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by Chunky Monky
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: BUYING A TOWER WITH NO OPERATING SYSTEM
Replies: 26
Views: 3275

Re: BUYING A TOWER WITH NO OPERATING SYSTEM

I think you only need one of the USB receivers plugged in. If you buy the keyboard and mouse as a set, you only get one. Sid I just tried unplugging each of the wireless dongles and I do need them both plugged in. I expect this is because I bought the keyboard and mouse at different times. Some yea...
by Chunky Monky
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: BUYING A TOWER WITH NO OPERATING SYSTEM
Replies: 26
Views: 3275

Re: BUYING A TOWER WITH NO OPERATING SYSTEM

Patricia With regard your limited number of USB sockets you could always use a hub. I use this one by Aukey and it works very well. https://goo.gl/6qM529 As for a keyboard and mouse I use a Logitech Keyboard. https://goo.gl/8LZKjB and Mouse. https://goo.gl/LGSwD5 I think the mouse is slightly smalle...
by Chunky Monky
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Sound Bars
Replies: 38
Views: 6353

Re: Sound Bars

country boy wrote: We run on "voice" mainly as we don't like too much base.
I quite agree, as stated above, we have a similar setup. I would like to have seen an option where the background could be dialled back or the voice raised to suit.
by Chunky Monky
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Sound Bars
Replies: 38
Views: 6353

Re: Sound Bars

I have a J series Samsung TV and the HW-J450 soundbar and woofer.

https://goo.gl/YP3GLF

Believe me, you can play these things at levels that will rattle the cat's teeth!
by Chunky Monky
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ideas for items ex-pats prefer to buy from the uk than spain
Replies: 26
Views: 8363

Re: ideas for items ex-pats prefer to buy from the uk than spain

Same here, ours are 'Pork and Appel'!
by Chunky Monky
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Water heater on a timer problem
Replies: 29
Views: 4995

Re: Water heater on a timer problem

Timers by their nature are meant to be on all the time, I thought, so I didn't think there was a problem using it for a water heater. A timer is simply an On/Off switch controlled by a timing device. Provided it's Kw rating is higher than the water heater, as yours seems to be, there is no reason n...
by Chunky Monky
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Water heater on a timer problem
Replies: 29
Views: 4995

Re: Water heater on a timer problem

peteroldracer wrote:do you mean plugs, or sockets?


I am talking about the stickying out bit, as Gerry puts it. :wtf:
by Chunky Monky
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Water heater on a timer problem
Replies: 29
Views: 4995

Re: Water heater on a timer problem

This is probably a good place to ask. I need a number of Spanish plugs (enchufes), as I was putting in an amazon.es order anyway, I looked for plugs on there, I couldn't find a single one! I have had some Chinese ones in the past but the quality is quite poor. I know new items come with a molded-on ...
by Chunky Monky
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: BBC iplayer
Replies: 79
Views: 8280

Re: BBC iplayer

I am using Chrome and cleared the Browsing History and Download History for the first time in forever. Using SmartyDNS I am getting the BBC iPlayer OK, also ITV Hub but that has been working OK anyway. Still no joy with All 4. See how things are tomorrow.
by Chunky Monky
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Amazon fire tv box
Replies: 8
Views: 2452

Re: Amazon fire tv box

Yep, I was trying to use Sky Go (daughter's account UK) and could not get into it.
by Chunky Monky
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: BBC iplayer
Replies: 79
Views: 8280

Re: BBC iplayer

firsttango wrote:......less than half of when just using the DNS......DNS - 304mbps --VPN - 106MBPS......NOT GOOD
That's a matter of opinion! We're inland in the Malaga region and our download speed is at best 7Mbps - 10Mbps!! LOL
by Chunky Monky
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: BBC iplayer
Replies: 79
Views: 8280

Re: BBC iplayer

Evelyn wrote:It is Free VPN by Free VPN.org available on play store.
Thanks Evelyn, I'll try it as a backup.
by Chunky Monky
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: BBC iplayer
Replies: 79
Views: 8280

Re: BBC iplayer

Evelyn wrote:I use a free VPN and never had any problems with Iplayer.
Which one, if you don't mind me asking?
by Chunky Monky
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: BBC iplayer
Replies: 79
Views: 8280

Re: BBC iplayer

iPlayer not working with SmartyDNS (as reported above). But working ok if I turn on Smarty VPN directed to London.
by Chunky Monky
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: How to make a TV smart?
Replies: 15
Views: 3353

Re: How to make a TV smart?

It should work on any HDMI TV or monitor, but for it to work in 4K only certain TV's with HDMI 2.0 (HDCP 2.2) will work.
My paid for internet speed is supposed to be 10Mbps but I usually get get 6 or 7 so 4K is a far-off dream! I experience buffering on streams higher than SD.
by Chunky Monky
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: How to make a TV smart?
Replies: 15
Views: 3353

Re: How to make a TV smart?

Hi Mark Like you I have Prime in Spain (I think I signed up for Premium originally and they 'converted' it to Prime) but not in UK, I looked up the price of UK Prime and was a bit shocked it is £79p.a. No thanks. I downloaded Prime Video this morning, there is nothing there for me to warrant paying ...
by Chunky Monky
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: How to make a TV smart?
Replies: 15
Views: 3353

Re: How to make a TV smart?

Thanks N&S and Mark.

I am mainly planning to use this box with a Panasonic TV that is past it's best. I also have an older monitor that works OK and has an HDMI socket on the back - is there any particular reason the Fire TV box wouldn't work with this?
by Chunky Monky
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: How to make a TV smart?
Replies: 15
Views: 3353

Re: How to make a TV smart?

. This is a very timely thread from my point of view as far as I'm concerned. I have the opportunity to have the Amazon Fire TV Box + remote brought over from the UK in a few weeks time. Although I do have a UK Amazon account, I do not pay for Prime as it's not worth it to me. On the other hand I ha...
by Chunky Monky
Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: All 4
Replies: 7
Views: 2006

Re: All 4

I had the same problem of not being to watch the All 4 channels. I am using SmartyDNS and raised a ticket asking about this, I was very surprised to get the following response from them in about ten minutes. Hi, please change the time zone of your device to London. Let us know about the results. Bes...
by Chunky Monky
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Effect of the UK General Election on the exchange rate.
Replies: 46
Views: 11952

Re: Effect of the UK General Election on the exchange rate.

I miss Katy.

BTW the exchange isn't far from pre-election rates.