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by MartinEB
Sat May 21, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Android TV box recommendations
Replies: 29
Views: 5657

Re: Android TV box recommendations

I had an android box, lasted a year or so and was very good but then starting going [frustratingly] wrong until one day it simply would not work (it was expensive as well). I replaced it with a Now TV Box (less than £20) and have to say it really is brilliant for BBC, ITV live and Ch4 Ch5 catchup an...
by MartinEB
Sat May 21, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Guys using a hand fan?
Replies: 20
Views: 6617

Re: Guys using a hand fan?

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by MartinEB
Sat May 07, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Waterproofing flat concrete roof
Replies: 13
Views: 4333

Re: Waterproofing flat concrete roof

a flat roof has been the bane of my life here. Our casita roof was the traditional wooden beam, bamboo, plastic membrane with Launa (not too sure of the spelling, but the clay like dirt that is placed on top)? This leaked like hell and I paid to have it replaced with a new waterproof membrane, seale...
by MartinEB
Fri May 06, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Amazon shopping
Replies: 26
Views: 3248

Re: Amazon shopping

As El Cid says, totally depends on where you live. We used to have a shocking service from Seur, but they have improved tenfold recently. MRW used to be very good, but have gotten worse or late. A lot depends on the individual driver also. The MRW man changed and the quality of service declined with...
by MartinEB
Thu May 05, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Uk TV
Replies: 49
Views: 5067

Re: Uk TV

gerryh wrote:Would be interesting to know the land line/ no land line split amongst t5he A.Com members.


Yes that would be interesting. We don't have a landline. Hence using Jetnet :thumbup:
by MartinEB
Thu May 05, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Amazon shopping
Replies: 26
Views: 3248

Re: Amazon shopping

One thing to note, if you sign up for the free 30 day Premium trial it will then automatically take the money from your account each month unless you go into your account settings and turn off the automatic payment feature Amazon Premium (not available in UK), as I said, only offers free delivery w...
by MartinEB
Thu May 05, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Uk TV
Replies: 49
Views: 5067

Re: Uk TV

If they have internet anyway (which I assume (I know, assume nothing) most expats do?) and so then that is not taking into account when working out the sums. You left out the ongoing cost of your internet connection. Didn't you read my reply Gerry :wink: I specifically left out the cost of internet...
by MartinEB
Thu May 05, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Uk TV
Replies: 49
Views: 5067

Re: Uk TV

If they just want to watch the channels provided by Intelsat 907 then I would suggest that that is the best and cheapest way of watching UK TV. Cheers Gerry Yes frustrating when the OP does not come back to you on a subject you have taken the time to input on :thumbdown: It might be the best but is...
by MartinEB
Thu May 05, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Uk TV
Replies: 49
Views: 5067

Re: Uk TV

I mentioned Intelsat 907 and IPTV. I have both. Didn't you read my reply? Cheers Gerry[/quote] I did, but it didn't really go into detail: For any other channels then you will need either TV via the internet with variable ongoing monthly costs and dependant on the internet signal you can get where ...
by MartinEB
Thu May 05, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Uk TV
Replies: 49
Views: 5067

Re: Uk TV

Seems that the poster asked the question " what is the best and simplest route to go down to get UK TV when I move to Spain" and the only option being thrown up is Intelsat 907? No mention has been made of internet TV? I am presuming the OP will have internet (doesn't everyone?) Best thing...
by MartinEB
Thu May 05, 2016 7:10 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Amazon shopping
Replies: 26
Views: 3248

Re: Amazon shopping

I would just add that on the Spanish site you can sign up for Amazom Premium, which gives free postage on any item (no minimum value) from Amazon (not necessarily from third parties) for about €15 a year and many items are next day delivery. Sid And you get a free 30 day trial on Amazon Premium. I ...
by MartinEB
Tue May 03, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Selling as a resident and tax return
Replies: 19
Views: 3617

Re: Selling as a resident and tax return

Our solicitor has advised us to become non-residents before we sell (if we sell)!
by MartinEB
Mon May 02, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: National Health Scheme
Replies: 25
Views: 3767

Re: National Health Scheme

I have not used the service, but when I looked at it some time ago when it was announced, it seems that it is an internal system. The doctor and the patient each have a cordless handset, both of which are connected to an interpreter at a central location. You speak English into your handset and it ...
by MartinEB
Mon May 02, 2016 7:42 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: National Health Scheme
Replies: 25
Views: 3767

Re: National Health Scheme

As for being entitled to a doctor who speaks English - try that in Granada province. Yeah good luck with that. We have had to rely on the telephone translation service a few times but have been mostly fortunate at the hospitals that the doctors we have seen speak English (it normally starts with th...
by MartinEB
Sun May 01, 2016 7:29 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: UK Car Hire - ID requirements
Replies: 14
Views: 3494

Re: UK Car Hire - ID requirements

I few years back I hired a car from Europcar Gatwick (as I had done several times before) using my Spanish driving licence with no problems whatsoever. In the queue next to me an expat lady, with a Spanish driving, who had not used Europcar before, was asked for proof of address in Spain (they actua...
by MartinEB
Sat Apr 30, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Bathroom Shaver Socket Regulations
Replies: 23
Views: 8337

Re: Bathroom Shaver Socket Regulations

Thanks Gerry,

Think I will swerve the ones stocked in any "Asian bazaar" type shop (I have looked locally and not seen any)?
:thumbup:

I did look on Amazon ES and couldn't find any (plenty for the UK, France and USA though!) I shall look again
by MartinEB
Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Bathroom Shaver Socket Regulations
Replies: 23
Views: 8337

Re: Bathroom Shaver Socket Regulations

Located in Granada. No, have tried several electrical wholesalers and our local electricians also, even took a picture with me and they just look at me stunned, scratching their heads, as if I am asking for the elixir of life! Tried Leroy Merlin & Brico Mart also, no luck there either? Simply wa...
by MartinEB
Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Fine for resident not having changed to Spanish Licence
Replies: 41
Views: 10013

Re: Fine for resident not having changed to Spanish Licence

gerryh wrote:You have to book an appointment on line


Pretty easy to do also:

https://sedeapl.dgt.gob.es/WEB_NCIT_CONSULTA/solicitarCita.faces
by MartinEB
Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Bathroom Shaver Socket Regulations
Replies: 23
Views: 8337

Re: Bathroom Shaver Socket Regulations

On the subject of sockets (not necessarily in the bathroom or for a shaver), does anyone know where these can be purchased in Spain?

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