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by montgolfiere
Sun 15 Nov 2009 18:05
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Is anyone else gettting this on their sky?
Replies: 47
Views: 15239

However i think it important that the correct information is available so everyone can make an informed decision as to the type of system they install. Quite so,MG. Couldn't agree more. That's why the purpose of my first posting was to point out to people that even people relatively technologically...
by montgolfiere
Sun 15 Nov 2009 08:21
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Is anyone else gettting this on their sky?
Replies: 47
Views: 15239

[FTA ,FTV, freesat and subscription....you might think it useless, but other folks might just be interested in the ACTUAL benefits that one system has over another. . The Skyman The only problem being ,MG/SM,that you haven't as yet supplied any real benefits (ACTUAL or otherwise) that your costly s...
by montgolfiere
Sun 15 Nov 2009 08:09
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Is anyone else gettting this on their sky?
Replies: 47
Views: 15239

So just to clarify ................ What's the difference between 'free to air' and 'free to view'? Are they both satelite based or does one use an aerial? Do they both receive the same channels? STG No. FTA = FTA Channels FTV = the FTA Channels + Sky3, FIVER & (+1) Five USA &(+1), Viva and the fol...
by montgolfiere
Sat 14 Nov 2009 19:02
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Is anyone else gettting this on their sky?
Replies: 47
Views: 15239

So I am afraid that you are INCORRECT in stating that a generic receiver can receive the FTV Channels. These are Sky3, FIVER & (+1) Five USA &(+1), Viva and the following ITV1 Regions: ITV Anglia West, ITV Central South West, ITV Meridian North, ITV Meridian South East, ITV Tyne Tees South or ITV Y...
by montgolfiere
Sat 14 Nov 2009 17:38
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Is anyone else gettting this on their sky?
Replies: 47
Views: 15239

Thanks Skyman, I will probably use a 'Freesat' box in preference to Sky as those robbing ******** have been taking money from me for years and unless you have the Movies or Sports modules it's about as entertaining as reading CB's stuff on here :lol: :lol: Might leave it while after Easter before m...
by montgolfiere
Sat 14 Nov 2009 16:56
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Is anyone else gettting this on their sky?
Replies: 47
Views: 15239

Ever so slightly off topic :oops: But maybe Skyman or Montgolfiere could advise us all: I'm thinking of completely revamping my satelite system out there, but I have heard a rumour that the Astra satelite is going to be re-aligned Northwards so that it is more centrally positoned over the UK. Befor...
by montgolfiere
Sat 14 Nov 2009 16:32
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Is anyone else gettting this on their sky?
Replies: 47
Views: 15239

I guess we are talking semantics here(eg what's the difference between FTV and FTA !?),and no doubt Skyman knows more than me on this. What I DO know however that the (non sky)system we got as described has ALL the channels we need (plus DOZENS more besides),inc radio. What non sky "extras" does hi...
by montgolfiere
Fri 13 Nov 2009 19:29
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Is anyone else gettting this on their sky?
Replies: 47
Views: 15239

Don't forget that if you don't want Sky,you can get all the usual FTV stuff (inc C4 and Five) just by getting a decoder etc from the likes of Expert or Darty,and if you tune it in yourself,it doesnt cost an extra cent. Nor do you have to faff around with cards. I am afraid you are incorrect. with a...
by montgolfiere
Fri 13 Nov 2009 06:51
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Is anyone else gettting this on their sky?
Replies: 47
Views: 15239

My worry is the cards we have wil stop working and we have to acquire new ones. Do you know if the old ones will still work ok montgolfier? i am afraid the old cards will be switched off sometime soon. ( this has been delayed by the UK Postal strikes) - probably by the end of the year. remember tho...
by montgolfiere
Thu 12 Nov 2009 15:00
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Is anyone else gettting this on their sky?
Replies: 47
Views: 15239

Don't think your problems with Sky are just because you are overseas - we have had endless trouble here with them. My daughter had to move out of her house for six months following flood damage and ever since she moved back Sky have persisted in sending new cards to the rental address. I have sent ...
by montgolfiere
Thu 12 Nov 2009 14:20
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Is anyone else gettting this on their sky?
Replies: 47
Views: 15239

Re: Is anyone else gettting this on their sky?

I keep getting a message on the screen telling me to renew my card for full service. Is this just for the pay services or when they upgrade will I no longer receive ITV/BBC etc? You will only lose the FTV Channels: Sky3, FiveUSA & (+1), Fiver & (+1) & Viva. Channel 5 & Channel4 +1 will need adding ...
by montgolfiere
Thu 12 Nov 2009 14:18
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Is anyone else gettting this on their sky?
Replies: 47
Views: 15239

CB, my advice - worked for me - was to remove the power from the Sky box, leave it for two minutes, remove the ftv card and throw it in the bin, then re-power. You should still get ftv and fta channels and no annoying message. I am afraid you wont get the FTV Channels without an active FTV card in ...
by montgolfiere
Thu 12 Nov 2009 14:15
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Is anyone else gettting this on their sky?
Replies: 47
Views: 15239

I bought mine from Skydigi in Ceret three and a half years ago. It's all worked fine until this summer when I lost Channel 5. I followed the instructions on here for adding Channel 5 as a supplementary channel and that worked fine until two weeks ago. My regional preference (Anglia) has disappeared...
by montgolfiere
Tue 03 Nov 2009 09:29
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: EU Audio/Visual Rule Changes
Replies: 8
Views: 3359

just thought i would bring it to the attention of 'Collioure_Bee' who might have missed the original Post
The Skyman
by montgolfiere
Tue 03 Nov 2009 07:30
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: EU Audio/Visual Rule Changes
Replies: 8
Views: 3359

is possible to watch iplayer and the other catch up services now by signing up to the free iportal service. http://www.iportal.me/Index.aspx
i have been using it for a month or so and have found it very easy to use.
the Skyman
by montgolfiere
Mon 12 Oct 2009 10:44
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: watch i-player for free in France
Replies: 56
Views: 20931

try their help
info@iportal.me
they seem keen to help!
the skyman
by montgolfiere
Mon 12 Oct 2009 07:02
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: watch i-player for free in France
Replies: 56
Views: 20931

glad you have all sorted getting registered ok now...i have been using this with no problems for a couple of weeks now..... i knew about other ways but found that this is easy to set up and very smooth to use.. obviously the BBC etc are probably trying to shut it down , but hey, they dont like us ge...
by montgolfiere
Sun 11 Oct 2009 09:24
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: watch i-player for free in France
Replies: 56
Views: 20931

watch i-player for free in France

I have just discovered this (at the moment) Free service that enables watching the BBC 'i-player' / channel4 catch-up etc. on your computer without it being blocked. here is the Link http://www.iportal.me/ for any further info on receiving FTA or Sky Subscription UK (or Eire) Satellite TV please loo...
by montgolfiere
Tue 22 Sep 2009 16:50
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: T.V. Installation Le Barcares Area 66420
Replies: 3
Views: 2027

I install etc. throughout the region. www.british-tv-in-france.co.uk
oneworlddreaming@aliceadsl.fr 0468698376
The Skyman