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by firsttango
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Security weirdy
Replies: 6
Views: 104

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: 6
Views: 104

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: 210

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: 1577

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: 1577

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: 204

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: 263

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: 1577

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: 982

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: 982

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: 1577

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: 749

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: 3045

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: 1577

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: 1577

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: 1144

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/
by firsttango
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: iPad lightening charger cables
Replies: 11
Views: 250

Re: iPad lightening charger cables

As Sid rightly says, there are plenty of adaptors out there that will convert a whole range of phones to wireless charging a good example is the Powermat that would charge an iPhone 4 way back in 2010.....so nothing different or ground breaking with the 2015 LGG4, which you had to buy as extra the c...
by firsttango
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: iPad lightening charger cables
Replies: 11
Views: 250

Re: iPad lightening charger cables

Without actually seeing your charger to me it says there is a fault with the iPad Port or it has some lint/debris in the Port causing a bad/intermittent connection. I had a similar problem awhile ago and used iphone torch to look inside and then used a very small bristle brush and gently cleaned awa...

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