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Old 01.07.2008, 22:27
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As I am moving to my own rental apptmt after being in a furnished place so far, I need to get my cable and Internet. Any suggestions? Is Swisscom reliable enough to get both the services from them... considering that their package seems to have more English channels than Cablecom... I'd welcome suggestions, observations and experience with either of them or any other providers...
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Old 03.07.2008, 12:04
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I'd welcome suggestions, observations and experience
All service providers are very dependent on your exact address (street & house number)

You need to go to their websites and check service availability:

Check with Cablecom (enter address at bottom of page)

Check with BlueWin

As for experience, Cablecom Digital TV has loads of English channels, and the multi-language function allows you to set a preferred language preference on a channel by channel basis.

So you can set SF2 to preferred language = English, and then the programmes are automatically in English if SF2 broadcasts then as multi-language. otherwise they stay in local language (in your area = German)
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Re: Telecom

Hi Shashki,
Another good option would be to go Satellite, if you are allowed and able to install a dish. There a lot of Indian language channels available for free and some with subscription from the satellites targeted at the UK(Astra 2D for example), See this post for more info
Sat for Dummies
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Re: Telecom

About to use Bluewin TV in a week. My decision was driven by the good support I've had from Swisscom (although they goofed when I moved and forgot to move the ADSL with the phone circuit), and the Bluewin TV offering matches what I need (Cablecom doesn't, so that was an easy decision).

I originally looked for a dish, but the effort & outlay involved wasn't worth it (caveat: for me - I know plenty of people who have Sky instead).

Little gotchas:

1) You MUST have working ADSL before they take an order for Bluewin.
2) Coverage is not universal - check

PS: I don't work for them
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For Bluewin TV, you will require VDSL. Realistically.

http://www.microsoft.com/tv/content/...winIPTVPR.mspx

Interesting article from 2005 by Institute of Electrical Engineers:

http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/jan05/2778

IPTV is not quite there, yet, in spite of claims to the contrary.
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For Bluewin TV, you will require VDSL. Realistically
I know, but the Swisscom process appears to be that I need to have ADSL working first before they can upgrade me to VDSL (which, incidentally, appears to require new phone splitters as well).

So, I moved, got the errors in moving ADSL fixed (they disabled my static IP address as I'd lose that for vDSL anyway, but forgot to tell me to update the router password), then ordered Bluewin TV self install. The hardware (router, filters + box) should arrive next week, and a week thereafter my ADSL should "suddenly fail" when they cut over to VDSL, indicating the time for me to plug in the new kit.

As for not offering ADSL over 4 pin, I'm using it to type this message :-).
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