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by malcolm4664
Wed 30 Dec 2015 10:05
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: TV Repairs
Replies: 13
Views: 3910

TV Repairs

Thank you all for your suggestions all of which we have seemed to have already trawled over including setting it up just as a TV, ignoring the 3D and other toys and using same as a TV but with no long term success. As for going back to the supplier. That's a case history in itself. No, I going to re...
by malcolm4664
Tue 29 Dec 2015 15:56
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: TV Repairs
Replies: 13
Views: 3910

TV REPAIRS

Thanks for the suggestion, Russell. As a person who tries to spend his money with the French whilst we enjoy their hospitality, that site, and the three others dealing with services in this neck of the woods were in fact the first places we went to earlier this year. There were only two experts who ...
by malcolm4664
Tue 29 Dec 2015 12:36
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: TV Repairs
Replies: 13
Views: 3910

TV

Cannot say the same Monty. This no longer Smart TV cost us in excess of €1500.00. The 3D extras another€300. You know from your visits that we hardly use it in the day except for the BBC News and Politics. In my book that's not "chuck away after three years money". We also have a 36" Smart Samsung i...
by malcolm4664
Tue 29 Dec 2015 10:09
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: TV Repairs
Replies: 13
Views: 3910

TV REPAIRS

Thanks for the prompt reply. WE have done all the obvious checks including refreshing the software and then doing a factory restart, resetting every possible setting, changing cable feeds etc., all this with the help of a very helpful multilingual factory service team (based in Poland). Trouble is t...
by malcolm4664
Mon 28 Dec 2015 17:47
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: TV Repairs
Replies: 13
Views: 3910

TV Repairs

Would appreciate the name and contact details of an expert in repairing our 2012 40" LED TV please. Can deliver TV to location, Perpignan area preferred, as consider that the repair is not an at home job.. It is the TV software that is believed to be the culprit not the LED screen, remote or cables ...
by malcolm4664
Sat 26 Sep 2015 09:47
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: filmon
Replies: 4
Views: 1818

FilmOn shut downs

FilmOn had a transmission problem to France the other day ending up with a sound/vision synchronisation problem. They closed down twice at 1800 and 1900 to clear the fault. Has been pretty good since then. Our only problem now is Orange as in our area they are throttling our broadband again this wee...
by malcolm4664
Thu 24 Sep 2015 09:16
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Contact+
Replies: 4
Views: 1894

Orange OPEN Contracts

To void these charges. Go to your Orange page and click on "Espace client" Click on "Vos contracts" Scroll down to "Internet" Click on "Parametere service" The top two boxes shown are the culprits. They should be highlighted "Deactif".If not click on to each to change. There are explanations on the ...
by malcolm4664
Thu 19 Mar 2015 09:56
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Internet tv advice
Replies: 2
Views: 1810

Dual TV Connection.

Alan is correct, you will need a separate decoder, however before you venture into the magical and mystical world of Sosh and Orange service this is my advice for what it is worth. For this reason, and we were not alone, judging by the shoals of complaints Orange have to handle. Last year I had a co...
by malcolm4664
Fri 13 Mar 2015 15:46
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Locksmith
Replies: 8
Views: 3706

Lock adjusting.

Before you spend your money on yet another callout check the type of lock you have. If it is an internal or external key operated lock then contact your existing locksmith, assuming he was genuine and gave you a receipt, and ask him to reset it correctly. On the other hand if it is the simple slidin...
by malcolm4664
Sun 08 Mar 2015 14:51
Forum: Travel
Topic: FLIGHTS FROM PERPIGNAN TO STANSTEAD AT RISK
Replies: 29
Views: 10416

In defence of RYANAIR

Hi Kate. As a very satisfied shareholder and ex director of several aircraft leasing companies I suggest you look at their 2014 balance sheet which is available, warts and all, on the Internet. It gives a very clear picture of where they are heading. Remember Mr O'Leary is only the CEO of Ryanair PL...
by malcolm4664
Mon 02 Mar 2015 16:33
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: Potager buddy?
Replies: 18
Views: 10277

JUST AN AFTERTHOUGHT.

ON OUR MONTHLY VISIT TO LIDL IN CLAIRA RIVESALTES WAS IMPRESSED BY THE EXCELLENT QUALITY AND REASONABLE PRICES OF THEIR PLANTS. ON OFFER WERE ENGLISH ROSES, GERANIUMS/PELARGONIUMS,VARIOUS SHRUBS, NOTHING OVER 3€. AS A BONUS THEY HAVE ALSO OPENED UP AN ON SITE BAKERY. WE VERY RARELY BUY BREAD FROM SU...
by malcolm4664
Mon 02 Mar 2015 16:22
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: Potager buddy?
Replies: 18
Views: 10277

Update on bedding and vegetable plants in Ille Sur Tet

Any one who knows of them will be pleased to learn that his son, Michel has taken over the Fonquery Nursery in Ille sut Tet. It also appears that he has dragged the operation into the 20th Century and now takes credit cards and cash, no cheques though. There is a very good web site on www.fonquery-h...
by malcolm4664
Sat 10 Jan 2015 10:08
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: Potager buddy?
Replies: 18
Views: 10277

The GARLIC secret

All the previous comments are true. Garlic, shallots and onions have a DNA closed related to the area they were first grown in. The secret is to find an established garlic, onion and shallot grower close to you, certainly within 50 kms., and use his stock. In this area the planting times are very ge...
by malcolm4664
Mon 10 Nov 2014 13:07
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Current FilmOn status
Replies: 27
Views: 10757

FILMON TV PROBLEMS.

After almost three months of seamfree reception from FilmOn for mainly BBC SD using Firefox and Google chrome on both our PC to TV via wifi and Android to TV via cable we too were very disappointed in the very poor reception that we have received this past week. The FilmOn techies are extremely hel...
by malcolm4664
Sun 09 Mar 2014 14:28
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Dish Sizes
Replies: 6
Views: 2381

re big dishes

Monty is quite right to suggest waiting a month or two. On our 60cm dish near Estagels on Thursday night we had 100% reception on BBC except 2 and HD plus all the others including 5 and radio except BBC. On Friday night, 50% reception mostly pixelated. This without any realignment or fine tuning. Ye...
by malcolm4664
Sat 22 Feb 2014 10:21
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Bringing a 'phone line 200 metres to one's property - cost ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2918

ORANGE Telephone to caravan

From the map it looks as if you already have four mobile phone masts in your immediate area. Suggest you pop down to Leclerc in Perpignan and buy yourself a DORO unlocked phone and a contract free Leclerc SIM card. The lot will cost you about £70 and you can be up and running on day 1. All you have ...
by malcolm4664
Sat 15 Feb 2014 13:02
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: BBC to switch to 2e Thursday am.
Replies: 28
Views: 8160

ASTRA 2E

DON'T PANIC!!!! Some BBC and ITV TV and Radio stations have reappeared this am with very good reception. Look up 900 as well as 100+ stations for TV. Astra 2E is still being moved and the spot beam adjusted despite the doom mongerers. Sky news and BBC world news are strong with no signal breakup her...
by malcolm4664
Thu 13 Feb 2014 16:20
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Comprehensive article pulling it all together
Replies: 6
Views: 2260

Regarding satellites changes

As I have said many times over the past few weeks...DONT PANIC. I should give it at least two weeks before the Mysterons in charge of the show have sorted out the positions of the two Astra satellites. At the end of February is the time to start thinking about dish upgrades A lot of bright people ar...
by malcolm4664
Fri 07 Feb 2014 11:19
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: BBC channels
Replies: 15
Views: 5927

Correction

John Sidwell is on BigDishsat.com

Slight case of brain fade I am afraid
by malcolm4664
Fri 07 Feb 2014 11:12
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: BBC channels
Replies: 15
Views: 5927

BBC Satellite reception

http://www.a516digital.com/2014/02/bbc-moves-satellite-services-to-astra-2e.html Here's a useful site for BBC addicts like myself. BBC and Freestat contractors look at this site daily so add your comments with clear indications of position, dish size, weather etc.,it will also help clear the air abo...
by malcolm4664
Wed 05 Feb 2014 10:55
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Travel Insurance through C.A. Gold Mastercard
Replies: 3
Views: 2364

CA SudMed Gold/Gold black Mastercard

This site identifies the benefits in English. There are two cards so check the amount of cover you are entitled to. http://www.ca-sudmed.fr/Vitrine/ObjCommun/Fic/SudMed/Langues/Anglais/card_mastercards.html Probably one of the best International cards to use world wide hampered by being administered...