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Does anybody subscribe to AcornTV or Britbox?

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    Does anybody subscribe to AcornTV or Britbox?

    I have AcornTV, but there's that FOMO thing...is Britbox better? I really like A Place to Call Home, anything Agatha Christie, Doc Marten. Can I get any of those on Britbox?
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    I only had Acorn. For awhile I liked it and then it had Doc Martin. But after awhile I got tired of the endless mysteries, so I dropped it. I never tried Britbox.

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    I agree about too many mysteries. Agatha Christie, yes, but there are a gazillion others that are mostly a bore. It seems that Doc Marten is done, and I've seen all the episodes. Ditto Hercule Poirot.
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    I've considered Britbox but not sure if subscribing is worthwhile. On many of the newer shows, the accent is so strong that I miss too much of what is said and very few have closed caption (dialog in print). I love the scenery on the Shetland series but strong accents makes dialog difficult to understand

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    I subscribe to both, and love both of them -- both of them together are cheaper than Netflix. I LOVE the programming (I'm also a fan of mysteries, BTW). I'm seriously considering getting rid of Netflix because there isn't much on there anymore I care to watch.

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    How does the subscription work? Obviously you need internet access, yes? (No offense meant but I see it as odd that that fact is seldom mentioned.) And on what kind of a display? Cellphone? Laptop via cable or WiFi? "Smart" (guotes are on purpose ) TV?

    I can see lots of possibilities - I'd particularly like to get better Formula1 coverage, but have hesitated to dive in without some fore-knowledge.

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    Chucktin...your questions are "technical" so I don't have the answers except that I cut the cable cord long ago. I have a Roku device. Does this mean whatever I get is via internet? My son-in-law sets this stuff up for me because it's way beyond my ken.
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    Sorry, didn't mean to put you on the spot. And yes, Roku needs internet access.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chucktin View Post
    How does the subscription work? Obviously you need internet access, yes? (No offense meant but I see it as odd that that fact is seldom mentioned.) And on what kind of a display? Cellphone? Laptop via cable or WiFi? "Smart" (guotes are on purpose ) TV?

    I can see lots of possibilities - I'd particularly like to get better Formula1 coverage, but have hesitated to dive in without some fore-knowledge.
    Yes, it's an Internet streaming service like Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, YouTube, and many, many others. Many channels are free.
    I don't know anything about Formula1.

    You need either a smart TV or a Roku device that is able to be plugged into the back of the TV and then set up passwords, etc.

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    Wa-a-a-y too much boob tube now days.

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    I did give up Netflix in favor of Amazon. I hardly ever watched it after a while. But they did have a section for British shows.

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