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Electric / Refuse Disposal
« Last post by SALCIM on July 31, 2019, 09:39:08 AM »
Does anyone know if there is a public waste disposal facility anywhere near Casoli. We have just finished the house but not registered yet (so no TARI and therefore no rubbish collection). Any advice much appreciated.
TV / Re: Chromecast and BBC iplayer
« Last post by GeordieBorn on April 17, 2019, 11:52:21 AM »
 Although a ?Smart DNS? service would be better for streaming (faster), if you are not bothered about encryption that is, it still routes partly via a proxy server. Therefore it is not beyond the wit of the BEEB to do the same as they appear to be doing with VPN i.e. block those servers. Also from what I?ve read the likes of Samsung have built in blocks to the setting of certain services.  However the latter (and your own query) would be simple to test by getting a trial with one of the many companies out there.
TV / Re: Chromecast and BBC iplayer
« Last post by Chesheer on April 16, 2019, 05:27:37 PM »
Oddly enough I've just been looking at this product + several others, in particular Amazon fire tv. Not really interested in casting tv, so not paid too much attention to what they do for that. But checking and looking at this LifeHacker link it seems it’s the Chromecast dongle that does the streaming and not the casting device. I’m surprised as I thought it was using your wifi internally and in effect should have not be blocked by anything you are playing i.e the beeb in this case? Reading the above I’m not too sure how you managed to play anything from the beeb without having vpn on the chromecast (quick look indicates this can be done in a way) or on your router. The latter is one alternative if your router that can take the VPN you are using. Another would be to capture the iplayer on the device with a video grabber and then play it when you want. I’m guessing from what you have said Beeb have that covered by some means of encryption? The vpn on chromecast may be the best solution or another casting dongle e.g. amazon fire tv (£32) or an Android device, there are many almost the same price. For the former search for ”vpn  chromecast virtual router”. Look up “DD-WRT” if you have a physical router to hand, you may be able to put your vpn on there.

Edit - I looked at this Watch BBC iPlayer Outside UK I had open (but thought would be of no use), I would guess you have read it, but it answers for me why some things play okay i.e. some are downloads not streams. So for the former it's okay as it's the browser playing it and that's being cast.

Sorry for bringing up an old topic  A3
Anyone use smart dns for BBC iPlayer on smart TV abroad?
I want to stream it to my TV without VPN
Gas / Re: ENI GAS
« Last post by levissima on March 27, 2019, 09:24:56 AM »
ENI GAS and probably other Gas companies, are rolling out a programme to fit a reader to gas meters, which can then be read centrally, similar to electric meters.

I received a letter about three weeks ago informing me they would come 26 March between 1-5 pm to fit the gadget and sure enough the man arrived at 1.30, took about ten minutes to fit it, got my signature and left me the documentation. All very efficient and easy.

Nice when the system works. 😉
Internet connection / Re: WiFi on Molise/Abruzzo border
« Last post by Montenero on February 22, 2019, 06:30:41 PM »
Update on this, I finally got internet in using Dimensione who are based in Campobasso - it's very reliable, good value, and the customer service is good.

Luca speaks English, and can be reached on for anyone who's interested!
TV / Re: TV problem
« Last post by Woody on December 12, 2018, 09:31:56 AM »
Thanks for all your comments. We are back in the uk now so will ask around the neighbours when we are next in Casoli. We did wonder if strong winds had altered the signal to the ariel. We had an inspection but couldn't see anything obvious. We will have another re-tune the next time. Who knows the channels might miraculously be restored again!! If not we will have to look into alternatives. We don't really want to spend massive amounts as we are only there for holidays. Maybe we will have to if we ever want to watch Berlusconi TV again!! :D
TV / Re: TV problem
« Last post by Larfalot on December 11, 2018, 09:50:41 PM »
I suggest they ignore the post looking at the time it was made!
Good friends of our use an inside aerial and have said they are getting very good reception, can't really see it being a problem using one as many places sell "Digitale Terrestre" decoders.

 :P :P
TV / Re: TV problem
« Last post by old timer on December 11, 2018, 12:50:55 PM »
Hi Woody, have you asked your neighbours what they getting. We use both terrestrial and satellite. But quite often we have to readjust the terrestrial aerial and often the satellite which due to the wind they have been moved slightly. It doesn't take a lot of movement for you only get the strongest programs expecially with the satellite. Were we are is very windy. Good luck.
TV / Re: TV problem
« Last post by Relaxed on December 11, 2018, 01:30:31 AM »
Okay Geordie -  good spot, I accept that I came across as a bit rude - sorry.
But honestly if Woody finds himself getting only a few Rai channels, and is depending on digi terrestial, then that's all which is on offer. I really have no idea why the channels have reduced (but it's going to be about money, innit!)
TV / Re: TV problem
« Last post by GeordieBorn on December 10, 2018, 11:00:22 PM »
I'm no expert but have you thought about getting a satellite dish installed and then buying a cheap box for example tivusat?
It all depends on what you want to watch and how much you want to spend
I also would have thought this is an alternative, but have no idea how much a dish would be or how you would set it up.
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