Bringing Sky+ To Crete
Posted 04 September 2006 - 09:56 AM
Any answers would be appreciated
Posted 04 September 2006 - 10:13 AM
Unsure as to whether I can post link to the (non-commercial) advice page concerned, but if anyone else wants to know, they can pm me.
Posted 04 September 2006 - 10:17 AM
Posted 05 September 2006 - 10:19 AM
It's true there is a LOT of other more important things to take care of while moving to Crete.... but:
When winter came last year it was quite cold outside in December, raining a lot and heavily, not much possibility to get out for even a small walk, and my TV could offer something like 6-7 Greek channels of which 2 where clearly viewed, the other quite "snowy". Well, when you don't speak Greek and you don't get the hang of it even after wathing the news over and over again, then you might get to the point where you think it would be nice to watch something that you can understand on the tele. I admit I was truly happy with the Christmas present I received from my son-in-law: A satellite disk ! I now have 437 channels to choose from, but actually only keep track of the 6 Italian plus BBC & CNN - which at any given time will supply me with whatever I want from TV, news, movies, weather... in a comprehensible language! I don't watch the TV very much, but at nighttime it's there when I want to watch it and I am pleased that I can now understand what they are saying on-screen!
Posted 05 September 2006 - 10:38 AM
BTW how big is the dish to get BBC in Crete?
Posted 09 September 2006 - 08:39 AM
As for the size of the disk, I have NO idea Anyway, it's the BBC World channel I am referring to.
Posted 29 February 2008 - 01:45 PM
B & Q in UK are selling a 60cm satellite system for £60.00 - reports on the receiver seem favorable and we're seriously thinking of buying one to bring out with us in a couple of weeks.
So have opinions altered and are more ex-pats hooking up to Satellite TV?
Skopi used to be a nice place til we arrived
Posted 29 February 2008 - 02:23 PM
Posted 01 March 2008 - 01:52 AM
After all- if you know where to look, you can have both
Posted 10 March 2008 - 02:13 PM
After trying out the BBC iPlayer and ITV's Catch-up TV here in UK, I'm sure you are right - providing you can get a Broadband connection - I'd hate to try it on dial-up!
Skopi used to be a nice place til we arrived
Posted 10 March 2008 - 10:12 PM
ITV's Catch up TV their site says
Geo-blocking: Our Services are using geo-blocking software to prevent you from accessing them from outside the United Kingdom: this is necessary for us in particular to comply with the terms of our broadcast and content licences. You agree not to attempt to access, and/or not to attempt to circumvent the geo-blocking software to access, the Services from anywhere outside the United Kingdom.
So no joy there then.
Most Sky channels will be received with a 1.2 metre dish but not BBC, ITV or channel 4. If you invested in a 5 metre dish you could probably receive these most of the time.
Posted 11 March 2008 - 03:28 AM
Although that reminds me that I need to follow up my complaint to the BBC about their i-player availability.
Posted 11 March 2008 - 12:38 PM
Living in Crete and needing a television. You might as well stay at home or is it about being afraid of getting melancholic
Posted 11 March 2008 - 01:51 PM
Having spent a couple of weeks in Crete in November/December one year I can say that TV was a great companion on evenings when it was pouring down with rain and blowing a gale, and I didn't fancy the 15 minute walk into the village which, in all probability, would have been very quiet as most of the locals would have not have ventured outside and would have been indoors watching TV. Sky would have been an asset then. Mind you I did have time to listen to my music and do a lot of reading.
Posted 11 March 2008 - 03:11 PM
Posted 11 March 2008 - 08:57 PM
Was the weather bad and the company dull?
What happened to the good old book and the art of amusing oneself? Or another .
Posted 12 March 2008 - 12:21 PM
There were a couple of nights that were quite bad weather wise. We did have books with us but why read a book when you can snuggle up in bed and watch a film together.
Posted 12 March 2008 - 01:37 PM
Living in Crete can't be fun 24/7 and if people think that then they haven't done any research. Not everyone can afford to go out every night and sometimes it's just not possible with the weather.
I lived in Crete for about a year as part of a sabbatical so I think I have some experience here.
I never had a dull moment and neither the need of a tv screen. Having fun is neither spending money in the wrong bar with the wrong people and the wrong drinks for the wrong prices. If you want to go out than visit the local "καφενείο" it's a mirror, maybe even a t.v., featuring the local residents you live with.
Trying to communicate with them is fun and informative and the prices in these café's are not "touristic" so you can easely spent time. By showing interest in them they do the same thing in return but then even multiple. Of course you stay a "ξέvoς" but that's what you are. You may even be invited to their homes and have a real Cretan dinner. Not the "touristic" extract. Once you "gained" their friendship it's for real.
Living is what you make of it, especially in a "foreign" country, but it takes "fantasy" to enjoy it for real. But that's about the same quality as you need "at home".
Posted 13 March 2008 - 12:17 AM
People are different and therefore find different things fun. Personally, I like to read books sometimes, I like to talk to people sometimes and I like to watch tv sometimes. Given the quality of UK tv compared to many countries I've visited, I can't blame people for wanting to have Sky tv. Get over it.