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Tips on how to watch Hong Kong/Mainland Channels, etc

mather 41 November 30, 2012 at 01:52 PM
New thread for discussion on watching overseas Asian channels. As big as SD is, I think this can be helpful for some members.

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Last Edited by mather December 10, 2012 at 05:31 PM
To watch Asian related channels and some including TVB:

Edit whether sites/methods are legit or non-legit, if you have the information.

Legit:

5ik.tv [5ik.tv] is another subscription based provider of Taiwan channels, TVB looks to be available but only to Latin America.
HK ATV [hkatv.com]
Dish Jadeworld [dishcantonesetv.com] official package in the US?
GekTV [gektv.com] Legit.
Kylin TV [kylintv.com]
TVB [tvb.com] Free for those in HK, for others, you would have to use a HK VPN. I think TVB uses Octoshape, which is a P2P plug-in, FYI. This is similar to Hulu in terms of service.
TVB through Tai Seng [taiseng.com], I found this out on Crunchyroll. This appears similar to Hulu Plus in terms of service.
TVB USA [tvbusa.com], TVB and Dish website?

Non-legit:

BeTV [ibetv.com]
CoiThienThaiTV [coithienthaitv.com]
Funshion [funshion.com]
V.2345 [2345.com], portal site of ALL China streaming providers(PPTV, LeTV, Funshion, iqiyi, etc) either live channels or on-demand videos
TVPad [tvpad.hk] is a popular choice, works fine for some, not for others (requires at least 3.0Mpbs service and there is always a 10+ sec delay in changing "channels").

Undetermined:

Hanyastar [hanyastar.com]
LeTV [letv.com]
TVU [tvunetworks.com]

Some VPNs, etc. These are needed in cases where one must trick the site because of regional restrictions for viewing.

VPN Traffic [vpntraffic.com]
UnoTelly DNS [unotelly.com], trial service exists.


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http://v.2345.com/ portal site of ALL China streaming providers(PPTV, LeTV, Funshion, iqiyi, etc) either live channels or on-demand videos.
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OP, you might want to note which ones are legit versus non-legit for the innocent. At least one of those sites you posted is definitely not legit and they even say as much on their site. People should make an informed decision of whether they want to pirate or not. I think many people that use tvpads don't realize they are pirating.

Of all those sites, I think the best option and one of the cheapest is mytv@taiseng. I'm really liking it. It's funny that taiseng sends you to GekTV if you just start at their home page with no mention of mytv. But if you know the link, mytv is also a taiseng thing.

Here's my review of the mytvs.

I've been checking out free mytv in HK versus mytv@taiseng. The difference is like Hulu vs Hulu Plus. Free mytv in HK has live streaming and shows the last 5 or show episodes of the shows. Great if you are up to date. Mytv@taiseng has no live streaming but has the latest episodes the next day. It also has the complete seasons so you can start watching from the start. It also has a ton of movies.
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Now that Direct TV no longer carrys Jade world, my parents cancel their service. Are there any good paid sites somewhat similar to what Direct tv ( four TVB channels) was offering before. How is Mytv@taiseng.? Looks like they do offer a free two weeks trial. Any suggestion?
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Quote from travfar View Post :
OP, you might want to note which ones are legit versus non-legit for the innocent. At least one of those sites you posted is definitely not legit and they even say as much on their site. People should make an informed decision of whether they want to pirate or not. I think many people that use tvpads don't realize they are pirating.
That's a great idea. I can try but maybe you or someone else can help by also editing the wiki. I can't understand a word of Chinese. I only got involved with this because I was asked by someone less technical about it and I got curious.

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Of all those sites, I think the best option and one of the cheapest is mytv@taiseng. I'm really liking it. It's funny that taiseng sends you to GekTV if you just start at their home page with no mention of mytv. But if you know the link, mytv is also a taiseng thing.
Is GekTV 100% legit, then?

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Here's my review of the mytvs.

I've been checking out free mytv in HK versus mytv@taiseng. The difference is like Hulu vs Hulu Plus. Free mytv in HK has live streaming and shows the last 5 or show episodes of the shows. Great if you are up to date. Mytv@taiseng has no live streaming but has the latest episodes the next day. It also has the complete seasons so you can start watching from the start. It also has a ton of movies.
You mean mytv@tvb vs mytv@taiseng, right? I'll add the info to the wiki above.
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Quote from dazz887 View Post :
Now that Direct TV no longer carrys Jade world, my parents cancel their service. Are there any good paid sites somewhat similar to what Direct tv ( four TVB channels) was offering before. How is Mytv@taiseng.? Looks like they do offer a free two weeks trial. Any suggestion?
I think it was poster travar that has mytv@taiseng and maybe another poster from the tvpad thread. Dish has the Jadeworld now, I believe it is 3 TVB channels? I'm assuming you mean US. At least two legit methods I know you can try, mytv@tvb (using a trial or paid VPN if you are outside of HK) and mytv@taiseng.
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how can i watch TVB on my Roku? I don't want to pay $40 for Dishworld International
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Quote from mather View Post :
I think it was poster travar that has mytv@taiseng and maybe another poster from the tvpad thread. Dish has the Jadeworld now, I believe it is 3 TVB channels? I'm assuming you mean US. At least two legit methods I know you can try, mytv@tvb (using a trial or paid VPN if you are outside of HK) and mytv@taiseng.
Just signed up for mytv@taiseng and going to try it out for two weeks, so far its good. Asked my mom if mytv@taiseng is something similar to what direct tv was offering. She is very happy that shes able to see her favorite shows again. Now its time to teach her how to used a mouse when clicking on diff shows on mytv@taiseng. Im glad I found this thread. Thanks!
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I'm planning on setting someone up with mytv@taiseng as well. Adds a little more complexity to watching, for those used to only a tv and a remote but it's cheaper than Dish.
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GekTV is legit. My parents have used their service for over a year until their box died. GekTV's customer service and picture quality are not that good. That was over a year ago. Things could have changed.

Kylin TV does offer TVB programming. Unfortunately, only outside of the U.S. right now. They have the best picture quality. Good service to have if your parents can understand Mandarin.
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I've moved Kylin TV over to the legit category. Sounds like it can be used with a VPN outside of US?
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I set up mytv.taiseng for someone and I was asked a question of the subtitles. It looks like many shows have subtitles hardcoded into the video, whether they are in Chinese or English, one cannot remove them even if one chooses. I haven't looked at many but the few I checked to disable subtitles, did not change the subtitles one way or another, FYI..
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You should include 5ik's blog on front post since they frequently have discounts (there's a BOGO or 10% discount right now): http://5iktv.blogspot.com/
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Those that are interested in the tvpad, PM me and I'll hook you up. There's 95 apps available on it now that can give a virtually unlimited amount of content.
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