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by Smiley G
Sat 01 Mar 2014 19:54
Forum: Travel
Topic: Le Boulou to Spain Toll
Replies: 3
Views: 2018

It still is 70c each way :wink:
by Smiley G
Sat 01 Mar 2014 19:22
Forum: Travel
Topic: RYANAIR
Replies: 28
Views: 13582

Just to set the record straight, the A9 toll from Le Boulou towards Spain is still 0.70€ each way. I have just returned from a trip to the U.K. using the Stansted/Girona route. Ryanair are NOT currently applying the new baggage rule (First 90 bags in the aircraft, the rest in there luggage hold FOC....
by Smiley G
Tue 25 Feb 2014 18:15
Forum: Shopping
Topic: TIM THE SAUSAGE MAN AND RON THE GROCER
Replies: 18
Views: 10497

thank you

We don't use Facebook and don't remember seeing information on the Forum, so thanks for bringing me up to speed.
by Smiley G
Tue 25 Feb 2014 14:45
Forum: Shopping
Topic: TIM THE SAUSAGE MAN AND RON THE GROCER
Replies: 18
Views: 10497

who is.......

Who is Ron the grocery man? what does he sell? is there a link to find out more please?
We use the sausage man now and then but didn't know about the grocery man
Thanks
by Smiley G
Fri 21 Feb 2014 22:30
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: tv tonight
Replies: 2
Views: 1477

It was about Queen Victoria's jubilee in 1897!
That's why the answer was Diamond.
by Smiley G
Wed 19 Feb 2014 13:54
Forum: Travel
Topic: Le Boulou to Spain Toll
Replies: 3
Views: 2018

Le Boulou to Spain Toll

Does anyone know if the toll has gone up from 70c to 80c?
It was 70c in December, but it may have edged up this year.
by Smiley G
Sun 16 Feb 2014 13:21
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: BBC to switch to 2e Thursday am.
Replies: 28
Views: 8155

When does Astra 1N disappear?
There are still some channels on it that are worth watching when it's cold and wet (like today)
by Smiley G
Thu 13 Feb 2014 10:14
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Comprehensive article pulling it all together
Replies: 6
Views: 2258

ONINE TELEVISION VIEWING

This article, written by Alan Wallis, is very informative.
It's the first Hi-Tech/Geek article.
by Smiley G
Tue 11 Feb 2014 07:24
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: ITV 1 & Channel 4 Group to switch to 2E on Tuesday
Replies: 20
Views: 6998

Courtesy of skyinmadrid.com

News Updated Monday, 10th February, 2014 FEB10 ITV SWITCH LIKELY TONIGHT All remaining ITV One channels are expected to move from Astra 1N to Astra 2E's UK spot beam in the early hours of Tuesday morning, 11th. February. SES Astra, normally one of the most secretive of companies, publishes weekly em...
by Smiley G
Tue 11 Feb 2014 07:10
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: ITV 1 & Channel 4 Group to switch to 2E on Tuesday
Replies: 20
Views: 6998

7am CET: ITV1, 2, 3 & 4 all gone, as have Channel 4, E4, More 4 & Film 4.
I did find "True Movies etc" on a quick scan!
Anyone want an 80cm dish and PMB set-top box?
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Smiley G
Mon 10 Feb 2014 12:58
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: ITV 1 & Channel 4 Group to switch to 2E on Tuesday
Replies: 20
Views: 6998

Dish sizes

This is an interim set of dish sizes published for our region. 90/100cm. Dish at the Montpellier/Toulouse level. 110cm. Dish at the Beziers/Castelnaudary level. 120/125cm. Dish at the Narbonne/Carcassonne level. 150cm. Dish at the Limoux/Perpignan level. 180cm. Dish south of the Perpignan/Spanish Bo...
by Smiley G
Mon 10 Feb 2014 11:36
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: ITV 1 & Channel 4 Group to switch to 2E on Tuesday
Replies: 20
Views: 6998

I think the following will be your main problems;
Planning Permission for a dish 180cm in diameter.
Cost
The groundworks required to stabilise such a huge dish with the winds that we get down here. A 180cm dish will prove to be unstable.
Good luck!
by Smiley G
Sun 09 Feb 2014 10:52
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: ITV 1 & Channel 4 Group to switch to 2E on Tuesday
Replies: 20
Views: 6998

ITV 1 & Channel 4 Group to switch to 2E on Tuesday

I have just picked this news up. I'm not sure what will happen to ITV 2,3 & 4.

http://skyinmadrid.com/pages/news.html
by Smiley G
Sat 08 Feb 2014 16:52
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Choose Channels on Horizontal Frequencies where possible.
Replies: 36
Views: 10999

FilmOn now working perfectly.
by Smiley G
Sat 08 Feb 2014 16:51
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: BBC channels
Replies: 15
Views: 5924

Our FilmOn working perfectly on Apple iPad (WiFi from Orange Livebox) and streaming to television via an Apple TV box with an optical cable to the HiFi.
by Smiley G
Fri 07 Feb 2014 13:01
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Choose Channels on Horizontal Frequencies where possible.
Replies: 36
Views: 10999

Update: FilmOn buffering now with screen freezes. Yet SKY News app. on my iPad works perfectly as does other media streamed to the TV via the Apple TV box. I'm perplexed. Do FimOn have a problem or is it my reception of their signal? I cannot understand why I can watch SKY News or BBC Global iPlayer...
by Smiley G
Fri 07 Feb 2014 07:24
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Choose Channels on Horizontal Frequencies where possible.
Replies: 36
Views: 10999

FilmOn now working perfectly for BBC 1. Sound and the free SD quality picture via the Apple TV box perfectly acceptable.
by Smiley G
Thu 06 Feb 2014 14:59
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Choose Channels on Horizontal Frequencies where possible.
Replies: 36
Views: 10999

Having great problems with FilmOn via iPad & Apple TV box. I'm getting frozen screens even with a download speed of 2.06mbps. Plays a little with sound and vision and then freezes again. Does anyone know if there's a FilmOn issue? BBC Global iPlayer on the iPad streams perfectly to the TV via the Ap...
by Smiley G
Thu 06 Feb 2014 07:06
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Choose Channels on Horizontal Frequencies where possible.
Replies: 36
Views: 10999

No BBC channels or regional variants.
80cm dish + PMB Set-Top Box.
Argeles-sur-Mer
by Smiley G
Wed 05 Feb 2014 16:21
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Choose Channels on Horizontal Frequencies where possible.
Replies: 36
Views: 10999

Sue wrote:Sorry can you explain the above in idiot language.
I'm afraid I'm an idiot too!
I thought tomorrow morning all BBC channels were being migrated to Astra 2E. I've never heard of Horizontal/Vertical except for hold :P :P
by Smiley G
Sun 02 Feb 2014 07:28
Forum: Travel
Topic: RYANAIR
Replies: 28
Views: 13582

Ryanair latest news on seats

Latest Press Release from Ryanair (31:01:14) explains it all. Priority boarding now makes sense especially if you want your cabin bag to remain in the cabin.
http://www.ryanair.com/en/news/allocate ... ir-flights
by Smiley G
Sat 25 Jan 2014 23:41
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: ASTRA 2E STILL TESTING
Replies: 11
Views: 4964

Due to arrive Thursday, 30th January with an expected fully operational date by mid February.

For the technically minded out there;
http://www.satellite-calculations.com/S ... .php?39285
Happy Valentines !
by Smiley G
Mon 20 Jan 2014 18:49
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: ASTRA 2E STILL TESTING
Replies: 11
Views: 4964

Astra 2E is on the move to 28.2°E

Due to arrive by Friday, 31st January.

http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/astra_2 ... pdates.php
by Smiley G
Thu 16 Jan 2014 13:42
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Plumber in/around Argeles?
Replies: 15
Views: 7472

Plumber Argeles sur Mer

Marinaman put a post on here recommending a plumber in Argeles sur Mer, namely:
Arnaud Alaminos.

We have had an absolute nightmare with him this week and would never use him again.

Perhaps it's just us? but just to make you aware perhaps he's not as good as he used to be!
by Smiley G
Sun 12 Jan 2014 10:05
Forum: Travel
Topic: Insuring a UK car in France and Spain.
Replies: 7
Views: 3109

Steve&Julie, I have sent you a PM
by Smiley G
Sun 12 Jan 2014 08:00
Forum: Travel
Topic: Insuring a UK car in France and Spain.
Replies: 7
Views: 3109

This is a difficult one as I suspect; You are U.K. Tax Residents and........... You do not wish to re-register the Volvo in France. You may wish to explore the option of buying a second-hand LHD car and registering it to your French address (You should have evidence of this) and taking out a French ...
by Smiley G
Wed 08 Jan 2014 15:35
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Car Quiz part 3
Replies: 8
Views: 3392

7 out of 10 for me, yes they're getting harder :shock:
by Smiley G
Wed 08 Jan 2014 11:20
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: World's smallest V12 diesel engine
Replies: 1
Views: 1267

World's smallest V12 diesel engine

A guy built this 12 cylinder diesel engine that runs and fits in the palm of a hand. Don't know if he was an engineer or machinist or just a very talented hobbyist, but it took him over 2,000 hours from conception to finished product.. Counting his labour and material its cost is just over $100,000....
by Smiley G
Tue 07 Jan 2014 11:29
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: French tv...free.fr
Replies: 31
Views: 9504

iPad+AppleTV

In preparation for the big Astra 2E change I have found the following produce excellent results; Stream Filmon etc. from iPad to television via an AppleTV box. Stream BBC iPlayer, ITV iPlayer & Channel 4 OD from MacBook Air using Firefox as the browser to television via an Apple TV box. Obviously th...