Ok sorry i dont know everything, im not god today i got the sack after i made a kid cry… but here goes:
- Can I get Cable TV everywhere, do they have kids channels (Bi-lingual or English)
The main movie channels , 4 or 5 of them i think are all in english with chinese subtitles. Kids channels? Not thave Ive seen sorry, again im not a cable fan but from memory i dont think so. there’s about 100 + cable channels, most from memory are in chinese/taiwanese, only a few really in pure english, someone please tell me im wrong coz its been ages since i watched cable.
- Can I get BBC news (PLease say yes)
No idea sorry
- I want to get ADSL, I am a tec , so I know the deal with range and bandwidth, whats the Taipai area coverage like, have all the exchanges been upgraded already, do they have the long line technology (E.g upto 5km from the exchange)
Err good question, but if ur living in Tien Mu shouldnt be a problem. However Hi Net, the best ADSL company to join imho is really pushing ADSL atm. I really think it wont be a problem living in Tien Mu, its a classy area You’ll have to wait about 1 week to get it hooked up, free fone line installation and setup as well
- Should I bring my P.C (I built it myself, and it’s my baby) , or should I just dump it and get a newer sleeker oriental model?
Oriental model? Whats that ? Well i ditched my stuff and got better comp parts when i arrived. Or just bring the bits you love the most. Stuff here is cheap, Taipei is a heaven for comp parts, go to Guang Hua and oh baby… sorry im drooling.
- is GPRS available for laptop internet connections?
No idea, ill let a smart person answer that.
- I mean this is Taiwan, surely I’m going to go mad for all the gadgets and my hard earned expat salary is going to be frittered away on the next new thing ?
Well personally Taiwan doesnt have that many gadgets, for me anyway. I was very shocked and almost let down at the lack of high tech stuff, I wrongly thought Taiwan would be “similar” to Japan high tech wise. Apart from computer related stuff I dont think you’ll have many gadgets, altho im sure you’ll proove me wrong.
As for your other questions mainly cable and news etc, lots of ppl will tell you about that coz sorry i am really hazy on cable tv, after i got my adsl no need for cable anymore Suck down those vcds baby. 881