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Post by Peter Mills » Wed 29 Aug 2012 10:45

Hello, does anyone clever know if it's possible to access catch up TV here. iPlayer and netflix are only available in the UK. Could anyone advise a way of accessing UK programmes that we've missed?
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Post by Marguerite & Steve » Wed 29 Aug 2012 11:09

Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you can't change.
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Post by marinamen » Wed 29 Aug 2012 11:54

Peter, please be very careful with ANY piece of downloadable software that offers to enable your computer to present a British I.P. address. I have read some real horror stories with one, ExPat Shield, causing major problems resulting in a Windows laptop having to have its hard drive re-formatted.
Best Solution: Sky or Astra Dish with a recorder.

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Post by mrob343 » Wed 29 Aug 2012 13:13

marinamen wrote:Peter, please be very careful with ANY piece of downloadable software that offers to enable your computer to present a British I.P. address. I have read some real horror stories with one, ExPat Shield, causing major problems resulting in a Windows laptop having to have its hard drive re-formatted.
Best Solution: Sky or Astra Dish with a recorder.
Marinamen is right Peter.
Ex pat shield is full of Adware and TBH its pretty slow too,thats when it does work.
Another route would be to subscribe to a VPN service.
I use this and it works well:

http://hidemyass.com/vpn/

And i think the cost is pretty reasonable too having shoped around on the net.
I can access all the UK on line players and the download stream speed is fast. :)
Good luck.

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Post by Marguerite & Steve » Wed 29 Aug 2012 13:35

We have used Expat for years with no problems at all. Don't know about Expat Shield.
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Post by Santiago » Wed 29 Aug 2012 13:37

We use iportal.me - it costs €50 a year for one computer and you can watch BBC iplayer and channel 4 iplayer really well + lovefilm. Haven't tried netflex as we decided on lovefilm. I see they have added the US to their list as well.

You could always try it for a month for €5 and see how you get on.

They are really quick to respond to problems (within 5 mins!) and we have used them for the last 3 years.
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Post by opas » Wed 29 Aug 2012 15:49

We also use ipôrtal without any problem
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Post by russell » Wed 29 Aug 2012 18:23

Expatshield works fine for me. I agree that it is full of ads but you can get rid of them by installing Adblock Plus (another free download. I too have read of people getting viruses with it but I suspect they got the viruses elsewhere. The reports are always rather vague.

I do, however run it on Windows XP running on a virtual machine in Linux so if I did get a virus I could just delete the VM and create another :D

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Post by Peter Mills » Wed 29 Aug 2012 19:17

Thank you so much everyone. Really helpful.

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Post by montgolfiere » Thu 30 Aug 2012 07:29

i-portal doesn't have ads and is worth the 50 euros a year in my opinion. the helpline is excellent and i have pointed many of my Clients to iportal without any negative feedback. you can of course also watch a certain ammount of 'live' Tv too.
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Post by carol sheridan » Sat 01 Sep 2012 15:21

I pay €5.50 a month for iportal and I have used it on my laptop in Switzerland, Egypt, Thailand and New Zealand!

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