radios on iphone they come much more handy
Internet streaming tv:
You MAY need to download the client (PC, not sure about OS X).
Not sure about the english content - haven't the patience to wade thru all the channels, but movies, sitcoms, etc etc - a channel surfer's delight - but you'll need high speed bandwidth.
Kunming Satellite tv service for expats,www.hbocn.com
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I'm dead to know, I want the whole live channel, not just some programms. Who has tried the channels listed here? How is this man's answer?
HBOCN sounds promising, although their website looks like a scam job~
has anyone here tried HBOCN? if yes, is it any good? how many channels are there? how much does it cost?
Check the satellite's coverage before you sign up. Kunming is USUALLY on the fringe of most satellite coverage - so reception can be spotty to non-existent.
Internet is the way.
Get a good VPN
Nah, internet is not the way. Firstly, internet in China is slow as...you can barely watch anything from youtube even with a VPN...that's how slow it is (a show that is supposed to be an hour in length will take you 3 frustrating hours to download and by that time the VPN will disconnect). Also, a laptop isn't an alternative to a big screen TV where you can watch the EURO2012, other sporting events or just a good movie.
Virtually every hotel in SE Asia features English and other foreign language programming so I don't see why China should be any different and why we should "act" differently here in regards to something as basic and common as cable TV. In Nha Trang, Vietnam I counted some 20 foreign cable TV stations including sports stations (no Chinese ones though), although in Mui Ne, there were two Chinese language stations. Both cities have Russian channels though, to cater for the huge Russian tourist market.
I will try Jackchen's service or another one to see what I can receive here.
Internet in China isn't slow... internet in Kunming is slow!
In Guangzhou the internet I had at 2 different hotels (neither flash) was about 3 times the speed I get here. In HK (not going through the GFC I assume) the internet on one of the outlying islands was 10 times the speed I get here. And I aren't talking in generalities, I actually measured the speed using online speed testers.
Anyone know if there are any big infrastructure plans to put some more fibre through to Shenzhen/Guangzhou/Shanghai? Kunming desperately needs it. The speed here is pants, I assume because we have a small pipe for too many people.
Often the biggest bottleneck can be the pipe on the street outside your building.