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Where is the Olympic coverage??

 
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yamahuh



Joined: 23 Apr 2004
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:56 am    Post subject: Where is the Olympic coverage?? Reply with quote

I missed the summer Olympics in 2008 'cos of lousy (read non-existent) coverage and now it seems that I'm gonna experience the same thing for the winter Olympics. Never mind I'll probably get to watch the re-runs this summer while I'm missing the World Cup...

Rolling Eyes
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BigWally



Joined: 07 Jun 2006
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Location: Ottawa, CAN (prev. Kaohsiung "the Dirty South")

PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

www.thepiratebay.org + www.utorrent.com = GOLD

i'm sure CTV.ca has some coverage too
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yamahuh



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why is there no TV coverage though - it's pathetic; the most watched sporting event in the world (give or take) viewed by billions - except in Taiwan where they're replaying the World Games from Kaohsiung last summer and womens snooker...

Sheesh.
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dangerousapple



Joined: 18 Apr 2006
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have chunghwa telecom's MOD service, and it's on their sports channel every day. Some of it is live, but most of it is what they call d-live, meaning rebroadcast in the afternoon. The best part is they have second-audio, so you can shut off the ceaseless yapping of the Chinese commentators. But when it's hockey time I'll still download the torrents to get proper commentary.
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yamahuh



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MOD?

Que est ce que c'est?
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dangerousapple



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Multimedia On Demand. It's a digital set-tip box. It has an interface similar to satellite tv, but it's through the phone lines. There are a bunch of channels available in a several different packages, plus a ton of movies and tv shows available on demand. However, it's geared towards the Taiwan market, meaning 99% of it is still crap to watch, plus the interface is chinese only. But we get fx channel, fox crime, BBC world news and al jazeera, plus babytv which my daughter loves.

Go to any chunghwa telecom branch and ask about it. They are pushing it really hard. We got the service for next to nothing every month when we upgraded our ADSL to fiber.
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creztor



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have heard only bad things about MOD. I am sure it does have its use, like the Olympics, but overall it's pretty dodgy.
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dangerousapple



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's crap, except for the above-mentioned channels, which are wonderful. However, for NT$99 per month there isn't really anything to complain about. But if or when this promotional price ends we'll cancel it. We only care about the fiber cable.
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BigWally



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I loved the fiber cable package, we had that when we were in K-town. I think it worked out to about $25 CDN a month for 10Mbps service, home phone line, and cable tv service. Chunghua was great, next day installation, and I can't explain how blown away I was at how easy it was to be an English speaking customer.
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