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Old 11-24-07, 05:58 AM
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Free Satellite TV on your PC...anyone else tried this?

nothing to see here....it is just a scam.

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Originally Posted by OutRun2
Hi guys. I'm not sure if this is the proper forum to discuss this but if not please move it to the proper forum.

I ran across this program/service that supposedly gives you access to thousands of satellite TV channels right on your PC(no hardware required), and will let you stream them via the internet. It's called Satellite TV for PC.

http://www.satellitetvtopc.com/?hop=gamenet

I am extremely skeptical, so I figured I'd ask you guys and see if any of you are using this service? Is this actually legal and is it too good to be true? If there are no strings attached I may strongly consider getting it. I mean for a mere $50 why not?
I'd say for a mere $50, it's not very free at all.
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That's what I was going to say.
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I'd hate to see what the $50 model costs.
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someone needs to try this right away. that way only one person gets ripped off.
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I'm guessing that this is a peercasting distribution system like Joost, Veoh, or TVU, all of which are free. The problem is that the content is very eclectic, to be kind, or retransmitted without the station's permission. You are not going to get a live, legal ESPN feed from any of these solutions. And I guarantee that this site does not pay for their content.

For $50, you are being charged for something that can be had for free.
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Am I the only getting a flat-out solicitation vibe from this post? I mean look at the link it self. Its a referral link. This is spam!
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Originally Posted by ChrisHicks
someone needs to try this right away. that way only one person gets ripped off.
Not it!
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Originally Posted by crazyronin
Not it!
I can't try it ... my internet isn't working
Old 11-24-07, 09:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Ayre
I can't try it ... my internet isn't working
When I get calls from telemarketers I tell them my phone isn't working.
Old 11-25-07, 03:16 AM
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Originally Posted by CKMorpheus
Am I the only getting a flat-out solicitation vibe from this post? I mean look at the link it self. Its a referral link. This is spam!
Excuse me sir, but it is not spam. I didn't even know the link was a referral link. I will delete it immediately.

For the rest of you, thank you for the replies. I am now convinced it is a scam. I've done some more reading on it and apparently it is just like you said....they're charging for what can essentially be had for free, and certainly not worth it. I think I may end up considering a slingbox instead.
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Both TVU and Joost are worth checking out.
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I just read the Joost privacy statement and came across this ..
We, and third parties, may from time to time make small software applications – that we sometimes call "widgets" – available for your use on or through the Joost™ Software. These applications may separately access, and allow a third party to view, your identifiable information, such as your name, your Joost name, your computer's IP Address or other information such as what you are watching during any given session, and any cookies that you may previously have installed or that were installed for you by a third party software application or website.
That sounds really bad.

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