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Internet TV under scrutiny in the House of Lords


TopCat®
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If given the go-ahead this will mean the end of broadcast TV as we know it. Can't say that I myself am impressed with the idea, but others may be looking forward to it. What say you? TC. Lords help us!

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morddwyd

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Not in my lifetime.

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Aitchbee

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Printed books will be next on the Lords' list to 'go for a burton'...freeing up much needed shelf-space, up and down the land. (TIC)

But television over the internet would appeal to me; as I only have 'dial-up' and a mobile broadband dongle internet connection, I wouldn't be able watch it (TV) at all...sounds good to me.

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Aitchbee

"I only have 'dial-up' and a mobile broadband dongle internet connection,"

Have you explored alternatives?

It's just possible that you could make an overall saving and get a faster connection as well.

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Aitchbee

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Thanks for the link, FE. I will 'mull it over'...seriously.

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proudfoot

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How is internet TV ever to be achieved throughout the country when the vast majority of the population cannot D/L Youtube video without it buffering. I for one cannot see high speed broadband reaching my area within the next 10 years if ever. I don't live in a particularly remote location, just a bit off the beaten track. it is typical of Westminster, if you live north the Severn/Trent you do not count. Everthing is for the southeast.

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carver

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Already have internet TV with SKY and to be honest it's very good, films take about 30 seconds to buffer before being able to watch them and also get a good choice of programmes on demand.

Times are changing and it's all for the better.

Only problem is you need a good download speed.

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morddwyd

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"Only problem is you need a good download speed."

And that's the rub.

I don't live in a particularly remote or rural area but I can't even listen to uninterrupted internet radio, let alone watch video.

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proudfoot

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I too can D/L through Sky but in my case I have to D/L the film etc. some considerable time before viewing. Live TV is impossible. The funds allocated to upgrade to high speed internet at the moment will only cover a small fraction of the country. It is going to need at least 10 times as much if not more to give an adequate service.

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Woolwell

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It's rather reminiscent of Rediffusion.

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