Satellite TV in Thailand - anyone know details?
Posted 13 July 2009 - 11:38 AM
I have viewed a (rented) house in BKK. The previous tenant has moved out already, but had a satellite dish, cable tv and broadband.
I'm back in the UK at the moment and can't remember whether the dish has True or anything printed on it.
Is there more than one company which does satellite tv etc? I am sure I have seen dishes with True or True Move on, but also remember hearing about a company called UVC (or is UVC cable as opp to satellite?)
What are the options for cable/satellite tv?
And any setup/installation costs? (have that dish already if it helps!)
Also any clues regarding broadband (the house has a landline)?
And what are the monthly costs via satellite/cable to get access to all the sports etc (Premiership football)? My Sky TV inc sport, movies etc in the UK sets me back about Â£43 per month - no broadband or telephone in that.
If anyone can list out, or post a link to an English or Thai site which details costs and packages I'd be really grateful.
Posted 13 July 2009 - 11:54 AM
Depending on where you are you can also get cable, in Hat Yai I have cable to the TV downstairs and this is just Bht300 per month, it's mainly Thai channels but has a few english language channels too.
There's no broadband with either of these, this I get via TOT for Bht590 per month, that's for ADSL 2Mb down 0.5Mb up.
Posted 13 July 2009 - 12:15 PM
For the broadband with TOT, is that unlimited monthly data?
Posted 13 July 2009 - 12:26 PM
Posted 13 July 2009 - 12:37 PM
TOT is crap. They're all crap, really. We've got Maxnet (premium, 1000 baht or so) at one place, TOT (590 baht, same as Stocky) at another. TOT is uhm. Bad. Very bad. Same package Stocky has, so it is very dependent on your location. Check with your neighbors, if at all possible.
Posted 13 July 2009 - 01:41 PM
And on Thai tv again.....what is it with all the ludicrously melodramatic music in the soaps (coupled with ham acting - but at least I can appreciate the funny side of that). And all the comic boings, hooters, cuckoos and other silly noises in just about everything else on Thai tv3. Those noises drive me up the sodding wall.
Is nothing funny without the childish sound of a spring accompanying it?
boooiiiinng? not doing it for me
Posted 17 July 2009 - 03:27 PM
The satellite is impervious to weather (unlike True/UBC).
I have two dishes on my roof - one for "my" TV and one for the other half (free-to-air Thai TV). You don't have to take the Thai TV.
The whole installation cost me BHT27,000 with no on-going subscription costs..one time only. The SAT is connected through my Internet connection......which provided by TOT...bunch of absolute tossers - just DO NOT EVER CONSIDER USING TOT AS YOUR INTERNET PROVIDER......!!!!
The company who installed my system is JSAT in Bangkok. Very professional outfit - you have to pay BHT500 for their survey but it gets knocked off the final invoice if you install.
Posted 03 September 2009 - 09:29 AM
... so now we can watch lots of movies of pixelated blobs where the cigarettes, beer and knives should be.
Posted 03 September 2009 - 10:16 AM
Oh, and you'll be watching a blank screen when the weather's bad.
Posted 04 September 2009 - 01:16 AM
Posted 16 September 2009 - 06:39 PM
Posted 17 September 2009 - 04:19 PM
2 things might be an issue - if it's got holes it might not reflect the UBC frequency all that well (assuming the holes are sized to still reflect C band well).
The other is that, in the odd day each year when the sun is directly behind the satellite, you'll be reflecting a lot of infra-red onto your LNB and I've heard of the plastic on the LNB melting.
Posted 19 August 2012 - 06:23 AM
For the purpose of this thread though, does anyone know about these once off payment satellite services. I've never really looked into it.
Posted 19 August 2012 - 08:40 AM
Posted 19 August 2012 - 08:45 AM
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