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by montgolfiere
Tue 09 May 2017 10:17
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Filmon No Longer Free
Replies: 19
Views: 7580

good value VPN

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by montgolfiere
Wed 03 May 2017 17:25
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Filmon No Longer Free
Replies: 19
Views: 7580

looks like they must have lost a court case somewhere !!!
by montgolfiere
Wed 03 May 2017 17:24
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Filmon No Longer Free
Replies: 19
Views: 7580

charley dimmock on bbbc 1 via the 'filmon simple' addon using a m8 android box with kodi stopped after 4 mins just now
by montgolfiere
Tue 02 May 2017 15:52
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Filmon No Longer Free
Replies: 19
Views: 7580

www.tvplayer.com is available on your computer, does require a VPN.
by montgolfiere
Tue 28 Mar 2017 15:45
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Free, ADSL and landlines
Replies: 45
Views: 11937

Re: Free, ADSL and landlines

. According to montgolfière you may in any event be able to do what I guessed you couldn't: keep your orange line. orange are only too happy to take your 18€ a month for a landline, we only got rid of ours a couple of months ago and in the end we were also able to transfer the number to our voip...
by montgolfiere
Mon 27 Mar 2017 11:49
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Internet speed getting slower
Replies: 8
Views: 3092

just did a speedtest. with ookla. 54.69mb/s.
connected to my vpn (iportal.me) and the speed was 80.44 mb/s
not being too computer savvy....not sure what makes the difference....
by montgolfiere
Mon 27 Mar 2017 08:27
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Free, ADSL and landlines
Replies: 45
Views: 11937

we kept our landline whilst with Free for the same reason, as didn't want to just rely on their internet phone.
by montgolfiere
Sun 26 Mar 2017 16:22
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Free, ADSL and landlines
Replies: 45
Views: 11937

before moving to orange for our adsl we were with aliceadsl which became Freeadsl, we kept our France Telecom/orange landline with its number and had a different number with alice/free contract. so we had 2 phones. the landline just plugged into a phone socket and the other into the Freebox.
by montgolfiere
Fri 24 Mar 2017 12:41
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Sfr
Replies: 4
Views: 1930

if you do sign on with them get it in writing what speed they will GUARANTEE. BTW when i changed from free to orange the figure they quoted me , an increase from 2 mb/s to 40 mb/s, was born out in reality.....its been over 40mb/s since august last year... and very strangely, when i did a speedtest t...
by montgolfiere
Mon 20 Mar 2017 14:55
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Internet speed getting slower
Replies: 8
Views: 3092

to troubleshoot you need to measure your speed (speedest.net) using a wired connection connect a network cable, from laptop rj45 port to rj45 on router measure speed, if lower than you pay for , call your ISP over wifi your speed will be lower than wired, and your ISP will understandably say wifi s...
by montgolfiere
Mon 20 Mar 2017 08:40
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Internet speed getting slower
Replies: 8
Views: 3092

we had terrible problems with Free adsl last year... our speed dropped back to 2mbs max (from +/-8 mb/s) and was very unstable.....after months of trying to get them to do something, we switched to Orange Jet and for 10 euros a month more than Free we now get a regular 45 mb/s peaking from time to t...
by montgolfiere
Wed 15 Mar 2017 09:04
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Astra Signals on the way down
Replies: 0
Views: 1186

Astra Signals on the way down

As is 'normal' for this time of year the Satellite Signal for uk tv is starting to drop and this is expected to continue throughout the Summer until mid September when they will rise once again. With the general improvemnets of the internet in the area for many the likes of Filmon / uktv are becomin...
by montgolfiere
Wed 01 Feb 2017 19:32
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Kodi/Filmon not working
Replies: 63
Views: 20654

bolting the stable door after the horse has bolted rather springs to mind..... Maybe they should just set up a system that if you pay £100 a year you can watch what you like and disrtibute the money to the content rights holders.on some sort of %%% basis... I'd be happy to pay.... as i would the UK...
by montgolfiere
Tue 31 Jan 2017 15:19
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Kodi/Filmon not working
Replies: 63
Views: 20654

looks ok here as it suggests we just need a local licence If you’re outside these areas you need to check if your country has its own TV licensing scheme. and there doesn't seem to be much mention of Satellite.
by montgolfiere
Tue 31 Jan 2017 09:39
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Kodi/Filmon not working
Replies: 63
Views: 20654

just a question....is is more or less 'legal' to watch filmon or another free uk tv streaming service, iplayer etc. or watch via the Satellite? (i am not talking about pay for rebroadcast services)
by montgolfiere
Sun 22 Jan 2017 16:33
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Kodi/Filmon not working
Replies: 63
Views: 20654

have you tried the notfilmon addon?
by montgolfiere
Sun 15 Jan 2017 11:43
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Kodi/Filmon not working
Replies: 63
Views: 20654

have you tried changing the settings in the 'non working addon' to low definition?
by montgolfiere
Mon 14 Nov 2016 11:24
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: French Citizenship
Replies: 4
Views: 1933

parent or grandparent born onthe emerald isle is required for irish passport
by montgolfiere
Mon 14 Nov 2016 09:00
Forum: Travel
Topic: cheap fuel Girona : Diesel 98,5 / ltr (Sunday)
Replies: 1
Views: 1535

cheap fuel Girona : Diesel 98,5 / ltr (Sunday)

for anyone driving on the a7 past gerone....at the junction 6b exit roundabout a petrol station with gasoil at 0.985€ a litre....Card only
by montgolfiere
Thu 03 Nov 2016 18:19
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: BBC TV iPlayer
Replies: 3
Views: 2097

yep... working again for me too.
by montgolfiere
Mon 31 Oct 2016 18:13
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: BBC TV iPlayer
Replies: 3
Views: 2097

something doesn't seem right ...
by montgolfiere
Thu 06 Oct 2016 16:46
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: British And Irish Tv in P-O
Replies: 12
Views: 4271

as a satellite installer in the region for many years, the changes screwed my business. i decided not to supply the dubiously legal rebroadcasting packages that include pay for services like Sky movies Sports etc. i install systems that provide the uk domestic tv without any subscription, and in my ...
by montgolfiere
Wed 28 Sep 2016 17:48
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Astra satellite back and running
Replies: 30
Views: 8666

rhys wrote:Which satellite is it that requires the sky box again ?

And which satellite would work straight off with the sat tuner in my tv, ie without any box ?
(domestic) UK TV is broadcast from astra 2e, 2f and 2g at 28.2 east
by montgolfiere
Wed 28 Sep 2016 17:47
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Astra satellite back and running
Replies: 30
Views: 8666

Nigel wrote:Allan..just to clarify I use the Intelsat during April to Sept but as soon as I can swap to Astra I do...so like you I am using it as a backup to Freesat
astra 2e 2f 2g...astra 1 is nothing to do with UK FTA TV an is at 19e
by montgolfiere
Sat 24 Sep 2016 15:25
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Astra satellite back and running
Replies: 30
Views: 8666

It means that the signal for Freesat or Sky satellite reception has improved and can now be received on Dishes that have not worked throughout the spring/Summer. i use a Freesat or SkyDigibox. A TV with a genuine Freesat decoder built in should also work with the correct sized Dish for your area.
by montgolfiere
Fri 23 Sep 2016 14:21
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Astra satellite back and running
Replies: 30
Views: 8666

the signal is much improved over the past couple of weeks... should stay good til next years equinox late March
by montgolfiere
Wed 14 Sep 2016 11:33
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: New.......Fast Transferwise Transfers
Replies: 14
Views: 4518


"I agree with you and I like the transparency of Transferwise but the bottom line was still better with US Forex when we made the last transfers"


what was the %% difference between the two please
by montgolfiere
Wed 14 Sep 2016 11:30
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: New.......Fast Transferwise Transfers
Replies: 14
Views: 4518

Re: Transfers

Hi,Could someone take the time to explain how you use one of these transfer methods.Assume minimal computer knowledge please. Thanks just go to transferwise and register.... then once your bank account/card is registered, you enter the details of the account to treansfer to and voila transfer. i fi...
by montgolfiere
Tue 13 Sep 2016 13:11
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 7
Views: 3350

anything is possibles now the loonies have taken over the asylum...i wouldn't rule anything in or out just now !!!!!
by montgolfiere
Tue 13 Sep 2016 11:21
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: New.......Fast Transferwise Transfers
Replies: 14
Views: 4518

New.......Fast Transferwise Transfers

just did a transfer with Transferwise this morning..... it took just 27 seconds for the money to transfer from my uk account to my french account....and at a good rate with a mini charge.... i dont think Transferwise can be beaten...