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Old 17.06.2011, 10:22
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Re: Life without the Beeb?

I don't even have a TV over here. Don't miss it at all. Used to watch iPlayer via a UK proxy server but don't even do that any more. Better things to do! And when there aren't, there's always the view out of the living room window...
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Old 17.06.2011, 10:24
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however, so far i am met with resistance to the idea.
May I suggest a middle ground? Talk to your girl and ask if she would be willing to try living without television for 1 month. But promise to make some candlelight dinners to fill in the time void. I bet she would like that idea!
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Old 17.06.2011, 11:14
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i spend too much each year with cablecom and billag. plus i simply do not trust cablecom to bill me correctly. I have raised the idea with the gf a few times about maybe getting rid of it all... honestly i feel i could do without, i can download the few shows im normally interested in.

however, so far i am met with resistance to the idea.
I think the main problem with this idea is that billag take some convincing to go fornicate themselves (they'll say as you have internet you can also watch TV), plus assuming you keep internet then you're paying cablecom for the connection anyway. In my case, the (analog) cable box giving me access to British channels only adds 6Fr a month onto my cablecom bill.
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Old 17.06.2011, 11:30
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I think the main problem with this idea is that billag take some convincing to go fornicate themselves (they'll say as you have internet you can also watch TV)
Not entirely true. I was paying TV and Radio for one year basing myself on this idea, since it is so in Germany. Then we read the rules. We went to their site and confirmed we have no (and never had) TV and therefore will not be paying taxes for it anymore.

Haven't payed ever since, but got a nice threatening letter in the mail a week afterwards that if they find out we actually have a TV we will get into serious trouble.
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Re: Life without the Beeb?

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Must say we are very happy here in CH- but for us, BBC TV is a must. The News, Panorama, Question Time, Sunday morning debates, Spring Watch and other wildlife programmes, gardening, rugby and tennis, great houses, history... even Antiques Road show and, dare I say it, East Enders.

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Swiss.com provide BBC channels ITV channels Channel 4 & 5 E4 I could not live with out it ,-)
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Old 17.06.2011, 12:07
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...We had to make our own amusement - BUT we were happy...
Hence the large family.
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Old 17.06.2011, 15:36
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May I suggest a middle ground? Talk to your girl and ask if she would be willing to try living without television for 1 month. But promise to make some candlelight dinners to fill in the time void. I bet she would like that idea!
you are making the classic mistake of assuming that all i ever do is wait for her to cook while i sit playing videogames.

made her a candlelight dinner just last night, i should have you know (was just pasta though).
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Old 17.06.2011, 16:00
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you are making the classic mistake of assuming that all i ever do is wait for her to cook while i sit playing videogames.

made her a candlelight dinner just last night, i should have you know (was just pasta though).
You are making the classic mistake of thinking I am not the one playing the video games while the husband cooks

But I think you understood perfectly well what I meant with that sentence: promise her something wonderful that you 2 enjoy but usually have no time to do. Candle light dinner is just a stereotype I thought you would understand as a generalization to be exchanged with whatever fancies her.

(as a side note, I didn't assume anything. it never even crossed my mind who cooks or not in your relationship. people are so touchy with sterotypes these days )
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Old 17.06.2011, 18:11
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You are making the classic mistake of thinking I am not the one playing the video games while the husband cooks
your avatar backs this up.
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Re: Life without the Beeb?

Drat, Darn, Blast and Botheration.....

Just this week I started getting a message on my Nokia N900 mobile phone that, "Your phone is not supported" when I tried to listen to BBC radio.
It's worked perfectly well up to now for over a year (via WIFI) listening to the Today programme in the morning when moving between rooms when getting ready and having breakfast.
Now the BBC iPlayer website has been refreshed for rolling out the iPad service, it looks like it now knows my device is a mobile all of a sudden. I cleared my cache and browsing history but it's still not working.

Could anyone else try to listen to a Listen Live from a BBC radio station on their smart phone please? Pretty please :-)
If it still works on another mobile I might consider changing.
I hate it when the BBC cuts back on access to their services.

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Drat, Darn, Blast and Botheration.....

Just this week I started getting a message on my Nokia N900 mobile phone that, "Your phone is not supported" when I tried to listen to BBC radio.
It's worked perfectly well up to now for over a year (via WIFI) listening to the Today programme in the morning when moving between rooms when getting ready and having breakfast.
Now the BBC iPlayer website has been refreshed for rolling out the iPad service, it looks like it now knows my device is a mobile all of a sudden. I cleared my cache and browsing history but it's still not working.

Could anyone else try to listen to a Listen Live from a BBC radio station on their phone please?
If it still works on another mobile I might consider changing.
I hate it when the BBC cuts back on access to their services.
Works for me on 3G listening to Radio 1 just now...

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Although that seems to be the only one that works...radio 4 didn't work. Soz
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Old 05.08.2011, 12:46
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Re: Life without the Beeb?

Ref the mobile phone thingy, I don't know, I would just get a wifi internet radio - I bought one from Aldi about 2 years ago and it's brilliant (it's actually the same as the Philipps one, just badged "Tevion"), it cost about GBP60.

Ref wanting to watch the BBC, I found "BBCPlayer" a couple of weeks ago, it works just fine. No idea about legality of it or how long it will survive but in the meantime it's good.
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