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equalizer
12-05-2005, 12:46
i have had it with this company ,crap service, crap signal,and now all i am getting is repeats on bbc,any other variants if yes contacts and costs please

monkey-girl
12-05-2005, 13:21
how about NTV plus?

http://www.ntvplus.ru/

P.I.M.P.
12-05-2005, 13:32
I had my sat guy put up a 1.5 meter dish on our balcony. He also services some of the embassies here in Moscow who also get home sick. The cards are programmed by him and we get some great channels although I have to honestly say that we have lost a few decent channels over time which I haven't asked him to rewrite our card in over 2 years. There are thousands of channels but very few worth watching. If you don't mind watching the latest US sitcoms with Scandinavian subtitles, it's really worth it. Mostly Viasat, Sirius, and Hotbird stuff. Cost about a grand total including the box + card and setup. The dish is pretty big and has an actuator to rotate the thing to different satellites.

Among the channels:

Fox News, CNN(I), BBC World, Bloomberg. All of the Eurosports and Euronews.

BBC Prime and a few other boring BBC channels.

Several MTV channels - pimp my ride, room raiders, punk'd, and dismissed all the time - quality programming :)

A lot of European music channels, fashion channels as well.

A few porn channels, all soft stuff. Used to have some Spice channels which got pretty damn raunchy. ;)

A few Viasat channels which show a lot of good shows including:

David Letterman (daily)
SNL (daily)
Scrubs (daily)
SATC (daily)
Simpsons (10x day)
Family guy
Dr. Phil (daily)
Oprah (daily)
Ricki Lake (daily) :(
a crapload of soap operas
Charmed
JAG
Missing
lots of old shows like 90210

Really too much crap to mention. But I guess there's always something on when I turn on the TV. All great digital quality shows great on our 42 inch plasma. The sad thing is that there are only 5-6 Russian language channels and they're all international versions. A dozen Ukranian channels which are hilarious to watch Mexican soap operas.

I guess the risk is that one day the satellite companies will come up with an encryption system so strong, youll have nothing to watch. I feel I got value out of my system long ago. There are enough free to air channels out there to keep me occupied if Im left without premium channels.

DJ Biscuit
12-05-2005, 14:20
For that price you might as well get SkyTV.

P.I.M.P.
12-05-2005, 14:24
How much do they charge to hook up sky here? What is the monthly fee?

Plus side to my set up is that there are no monthly fees and as an American, the shows are closer to me heart than those geared to the tea-sipping crowd :)

DJ Biscuit
12-05-2005, 14:26
Tea? Beer mate.

I may be wrong but Sky has a lot of those comedy and film channels, plus CNN,MTV etc. There's a contact number for a geezer called Juan somewhere here, he does the Sky thing.

P.I.M.P.
12-05-2005, 14:44
I asked Juan a while back and it was pretty expensive. I think just the monthly fees alone for a year or two cost more than all of my equipment and setup fees. Good thing about my setup is that with the rotating dish, I can position on several satellites with tons of providers offering packages. If Sky could offer channels like E! and Comedy Central, Id be a convert. HBO would by a huge plus too. If you have a 2 meter dish (pretty expensive and annoying to neighbors) I heard you can easily sign up with a US satellite cable provider and get the same packages as back home.

The broadband option is cool too, but also will wait till the price comes down a bit.

DJ Biscuit
12-05-2005, 14:48
Doesn't Sky have Comedy Central here? I am sure it does back home. Still if it's that price it is a lot for what you want.

Back to the proverbial drawing board.

Pobman
15-05-2005, 19:06
How much do they charge to hook up sky here? What is the monthly fee?

Plus side to my set up is that there are no monthly fees and as an American, the shows are closer to me heart than those geared to the tea-sipping crowd :)

Last price I have seen for a Sky install (and this was just the 2.4m dish, lnb and installation etc. not the Sky Box itself) was 38,000 roubles. However this was a fairly complex install on a non-flat roof, so you may get for less if its more simple.

This was a Russian company, about 3 weeks ago.