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by brimsham
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: SmartyDNS
Replies: 9
Views: 652

Re: SmartyDNS

Thanks.
by brimsham
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: SmartyDNS
Replies: 9
Views: 652

Re: SmartyDNS

Hi Mark,
It's not that I prefer one more than the other, both have certain benefits. However on Netflix I only get the option for the US site. I spoke to their support and he said they don't unblock UK Netflix. If that is not the case I stand corrected.
by brimsham
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: SmartyDNS
Replies: 9
Views: 652

Re: SmartyDNS

Like many other I subscribed to Smart DNS, which has proved very reliable. The slight drawback is the access is to Netflix USA, which has some releases much later than the UK version and for that reason I may renew my subscription with Smarty when up for renewal.
by brimsham
Tue May 29, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Smarty DNS
Replies: 74
Views: 9317

Re: Smarty DNS

I checked their web page last night and it is still not working. Like you and a few others I am now using SmartDNS and am happy with it, so will probably stay whatever happens to Smarty.
by brimsham
Sun May 20, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: ITV PLayer app on Android stopped working
Replies: 12
Views: 2641

Re: ITV PLayer app on Android stopped working

Using the App on my TV I get the option to continue without logging. May try resetting the router and a few other resets.
by brimsham
Sun May 20, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: ITV PLayer app on Android stopped working
Replies: 12
Views: 2641

Re: ITV PLayer app on Android stopped working

Working OK on tablet and laptop. That said have in the past experienced your problem in the past which has just been temporary.
by brimsham
Sun May 20, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Imserso - reduced price holidays for pensioners
Replies: 9
Views: 3441

Re: Imserso - reduced price holidays for pensioners

Correct Sid, my wife and I belong, but have yet to use it.
by brimsham
Sun May 20, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: ITV PLayer app on Android stopped working
Replies: 12
Views: 2641

Re: ITV PLayer app on Android stopped working

No problem on my laptop or tablet, but cannot sign in to my account on the Samsung TV although it works OK without signing in. Using SmartDNS on my router.
by brimsham
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Security weirdy
Replies: 18
Views: 2455

Re: Security weirdy

I took a 3 month subscription with SmartDNS and can't see the advantage of switching back to Smarty, but will keep it as a back up if they resolve the BBC iPlayer issue.
by brimsham
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Planet Earth 2 in 4K
Replies: 7
Views: 778

Re: Planet Earth 2 in 4K

No I didn't, although now after changing DNS setting in my router so many times I can do it blindfold. I wish their tecky guy told me that as I will now consider taking out a subscription. Will have a check first to see if there are any implications of setting up a static IP address. Very many thank...
by brimsham
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Planet Earth 2 in 4K
Replies: 7
Views: 778

Re: Planet Earth 2 in 4K

Many thanks Mark will have another go and follow sure suggestions.
by brimsham
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Planet Earth 2 in 4K
Replies: 7
Views: 778

Re: Planet Earth 2 in 4K

Hi Mark,
I tried Smart DNS, after Smarty had problems, but I couldn't get Netflix to work. The tech guy I spoke to said the problem is that it is a UK Netflix account. From your post I guess yours was a UK account, so I can't understand why I had problems, any info would be appreciated.

Ray
by brimsham
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Smarty DNS
Replies: 74
Views: 9317

Re: Smarty DNS

Smarty VPN works fine but using it I need to cast using my phone, where as with DNS I have my router set up and can use BBC iPlayer from the TV. Also the VPN is more susceptible to problems caused by lower internet speeds.
by brimsham
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Windows 10 or Mac?
Replies: 17
Views: 729

Re: Windows 10 or Mac?

Whilst not wishing to enter into the argument of which is better, the link provided cannot be described as unbiased.
by brimsham
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: BBC iplayer
Replies: 79
Views: 5759

Re: BBC iplayer

I have a VPN Router and when I questioned the supplier about the speed drop he said it was due to the low spec processor used in routers. When running on a pc the processor is more powerful, thus a higher speed. Smarty VPN is working OK withBBC Iplayer, for the moment.
by brimsham
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: desperate help no residente bank account
Replies: 21
Views: 4970

Re: desperate help no residente bank account

We bought just a few months earlier and like you the exchange rate was 1.60. Better for those selling now though.
by brimsham
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: SKYPE
Replies: 15
Views: 2319

Re: SKYPE

Tks for the info northland south, that explains my problem. OK for calling out, but not able to receive calls. Still paying for a UK number which is a waste of money if no one in the UK can use it.
by brimsham
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: FILLING A TAX REFORN FOR THE UK
Replies: 30
Views: 4928

Re: FILLING A TAX REFORN FOR THE UK

I go to submit my SA section and thereare a number of questions,eg do you obtain income from a property or words to that effect which I tick and then the approprite section is there to enter the details. Just loged in and it does give me the option to use Commercial Software, also the following :&qu...
by brimsham
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: FILLING A TAX REFORN FOR THE UK
Replies: 30
Views: 4928

Re: FILLING A TAX REFORN FOR THE UK

I just log into my account with HMRC and enter the rental from the house and my civil service pension details. The filling in is done online , nothing is downloaded until complete when a copy of the completed entriess can be downloaded. I have been doing this for the 12 years I have been in Spain, m...
by brimsham
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: FILLING A TAX REFORN FOR THE UK
Replies: 30
Views: 4928

Re: FILLING A TAX REFORN FOR THE UK

I'm a non resident landlord and just go into to the site sign in and fill out my Self Assessment on line. My wife also fill her return the same way.

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