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  • Yeah there’s not enough free telly to fill the schedules. My STB has FreeSat and FreeView tuners so I get a few more channels to choose from. Also have Sky Go Extra on the Xbox (which was bought as a DVD/Blu-Ray Player) – thanks Mum! That gives us a the lion’s share of Sky but I don’t find myself using it much. I share Netflix account with three…[Read more]

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic Freeview Retunes/changes in the forum TV 1 day, 19 hours ago

    Thanks Bob – had to get a new aerial fitted not long back after some of the changes to Freeview HD. I rely on freeview and freesat mainly but have me mus sky go a for other stuff – that I rarely watch – and wouldn’t cry it it went away.  I’ll keep an eye on it all mate and see what happens.

  • I seem to be AOK on Three and not noticed anything nor my youngest – had a google though and a lot appear to be affected.

  • Congratulations – I went to the USA (Colorado, Utah, Nevada) in 2016 on Three and my then S5 was AOK. Buying a SIM there is not easy – there is not really an equivalent to PAYG here, so if you can confirm a working phone and plan before you go that is the best bet I reckon.

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic Three 4G HomeFi in the forum Other Tech 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    Thanks Dave – that’s really useful. My lad has his but not set up as he has not fully moved yet (leases overlap). He’ll be in a tiny central London studio flat so if it works “OK” I think it will be OK everywhere – I’ll report back once he’s set up. Thinking down the road assume there shouldn’t be an issue using the SIM in an unlocked modem like…[Read more]

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic Three 4G HomeFi in the forum Other Tech 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    PM  very possibly mate – prices “harmonise” so they can all still tuck in. It definitely seems to be an interesting option though – and given the infrastructure overheads are (probably?) less I live in hope 🙂

     

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic Three 4G HomeFi in the forum Other Tech 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    Hmmm that looks nice – I’m hoping by the time I (maybe) do it the 5G situation will be more clear. Suppose the advantage of “modem mode” is that you can swap that bit out as mobile technology advances and keep your home network undisturbed behind it. This is a very interesting topic and I wonder the impact it may have on conventional broadband.

     

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic Three 4G HomeFi in the forum Other Tech 4 weeks ago

    Cheers Dave – I’ve a little while to run on my Vodafone BB deal (which to be fair has been rock solid). By then there might be some more options. Nosing on my Asus router I think the “APvMode” won’t do as it would kill a lot of the router functions (which defeats the point). By the time I’m looking I guess there’ll be more options. A mobile router…[Read more]

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic Three 4G HomeFi in the forum Other Tech 4 weeks ago

    No problem Dave – I assume the Three/Huawei router uses a dongle for the SIM? – if so do you reckon that dongle could be used with your own mobile-capable router? I have the Asus RT-AC-87U which I love and would be loathe to lose – it is mobile capable via the USB port (and a dongle). I suppose I can always try my boys one once he has it but he is…[Read more]

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic Three 4G HomeFi in the forum Other Tech 4 weeks ago

    my eldest just pulled the trigger on this – the deal (for existing Three customers) asked for a Three mobile to get the deal – he used mine but there was no verification and he went on and did it all with his own details for £16/month instead of £21 (and tax-deductable as he’s self employed. So if anyone is tempted, looks like any “Three” number c…[Read more]

  • Only reason I’d avoid Chromebooks for study is that MS Office is still the standard/assumed office suite (or at least was when my two went through university).  A snappy Windows laptop will do everything a student needs – a Chromebook may not.

  • +1 for Dave’s suggestion – bought one on his recommendation a while back – really pleased with it. I’ve pimped mine a bit but even out of the box a very nice bit of kit.

  • bit late but Happy Birthday!

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic Three 4G HomeFi in the forum Other Tech 1 month ago

    Cheers Dave – will definitely be looking down this road myself when my current Vodafone BB deal runs out in about 10 months. I think the 30 day cooling off still applies which is long enough to know if it cuts the mustard.

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic Three 4G HomeFi in the forum Other Tech 1 month ago

    My eldest is moving digs and asked me about broadband – he’s been sharing a house so just paying a share of the broadband that was already there. He’s moving in to a studio on his own and this looks like a good deal for him. I have found out that as a three (mobile) customer I think he can do it through me and a get their cheaper router for…[Read more]

  • Happy Birthday mate!

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic Wish me luck in the forum Other Stuff 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Good luck Dan !!

  • What a little star! Will get on the case Bob.

  • I’ve just moved to a Moto G7 power dual sim – mainly because I wanted a monster battery and dual-sim with SD card (old Lonovo P2 was either dual sim or single sim + SD). Its lower specced than the other G7s but love the phone and battery is unbelievably good. Camera is definitely better than the P2 (although not a big deal for me) and Android 9 is…[Read more]

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic Humax Hdd Format. in the forum TV 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Bob as an alternative – if you are not that @rsed about quality then you could use the composite (red/white audio and yellow video) connectors to capture to a PC using a USB capture device. There are a couple of HDMI adapters on the same page – but probably overkill for a one-off and may need to the use of a (very cheap) HDMI splitter to handle…[Read more]

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