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Old 02.04.2007, 13:17
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Can't get cable.. what can I do?

While I am waiting to start work, I thought I would look into buying a TV-getting cable and more importantly internet.
Now, have been on the cablecom website and also some geneve cable company, buit neither do where I live. Also, I think I would not be able to get fast enough internet connection for bluwin.
I went into an electrical store, and they seem to sell satellite dishes which claim to pick up 7000 channels.. are these any good? Any help is appreciated, I am missing my cheesy italian programmes!!
If anyone can also recommend a good place to buy a TV, which delivers...
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Re: Can't get cable.. what can I do?

  • TV via satellite. Receiver,dish and standard TV required.
  • Internet via telephone cable ADSL. Bluwin from Swisscom for example.
Check the other threads in this forum devoted to this subject.

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While I am waiting to start work, I thought I would look into buying a TV-getting cable and more importantly internet.
Now, have been on the cablecom website and also some geneve cable company, buit neither do where I live. Also, I think I would not be able to get fast enough internet connection for bluwin.
I went into an electrical store, and they seem to sell satellite dishes which claim to pick up 7000 channels.. are these any good? Any help is appreciated, I am missing my cheesy italian programmes!!
If anyone can also recommend a good place to buy a TV, which delivers...
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Re: Can't get cable.. what can I do?

For internet, Bluewin definitely offers the best service. I would suggest you go to a simple Swisscom dealership and speak to them about it. They're very helpful and often speak English.

As for TVs, if you can make the effort of coming to Geneva, you'll be in luck. I personally prefer Media Markt for TVs. The range is amazing and not very expensive.
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Re: Can't get cable.. what can I do?

I'm also in an apartment in Lausanne where internet via cable TV is not an option. Instead, we get it through Swisscom and have been very pleased - certainly nothing wrong with the speed in my opinion. I can download stuff at around 300 kps, upload speed could be a bit better because it is only about 6-10 kps, but that doesn't affect me too often.
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Re: Can't get cable.. what can I do?

I recommend http://en.toppreise.ch/index.html to buy via internet. You can find difference from 1 to 1500 swiss francs for some products (TV LCD and plasma)
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I recommend http://en.toppreise.ch/index.html to buy via internet. You can find difference from 1 to 1500 swiss francs for some products (TV LCD and plasma)
she's looking for TV service not a TV
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she's looking for TV service not a TV
Sorry.. I was answering the post of Mary T: "If anyone can also recommend a good place to buy a TV, which delivers..."
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Re: Can't get cable.. what can I do?

Thanks all!
Yes, I need a TV +TVservice, plus generally a million other things which I don't seem to have (I never knew how difficult and frustrating it was to drain pasta with a teaspoon..).
I had the telephone and adsl switched on yesterday (if only I could work the modem.. still using smoky internet cafes), and they are sending me details on bluewin, so fingers crossed!
Thanks again!
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