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post #1 of 61 (permalink) Old 08-02-2019, 07:51 Thread Starter
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Hi Guys n Galls.Just wondering if I can condense things for our next trip to Portugal.
At the moment I lug a great 24" All in One PC to watch UK TV via the net and https://easyview.eu or any other free TV site. But it's a bit unweildly and occupies half the boot. I'm thinking there must be easier ways.


The apartment we rent has a nice modern 32" TV but only Portuguese channels via a MEO router.
Is there a small and simple box like 'NowTV' or similar I can access the net via Wi-Fi and stick a HDMI into the nice 32" TV.
Would I be able to get all UK regular TV channels and not the annoying so called 'International' ones?


Keep it simple please.
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hi ray

most small laptops have a hdmi port that can be plugged into the tv

short enough

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Thanks Barry.
Sadly the laptop I also bring is an older Win 7 model and no HDMI. Plus it gets used while Mrs. is watching TV.
So back to something simple and cheap I can just feed the TV in the apartment.


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One of my children suggested having a look at a Roku stick as you plug that into a TV via a USB port and can watch streamed TV easily, BUT I do not know if it is possible to pick up things like the BBC but I suspect it can't......

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Roku-Stream...dp_ob_title_ce

The UK free to air channels are very closely ring fenced for supposedly copyright reasons by the broadcasting companies so that they should not be able to be picked up outside the UK Generally a VPN is needed to access such things and even easyview.eu struggles at time from my experience.

So something to look at for things like Amazon Prime access or Netflix or YouTube but possibly not the Beeb......
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Thanks Dave. Yes that my confusion. I'm not sure what will work yet and anything I do buy and try will have to be set up when home in Normandy.


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hi ray

let us know how you get on


thanks for the link to easyview

i just got julie to try it on her ipad and it seems to work good

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Hi Guys n Galls.Just wondering if I can condense things for our next trip to Portugal.
At the moment I lug a great 24" All in One PC to watch UK TV via the net and https://easyview.eu or any other free TV site. But it's a bit unweildly and occupies half the boot. I'm thinking there must be easier ways.


The apartment we rent has a nice modern 32" TV but only Portuguese channels via a MEO router.
Is there a small and simple box like 'NowTV' or similar I can access the net via Wi-Fi and stick a HDMI into the nice 32" TV.
Would I be able to get all UK regular TV channels and not the annoying so called 'International' ones?


Keep it simple please.
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We have an Amazon Firestick and have just had it upgraded so that we can get literally 1000s channels by using Wifi and plugging it into the TV. I will send you a link by PM.
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hi ray

let us know how you get on


thanks for the link to easyview

i just got julie to try it on her ipad and it seems to work good barry

Only problem we find is no channel 4 or 5.


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We have an Amazon Firestick and have just had it upgraded so that we can get literally 1000s channels by using Wifi and plugging it into the TV. I will send you a link by PM.

Sounds good idea Randonneur. Thanks again.


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Have just tried MOBDRO and it downloaded OK but using it takes forever to load and then keeps locking up.
So I guess the internet speed here is not good enough even at 10mbps. I wonder of an Amazon Firestick would be any better.



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