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 Post Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:18 pm 
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My Virgin Media Superhub died overnight. Appointment to fix/replace is Wednesday afternoon. Already used 500Mb data today. Wednesday already seems like weeks away.

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 Post Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:14 pm 
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I'd hate that. The SuperHub3 is pretty rubbish (a VM engineer agreed). Mine is modem only: it does that well enough.


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 Post Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:06 am 
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I see we now have to sign into the BBC site to use iPlayer through a browser. While I have no concerns about privacy and whatnot, I just don't want to. It is so infrequent that I want to hear a radio programme that I missed and isn't repeated that I can probably get away with it for now. Luckily no such restrictions apply through VM for TV.


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 Post Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:23 am 
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Luckily no such restrictions apply through VM for TV.

I imagine they will at some point fairly soon. Both my new Smart TV with built in iPlayer app and also my Amazon Firestick now require sign in - rather than a username and password they asked to enter a unique 6-digit code that you generate in a web browser while logged into your BBC account on a computer to link them to your account. Hopefully, this only needs doing the once.

At some point I reckon VM will be the same

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 Post Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:32 am 
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It could be, but then the V6 knows who I am, my details, that I have a TV license and am in the UK. But as you say, we'll see.


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 Post Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:06 pm 
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It could be, but then the V6 knows who I am, my details, that I have a TV license and am in the UK. But as you say, we'll see.


It probably that BBC know that the V6 box can only be used in the UK.

I'll need to see if I need to sign in with the original Tivo box now.

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 Post Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:08 pm 
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Jonah wrote:
My Virgin Media Superhub died overnight. Appointment to fix/replace is Wednesday afternoon. Already used 500Mb data today. Wednesday already seems like weeks away.


Happened to me a few years ago and we used loads of mobile data. Wonder what would happen now that 3 of us are with virgin mobile. Think if I went over my data limit i'd get reimbursed ?

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 Post Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:15 pm 
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iPlayer on Apple TV seems to not require sign in - at this time. I just tested but normally just use the V6.


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 Post Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:48 pm 
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I want to hear a radio programme that I missed and isn't repeated

D'oh! I just remembered the iOS Podcast app. Searched, found, streamed, neat. I should use podcasts more but I never really got into it/them.


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 Post Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:59 am 
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I travelled an hour to Burrow Mump ( a mini Glastonbury Tor) to photograph it and got home to find all the images were crap due to my camera sensor being full of dust. A lesson learned and now waiting for the postman to deliver a cleaning kit.

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 Post Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:12 am 
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Can't the marks be cloned out?

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Jonah wrote:
Can't the marks be cloned out?


No the sensor was so bad it would of taken a lifetime to clean images up. I ordered a Visible Dust cleaning kit from WEX yesterday and did the job, although it's expensive it was long overdue.

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This morning I fired off an angry review to the App Store. The local library service provides/provided e-magazines through Zinio for Libraries to read and which used Safari to make selections. Today it has been changed to a new app RBdigital. Lousy layout, American date formats, can't customise anything - for starters. I'm sure I'll get used to and keep using it, in the same way as having a leg cut off.

It looks like one of those instances where the customer (whoever signed this off) didn't really know what they wanted so took whatever the coders, who didn't themselves use the system, came up with.

I don't care that they may have changed the content back-end provider. It is purely the hideous and unfriendly interface that ticks me off.

I wasn't the first complainant. There are other grumpy buggers.


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 Post Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:58 am 
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Got my VM Superhub replaced yesterday. Four days without broadband is like going back in time. Hope it's never repeated.

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Did you get your email from Virgin telling you about the £3.99 increase from 1 November.

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