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Cyfrowy Polsat... NC+ - which channels can you watch in English?

dhrynio 5 | 97
11 Oct 2013 #1
So we have NC+ right now. When it was just N it was great. I could take that dumb butt lektor off of tons of channels. But now that they merged with equally dumb butt Canal+ they suck. You can technically switch many channels to original however most of the time the lektor just keeps on talking. Most kids channels have totally done away with the ability to change the language, when before you could change it on all American channels like Disney, Disney jr, Nick, Nick jr etc, now only one.

So we are considering Polsat, they have the same channels as NC+, but can anyone tell me which channels you can ditch the lektor and watch it in English?

Thanks all!
WielkiPolak 58 | 1,024
11 Oct 2013 #2
A few from what I remember. TVN, some of the movie ones, if you have them [like CinemaX, HBO, TCM etc]. Fox as well I think. Eurosport 1 and 2. I think that TVN/TVN7 are the only strictly Polish ones, where during a movie it can occasionally be put to the original one. Some of the cartoon ones as well.
Varsovian 92 | 634
16 Feb 2016 #3
Merged: nc+ cyfra etc. - any English language channels?

Can I get British Eurosport anywhere on these networks? Or other channels in English? Any info gratefully received.
smurf 39 | 1,981
16 Feb 2016 #4
You'll certainly get Eurosport with UPC, if it's English commentary you want you can change it to English on the remote.
nope 2 | 43
16 Feb 2016 #5
other channels in English

I have NC+ and there are a few BBC channels ( BBC, BBC Brit, BBC Earth,BBC Lifestyle etc )
16 Feb 2016 #6
If you want English tv use filmon on your laptop or smartphone , if you have a tv with a hdmi port get googles chromecast dongle, you can then cast your laptop or smartphone screen to the tv directly.
smurf 39 | 1,981
17 Feb 2016 #7
If you want English tv use filmon on your laptop or smartphone

Probably doesn't stream in HD though, does it?
jon357 71 | 20,328
17 Feb 2016 #8
Only if you pay for it; the free streaming isn't in HD.

Of course if someone does pay the subscription and wants to stream in HD then they need to have a. a good internet connection and b. the stream has to work properly which is not a given on FilmOn.
Varsovian 92 | 634
17 Feb 2016 #9
smurf - are you just saying that or do you know it to be true? I understand it used to be that way but apparently no more and you're stuck with Polish commentary whether you want it or not.

nope - Aren't these channels mostly in Polish? News channels don't interest me - I have them anyway
17 Feb 2016 #10
"Probably doesn't stream in HD though, does it?" fussy or what smurf, I was giving the free "Polish style " option

Ok HD answer , Get a subscription to hotspot shield vpn Doesn't cost much, you can then select which country you are in , then use bbc player itv player bt sport whatever you want .
Varsovian 92 | 634
18 Feb 2016 #11
Hotspot shield doesn't work any more with BBCi - hasn't done so for 3 years or so. Was good for a while. Damn difficult to cancel too - you think you're signing up for a year, but you're signing up indefinitely.
jon357 71 | 20,328
18 Feb 2016 #12
Hotspot shield

Tunnel Bear (who never, ever disclose data to any outside agency; their server is set up so they don't see your IP) are good. $4.99 a month, easy to cancel (just one click) and very easy to use compared with most VPNs. If you don't want to pay for it, the free version gives you 500mb a month. For $4.99 it's unlimited bandwidth. A Canadian company.
Varsovian 92 | 634
18 Feb 2016 #13
But do you know anybody who actually uses it to access BBCi?
jon357 71 | 20,328
18 Feb 2016 #14
Yes. I do sometimes, usually for Masterchef, Bakeoff etc. Plus also for 4OD (we like Grand Designs but the FilmOn More4 stream isn't great - too much buffering and sometimes just drops).
18 Feb 2016 #15
Varsovian "Hotspot shield doesn't work any more with BBCi " id did stop for 2 months, They have upgraded it , works 100% now, yes i got caught out on the auto renewal thing but the have now posted instructions on their website on how to cancel this feature dependant on your payment method, also if you make a complaint about something not being right they will credit you with the time lost.
jon357 71 | 20,328
18 Feb 2016 #16
@dolnoslask, try TunnelBear for a month. I've used half a dozen Or more VPNs over the years (including Hotspot Shield) and found TunnelBear to be by far the best and easiest to use.
18 Feb 2016 #17
Thanks jon will give it a try, do they also do a DNS service as well as vpn? would be nice to use my smart tv apps directly using a dns gateway rather than casting or plugging in a cable.
jon357 71 | 20,328
18 Feb 2016 #18
I think they do but I'm not sure. They have something called DNS leak protection although for myself I like the fact that it's very very simple to use.
18 Feb 2016 #19
jon I will look em up on tinternet, , the DNS leak is what caught out hotspot shield last year the bbc got cute and used this backdoor exploit to find someones real IP.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,454
18 Feb 2016 #20
do they also do a DNS service as well as vpn?

I used to use which works a treat.
jon357 71 | 20,328
18 Feb 2016 #21
I just had a quick look and they're saying they have protection for it.

Having said that once (but only once) very recently I couldn't use iplayer. A day later it was ok. I think they change the addresses they use in the UK.

I used to use it in Iraq just after the ISIS thing started since they had to route civilian Internet traffic through Iran and almost everything is blocked from an Iranian IP address.
Varsovian 92 | 634
22 Feb 2016 #22
Good info - thanks. Will keep it in reserve for when filmon becomes filmoff
22 Feb 2016 #23
Varsovian good man za darmo is the best way, when filmon pops it's clogs post and I will find another route for you....
smurf 39 | 1,981
23 Feb 2016 #24
are you just saying that or do you know it to be true?

With Eurosport I can still change my commentary to English, the same is with most of my documentary channels, a few American ones and some of the kids' stations
Ktos 16 | 440
23 Feb 2016 #25
How about you learn Polish instead, or is it too hard for you? You know, there Polish channels on Polsat in Polish, it would be a good practice for you as for anyone who comes to Poland with totally broken Polish.

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