Like me, you may one day be filled with the need to access Hong Kong TV channels via the Internet, and figure that buying a TVPad 4 is the best way to go about it.
But then when you hook it up to the Internet and your TV, you’ll see … this …
and wonder how on earth to get it to do what you bought it for. Especially if you don’t read Chinese.
Alas, I don’t read Chinese either but have figured out (through some handy friends!) the following:
if you imagine the grid of 9 icons like a telephone keypad ie:
7 is Live TV from Hong Kong (featuring TVB, ATV and CCTV channels)
8 is TV from Hong Kong with a 12-hour delay
3 is playback of live TV channels, channels for 3 days
2 is Hong Kong TV, a relative newcomer to television in Hong Kong
1 is on-demand TV
4 is on-demand movies
But do explore the other icons on the other screens. There’s YouTube and some movies apps that let you watch English-language Hollywood movies.
(Thanks to the folks at Facebook’s British-born-Chinese forum for their help!)