Re: [american-8] US Television in Zrich!

From: Darren B
Sent on: Thursday, July 31, 2008 5:54 PM
The Slingbox is a great product and in fact, that is what we use.  So the next question is, why is our service so expensive and why not just do it yourself?

  • First off, we are including the equivalent of a Time Warner $93 package (Sorry, we can't customize as Time Warner supplies us only this package in bulk).
  • If you put the Slingbox in your own house, you would still need to buy a cable subscription, and if you put it in a friend's house, you would still need an extra subscription or when you changed channels remotely, the channels would change at the friends house and vice versa.
  • The main reason to not do it yourself is the picture quality.  We stream from our professional data center at a guaranteed upload speed of 2,000 kbps.  This gives you exceptional quality.  The highest residential internet upload speed a cable company (such as Time Warner) offers is up to 512 kbps (not guaranteed, could be slower at times).  This is significantly less quality than we we give you.  They charge $45 per month for this.  If you want an upload speed of 2,000 kbps like we give you, you will have to go with Time Warner's Business Class Premier package which is $530 per month!  Also, if you were using a friend's house, the Slingbox uses all available bandwidth, so the friend probably would not be too happy with you sharing their internet connection.
  • Only we have a proprietary USB device that connects to your PC to let you use the actual Time Warner remote to change channels.  Other wise you would have to use your mouse or keyboard to access your cable box.
  • Lastly, there are times when either the Slingbox or cable box need to be manually reset so if this happens you would need someone on site to take care of this.

Again, although our service is not cheap, it is a great value for what you are getting.   If anyone has any other questions please let me know.

Best,

Darren
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On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 3:37 AM, Claudia Wicki <[address removed]> wrote:
How much would that cost them and what would be the benefit to them?
I could do it via my niece IF interesting to her as well.
THX
Claudia


From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of john c.
Sent: Donnerstag, 31. Juli[masked]:18

To: [address removed]
Subject: RE: [american-8] US Television in Zrich!

Yes 'mam, appears that way. Unless you have some friends in the US/NA who can set it up.
 
 


From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Claudia Wicki
Sent: Thursday, July 31,[masked]:12 AM
To: [address removed]
Subject: RE: [american-8] US Television in Zrich!

HI
 
so that means those of us who have no US residence are sh__ outta luck?  ;~}


From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of john c.
Sent: Donnerstag, 31. Juli[masked]:11
To: [address removed]
Subject: RE: [american-8] US Television in Zrich!

Hello Expats,
 
There is a device called Slingbox, which I just purchased in the US. It allows you to view the same cable you have in your NorthAmerican house. It is like have another cable box, but for your computer. Again, you can only view it over your computer, but it's great to have the same programming you have in NorthAmerica.
 
The only drawback is you need to set it up at your NorthAmerican residence before using abroad.
 
Hope this was helpful.
 
Cheers


From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Claudia Wicki
Sent: Thursday, July 31,[masked]:37 AM
To: [address removed]
Subject: RE: [american-8] US Television in Zrich!

hey great!  I will be there with the Zurich Comedy Club and also promoting my show!
I am quite interested if it is less expensive than the offer below


From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Ed McGaugh
Sent: Donnerstag, 31. Juli[masked]:35
To: [address removed]
Subject: Re: [american-8] US Television in Zrich!

Hi Everyone,
There are two excellent local providers for American/English television and they cover all of Switzerland.
Both will be exhibiting at the Expat-Expos in Zurich and Geneva.
Tell them I sent you!
Regards,
Ed
 
Satel Service SA
Octavian Opry
www.satelservice.com

[address removed]
145 rue de Lausanne
Tel:[masked]
 
and
 
Jay Jay Solutions
Julian Jenkins
www.uktv.ch
[address removed]
ICC Building C,  20 Pr? Bois 
1215 Geneva 15. 
Tel:[masked] 15
E x p a t - E x p o
Dorfg?ssli 6
6331 H?nenberg ZG
Tel:[masked] 10 60
[address removed]
www.expat-expo.info
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From: Darren B
To: [address removed]
Sent: Wednesday, July 30,[masked]:42 PM
Subject: [american-8] US Television in Z?rich!

First off, I want to thank Nina for allowing me to send the group an email about our services.

We offer two exciting services for US and English Speaking expats overseas:

Time Warner US Cable Subscription viewable on your Television Set in Z?rich (or anywhere)
  • Over 250 digital channels including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, and PBS. 14 HBO movie channels and 16 SHOWTIME movie channels. Sports package including FOX Sports, ESPN News and College Sports TV. 30 HD and 9 family choice channels.

Z?rich English Speaking Expat Group 20% discounted pricing: $140 equipment/setup and $159 per month

Get a US phone number overseas or transfer your current number and call unlimited to the US and around the world

Z?rich English Speaking Expat Group 20% discounted pricing: $100 for phone box and $44 per month

To read more info and signup, goto http://www.nationphone.com , call me at [masked] x 802, or I can give you a call.  I would be glad to explain to you more about how these unique services work.  You must mention or use the discount code MEETUPDISCOUNT when checking out to get the above listed discounts. 


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NationPhone

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