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by El Cid
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Newpol fridge freezer
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: Newpol fridge freezer

Normally it come out of the back of the freezer compartment at the outside rear of the unit.

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by El Cid
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Purchasing an Annuity in Spain
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Purchasing an Annuity in Spain

Yes the whole monthly payment is taxed but depending on the age you were when income started, you get a huge allowance of up to about 75% of the payment.

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by El Cid
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fee Free ATM Machines in Torrox
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Fee Free ATM Machines in Torrox

Correct Gerry. It’s called “ bumping” and is against forum rules.

Thread closed.

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by El Cid
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Smarty BBC
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Smarty BBC

But for how long? They seem to have far more problems with the BBC than the other DNS suppliers.

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by El Cid
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Advice on winter rental please
Replies: 20
Views: 369

Re: Advice on winter rental please

Correct, unlike the tax rules, it is just a simple 90 days in any 180 day period.

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by El Cid
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Returning faulty Amazon own brand products
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Returning faulty Amazon own brand products

Remember that the EU warranty may be 2 years, but for an aoutomatic replacement it is only 6 months. For the final 18 months YOU have to prove that the fault was present at the time you bought it.

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by El Cid
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: tv
Replies: 19
Views: 233

Re: tv

Is it HD or UHD?

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by El Cid
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Advice on winter rental please
Replies: 20
Views: 369

Re: Advice on winter rental please

The real problem with the new situation is that passports will be stamped on entry and exit, so it will be really obvious if you have exceeded your stay. Some countries are hotter on this than others. I understand that the Netherlands are particularly hot on this. If you try to leave, having exceede...
by El Cid
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: tv
Replies: 19
Views: 233

Re: tv

Don't think you'd get a really good sound system for a meagre grand. My speakers alone cost almost that... True, but is your hearing up to it? Most people have lost their ability to hear high frequency sounds after the age of 50. Just buying expensive speakers won’t improve that. Fact of life unfor...
by El Cid
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Advice on winter rental please
Replies: 20
Views: 369

Re: Advice on winter rental please

Many people rent for the winter in Spain, but Brexit will change that. The rules for staying in the Shengen area as a non EU citizen are very different for EU citizens. As an EU citizen you are limited to spending no more than 90 days in Spain, however leaving for just one day resets the clock. Of c...
by El Cid
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: tv
Replies: 19
Views: 233

Re: tv

It’s all down to the individual. If your sight isn’t brilliant, you cannot realise the benefit of a really good TV. It’s the same with music. Paying £1000 for a really good music system is pretty silly if you wear hearing aids!

Horses for courses!

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by El Cid
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: 4K high intensity/discharge lightening storm 4am this morning
Replies: 11
Views: 285

Re: 4K high intensity/discharge lightening storm 4am this morning

We seem to have been sitting in between the weather. We have had two tiny showers that didn’t even register on the rain gauge!

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by El Cid
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: 4K high intensity/discharge lightening storm 4am this morning
Replies: 11
Views: 285

Re: 4K high intensity/discharge lightening storm 4am this morning

I saw it in the distance - almost non stop, and from where we are, no thunder.

It's part of the awful storm they have been having on the east coast.

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by El Cid
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: tv
Replies: 19
Views: 233

Re: tv

Of course its my choice but that is not what the conversation was about. A person in the bar bought a 40" tv and was saying the price was good. I just mentioned that i thought my tv too small and this is what he said diagonal X 4 which surprised me. He is the manager of a tv transmitting stati...
by El Cid
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: tv
Replies: 19
Views: 233

Re: tv

It's your choice. I did say it was for optimum viewing. If you sit 12 ft away from a 4'K TV you have wasted your money as you would see exactly the same detail on a HD TV. If you get eye strain or a headache you need to go to Specsavers!

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by El Cid
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: tv
Replies: 19
Views: 233

Re: tv

It depends on the TV. Most new TVs are 4K UHD. The correct viewing distance is about 1.5x the screen diagonal size. For a 55" TV that's about 7ft. It could be as close as 5ft before you can see the dots. The idea is that for optimum viewing your TV screen should fill your field of view - you ar...
by El Cid
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: What3words app
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Re: What3words app

You can set it up so it gives Spanish words. Whether the people you mention could pronounce them is questionable!

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by El Cid
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: What3words app
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Re: What3words app

It works fine in Spain, but sadly, as yet, the emergency services do not use it.

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by El Cid
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: What CAN be done *legally* on rustic land?
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: What CAN be done *legally* on rustic land?

Don’t do anything at all without clearing it with the town hall planning department and getting a building licence.

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