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  1. Once you move to France, even if you continue to use a UK credit card, you'll need to change the address for that card to your French residence. Once you do that, you'll notice you are not allowed to enter bets into online gambling sites as gambling in France is illegal unless you go through the state owned gaming company "Francais des Jeux". Don't really see a way around this..
  2. As with all technology, 'wait and see' just doesn't work. At some point, digital terrestrial transmissions will move over to Hi-Def. Then all TNT tuners would be useless (at least for HI-DEF, so perhaps useless is not the right word!). This might be next year, or in 10 years time...or perhaps never. I guess you have to decide if you need and want something now, and if the answer is yes, go for it.
  3. Is there anyway of realistically hiding the outside unit? Ours would have to go on the front, and that would spoil the whole feel of the house!!
  4. It seems that the Wanadoo dns servers are down? A DNS server basically translates www.bbc.co.uk to for example....try it, type that number into a browser, and you should get www.bbc.co.uk. Ususally, the DNS server is given to you automatically by your isp. All I did this morning to get me up and running again, was to replace the Wanadoo DNS server with the neuf telecom dns server, which seems ok.
  5. I'm too far away from you to help you, but a few questions : 1) Why the double headed dish? They are set up for Astra and Hotbird at 13 and 19 degrees east. I guess you could point one of them at 28 degrees east, where you'll find BBC and ITV, and ignore the other head. 2) Since you already had a dish, why not just turn that one in the right direction. All you really need is the receiver. 3) Tuning it, is fairly easy, heights is another matter. But since it's already fixed, if you can easily get to it, unscrew it a bit and turn it, you should be able to tune it without too much difficulty.
  6. make sure the receiever is digital (numerique) and not Analogue, and you'll be ok. You will not get C4 and five though, but BBC and ITV are FTA.
  7. I hate generalising, but that is the picture most of the world has of Americans, and they don't seem to be doing anything to dispell it! (Having said that I know some lovely Americans....)
  8. All games are either on M6 or TF1 except those games that are on at the same time, and then they seem to have chosen the best game. If you have a satellite, german channels such as ZDF and Erste are showing all games and are FTA (Hotbird) and BBC and ITV are also showing all games..
  9. Anybody know where the laymyhat website has gone? Seems to have been hijacked? Does Paolo read this forum?
  10. No technical reason why dialup won't work on a line which is ADSL enabled. (I go back to dial-up when I have problems with ADSL). They may have closed your account though!
  11. how about a fixed window(can't open) made to measure!! this is what we did! http://www.afrenchdream.com/PIC02200605.htm Steve
  12. just phoned the airport, apparently charging will start tomorrow 2 May, and will start off at 8 euros per day, and getting cheaper for more days. That's all the information they had!
  13. I don't want to sound unsympathetic, but it is only grass cuttings, and it is a garden. Is it worth arguing with a neighbour over such a thing? I guess the washing getting dirty is annoying, and a compromise could be found for that, but the french will probably think you are being over fastidious if you complain about grass cuttings on your grass! I wonder if there is something else that is bothering this neighbour? Improving overall relations would be a step in the right direction methinks!
  14. I've just bought my self a motor for my dish for 99 euros inc postage from ebay (brand new). I haven't put it up yet, but if your reciever is diseqc 1.2 or USALS compatible (check manual), this could be a solution to your problem!
  15. You can't choose where you pay tax and social charges, but it depends on various factors such as where you are resident and where the work is performed. If you are resident in France, and do the work in France, then I'm afraid you pay tax and social charges in France.
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