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by brimsham
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Planet Earth 2 in 4K
Replies: 7
Views: 200

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: 200

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: 200

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: 58
Views: 1567

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: 468

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: 5322

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: 4186

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: 2012

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: 4305

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: 4305

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: 4305

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.
by brimsham
Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: FILLING A TAX REFORN FOR THE UK
Replies: 30
Views: 4305

Re: FILLING A TAX REFORN FOR THE UK

Bearing in mind that you live abroad the Gov. do not have a system in place for filling it in on line. You have to purchase the software from a supplier! :crazy: How daft is that, but I suppose they get a cut. There phone numbers are premium rate. Thankfully I managed to track down an ordinary numb...
by brimsham
Wed May 17, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Outgoing passport control delays, Malaga
Replies: 15
Views: 2774

Re: Outgoing passport control delays, Malaga

Of course they took my word, honest face!!! Didn't bother with a car search probably too stuffed with things various to bother.
by brimsham
Wed May 17, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Outgoing passport control delays, Malaga
Replies: 15
Views: 2774

Re: Outgoing passport control delays, Malaga

Just returned from a UK trip via Santander and on leaving and returning pulled by customs and on both occassions aske how much money we had.
Ray
by brimsham
Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: sky box - getting the most out of sky hd box
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Re: sky box - getting the most out of sky hd box

I'm using SmartyDNS on my router and have no problems with catchup on my Skybox. Not changed the DNS settings on the Skybox.
by brimsham
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: UK Current Bank Account Closing
Replies: 28
Views: 4134

Re: UK Current Bank Account Closing

Not only that the NW credit card, no charges and good exchange rate for us Spanish residents.
by brimsham
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: UK Current Bank Account Closing
Replies: 28
Views: 4134

Re: UK Current Bank Account Closing

I did notice that credit cards are subject to being a UK resident, is this more BS or actual fact.
by brimsham
Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Garrard turntable
Replies: 4
Views: 1008

Re: Garrard turntable

Not in your area but Seth at 950 63 44 77 is a fan of all things old and is always helpful.
by brimsham
Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Filmon.com unexpectedly closes the connection
Replies: 16
Views: 2346

Re: Filmon.com unexpectedly closes the connection

Just checked and Firefox works OK, but Edge has the same problem.

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