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    Default Thai Satellite TV

    I've done a search on this but can't find what I'm looking for and what information there may be will probably be out of date anyway.

    My wife is coming over in July, hopefully for a few months. I can't take that long off work and would like her to be able to watch Thai TV if possible. I have a 10mb wifi internet signal but its shared at the moment and I'm on the losing end at busy times. I could upgrade it but I'm sure I've read that Thai TV is available on satellite.

    Is this the case and if so what equipment do I need/approximate cost? My current system in Sky/Freesat and I don't want to lose that.

    If its going to be easier to upgrade my internet connection I will but would like to look into satellite.

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    a few years old information, we had a large dish and there was only a few channels available.

    old thread here - http://thailand-uk.com/forums/archiv...p/t-17544.html

    this company is also mentioned in an old thread - http://drstrading.co.uk/
    thread here - http://thailand-uk.com/forums/archiv...php/t-562.html

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    Flip, I wouldn't bother with that just get her sorted on YouTube.
    Nok has been here for 11 odd years now and she is on it nearly everyday and always finding different things to watch.
    There are the usual Thai soaps, as well as concerts and their "odd" comedy sketches.
    Would be a lot less hassle.

    Failing that get an Android box and get some Thai TV that way.
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    Got to agree with Gary
    I went down the satellite route at first. Only 2 channels at that time, TGN and a channel showing monks 24 hrs, not sure if its the same now.
    She now watches everything on Thaiflix, which is subscription but a few got together and done a group deal with the site. They share the same login.
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    Or download ilikehd tv on computer, Doo TV is free

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    Similar got the wife a Amazon fire stick with Kodi to watch live Thai TV - she never looks at it, it's all up on Youtube.

    You may want to get some Thai Keyboard stickers if she's not bringing her own tablet.

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    My wife enjoys Malimar Tv (https://www.malimar.tv/) its subscription but very cheap. Can get it through a web browser but we use a Roku box to the TV. Curiously she prefers Laos TV to Thai TV - except of course for the Thai news.

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    DooTV no longer exists
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    Found this when searching for "IPTV Thai", no idea if its any good or not.

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    This imho is by far the best http://www.thaiflix.com/
    It replaced dooTv.
    $35 for a 3 month subscription, other plans available. Supports Roku TV, tablets and laptops.

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    Forgive me for being a dinosaur but what's a Roku box? A satellite decoder much the same as my Freesat box here or my IPM box in Thailand?

    If so, would I need another dish or a dual LNB to use it without disconnecting my Freesat box? If it is a decoder, I take it it works with the same satellite as Sky and Freesat?

    Update - I just googled it and I see what a Roku box is. So it seems that whichever way I do it, I'm going to be losing a good deal of the bandwidth (?) I'm getting at the moment until her majesty goes to bed .
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    Have a look here Flip https://www.roku.com/en-gb/index

    I use Roku to watch Sky when I'm abroad, or watch our Cable TV in the USA when we're outside the US (using SlingBox). There are lots of streaming channels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobias View Post
    Have a look here Flip https://www.roku.com/en-gb/index

    I use Roku to watch Sky when I'm abroad, or watch our Cable TV in the USA when we're outside the US (using SlingBox). There are lots of streaming channels.
    Hmmm, so it doesn't use much 'juice' then? Thai Expat TV needs 5mb or more, for example and I'd be surprised if you get that in hotels Tobias?

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    Roku is quite clever, it offers the optimal picture quality based on your bandwidth. On good wifi you can get HD1080 or even 4K quality.
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    Just a minute..........I'm asking about Thai TV but Tobias's comments have got me thinking. I was going to install Expat TV in Thailand but I may not have to. This Roku box picks up Sky and other channels right? I presume you'd need a Sky subscription in the UK to do so?

    I don't actually watch a lot of TV but when I make the move, I'd like to have some entertainment and watch the news in English. What can I get of this flavour using a Roku box?

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    Flip have a search on SlingBox - that and a Roku stick will allow you to watch and control your own TV sky/cable box from anywhere in the world where you have an internet connection.
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    Ahh I see. Thanks Tobias but that won't work for me. I won't have a Sky subscription when I move.

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    ILikeHD tv has had an upgrade and is supposed to be working better, I will try it at the weekend. It is subscription based with many channels. English basic sport pack costs 200 baht a month or you can buy it in 2 hour blocks. you need an android box or fire stick or hook up your computer to your tv, some smart tv's can install it. you can get free thai tv with it without subscription

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    Thanks Jimmbo, I would appreciate hearing how it went.

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    ILikeHD tv has been replaced by HD Prime. The packages you can buy has been reduced dramatically and for me who only wanted sports and at times only one match per month I've gone from paying 30 baht to 380 baht. Included in the 380 baht is tv and movies for a month. Quality is ok to good for live sport not checked movies or tv yet. 380 is inexpensive for what you are getting.

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