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Here's a question for the techno-gurus out there in cyberland. I have Orange livebox service but by the time I sit down in the evening, I'm all Frenched out and BBC entertainment simply doesn't cut it most evenings.

Does anyone have a suggestion for getting English language entertainment TV? I don't mind buying something, but I don't know what to buy, where or how much.

Thanks in advance for any advice you may have.

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Here's a question for the techno-gurus out there in cyberland. I have Orange livebox service but by the time I sit down in the evening, I'm all Frenched out and BBC entertainment simply doesn't cut it most evenings.

Does anyone have a suggestion for getting English language entertainment TV? I don't mind buying something, but I don't know what to buy, where or how much.

Thanks in advance for any advice you may have.
Google "Freesat in France" - you'll find a host of services for getting full UK TV in France

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Hi,
Buy a Humax Freesat box , from the UK (Amazon etc), or some of the UK TV specialists in France . Should cost about 140€ for the basic , about 250€ for an HD personal recorder version.
Make sure to get FreeSAT and not FreeVIEW which won't work in France.
You will get about 600 english TV and Radio channels .
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Buy a Humax Freesat box , from the UK (Amazon etc), or some of the UK TV specialists in France . Should cost about 140€ for the basic , about 250€ for an HD personal recorder version.
Make sure to get FreeSAT and not FreeVIEW which won't work in France.
You will get about 600 english TV and Radio channels .
You will also need to re-align your dish or get a second one as the Freesat satellite is different from the Orange (I have both). Get the dual LNB version, lets you record one program and watch another.

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Wow, I sure came to the right source. Thanks very much.

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Or you can set up a virtual private network using a multitude of companies (like Hide My Ass, etc) and get access to Netflix. We have an Apple TV, and have the VPN set up on the iPad- if you set your Ipad to Apple TV and mirroring, you can watch Netflix on your TV that way very easily. Total cost per month for Netflix instant download access and the VPN should be around $14 US.

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Or you can set up a virtual private network using a multitude of companies (like Hide My Ass, etc) and get access to Netflix. We have an Apple TV, and have the VPN set up on the iPad- if you set your Ipad to Apple TV and mirroring, you can watch Netflix on your TV that way very easily. Total cost per month for Netflix instant download access and the VPN should be around $14 US.
Oh, I like that idea too. Thanks.

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hey.

another cheap option is to use a laptop/tablet hooked up to your tv.

use a vpn like this one Unblock Us - smarter faster VPN

then you can watch uk and us catch up services, i.e. bbc iplayer, 4OD, hulu etc.....

unblock us gives you a free weeks trial, so go give it a go

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Now if any of you people out there more technologically inclined than I am (most, I think, LOL!) care to tell me how to get my VPN on my Apple TV, I will love you forever. My husband has read you have to jailbreak it???

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if you take a look on the unblock us site, there are really good instructions on how to set up the service on LOADS of different devices.

Apple TV is covered on both the new and older versions.

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