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TV / Re: Which VPN?
« Last post by Lui on Yesterday at 09:50:06 AM »
I eventually signed up for 6 months on CyberGhostPro which so far seems okay. The only problem I have occasionally with the Beeb is that there is "no server available" as it's in great demand....allegedly. Registering and signing in each time hasn't made any difference to access.
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TV / Re: Which VPN?
« Last post by levissima on July 24, 2017, 10:10:32 PM »
I use Netshade proxy and it's pretty good. Very occasionally the server goes down but they fix it quite quickly. Been using it for over 5 Years now with little trouble and it costs me $18 a year, so very cheap.
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TV / Re: Which VPN?
« Last post by GeordieBorn on July 24, 2017, 09:58:52 PM »
Just tried it and I get the site, but it knows I'm using a VPN (Pure). Guess they are winning against the VPN companies. I'll just watch the thunderstorm going on up North instead.
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TV / Re: Which VPN?
« Last post by GeordieBorn on July 24, 2017, 09:50:46 PM »
When last in the UK md june the Beeb were saying on using iplayer that you will soon have to register and log in to use it. Have to admit we do not use it here so have not tried in out, perhaps this reg and log has been put in place?
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TV / Re: Which VPN?
« Last post by Orbito on July 24, 2017, 09:08:11 PM »
I have PureVPN which is OK - sometimes the location address doesn't work but the online support is very good, and it's usually fixed pretty quickly.

Update on Pure - I would actually now NOT recommend it at all. I had all sorts of trouble with it, in particular, it would shut down my internet completely when I then tried to open Kodi - close Pure and Kodi came back no problem. It was also completely unstable when I tried to access iPlayer, etc. The Customer Services people basically sucked the life out of me over a week, suggesting fix after complicated fix (none of which worked) so I eventually gave up - which is very annoying after I'd paid for a 2 year subscription specifically to use it alongside Kodi.

Anyhoo, after a chat with a few Kodi users I did a free trial with Tunnelbear and I love it - so simple and no dramas about getting on location-restricted sites like the BBC or ITV iPlayer, etc - and it works perfectly with Kodi too. https://www.tunnelbear.com/

Re Rob's Satellite TV - what a great guy! Definitely worth supporting if you want to watch live Brit TV (not all channels, but he's getting there). It was the only site I could watch the election right through on without losing it, so I made a 10 donation - and got bumped up to the 2nd top level of subscription, so the quality is usually pretty good.

Now if only Progetto Evo would stop melting and work properly! I estimate I've had about 90 minutes of functioning internet a day for the last few days. ???

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TV / Re: Which VPN?
« Last post by Cassius on July 24, 2017, 08:59:25 PM »
I'm using IPVanish which I have found OK.  The BBC seems to be FAR easier to access than Sky - which honestly seems to have a crystal ball.  If I do have any accessing problems I just turn everything off and start again after a few minutes.
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TV / Re: Which VPN?
« Last post by rsetzer99 on July 24, 2017, 08:47:05 PM »
Even with a Vpn, the IP numbers can be tracked down by aggressive content providers. With all the fuss lately about BBC getting blocked left and right, I would not be surprised if they are blocking VPN servers as they can find them out.
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TV / Re: Which VPN?
« Last post by Relaxed on July 24, 2017, 08:31:39 PM »
Is anybody else having trouble with (any) vpn and BBC iplayer?

Until it closed, I used iPortal as a vpn, and a few times during May and June I got the 'iPlayer only available in the UK' message, even when the vpn was in use. Closing Chrome, and reloading usually sorted this problem - if it didn't, restarting the computer would fix it.

I've been using Avast Secureline for a few weeks now, and it had the same occasional problem with iPlayer, fixable in the same way, but for the last thee days I can't get BBC iPlayer to work at all.

Has anybody else noticed a problem?
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Water / Re: Water going off!!
« Last post by Lola on June 30, 2017, 08:17:16 AM »
One of the things I don't miss about Italy, having no water for days!
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Water / Re: Water going off!!
« Last post by levissima on June 29, 2017, 03:19:36 PM »
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