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Brian Gaff Today 06:51 AM
I was just wondering how the law might see a pole fastened to a convenient fence post in my garden fence line at the bottom with an aerial on it. The point is that it would point out toward the back alley overhanging it. Apart from the temptation for the local yobs to attempt to damage it, does this sort of thing contravene any laws? I as as if you have aerials on chimneys or gable ends one...
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Paul Ratcliffe July 26th 17 09:41 AM
On Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:14:18 +0100, NY wrote: The main shop is not quite what it was 30 years ago but is still my first port of call for fork handles :) Yes, I keep expecting Ronnie Barker to come out and serve me, in his brown overalls :-) Why? It was Ronnie Corbett.
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Maurice[_3_] July 23rd 17 08:38 PM
Been looking in vain since the final version went out on Monday for a review that explains the scene with the apparently boobytrapped car. Seems Banville wore a 'wire tap' to catch out the minister, but no explanation as to : (1) The coincidence that he turned up just at the right time to judge that Banville's car might be boobytrapped. (2) Why the bomb that the American agent (we were...
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Brian Gaff July 21st 17 04:29 PM
T'other day, I put on my not that old TV. I never normally use it when I'm here on my own as the screen is a little redundant. However it was dusty inside it and as it got warm it made a smell not unlike that combination of old fan heater and melting transformer varnish one gets on older gear. No its flat screen, but anyway, eventually I forgot about it and yet since then all I can smell is...
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Peter Johnson[_5_] July 21st 17 02:24 PM
On Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:56:58 +0100, Bill Wright wrote: But what is it? I know what a sim card is. Why does the O2 invoice have two sections, one of which is called Promo Sim? My guess is that that's how they deal with any discount you negotiated with them when you signed up/renewed.
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Jeff Layman[_2_] July 14th 17 08:39 PM
I have an old, but perfectly usable, 37" Panasonic LED TV. It happily displays full HD (1080i/p), but only has an SD tuner. With so much being transmitted on HD channels, I thought it time to get an HD box for it. Fortuitously, I was in John Lewis today, and decided to browse round the TV dept. In one area they had the "customer returns", and I spotted a Manhattan Plaza HD T2 box, with...
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thesimpsons July 14th 17 07:45 AM
When playing back an off air recording, if I select fast forward the screen displays a perfect speeded up image. If playing back a recording from an internet channel, fast forward displays "snap shots" of the speeded up image. Just wondering why this should be, it's the same on both a ten year Panasonic and a recent Sony TV. Fred
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Brian Gaff July 13th 17 03:32 PM
I've been told by several sources that all manufacturers who sell tvs in the USA are now forced to make the voice menu driven, ie they need to speak menus. Philips are making great play on this over here, so the big question is, what is the way to find if these tvs really do have the voice. I bet its not on by default and if its being forced on them by the fcc in the states, surely we...
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Jeff Layman[_2_] July 13th 17 07:22 AM
I missed this a few weeks ago: https://www.freeview.co.uk/news-and-blog/press-releases/freeview-play-users-to-get-even-more-from-their-tv-with-launch-of-freeview-explore.html "Freeview Explore will roll out on Freeview Play TVs and set-top boxes this month and paves the way for Freeview to build a deeper relationship with viewers. From today, users can search for programmes by genre or...
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Bill Wright[_3_] July 13th 17 03:36 AM
The Freeview TV guide (the LCN) is set to be updated and expanded on Wednesday, 2 August. Some channels will be moving to new numbers and viewers may need to retune to ensure they have the latest channel line-up, where this isn’t automatic. Ofcom have published more info on 700 MHz with some start dates for the STV channel moves. Link to the information on Digital UK’s...
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Scott[_2_] July 10th 17 02:13 PM
How come the tennis on terrestrial HD is being shown in 1080i? I thought 1080p was used for fast moving images and 1080i for relatively static shots.
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Bill Wright[_3_] July 10th 17 02:17 AM
I am helping with a closed user group on Facebook. We have pinned a page to the head of the list that contains links to Dropbox files that are for permanent reference. We don't want the whole darned contents of the files displayed in Facebook because if they are pinned to top of the list it will be a nuisance and if they aren't they will move down and be forgotten. Many of the 150...
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Richmond[_2_] July 9th 17 07:09 PM
How do I switch off autoplay on the iplayer website? Somewhere in the help I saw something which said you can turn it off in the iplayer settings, but I can't see any iplayer settings. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer (Autoplay is whatever makes the next episode play without asking).
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Ian Field July 9th 17 06:15 PM
Anyone remember which gangster movie had a bloke being winched into a meat grinder truck on tracks? Thanks.
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Phi July 8th 17 02:01 PM
BBC2 @11:15
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Scott[_2_] July 7th 17 08:13 PM
Why does the BBC continue to shift tennis matches from BBC Two to BBC One when particular games are being played, such as Murray v Fognini tonight? Do they think tennis fans are too stupid to operate a remote control successfully? If anyone sets up a recording of the tennis - or Eastenders for that matter - will they end up with the wrong programme recorded or do programme codes handle that?
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Phi July 6th 17 09:45 PM
Not much original science content in this programme and the narrator keeps repeating what the scientists say.
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Jeff Layman[_2_] July 5th 17 05:44 PM
Anyone else experience the Ch4 and 4+1 confusion on Freeview SD this afternoon from Rowridge? I turned on the TV to watch the last 20 minutes of Countdown on Channel 4, only to find "Posh Pawnbrokers" showing on Channel 4+1. On channel 13, Countdown was showing. On 104 HD, Countdown was showing normally. Just in case some channel updates had taken place I retuned the TV, but Ch4 and 4+1...
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Brian Gaff July 4th 17 12:15 PM
So anyone had any experiences with these. Having just got an Amazon Echo, I was wondering if the command set on a tellie also runs to something like BBC I Pleyer Please play me Dr Who with audio description. brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from...
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Bill Wright[_3_] July 3rd 17 02:32 PM
Just posting this as a test really, but here's an interesting site: http://www.pmclauth.com/sentenced/Grooming-Gang-Statistics/Gangs-Jailed Bill
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Brian Gaff July 2nd 17 10:39 AM
The CBS channels are putting out non audio described versions of ncis and other us series. Howeever the audio is muffled and indistinct. In fact a lot of the time it sounds like mono and with a phase shift as if its an old magnetic tape with an azimuth adjusted incorrectly so you get a suck out of particular frequences where the null occurs. I cannot see the pictures, but if their attantion...
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Pinnerite June 29th 17 03:29 PM
I live in the North London area. I run Kaffeine 1.3-git on my computer. SD Television renders perfectly but radio is diabolical. I rarely access radio stations but it would be convenient. It has never bothered me before but I would like to understand why this should be. -- Mageia 5.1 for x86_64, Kernel:4.4.65-desktop-1.mga5
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Chris J Dixon June 27th 17 09:56 AM
Last week the BBC regional opt-outs all had the theme of "Invented in..." The Midlands version included (about halfway through) a segment on Parry's People Mover, and can be viewed he http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08w1g9n/invented-in-the-midlands Chris --
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Davey June 27th 17 09:32 AM
The Red Button service is asking me to test my Cash Machine Knowledge. It credits Getty Images and AndSim (?) for the images. But it fails to explain what images, and how to take the test. Most curious. -- Davey.
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Brian Gaff June 26th 17 08:19 AM
last night after the previous weeks cock ups played their there is a fault music recording from midnight till 1pm as the joining to r5 live was left set to 1pm as per a weekday. This recording including solent station IDs went out on surrey and Sussex as well. Where is the monitoring person? Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from...
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Bill Wright[_3_] June 24th 17 01:49 PM
I don't suppose anyone is running this old program? If you are, could you do me a favour? I have five small version 4 files that I need to look at. If someone could convert them to pdfs or jpgs that would be great. Actually cdr v5, 6, 7, and 8 would open them, come to think. I converted dozens of files from v2 to v4 and then about a thousand from v4 to v8, which v12 and 17 will open, but I...
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Jeff Layman[_2_] June 24th 17 07:12 AM
I have a Panasonic TX-55CX680B TV and Onkyo AV TX-SR252 receiver connected via HDMI. If I change the TV's volume with its remote control with the AV receiver off, the on-screen display shows "Volume" with a sliding scale and volume level number which changes, increasing or decreasing as the sound level increases or decreases. If I have the AV receiver on, and use its remote control to...
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Phi June 22nd 17 05:04 PM
......because I put the wrong password in twice whilst logging into BBC iPlayer in new browser......what is the big security for, they don't want licence number
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Stephen[_7_] June 21st 17 11:05 AM
Hello, I am some distance from the tv transmitter, so I may need a masthead amp. I can get into the loft to install an aerial but I'm not brave enough to go on the outside and put an aerial at height. Considering that my signal may already be weak, is it worth trying to DIY an aerial in the loft, or should I just pay someone to fit an external one?
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newshound[_3_] June 20th 17 09:00 PM
On 6/19/2017 3:37 PM, Richard wrote: "newshound" wrote in message ... On 6/19/2017 11:52 AM, Bill Wright wrote: This morning we are given the news that someone has driven a van into a crowd of people outside a Mosque, killing one and injuring many. For some time now I've feared that the UK is heading for a period of sectarian warfare, similar in some ways to the...
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David[_14_] June 20th 17 02:07 PM
A long time since I last used wolfbane to point an aerial but as I'm at a campsite and all the aerials seem to be pointing in different directions with different vertical/horizontal alignments I thought I would give it a go. Site is there but doesn't load on my Android tablet. The link is http://www.wolfbane.net/cgi-bin/tvd.exe? from a Google search.
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Dan[_3_] June 19th 17 10:07 PM
I recently signed up with Virgin Media for 100Mb broadband, taking phone & their freeview TV package. I duly cancelled the lot after finding I was in an oversold area making the broadband unusable at peak times. Anyway, they sent me a box to return their kit which had a note giving instructions on how to unplug it all etc. At the end it said IMPORTANT! pull (not unscrew) the cable from the...
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Brian Gaff June 19th 17 07:56 AM
Instead of messing about with radio stations tacked on to different freeview multiplexes, simply build one in each area with all the radio stations only on it. Also, in my view in these times of hd and surround sound, the minimum we should expect should be stereo on radio stations in my view. I mean even on DAB BBC4x is in mono but stereo on the web and freeview, whiile some if not most of...
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Roger Mills[_2_] June 18th 17 04:14 PM
Just bought a Samsung 49KU6470 smart TV, which seems to work pretty well, and the picture and sound are quite good. But there are a couple of issues which I can't get my head around. 1. Voice commands. My set understands voice commands but the manual - even the downloaded one, let along the quick start guide which came with the set - only has very cursory information. Nowhere can I find a...
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Brian Gaff June 13th 17 07:41 PM
No they don't they are probably in the pub. They have what is called a division. In my view this need to be changed. There should be free annon votes just like we have in the elections. Seems to me that a lot of those who don't want to be pinned down are mysteriously missing when a contentious vote takes place. Brian
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Brian Gaff June 10th 17 08:50 AM
The usual cocked up lines and dodgy audio was very well represented in the election coverage. So I rest my case. Nothing has been improved by new technology from tithe 1960s coverage of elections. Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from... The Sofa of Brian Gaff...
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James Heaton June 8th 17 08:47 PM
I really wish I 'd heard the end of this conversation... As I was getting into my car at Bridlington last weekend (picked a good weekend to be in E Yorks!) I heard the following from a passing dog walker: Yeah we had a really good week at the car boot, we even sold that half telly I had knocking around... Any ideas?
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Brian Gaff June 8th 17 08:17 AM
So then all radio and tv will no doubt be taken up with over hyped stuff tonight after 10 pm. Despite modern technology in use one still tends to get the old we cannot reach xx at the moment or people talking miles away into dodgy pa systems and all the other chaotic things we used to have way back in the 60s. Tech may have changed but the implementation of good practice by lay people has...
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Brian Gaff June 6th 17 08:23 AM
I notice that my faithful aerial in the loft is rattling when the wind blows through the tiles. No sign of any issues as yet, but maybe the local wildlife have learned how to use screwdrivers. Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from... The Sofa of Brian Gaff...
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Rob Brewer June 4th 17 10:16 AM
Hi I have been repairing a Labgear MSA282 distribution amp (replaced faulty PSU Cap) and I noticed there are a couple of jumpers which seem to be associated with the VHF input connector. They are marked "Wideband" and "VHF". I intend to use this amp with a combined VHF/DAB aerial but I'm not sure which is the best position for these jumpers. Does anyone know what the jumpers are for and...
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Tweed[_3_] May 30th 17 05:43 PM
I'm currently in Lerwick. I'm curious as to why the local transmitter, Bressay, appears to be vertically polarised. I thought this was usually reserved for low power relay stations.
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[email protected] May 30th 17 04:00 PM
I have just upgraded to Q unfortunetly that has meant we have recordings saved on the Sky HD box which are not currently available On Demand. Is it possible to extract the HDD from the Sky box and insert it into a caddy and access the files using a PC or have Sky got it all sewn up through DRM? Any other suggestions welcome. Richard
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Phi May 30th 17 03:31 PM
There seems to be a problem with the BBC holding my log-in details. It asks every time I call up iPlayer.
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AnthonyL May 28th 17 08:27 PM
A friend is having problems with the reception particularly on the higher TV channel numbers. I've just checked on Wolfbane which reports clear line of sight to the Nottingham transmitter indicating that it is 1 mile away. Wolfbane suggests a set-top aerial - my friend will have standard aerials (they've got more than one TV). https://www.freeview.co.uk/channels-at-your-address/results says the
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Stephen[_7_] May 28th 17 02:57 PM
Hello, I've got a couple of VHS tapes that are not available on DVD so I got my old VCR out of the wardrobe and tried to connect it to my Pioneer freeview dvd recorder. But the dvd recorder displayed a message saying it was copy protected and refused to record it. I'm guessing it is macrovision? I don't have a video card so I cannot copy to my pc at the moment. Please recommend one if you think...
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Brian Gaff May 25th 17 01:25 PM
Have bt vision decided to stop paying for their ever so boring channel on freeview plugging their sport now? Also does anyone understand the reason for channel names like Spike and Quest Red? They seem to have nothing whatever to do with the content. Brian
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Bill Wright[_3_] May 23rd 17 02:48 PM
OK I need a dashcam. Stuff keeps happening. Kid on a motorbike comes onto the roundabout from the pavement out of control and if I hadn't stopped abruptly would have been under my wheels. Guy in a big merc comes round a blind bend and passes me with inches to spare, me with the nearside wheels in the ditch. One day I'm going to need evidence. The problem is my ignorance is more-or-less all...
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Roger Mills[_2_] May 21st 17 09:27 PM
I have a Philips 37" flat screen HD-ready TV which is about 10 or 11 years old. Of late, it's started posterizing its picture under some circumstances. . My picture isn't as extreme as that, and most colours are ok - but the problem particularly affects (European) skin tones - and there are often large green patches on people's faces and exposed arms, etc. People with darker skins display...
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Brian Gaff May 21st 17 09:12 AM
Is there any market for these any more? Have a couple of old colour tellies of the analogue type both sort of work, and can be ok on vintage uhf output computers like Atari and Specttrum, but appart form that... Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from... The Sofa of Brian Gaff...
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Terry Casey[_2_] May 20th 17 06:56 PM
In article , says... Who is the author of that essay? Bill At the bottom it says PZ Myers and, under Profile, it says: PZ Myers is a biologist and associate professor at the University of Minnesota, Morris
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I have only just got round to linking up my DVD player with TV and Digibox. Yes, A bit of a technophobe. But at 52 still willing to learn. Whilst watching the end of the Italian Job (again) I shut everything down . In the morning I find the digibox on standby , red button is flashing and a ticking noise (about twice a second) . I could not get the digibox to turn on (green light) for love nor...
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