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by montgolfiere
Tue 08 Sep 2015 08:26
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Freesat on Astra back running
Replies: 4
Views: 1920

This has been anticipated (see my previous Post) and, with regard to last Winter, should be the start of good reception until maybe March / April 2016.
by montgolfiere
Mon 07 Sep 2015 19:32
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Internet
Replies: 6
Views: 2200

i have been with Alice for many years until they were taken over by Free... Have had, and now have, a good service with a recent speed increase to nearly 9 mb's after many years of 2mbs.... That's great, and I have been happy with Free myself. But unless you can say what Alice were doing badly (for...
by montgolfiere
Mon 07 Sep 2015 13:46
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Internet
Replies: 6
Views: 2200

i have been with Alice for many years until they were taken over by Free... Have had, and now have, a good service with a recent speed increase to nearly 9 mb's after many years of 2mbs....
by montgolfiere
Tue 01 Sep 2015 10:43
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: General UKTV Satellite Signal Improvement
Replies: 1
Views: 1233

General UKTV Satellite Signal Improvement

As we move towards the Autumn equinox the Signal has improved with some channels not seen for months (on marginal Dish sizes) starting to come back, along with a general increase in Signal across the board. Hopefully this indicates that reception this Winter will be similar to last year ie. GOOD!!
by montgolfiere
Tue 18 Aug 2015 16:04
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: New scam I think
Replies: 23
Views: 7842

just had them this morning. i just turn the TV volume to max and give them a blast of UK TV Sound!!! They 'dont like it up em'!!!
by montgolfiere
Tue 11 Aug 2015 19:38
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Internet speeds
Replies: 31
Views: 10947

By contacting Free yesterday as my normal 2mbs supply seemed low at 1.3mb/s......
they have managed to increase my speed to just under 9mb/s today and for the future.........
shame they had to wait for me to contact them, rather than just 'do it'!!!!!!
by montgolfiere
Tue 11 Aug 2015 17:54
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Lighter fuel
Replies: 12
Views: 4760

aren't we all in a 'Common Market' aka Europe. You cant even buy anti-dandruff shampoo in a Supermarket only in a pharmacy!!! it must be a 'medicament?? a load of 'closed shop' nonsense along with much of the rest of the (failing) french economy!!! where is any real Competition??
by montgolfiere
Tue 11 Aug 2015 11:50
Forum: Travel
Topic: Dunkirk now in the sights of the Immigrants....
Replies: 1
Views: 1286

Dunkirk now in the sights of the Immigrants....

Having avoided too much hassle by using Dunkirk this Summer, i now see from news reports this morning, that Dunkirk is now getting caught up as well.....
i may well be advised to use Harwich - Hook of Holland next time???
by montgolfiere
Fri 31 Jul 2015 16:56
Forum: Travel
Topic: Calais Port Shut Again
Replies: 0
Views: 1199

Calais Port Shut Again

The French Ex Seafrance/MyFerry.com Strikers have shut Calais Port again Masive Fires of Burning Tyres..... along with the trouble with the Tunnel and Migrants.... a real NIGHTMARE......i will be looking for alternatives to France based Ferries next time i travel..... maybe Harwich - Hook of Holland...
by montgolfiere
Fri 31 Jul 2015 10:51
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Internet speeds
Replies: 31
Views: 10947

I dont understand your comment 'how does UKTV acheive its high download speeds'. Please elaborate. Generally, if your location is restricted to in your case 1,7mbs, then no other ADSL provider will increase this speed. (It is down to location (distance from the 'exchange') and the quality of the inf...
by montgolfiere
Wed 29 Jul 2015 17:47
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Sky TV-can I also view BT Sport?
Replies: 24
Views: 6820

What is crazy is that they originally had the 'perfect system' in and up and running.... Access to the UK Domestic Channels was restricted by a Viewing Card (FTV) which was only 'Issued' to Licence Fee Payers.....then they scrapped it and moved everything FTA and now we find ourselves in this situat...
by montgolfiere
Tue 28 Jul 2015 17:31
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Sky TV-can I also view BT Sport?
Replies: 24
Views: 6820

Dose this website/forum support Pirates, who are not paying Subscriptions? It is one thing to access the likes of Filmon......but??
by montgolfiere
Tue 28 Jul 2015 09:23
Forum: Travel
Topic: Mega Bus 'Terminus' Perpignan
Replies: 2
Views: 1868

thanks...
by montgolfiere
Tue 28 Jul 2015 08:41
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Astra 2e on the Move.
Replies: 0
Views: 1183

Astra 2e on the Move.

From another Website: Following the recent addition of Astra 2G to the UK satellite broadcasting slot, many UK TV fans around Europe breathed a sigh of relief, as the expected channel losses in expat areas failed to materialise. Sky channels on the three Europe beams are stronger than before in most...
by montgolfiere
Sun 26 Jul 2015 09:03
Forum: Travel
Topic: Mega Bus 'Terminus' Perpignan
Replies: 2
Views: 1868

Mega Bus 'Terminus' Perpignan

Has anyone any idea of where the Mega Bus from Barca 'stops' in Perpignan... meant to be meeting the Daughter a week tomorrow but can't seem to find where it actually arrives.
by montgolfiere
Thu 23 Jul 2015 17:48
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: ** BEWARE FREE VPN FOR UKTV **
Replies: 32
Views: 8567

What would our parents have thought of this thread while they sat watching their 14" B/W Pye television and slapping the top of the telly to stop the picture from rolling 14" TV....they were lucky..... we used to have to watch from our cardboard box, thru the neighbours window!!!!! (a la Monty Pyth...
by montgolfiere
Thu 23 Jul 2015 17:33
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: ** BEWARE FREE VPN FOR UKTV **
Replies: 32
Views: 8567

I also watch UK TV in HD without any subscription via XBMC Addons using a standard Android Box.....on a 2mb connection without any Buffering....
by montgolfiere
Wed 22 Jul 2015 19:45
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: ** BEWARE FREE VPN FOR UKTV **
Replies: 32
Views: 8567

DONT FORGET..... you can watch UK TV on a Computer (without the need for any VPN etc.) via Filmon. for Windows 8,1 there is a neat 'app' Filmon HDi Player which is excellent.
by montgolfiere
Wed 22 Jul 2015 09:35
Forum: Shopping
Topic: TIM THE SAUSAGE MAN AND RON THE GROCER
Replies: 18
Views: 9273

many (uk) retailers now accept payPal........i have used a mailbox and forwarding service but at £20 a go.... best if there is at least, free UK Shipping...
by montgolfiere
Wed 22 Jul 2015 09:23
Forum: Travel
Topic: More disruption at Calais and on the French Motorways
Replies: 0
Views: 1213

More disruption at Calais and on the French Motorways

The Bolshie French Ex Seafrance/myferry.com Strikers causing misery yet again for travellers thru Calais Port and or Tunnel. How can the Gouvernement let a few hundred affect so many hundreds of Thousands of innocent travellers is beyond me... said to be costing the uk £250 million a day.At least DF...
by montgolfiere
Tue 21 Jul 2015 14:48
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: ** BEWARE FREE VPN FOR UKTV **
Replies: 32
Views: 8567

Well i didn't at first but it really happened. Just wanted to warn people rather than hearing more stories. Not sure why people would make up that sort of thing and publish it with all their details on it if it where mot true though. Does not affect me as the Moochie Media system does not need any ...
by montgolfiere
Tue 21 Jul 2015 10:43
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: ** BEWARE FREE VPN FOR UKTV **
Replies: 32
Views: 8567

I use satellite here in the southern Aude for 95% of my UK TV Watching. i only use the likes of an Android Unit or iplayer etc for back up when the signal occasionally weakens or to catch up on missed programs etc.... I prefer not to have 'all my eggs in one basket'and, as both the Internet and sate...
by montgolfiere
Mon 20 Jul 2015 19:50
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: ** BEWARE FREE VPN FOR UKTV **
Replies: 32
Views: 8567

iportal.me is a well established VPN and as far as i know, has a good reputation. It is however a subscription service. I started using it when it was in the 'Testing' Stage maybe 4 or 5 years ago and have reccomended it (please note: with no personal benefit) ever since, and i have never had any co...
by montgolfiere
Mon 20 Jul 2015 19:10
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: ** BEWARE FREE VPN FOR UKTV **
Replies: 32
Views: 8567

UK TV via The Non Subscription Filmon and the Filmon Feeds via XBMC Google apps on Android/ IPad or Apple and Microsoft etc. do not require the use of a VPN.
by montgolfiere
Sun 19 Jul 2015 16:27
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: pound on the slide
Replies: 26
Views: 12637

1,44 this morning.......
by montgolfiere
Mon 06 Jul 2015 08:02
Forum: Travel
Topic: Calais/ Dover and Chunnel Shut
Replies: 10
Views: 4358

Crossed Channel with no problems from Dunkirk. Boat Full, but DFDS were still only using Dunkirk and not Calais, doubling up the sailings...........booked from Dover to Calais on the return....hoping 'Normal Service Resumed' by then.
by montgolfiere
Fri 03 Jul 2015 17:07
Forum: Travel
Topic: Calais/ Dover and Chunnel Shut
Replies: 10
Views: 4358

seems there is still confusion in Calais... PO seem to be running OK but DFDS say they are still only using Dunkirk.... we (should) sail 10.00 Sunday.... Hoping all is back to normal by then....
by montgolfiere
Thu 02 Jul 2015 17:00
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Internet speeds
Replies: 31
Views: 10947

Most International Calls (realistically to anywhere that matters!!!) to Lanlines, are free, with the 'standard' internet packages fromm the likes of Orange, Free, Boogies, SFR etc.
by montgolfiere
Thu 02 Jul 2015 16:45
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Cheap international calls
Replies: 9
Views: 2912

All the internet Deals (Free, Boogies, Orange, SFR etc.) come with 'Free Internstional Calls'.... to landlines, around Europe and most of the World...
I havent paid more than a few pennies for Phone Calls for years.... One of the advantages of the French Internet System...
by montgolfiere
Thu 02 Jul 2015 14:43
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Internet speeds
Replies: 31
Views: 10947

2 mb/s is the 'norm' outside the bigger towns......and Orange seems to be Flavour of the Month......