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by firsttango
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Security weirdy
Replies: 17
Views: 265

Re: Security weirdy

Agreed at these prices its a good idea to have one in reserve, as to speeds not seen any difference between the two on my speed tests, unsure as to how you'd generate a speed test on the NOWTV box unless you're talking about the nowtv app running on another device. I agree that the Beeb probably hav...
by firsttango
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Security weirdy
Replies: 17
Views: 265

Re: Security weirdy

Yes i had a similar email a few weeks ago, and as I pointed out previously on the "SmartyDNS" thread what impressed me regarding SMARTDNSPROXY was their much larger choice of DNS servers to choose from, approx 30 against the 3 SMARTY offer. Possibly the amount of servers and locations SMAR...
by firsttango
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Security weirdy
Replies: 17
Views: 265

Re: Security weirdy

Likewise regarding Smarty I have been using them for well over two years but seeing as they have still not solved the BBC Iplayer & related issues for well over three weeks now I lost faith and now use SmartDNS proxy which TBH are proving very reliable and the customer service is excellent. As I...
by firsttango
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Security weirdy
Replies: 17
Views: 265

Re: Security weirdy

No idea what may be causing it but for reference I have Smart DNS on my router and haven't experienced your problem on accessing Amazon UK on Chrome, Firefox, Opera or Safari
by firsttango
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: European portable digital content.
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: European portable digital content.

Nope there is not.....but do you have your SMART DNS Region Set to where Your Amazon Account is registered?? Its located in "my account" under Region settings....in other words if your Amazon account is .co.uk then set Amazon Prime region to U.K but remember to restart your device inc router
by firsttango
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Smarty DNS
Replies: 58
Views: 1588

Re: Smarty DNS

Hi Sid They do actually have a U.K DNS Server https://www.smartdnsproxy.com/Servers ...... but its not on the list that goes with the General Router config http://support.smartdnsproxy.com/customer/portal/articles/1558303-general-router-dns-setup-smart-dns-proxy I have mine set to Spain and Switzerl...
by firsttango
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Smarty DNS
Replies: 58
Views: 1588

Re: Smarty DNS

You can use as Gerry says Smarty's VPN but obviously not on the NOWTV Box, also the VPN service does slow down your speeds massively so if your not on a decent speed using the VPN can be a bit hit n miss also in my experience sometimes the VPN would disconnect and sometimes if the U.K servers were b...
by firsttango
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Planet Earth 2 in 4K
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: Planet Earth 2 in 4K

Brimsham did u get sorted?? As when I Looked into SMART DNS and had similar problem they came back with this Also regarding Netflix, Netflix US access is only accessible via PC and Mac browsers when using a trial account, you will need to have a paid subscription to be able to access Netflix on all ...
by firsttango
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Setting up Smarty VPN
Replies: 10
Views: 266

Re: Setting up Smarty VPN

I’ve just set Up the Smarty Dns app on my Fire TV. Iplayer and all other tv apps working this way. This must be just about the easiest way to set up UK TV on a big screen. No need to play with the router. Totally agree, works a treat and very user friendly, got it on Fire tv and on Firestick (warni...
by firsttango
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Smarty DNS
Replies: 58
Views: 1588

Re: Smarty DNS

No I didn't lose internet it simply lost connection to the Smarty London servers and hence the ability to watch iplayer etc. It reverted to my usual IP. The Manassas, Montreal, Gdansk servers were fine but obviously not for Nowtv Firestick etc. Probably the London server gets overloaded when they ha...
by firsttango
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Restaurants & Bars
Topic: 2 New Italian Restaurants
Replies: 35
Views: 1019

Re: 2 New Italian Restaurants

The Rosada with Clams (half of which empty) in a pinkish cream sauce....the best bit about the dish was the scalloped potatoes around the side. I've had Rosada many many times over the years in Andalusia and yes I'm well the fish is not native to the Med and is usually bought in frozen. but what i m...
by firsttango
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Restaurants & Bars
Topic: 2 New Italian Restaurants
Replies: 35
Views: 1019

Re: 2 New Italian Restaurants

Went to La Bella Torino last Saturday eve, very average, 6 out 10 at best, my fish was definitely not fresh and the lasagne was very "ready meal for one" in appearance. To top it off they had run out of ice cream. Maybe an off night but won't be rushing back.
by firsttango
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Smarty DNS
Replies: 58
Views: 1588

Re: Smarty DNS

The SmartyVPN can also be temperamental and has twice today disconnected itself from the London servers once for an hour and just now for 30 minutes
by firsttango
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Uk TV
Replies: 24
Views: 754

Re: Uk TV

Rule of thumb....a VPN will Slow your internet connection down whereas DNS Doesn't. Have a read here and this will give you advice and info for you're particular needs. A few here use Smarty as I do and I find their service superb, there are various other available to you. https://www.smartydns.com/...
by firsttango
Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The rain in Spain
Replies: 80
Views: 3052

Re: The rain in Spain

Blimey what a difference a year makes......this time last year it was Sunny and 30 degrees in Velez Malaga.........but hopefully the much needed rain is replenishing Vinuela etc, but really looking forward to some sun and warmer weather now as it feels this current spell has been going on forever an...
by firsttango
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Smarty DNS
Replies: 58
Views: 1588

Re: Smarty DNS

Smarty back but I am getting buffering on BBC Iplayer on NOWTV box.....But perfect ITV C4 ETC..Only iplayer....wierd...anyone else getting this?.....
by firsttango
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Smarty DNS
Replies: 58
Views: 1588

Re: Smarty DNS

Try Re Starting NOWTV Box
by firsttango
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Windows 10 or Mac?
Replies: 17
Views: 468

Re: Windows 10 or Mac?

Mac by a country mile, simple answer because they work and they have a far superior build quality and infinitely more user friendly and far better quality components, yes you can get laptops of similar quality build and components but you'll be approaching Mac prices and still stuck with an appallin...
by firsttango
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Too Smart to be Scammed Test
Replies: 15
Views: 1155

Too Smart to be Scammed Test

Always worth checking your "current" abilities to identify todays scams. I got a disappointing 7.......worrying as it just takes the one to bite you

https://takefive-stopfraud.org.uk/takethetest/

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