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Martin[_2_] Yesterday 08:09 AM
https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/may/27/ee-vodafone-us-worst-mobile-providers-which-networks -- Martin in Zuid Holland
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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
30 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
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...
11 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
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...
19 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
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
15 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Brian Gaff May 19th 17 06:25 AM
Back in the 70s there used to be a trend toward ornaments that sat on the tv, supposedly having aerials inside them. I can clearly remember a small , well not that small, naff looking statue of a girl made in plastic. Never seemed to work very well as I suspect they just had a bit of ewiire inside them. So anyone who thinks that snake oil is a modern thing, should just look at hisstory. ...
29 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Bill Wright[_3_] May 18th 17 10:30 AM
Aerial riggers I have known Part Three Barry I’ve changed the names and places, but I swear to God everything else here is true. I thought I’d better say that because the tale of Barry is really extraordinary. In 1981 an English local council which I will not name had worries about the impending Channel Four. Barry had a contract with this council and
9 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Brian Gaff May 18th 17 07:04 AM
Rhombic antennas here? At Huff they should be relatively small and have rising gain with rising frequency. I made one once for uhf and it worked very well, though it needed to be terminated by a resistor to make it single directional, and seemed to have a lobe either above or below the horizontal, but then I'm no aerial tech. I did have a Helical one as well but the bloody wildlife broke...
6 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Ian Field May 16th 17 06:18 PM
"Richard Tobin" wrote in message ... In article , Chris Hogg wrote: Can these smart sticks that plug into the back of your TV, such as Amazon Firestick, Roku and Chromecast, get infected by a virus or whatever, and if so, how can they be protected, or if you do get infected, how can they be cleaned out?
0 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
[email protected] May 16th 17 03:41 PM
We just had a new antenna installed on the roof and it doesn't seem to have a reflector at the base, just some extra elements instead. Is this normal these days and is it something to do with digital vs analogue TV or just cost cutting? -- Spud
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Brian-Gaff May 15th 17 05:53 PM
I heard an interesting world service item last night. It appears that many us tractor makers are protecting their tractors from home repairers. Most of the farmers have been used to just fixing the darned things but now its all driven by software so its costing them time and money to get main dealers with the software to do the repairs. John Deer is but one of them of course. They want the...
0 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Brian Gaff May 14th 17 03:48 PM
I don't think they mention a coloured button in this instance. Who cares about sports. I just want it to actually work for me. Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from... The Sofa of Brian Gaff... Blind user, so no pictures please!
0 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Brian Gaff May 13th 17 08:34 AM
Be funny if the bbeb did? I have been reading about this. It seems in order to get the code you have to either open a file attached to an email or click a link on an email. If its not caught and if the machine is running anything from vista sp2 to the latest build of wiindows10 and their server derivatives, and you have not installed a critical update sent out recently, then the code...
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Phi May 11th 17 07:15 PM
I will have to find another way to watch the occasional good program.
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Brian Gaff May 9th 17 05:03 PM
I see iI'm being given a lot of commercials for Samsung TVs recently. All quoting this Q-LED screen. I do wonder several things. We seem to be eternally given new screen types but are they any good. Quantum Dot Led, yerwot? Now myself I care not if the picture even works, as long as the menus speak and the program guide speaks, but why suddenly so many different screens? Or it it all just...
6 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
[email protected] May 9th 17 12:33 PM
Readers may remember that I was trying to put a combined webpage and picture-in-picture on an older Samsung TV. I discovered that this TV, a C-series, was smart but not smart enough to allow control using the never web based Samsung 'remotes'. I tried controlling in via IR but this was unreliable. Well I've recently discovered that you can control these TVs using a computer serial connection...
0 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Bill Wright[_3_] May 6th 17 06:44 PM
I put Bella's dinner down on the floor and she came trotting in. Nose down and she started to munch, then suddenly backed of a bit, then a bit more, then she scrabbled across the kitchen in obvious alarm, the bowl following her as if by magic. She jumped onto my chair and sat there looking scared and peering at her dinner bowl, which was still on the floor. Afterwards Hil found a tiny but...
18 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Woody[_5_] May 6th 17 07:07 AM
For those that haven't heard about it, the episode of Dr Who that is being broadcast tonight will be in stereo on TV as normal, but if listened to on iPlayer using headphones it is in binaural audio. I heard some of the original 'dummy head' binaural tests that the BBC did maybe 20 years ago and it really does work - I suspect could be frighteningly so with Dr Who!
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Brian Gaff May 5th 17 02:09 PM
When you hear the chimes of Westminster on the news at the start, I presume this is a recording is it. They would need some very good timings otherwise, which begs the question of the recent news that the clock mechanism is going to be serviced along with the clock faces and the rest of the building in stages. so when they take the mechanism out of service, do they have a set of speakers or...
9 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Brian Gaff May 3rd 17 08:26 AM
Have you noticed that many tv commercials now only give web addresses for info? Also when a friend of mine went into a famous large stor with the initials JL recently was told that little stock was now kept at stores they need to go on line and then they can pick it up from the store. this seems a strange route to go in on underwear and shoes as these are things people ooften need to see...
47 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Scott[_2_] May 2nd 17 06:13 PM
On Tue, 2 May 2017 09:17:48 +0100, "Brian Gaff" wrote: A definite case of RTFM, the question is, what function did this lock serve? Was it to stop people taking pictures of the inside of their luggage? Brian Well, I'm still annoyed that my mother threw out all the boxes for my train set in 1965.
85 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
PeterC May 2nd 17 07:35 AM
I have some feeds from the BBC - not the Sports site as such, but there are some articles in other feeds that cover sport. Every headline to the Sports site goes to the basic page, then clicking on any link has either no effect (just refreshes the page) or is 'false' (clicking on Athletics went to Top Gear - that's obscene!). Any idea what's going on? Also, is it possible to get a BBC feed that...
5 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Pete Forman[_2_] May 1st 17 08:25 AM
get_iplayer 3.00 for Windows and other systems was released yesterday. The main feature is: Restored functionality broken by the BBC Some features that were deprecated previously have now gone. Caching has been revised, you will need to rebuild. https://github.com/get-iplayer/get_iplayer/wiki/release300
38 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Bill Wright[_3_] April 30th 17 04:11 AM
Aerial riggers I have known Part One: Jimmy It was a long time ago in a strange land called Doncaster. Jimmy had a Beatles haircut and Rolf Harris glasses. His wife had a shop and she used to keep him, really, because his efforts to install aerials can’t have ever made much money. He spent most of his time going back to jobs and trying to get the customer a decent TV picture. He had some...
6 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Brian Gaff April 29th 17 04:07 PM
I managed to watch Horizon, but I'm assuming they have abandoned AD as nowhere on the page could I see any ref other than a ply link Also went to complaints and got the run around one question per page. After the third page and having to find the field on each I said a rude word and closed the browser. What was wrong with a list of departments a s subject field email address and a field...
0 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Brian Gaff April 29th 17 02:22 PM
My wbie I player app is still telling me 404 nott found or no data available. Have they put up any indication of what they are doing at the Beeb, they must surely realise that disabled users use this data? Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from... The Sofa of Brian Gaff...
15 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Mike Tomlinson[_2_] April 29th 17 11:07 AM
Picked up a Huawei model DN360T Youview box new and unused, boxed with all the cables and remote, at a car boot for a quid. I had been hoping to use it as an ordinary Freeview box and to play media from a stick or disk plugged into the USB socket. It won't let me get past the initial setup, demanding a working internet connection before it'll do anything else. Can this...
7 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
charles[_2_] April 28th 17 06:39 AM
In article , Martin wrote: On Fri, 14 Apr 2017 16:41:10 +0100, "Woody" wrote: "Wolfgang Schwanke" wrote in message ... Tweed wrote in :
5 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Mike Tomlinson[_2_] April 27th 17 10:46 AM
I have a Topfield TF5810 for sale if anyone here is interested before it goes to ebay. Good working order, 1TB disk, HDMI out, latest Toppy.org.uk recommended firmware, MyStuff 6.2 installed, remote, RF loop-through lead, manual, original box. PSU recently re-capped. 40 quid + P&P at cost. Can deliver within 30 miles of CH45 The email address works.
10 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Johnny B Good[_2_] April 27th 17 01:57 AM
Earlier this afternoon (26th) I noticed a total absence of metadata when trying to update the tv listings. I made do with grabbing the pids from the Beeb's TV scheduling web pages to grab the media files with get_iplayer. The downloaded files are simply given names made up by GIP but for me, this is only a minor problem since I copy and paste the names from the off-air recordings that I make...
2 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Stephen[_7_] April 26th 17 02:19 PM
Hello, I have a freesat box that has two inputs but there is only one cable going into the bedroom. Not wanting to climb ladders and fit new LNB and cable etc. just yet, what should do with the unused input? The manual says nothing. Do I leave it alone or should it be terminated? It is a Humax 1010S. I have one downstairs which has both inputs connected and it is fine. The one upstairs is not...
9 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Dave W April 26th 17 12:01 PM
"Woody" wrote in message ... My Management (SWMBO) is thinking of buying a CrockPot slow cooker to use whilst our Aga is off during the summer and in the caravan whilst we are away. The unit is rated 1200W which with a 6A supply limit on many European sites is sailing a bit close to the wind. The device is rated as having variable power but nothing is said of how this...
5 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Java Jive[_2_] April 26th 17 01:48 AM
Some of you may have noticed that over recent months I've been making some gradual changes to my site. Although, many have been 'transparent' to the visitor, such as replacing common bits of coding by Server Side Includes, which merely make the site much easier to manage from my point of view, others, such as having fixed navigators at the top of each page, hopefully are better for the visitor...
2 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Brian Gaff April 23rd 17 10:04 AM
Ones that don't cost an arm and a leg and have a knob on the controller so one can tell where its pointed? The old Stolle ones were perfectly adaquate with the bearing, but seem to be no longer made. Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from... The Sofa of Brian Gaff...
26 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Woody[_5_] April 19th 17 09:51 PM
Did anyone see the 10pm news on BBC1 tonight? An item about the 'armarda' that Donald Trump supposedly sent to 'keep an eye' on the works of North Korea. The 6th fleet was in Singapore and was despatched accordingly. Some bright sub-ed came up with the idea of generating a graphic map to show
31 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Brian Gaff April 18th 17 06:13 PM
Many many years ago one of the much vaunted plus points of tv delivered over the internet was interactive programs. Whatever happened to that? We could all vote in the election or referenda weekly if we wanted to then. Also of course in much the same way as 'turns' on old fashioned talent shows were hooked off after a few minutes if they were dying, we could get rid of the worst programs...
12 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Phi April 17th 17 08:35 PM
Went to stream Guardians of the Galaxy on iPlayer through browser, but get message to say 'For legal reasons we can't play this programme here', but you can watch it by switching your TV to BBC one: alas I have no TV
29 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Brian Gaff April 16th 17 11:03 AM
Does my spell checker know something I don't? Satnav suggestion is sauna. Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from... The Sofa of Brian Gaff... Blind user, so no pictures please!
5 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Ian Jackson[_7_] April 14th 17 07:57 PM
Well that's how it appears to be. At the end of every traffic bulletin on LBC radio, the reader says "For the latest real time-travel updates, go to the LBC.com website." -- Ian
6 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Eddie King[_2_] April 14th 17 12:30 PM
Hi all, my trusty Topfield 7700 seems on its way out. The story is as follows: a few months ago, it forgot its stored channels, I did a re-scan and arranged the channels in the order I required. This seemed to work until yesterday, when I tried to record a programm and found that the Toppy wouldn't accept any remote control commands (apart from off) so I couldn't access the
10 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Brian Gaff April 14th 17 08:22 AM
On Freeview it seems to me that channels re invent themselves by giving themselves new names. The other tendency is that they do a deal to get hold of shows that do not fit their current name, so they create a part time new channel in the same bandwidth to show them restricting the hours of the old one. Quest seem to be playing this game, though for the life of me I do not see the...
34 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Brian Gaff April 12th 17 11:13 AM
I was on more 4 the other night and on E4 later on and both had the AD just coming in short packets of fragments of words, when other stations were fine. Has anyone else encountered this. It is my belief that nobody monitors this track on output, so if it goes pear shaped they only know form looking at their response pages or call logs later on, and do they rebroadcast them, no of course...
0 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Bill Wright[_3_] April 6th 17 07:33 PM
On the Halifax advert Parker the chauffeur's microphone is actually a belling socket. Bill
30 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Dean Jackson April 5th 17 06:12 PM
Does anyone know of a possible source for a Philips tuner for a Toshiba HDD & DVD/ Video Cassette Recorder model RD-XV48DTKB. Local repair person says that they are unavailable. D.J.
20 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Brian Gaff April 5th 17 07:56 AM
You know this term of smart tv does seem to be a strange one. In most cases they are not smart, indeed many are almost impossible to work by ordinary people who do not have a 7 year old child around. I was talking to a friend of mine who reckoned her cheapo Sainsburies tv basic freeview with hd tv, was far easier to use than the Samsung one she used to have, as she never could figure out the...
27 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Davey April 3rd 17 11:31 PM
I know that programme subtitles are not an exact science, but the rendition on the Beeb's programme this evening about the photographer Olive Edis reached a new low. They spent as much time correcting themselves as displaying the wrong words, and there was no excuse for being live, it was a prerecorded assemble programme. A letter of complaint is to be sent. We pay for this with our license fee,...
28 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Brian Gaff April 3rd 17 05:23 PM
How is it that we do not use the lower frequencies we used to use for tv, for tv again? Even one multiplex is better than none. OK so the aerials are big, and perhaps propogation is a bit of an issue at times, but much of band 1 seems to be empty now. Perhaps use it for fm instead? I've yet to see any kind of enthusiasm for moving over to dab en masse by fm stations. Brian --
21 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Tim+[_4_] April 1st 17 09:14 PM
A local lady is having an odd problem with her TVs at night. Here are her two recent messages to a neighbourhood network group. 1) Hi everyone , If anyone has had similar problems with their tv can you advise how it was rectified. An expert has looked at our equipment which feeds 9 flats and the cause could be two different equipment faults one being very expensive. I have also heard that the...
14 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Brian Gaff April 1st 17 08:31 AM
Here is the thing. We have all these channels but the actual number of programs worth watching is still about the same as when we only had four. The question is, who watches the endless repeats and more importantly the imported us junk like ancient aliens, and unsolved mysteries and Ghost encounters and Cake wars and and and. Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly...
21 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
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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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