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by fyfin
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Satellite/Android Hybrid Receiver
Replies: 11
Views: 555

Re: Satellite/Android Hybrid Receiver

Weirdly I am getting channels from both. I just did a rescan (losing my favourites I had already set up) and am surprised I was receiving channels from both. I even selected satellites in between and got a few extra foreign channels. I always thought that with digital signals it had to be set up pre...
by fyfin
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Satellite/Android Hybrid Receiver
Replies: 11
Views: 555

Re: Satellite/Android Hybrid Receiver

That is interesting. I definitely only scanned 19.2 deg E. I might try an experiment and scan 28.2 E but if I picked them up on 19.2E then that must be the direction the dish is pointing or is it?
by fyfin
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Satellite/Android Hybrid Receiver
Replies: 11
Views: 555

Re: Satellite/Android Hybrid Receiver

The dish is a 1.9 mtr dish pointing to 19.2 deg E and where it is positioned can't really point in other directions. I pick up the Freesat channels on Astra so no problem with BBC/ ITV etc, good reception. The android box is just a cheapie and again works very well with various apps. Firesticks are ...
by fyfin
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Satellite/Android Hybrid Receiver
Replies: 11
Views: 555

Satellite/Android Hybrid Receiver

Under instruction from my wife to reduce the equipment under the TV, I have dispensed with the Gigablue Quad Plus which I had since 2015, when Sky signals could be decoded ( I know it was dodgy and I was a naughty boy lol). However, it then became a very expensive satellite receiver and too complica...
by fyfin
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Exchange rate for tax return 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 556

Re: Exchange rate for tax return 2020

Sid, having agreed with my gestor that I was happy for her to use the rate at the year end (only for private UK pension as state pension is paid into my euro account here), she then sent me this email. I'm now confused as to what she means. I'll copy the other bit she sent me but I don't think it's ...
by fyfin
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Exchange rate for tax return 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 556

Re: Exchange rate for tax return 2020

Paddy, yes I was quite surprised at that. Mind you ,once they get your teeth into you they can be very tenacious, as we found out.
by fyfin
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Exchange rate for tax return 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 556

Re: Exchange rate for tax return 2020

Just as an aside I had a word with my gestor who is allegedly an accountant, her husband is a solicitor so they've got it sown up in our little town. She charges €30 and uses the information I provide on the spreadsheet. I mentioned before I use the spreadsheet to keep a record both for me and my wi...
by fyfin
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Valoracion Urbana - tax to pay
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Re: Valoracion Urbana - tax to pay

Apologies, I should have done a bit of Googling before posting. I have now found the new link https://www.juntadeandalucia.es/economi ... Urbana.jsp
by fyfin
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Valoracion Urbana - tax to pay
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Valoracion Urbana - tax to pay

I had a link where you could check the official value of a property if you knew the catastral value but the link no longer works and I wanted to check an apartment that is being sold in our block where I am president. Here is the link I had , if anyone has a new link I would appreciate it https://ww...
by fyfin
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Exchange rate for tax return 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 556

Re: Exchange rate for tax return 2020

HI Sid, yes indeed. I use the simulator (can't get yet) but I use the spreadsheet just to record the various bits of income etc.
by fyfin
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Exchange rate for tax return 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 556

Exchange rate for tax return 2020

Happy New Year everyone and apologies for jumping the gun, but having nothing better to do I've been completing my spreadsheet for the tax return. With no assets in the UK I'm not interested in the rate as at 31st Dec 2020 but I will need the average rate for the year as my private pensions are paid...
by fyfin
Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: New Alcohol Hours
Replies: 8
Views: 702

Re: New Alcohol Hours

What a load of nonsense.
by fyfin
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: T.I.E
Replies: 175
Views: 27535

Re: T.I.E

Yes indeed. Regrettably because of indiscretions by this accountant, most of her clients were investigated and there are many angry people in our town who were fined because of it. Had I done it myself I guess they would have simply accepted the figures but when the contacted the HMRC they, of cours...
by fyfin
Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: T.I.E
Replies: 175
Views: 27535

Re: T.I.E

Paddy I learned the hard way. I was familiar with UK system having done many tax returns but I kept hearing how good the Spanish system was for annuities. Should have triple checked. Lol
by fyfin
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: T.I.E
Replies: 175
Views: 27535

Re: T.I.E

I would only make one point about annuities. When I first moved here I was told by a tax advisor that the tax system in Spain was very favourable with regard to annuities. I was slightly surprised as only purchased annuities (annuities purchased with your own cash e.g. a tax free lump sum from a pen...
by fyfin
Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: T.I.E
Replies: 175
Views: 27535

Re: T.I.E

Jogger. I relate to that regarding the weather lol
by fyfin
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: T.I.E
Replies: 175
Views: 27535

Re: T.I.E

I assume your wife doesn't have an Irish passport but you have.
by fyfin
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Uk Bank Accounts
Replies: 8
Views: 545

Re: Uk Bank Accounts

Nevertheless the link you supplied is helpful. Spain hasn't been mentioned individually which is interesting.
by fyfin
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Successfully deterring cats
Replies: 4
Views: 787

Re: Successfully deterring cats

Enrique lol, I have two cat haters, a little terrier of some sort and a galga who wondered off the street a year ago into our house (she was 5 months old or so), but the cats are sneaky buggers and coming in during the night. One particular cat keeps tring during the day and evokes much excitement a...
by fyfin
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Successfully deterring cats
Replies: 4
Views: 787

Successfully deterring cats

I'm sure this will be controversial and I apologise if it's been raised before but I wonder has anyone any ideas on how to deter cats from coming in and pooing on the terraces. I have tried electronic hi frequency gadgets which seemed to work for a while but they don't last or at least the cat(s) ev...