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  1. Britboy

    Satalite Dish

    Great, thanks Big Brian, much appreciated. Rewind is good, especially as you say you can then skip the ads. I guess as time goes on they'll improve the functionality too. I'm looking forward to getting over there and getting this installed. It'll be great to have Sky Sports and BT Sports from the same box, though as you say the time difference doesn't help. When the Prem kicks off at 3 pm UK time on a Saturday it'll be 9 pm or 10 pm in Thailand. On a Saturday night I may be doing other things . . . 😀 And the 7.45 pm UK kick offs will be a nightmare . . .
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    Satalite Dish

    Ah, ok, I'll maybe wait until I get there before ordering it, though have emailed them the question. Let's see if they get back to me. This is the one I'm looking at - seems to have all the channels I'm looking for:- https://www.iviewhdthailand.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=556 Interesting what you say about Irish adverts. I'm presuming you can't hold live tv on this like I can here in UK? The no. of ads on Sky really gets on my tits, so for drama or crime I hold it for about 30 minutes, then watch so I can skip through the ads.
  3. Britboy

    Satalite Dish

    Thanks for this Big Brian, that seems to cover everything I need . . . brilliant. I presume you actually order in Thailand rather than order from UK and bring it with me?
  4. Britboy

    Satalite Dish

    As mentioned in a couple of other threads, I'm planning to spend a lengthy period of time in Thailand (12 months minimum, yippee), probably starting in March. I'll look to rent a nice furnished condo/apartment, quiet and near a decent beach, that has good security, a pool, gym and near some local shops with easy access to taxis (that's a task in iteself - I may well book in a hotel for a week first and go the various property places to find the most appropriate place). While I'll be enjoying myself in the usual manner, I also plan to be sensible and won't be out on the town every night, so want to ensure I get decent tv access. I see Android devices have been mentioned in this thread - perhaps that's the best way to go? I'm looking to get Sky Sports and ideally BT sport too (though that seems to be tricky) to watch Premier League/Champions League and golf but also really enjoy the crime programmes I can get here in the UK via my Sky subscription (ID - Investigation Discovery, channel 154 on Sky, Sony Crime , Sky channel 157 and CBS Reality, Sky Channel 146 as well as National Geographic, History channel, BBC1, ITV, Sky Arts, Sky News, etc.). I won't have a base in the UK during that period, so can't use something like a slingbox to access a Sky subscription via VPN remotely. Do you any of you guys living there have any suggestions please? Looking around on the internet it seems a real quagmire, hard to understand what best to do. As I'll be renting, I won't be able to chuck up satellite dishes or drill holes in walls, so looking for the best solution using wifi and a set-top box. I'll need to ensure the wifi is powerful enough, again possibly getting something individual installed or a booster so I have no buffering problems with HD. I guess I could also stream via my laptop and hdmi-it to the tv. I'd be very grateful for any advice.
  5. Britboy

    Areca Lodge Promotions

    Just seen this post. I'm booked into the Areca from 6th to 15th October - does anyone know if the outside bar, terrace area and Cafe are still closed?
  6. Britboy

    Best and worst flight experiences

    I've had quite a few good and bad flights . . . Good - way back in the early 80's, business class BA, London to Sydney. Nothing too memorable about the flight itself, but got on really well with the cabin crew. So much so they spoke to the Captain and I was invited into the cockpit for the landing in Sydney. Incredible experience, strapped in looking straight out the middle of the cockpit window as we approached and landed. No way that would happen today. Good - flying back to London from Zurich. My Thai gf and I. Booked in business, checked in online, got seats 4A and 4B. Got to the airport, checked in bags and gave us new boarding passes with seats 6A and 6B. I told them I'd checked in online into 4A and 4B, the guy said I have no idea why they've changed. Bit odd I thought. Boarded the plane, we took our seats, nobody else at all in business. Even more odd. About 10 minutes before take-off I saw out the window 4 FBI-type guys in suits with earpieces and walkie talkies. WTF? They boarded, 2 sat in row 2, 2 sat in row 8. Then another guy walked up the steps, same dress code, carrying a bright red briefcase. Then realised this was some VIP and lo and behold 4 more guys surrounding Prince Charles walked across the tarmac, up the steps and boarded. Charles sat in row 1, the guys filled the remaining seats in rows 2 and 8. Interesting flight. Got talking to the bodyguards and had a few beers. I needed the bathroom before we landed, I asked the stewardess if I had to use the back ones, she said no, you can use the front. So walked passed Charles to the bathroom. As I came out, he looked up, said hi and we had a 5 minute chat. Very pleasant. He'd been skiing at Cloisters with William and Harry but explained they have to travel separately for obvious reasons. Bad - worst flight for sure was Moscow to Pyongyang in 1981. Horrific plane, horrific service (they served one drink on take off, didn't see any staff until we landed after that) and the worst landing I've ever experienced. Came down with such a thud half the overhead bins opened up and spewed bags out. The start of the scariest 6 weeks of my life.
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    Live Music Venues in Pattaya ...

    Thanks for that Mirkwood, didn't know about Yuth bar. Where is Big C? Britboy and the lads will be in town Oct 28 to Nov 3. Bring on the pool parties, can't wait. I've always been into music, rock in particular, so will give this place a look. Are there bar girls in there? If so, decent standard?
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    For Gabor Hungarian group

    Absolutely fantastic. Really enjoyed that, thanks for posting it.
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