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by markwilding
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Tonight !
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: Tonight !

One of my favourite dishes. I only difference is I love vegetables and I usually add fresh broccoli, runner beans and carrots with some peas
by markwilding
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Venz 4 k streaming box ?
Replies: 17
Views: 456

Re: Venz 4 k streaming box ?

Obviously, you are correct because millions of people will be plonking themselves in front of their TVs tonight using a mouse to control their TVs.
by markwilding
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Venz 4 k streaming box ?
Replies: 17
Views: 456

Re: Venz 4 k streaming box ?

My original response was directed at Mr Wilding's statement 'I'm also not a fan of Android based boxes because you need an air mouse' which is blatantly untrue and misleading to the OP who may well be an Android newbie. You are being pedantic. The website advises a Air mouse but whether it's WIFI M...
by markwilding
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Venz 4 k streaming box ?
Replies: 17
Views: 456

Re: Venz 4 k streaming box ?

Sure a wireless mouse/ keyboard could be used and maybe that’s how you came to the conclusion that it’s king but even a mouse is very clumsy compared to a dedicated TV remote.

Especially As the Fire TV remote can control the basic TV functions such as volume and switching the TV on and off.
by markwilding
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Venz 4 k streaming box ?
Replies: 17
Views: 456

Re: Venz 4 k streaming box ?

Can you tell us what you will want from a smart TV box and then people will advise? People who read this part of the forum will know I an not a fan of Pay services such as UK free to air services which can be received for free on dedicated Smart TV boxes. I'm also not a fan of Android based boxes be...
by markwilding
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Lone and ill
Replies: 24
Views: 1020

Re: Lone and ill

I agree Gordon. My wife’s extended family take it in turns to look after elderly members of the family. An Uncle with dementia was in a care home but as he had never married, nieces and my mother in law visited him to do things for him at regular intervals throughout the day. My father in-law has be...
by markwilding
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Venz 4 k streaming box ?
Replies: 17
Views: 456

Re: Venz 4 k streaming box ?

If you are looking for a low priced dedicated 4K smart TV box, have a look at the latest Fire TV dongle. Very stable and with a little know how, it's possible to side load Kodi and other Film and sports channels.
by markwilding
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: FA cup semi final
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: FA cup semi final

The 3 o’clock games have always been the problem especially if you, as I do, support one of the less glamorous teams. I used to subscribe to premier league plus and before that Bein Arabic, which both tended to show everything before it became more difficult to pay. I tend to agree with you though t...
by markwilding
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: FA cup semi final
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: FA cup semi final

Reading up a little about this, it seems they will have rights to every match.
https://media.dazn.com/en/press-release ... -in-spain/
by markwilding
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: FA cup semi final
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: FA cup semi final

That is interesting. I have signed up for the free month and got it working on various devices including iPad and iPhone. Using the Aptoide TV android app store, I have installed the app onto my Fire TV very easily as well as onto the PS4.There is an APP for TVs but as mine is set to the UK store I ...
by markwilding
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: FA cup semi final
Replies: 6
Views: 266

FA cup semi final

It seems that DAZN has the rights for the FA cup in Spain. It is an Internet based company so a decent internet speed is needed. It costs €4.99 month but if you want to watch the semi final that the BBC doesn’t have,then they offer a free month’s trial. This is a company that in other countries has ...
by markwilding
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Entering Madrid by car
Replies: 10
Views: 1484

Re: Entering Madrid by car

Hi Mark We got our 'eco' sticker from our local post office in rural Andalucia last week. You need to take your vehicle documents and the owner's NIE to the post office, and they access a DGT database with the reg number and advise you of which sticker (of the four different types) you need. Cost u...
by markwilding
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Entering Madrid by car
Replies: 10
Views: 1484

Entering Madrid by car

It seems that Madrid has introduced a sort of congestion charge and will not permit older cars etc inside a certain area in Madrid. I’m traveling down in a couple of weeks and will need a sticker. I will try to buy one from my local post office so as to know whether they are available outside Madrid...
by markwilding
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: No BBC at all
Replies: 10
Views: 859

Re: No BBC at all

I was getting problems with Smarty so I changed to my other DNS server which. SmartDNS , which is working perfectly.
by markwilding
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Identification of Guardia Civil and Policia
Replies: 6
Views: 1100

Re: Identification of Guardia Civil and Policia

I’m with Al on this. I know it’s frustrating but there is a real cultural difference regarding certain police so they will never see it from your point of view.
Better let it go.
by markwilding
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Passport control post Brexit
Replies: 15
Views: 1278

Re: Passport control post Brexit

Expats are allowed to vote. Not sure what your point has got to do with this thread. At the moment all anyone can offer is opinion because nobody knows. I wouldn't be surprised if nothing at all changed due to chipped passports. Maybe at UK airports UK passport holders will have our own smaller lane...
by markwilding
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Passport control post Brexit
Replies: 15
Views: 1278

Re: Passport control post Brexit

I can't see what changes there can be apart from the possible stamp. Travelling between a Schengen country and the UK and Ireland already means going through passport control when leaving and entering Spain as well as when entering the UK. It is a different process when travelling within Schengen be...
by markwilding
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Communal satellite dish for UK TV
Replies: 2
Views: 630

Re: Communal satellite dish for UK TV

You would have to say that you are lucky to be able to watch UKTV through a satellite system. It must definitely be the best way if you can access Freesat, which most people were using before the changes. Having said that, even I if I had Freesat, I would still be using catchup on the internet playe...
by markwilding
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Visit to Sevilla
Replies: 19
Views: 2709

Re: Visit to Sevilla

When I stayed in Seville, I stayed in The Hotel Sevilla Center about a 7 minute walk from the centre of the city. They had an offer meaning I paid 100 euros for 2 night stay in a decent 4 star hotel.
by markwilding
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Chromecast
Replies: 18
Views: 3494

Re: Chromecast

The audio version was a very good streamer for linking to a hifi system, especially with its RCA mini Jack doubling as a digital input. Sound quality was very decent for the price. However with leaps and bounds in technology in this field over the last couple of years its become less favoured in th...

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