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  1. For many years I have been able to receive Sky Sports channels via my Ipad as long as I have my VPN connected. Yesterday however things changed and even with the VPN on a message appears saying 'we cannot verify that you are in the UK'. This happens with location services on or off. Now I know that BT Sport have used location services to ensure that users are in The UK for a long time, do we now think Sky are doing the same thing and, if so does anyone know a workaround for this?
  2. Thanks Chancer, all else failed and we called 3244, they are sending someone out on Monday. Thanks also to NormanH.
  3. Why don't you go back to bed and get out the other side!
  4. A friend has a freebox which has been working fine. It now does not connect. We have unplugged and replugged, the broken line whirls around a bit then we get a display of 88:88, does anyone have any idea what the problem could be? Thanks in anticipation.
  5. Firstly can I thank everyone who replied to my initial post. Special thanks to Quillan for his extensive reply. I have decided however not to go down the 'wood' road, I'm no spring chicken and the thought of having to get up a ladder sometime in the future to get them down to paint really doesn't appeal. The aluminium ones are guaranteed for 15 years and by then I probably won't know what a shutter is (or the kids can sort it if they want to inherent the house). Anyway, next job is erecting a panneau fence, wish me luck!
  6. Hi We are looking to replace old, rotten wooden shutters on a 400 year old mas. We are considering aluminium shutters. Has anyone any experience of them, recommendations etc. First salesman is quoting about 700 euros per pair all inclusive. Any information would be appreciated. Bob
  7. It may be dish size but can I suggest you try the following first. Connect up your Sky box to the TV and co-axial cable but NOT the mains, remove the viewing card. Whilst holding down the BACKUP key on the Digibox - NOT ON THE REMOTE - turn the mains power on. Wait until all 4 lights on the front of the box come on then release the BACKUP key. You then wait for about 10 minutes or so (until the 4 lights go out again). Turn the box and TV on, you should have the signal back. This is really just a forced upgrade for the software but it works in a large number of cases of 'No signal being received'. Hope this helps.
  8. I use a VPN called Viatun, it costs about £8 for the year and you can use iplayer perfectly.
  9. Many thanks Quillan, I have downloaded the app, very useful.
  10. An English neighbor has asked me to take down their large dish used for UK TV and, as they are moving and have sold to French people to put one up for French TV. I am using a Satlink WS-6980 meter, does anyone have the co-ordinates etc for the French satellite ? Thanks
  11. I have just purchased, privately, a second hand car. The car had a new CT done just before my purchase and has the relevant window sticker. I have had to register the vehicle in my name and, a part of this process I now have a new number plate. My problem is that this means that the number plate shown on the CT does not now match the new number plate on the vehicle. Can anyone tell me if anything needs to be done about this.
  12. Today's conundrum. I use a Satlink WS 6908 meter and with this, set on transponder 78 I have happily installed about a dozen dishes around here achieving a good signal, usually within about 10 minutes or less. Today I have spent about 3 hours on my gite roof with the same size dish I have been installing and have got nothing! I took the meter up to the house and tried it on our telly which has a great signal and.............it reads nothing. Connections to the meter are all fine as is the battery, other than the thing has totally packed up any other ideas?
  13. Hi Théière What type of meter are you using? Does it allow you to enter the transponder number? If so try 78, works fine for me down here and I have installed about 12 dishes for folk. Could 80cm be too small, I'm installing 1.1 Metre.
  14. And then, as if by magic, they are all back again, 3 hours later. Same for the other ex-pats down here so it wasn't my set up. Most, including me, down here in Herault are using 1.1 metre dishes and they have been fine, usually, slight wobble with HD channels in the evenings. This is the first time everything went including Sky. Anyway now got the beeb back so happy bunny.
  15. Noon today. Just got back home and all channels are gone! No signal being received, not even Sky News. Checked with other local ex-pats and same thing there, all were working fine this morning. We all have new dishes and all have worked fine (ish) since Feb/March. Any clues?
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