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What TV do they have in Hospitals?

Strange title I know but apparently you can pay for the tv during your stay in hospital. I need to go in for a week and I was wondering about this because I think I will be sharing a ward with other people. Now, if I need to pay for TV, do they wheel one out to the end of my bed or something? how does it work and what do you get? maybe someone can even tell me how much it costs!!!

I'll be at kantonspital St.Gallen.
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Old 31.03.2009, 18:56
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Re: What TV do they have in Hospitals?

I was in Basel University hospital - though it was five years ago, so things may well have changed. In the public ward, I had a TV of my own, obviously with a small screen, next to my bed, with head-phones. There was no additional cost to me. Could only watch BBC-Prime in English, but I got quite addicted to Eastenders Classic.
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Re: What TV do they have in Hospitals?

...bring your own...

www.slingmedia.com/
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Re: What TV do they have in Hospitals?

Just a little one next to the bed huh?, I have a laptop with a tv card and antenna so i'll definitely be bringing that, they charge you for internet but I reckon i can get a free signal from somewhere

I was just wondering about this thats all, I'll be going under the knife early afternoon tomorrow but i didnt want to miss the England game in the evening
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Re: What TV do they have in Hospitals?

Couple of years ago when I was a week in the hospital (Triemli) the only thing offered on TV was the same as a basic Cablecom connection.
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Re: What TV do they have in Hospitals?

I think I was mainly getting at "how does it work when you have to pay for the TV whilst sharing a ward" really, does everyone get to watch it or ?

Just confused the hell outta me
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Re: What TV do they have in Hospitals?

Just an expendable arm with a TV on, which can be packed away or put in front of you. See the following website:-

http://www.mosolid.com.tw/hospital-carts.htm

With headphones and normally a card, where you pay per day / week etc
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Re: What TV do they have in Hospitals?

Perfect answer!! they look pretty good! still think i will be using the laptop though but I was just curious as to how it all worked.
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Re: What TV do they have in Hospitals?

Remember, Zattoo, SlingBox and BBC iplayer, as long as you have an internet connection.
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Re: What TV do they have in Hospitals?

Isn't the BBCi player only available to users in the UK?
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Just a little one next to the bed huh?, I have a laptop with a tv card and antenna so i'll definitely be bringing that, they charge you for internet but I reckon i can get a free signal from somewhere

The hospital where my wife is currently staying has, to its credit, free wi-fi to all wards.
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Isn't the BBCi player only available to users in the UK?
Just sent you a pm.
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Re: What TV do they have in Hospitals?

Oh go on. Share the knowledge!
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Thanks Andy, that's excellent! well, if I can get the internet then I'll be sure to take the advice. If I miss the game because of the anaesthetic effects, I will probably be ok to catch it on Match of the Day using the BBC iPlayer now! (if it shows it on there that is which I suspect it does)

There are other players out there that I have been using to watch the games like TVUplayer, SopCast, TVants, etc.....

TVUPlayer is by far the best (except for it's annoying comments bar on the right of the viewing screen where the kiddies tend to hang out) but sometimes that kicks you out before a game because of your location. Maybe I can take that advice and extend it to that player now. Absolute GEM!
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Re: What TV do they have in Hospitals?

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Strange title I know but apparently you can pay for the tv during your stay in hospital. I need to go in for a week and I was wondering about this because I think I will be sharing a ward with other people. Now, if I need to pay for TV, do they wheel one out to the end of my bed or something? how does it work and what do you get? maybe someone can even tell me how much it costs!!!

I'll be at kantonspital St.Gallen.
You will be able to rent one but there will be some attached to the ceiling which you can use for free in any case.
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Re: What TV do they have in Hospitals?

Well, im in hospital now, got free internet and the tv screens are tiny so if i had no net, i might even be reluctant to rent the tv (4 chf a day as far as i am aware) and they are on extending arms that come from the top back of the bed. They are a nice piece of tech but really tiny, about the same size as a sat nav in the front of your car....

oh, BTW, no other ones on the ceiling ROLAND
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Hope all goes well, and get well soon, lee1000!
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