I felt I ought to continue this post as I HAVE made some progress, although not ideal progress.
Having installed the OpenVPN as recommended on this forum – the one from the Botsikas blogspot, which has the option in it to accept the VPN’s name and password and store it in a text file in the VPN’s Config File. I went searching for a VPN to subscribe to and looked at StrongVPN as mentioned by the OP above. Not knowing a lot about VPNs, but seemingly StrongVPN had a good deal going of about $7/mth, so I thought WTF join up and learn as $85/yr or so on the Credit Card isn’t a lot really. Joining was fairly painless, they have 24/7/365 online chat help. They supply you with a Config File containing all you need. You just tip out all the contents of the OpenVPN Config File folder except for the text file with the password and VPN name stored during ITS installation, and tip the entire contents of the StrongVPN config file into the OpenVPN Config File folder. Voila, run the OpenVPN Gui program that OpenVPN installs and when its icon goes green you are connected. During the installation of StrongVPN you choose which city you want your IP address to reside in, I chose San Francisco because it’s the nearest to Australia. StrongVPN have quite an excellent user portal on their site so you can use that to change to a UK IP address. After a few changes (5 or so are free per month) they will charge your CrCrd a small fee ($2 or so) per change. This is where you can’t use the automatic change system outlined in Martin’s Word document explaining the use of BAT files called from TunerFreeMCE inside Windows Media Center’s preferences tab. To do automatic changes like that in StrongVPN you would need to open two accounts. Ah, nearly forgot, to change to a UK IP address you have to download a new Config File and put its contents in the Config Folder of OpenVPN replacing what’s there. I suppose the idea would be to keep folders already set up for USA, UK etc and just rename them when you want to invoke that country. I did some post implementation research on VPN suppliers and it turns out that StrongVPN are certainly one of the biggest and certainly one of the cheapest. Initially my downloads were very slow, so I made a mention on the chat line. Turns out that I had started with a UDP protocol in my VPN which was heavily encrypted. I downloaded a TCP version (putting its contents in the Config File folder) and it was a lot quicker, ostensibly less encrypted as well. I am still exploring the speed up advice on their site. It consists mainly of advice on how to choose a good set of DNS servers and they point you to a free program that tests them and installs them for you. This program allows you to store a set or more, so you would have a set for the UK and another set for the USA and get the program to load whichever set for where you were watching overseas TV. It’s up and its working, it’s reliable, it’s just not elegant to switch and you wouldn’t want to switch daily it would be cheaper to have two accounts which would still be cheaper with them than a lot of others seem to be for one account.