


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    Good news for those fed up with dodgy internet streams: the FCC has become the first bar I know of with the official TVB Network Vision feed, and will be showing all the remaining matches live on the big screen.

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    Six Nations NOT on Setanta!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gruntfuttock:
    Good news for those fed up with dodgy internet streams: the FCC has become the first bar I know of with the official TVB Network Vision feed, and will be showing all the remaining matches live on the big screen.

    Grunt :-) How does this TVB Network Vision feed work? I contacted them once ( hotline ) but they are not really helpful. Thanks in advance.


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    They were of limited help to me as well - they didn't really seem interested in selling me something that I was very keen to buy.

    As I understand it, it's basically a subscription-based servuce transmitted by satellite. To watch it your building needs a suitable satellite dish/receiver and a set-top box. In the case of big buildings these would be connected through the master antenna wiring system.

    So unless you live in a standalone property it seems that the first step is to get a dish/receiver for the whole building, for which you'd normally have to talk to the building management / owners' management committee.

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    By the way, the FCC is not good about putting the sound on loud enough, so although it was nice to watch the HD picture, we moved to Trafalgar for the second game last night, and the BBC stream there was solid (it is sometimes a little less than stable). Hopefully it will be like that again tonight for the England v Wales game.


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