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Scott[_2_] Yesterday 09:35 PM
My friend - who is very ecologically aware - asked whether a microwave uses less electricity than a conventional oven. My assumption is that it must do - and very substantially. Could anyone confirm whether I am correct and provide an approximate factor?
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critcher[_6_] Yesterday 07:30 PM
On 20/11/2017 23:31, Max Demian wrote: On 20/11/2017 19:52, critcher wrote: On 20/11/2017 17:19, Max Demian wrote: On 15/11/2017 19:44, critcher wrote: Back when I was a child Before life removed all the innocence My father would lift me high And dance with my mother and me And then spin me around 'til I fell asleep
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Graham.[_12_] Yesterday 04:31 PM
On Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:37:53 -0000, "Brian Gaff" coalesced the vapors of human experience into a viable and meaningful comprehension... What is the point of leaf and grass blowers? I encounter them from the council contractors. I say, why not use a vacuum as the next wind merely blows it all back onto the paths again.Search me he sais they pay me to do this so I do it. Brian
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Clive Page[_4_] Yesterday 12:06 PM
We missed an episode of a series on Channel 5 so last night tried to use the "catch up" service called My5. It was just awful. It took a lot of hassle to get it started at all (accepting 3rd party cookies, disabling ad-blocking, etc). When we paused and resumed a couple of times it insisted on starting at the beginning of the programme again. Each time it started with a set of 5 adverts that...
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Huge Yesterday 08:50 AM
On 2017-11-21, Bill Wright wrote: On 20/11/2017 21:13, Huge wrote: Word is as universal as pdf files. Bill demonstrating that he knows as little about MS Office interoperability as he does about most other things, IOW, nothing.
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Brian Gaff Yesterday 08:37 AM
You know the other night I was just channel hopping to se what was actually around and happened on a channel called, according toy speech in the box called Blaze. a strange name for a channel and they had this very odd and rather naff documentary on about UFOs it sounded like the narrator was English but much of the interview footage was of American air retirees, and all the way through...
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Andy Burns[_12_] November 20th 17 01:08 PM
Neighbour has had a dish on chimney for years, and pays the sky tax, he asked about sky Q the other day, it sounded like the features would suit them, so today a sky van appeared outside their house, I knew it'd need a new wideband LNB, and assumed they'd just swap it, or maybe replace the whole dish for good measure. Just poked my head out for a look and he's added a new dish on the...
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Phi November 18th 17 06:11 PM
I am streaming from the North East at the moment, but the picture looks slightly blurred. I switched to London but still there was no HD available there either, perhaps it was the low value of the programme.
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Martin[_2_] November 17th 17 05:11 PM
https://www.robertsradio.com/uk/products/radio/smart-radio I paid 140 for a 93i at the end of August last year. -- Martin in Zuid Holland
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Brian Gaff November 14th 17 07:03 PM
Bring them all on. 1 I top post, oh dear 2 I make grammar and spellink errors. Well pedant alert. 3. I've forgotten eht third thing. Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from... The Sofa of Brian Gaff...
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Brian Gaff November 10th 17 08:55 AM
I was just poodling around the uhf tv band on my scanner the other day when I heard the unmistakable sound of analogue tv and fm sound. It was some foreign language film, sounded polish or something similar. At first I though it was real DX, but I think even Eastern Europe has now gone digital, so I monitored the sound and it eventually sort of changed to a UK channel, so I guess it was a...
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Bill Wright[_3_] November 8th 17 06:28 PM
95.05Mc/s That was the frequency when Radio Leicester started fifty years ago, apparently. Why the half channel? Bill
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Pinnerite November 7th 17 07:30 PM
I have just watched my recording of Sunday's broadcast of The Last Post.I think it ranks with the very best of British TV drama. I was completely gripped. Drama is what the BBC does best. -- Mageia 5.1 for x86_64, Kernel:4.4.82-desktop-1.mga5 KDE version 4.14.5 on an AMD Phenom II X4 Black edition.
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David[_14_] November 6th 17 08:24 PM
I started off trying to find out how to view Netflix on a Raspberry Pi, which seems overly complicated until the next release of Kodi. So I thought I would try on a PC. First search results for Windows 7 said to use Media Centre. I followed the instructions but not much happened. I then tried the Microsoft download link but it wasn't there any more. Looking at the Netflix site for the...
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Geoff Pearson November 5th 17 05:24 PM
Talking Pictures TV is moving off the HD mux (at least I think that is what it says): We have some very exciting news. From the afternoon of Thursday 30th November, Talking Pictures TV will be available on Freeview NATIONWIDE to 90% of the Country! No Need for any special equipment – we will be on almost all your Freeview TVs . If you can currently watch Yesterday Channel on number 19 or...
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Bill Wright[_3_] November 2nd 17 12:17 PM
Anyone with local knowledge of TV reception in Bramley Hill area of south Croydon? Bill
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Brian Gaff November 2nd 17 08:35 AM
I noticed over the last few days, that vhf and uhf signals on my scanner are showing all the signs of tropo effects, ie well over the radio horizon reception as is often the case this time of year with temperature inversions common. However last night on the radio they put out a message from Freeview saying that the atmospherics had been causing lots of break up and badly pixelated TV. ...
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Davey November 2nd 17 01:17 AM
I am having trouble producing a subtitled version of a BBC programme, which works on my Humax HDR Fox T2, with Customised Firmaware. I download a file from the BBC, with subtitles, with get-iplayer. I then have two files, one an .mp4, the other an .srt. Fine. I then use Handbrake, the accepted programme to convert files, and it produces a file .m4v. This should work when copied to the PVR. But...
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Bill Wright[_3_] October 31st 17 06:00 PM
Does anyone have any info about Spanish satellite TV? What Free to Air and Free to View channels are there (roughly)? I'm getting conflicting info from some suppliers. In the case of Free to View how do you deal with the encryption? Bill
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TonyGamble October 31st 17 03:07 PM
I am using an HDMI splitter for my Firestick. With it I can send the video to my plasma panel and the audio to my surround sound av kit. I have a central speaker as a lot of dialogue goes there and it gets lost if one relies on the front left/right speakers. I have a NEET HDMI switcher and it produdes sound from that central speaker - as well as those at the sides and through the sub woofer. I...
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David[_14_] October 30th 17 05:31 PM
Well, I have been watching F1 on a digital TV :-) There has been a load of excitement over the race for the F1 championship (resolved in Mexico). Lewis Hamilton again. Valtteri Bottas seems to have been completely ignored. He is 15 points behind Sebastian Vettel with 2 races to go. He gained 8 points in the last race.
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Ian Field October 29th 17 10:03 PM
The least reliable MSF clock did what it was supposed to when the clocks went back - so reception conditions must be good ATM. Retuned the PVR - now have all the channels where they should be.
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Brian Gaff October 28th 17 10:41 AM
I was just wondering a person I know was asking me if I knew as almost every telly in the shops right now claims their screen is the best. Some use leds, some use lcds some use different methods of back lights some claim extra pixels of another colour to make pictures look more real and all sorts of other combinations. I suggested that get the one that looks the best for your budget. Check...
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David[_14_] October 27th 17 04:02 PM
Following on from streaming problems with iPlayer on our Samsung Tivo box, it occurred to me to look and see if there was a newer version of the hardware. Just in case the poor streaming was a hardware issue. http://www.virginmedia.com/shop/tv/set-top-boxes-and-apps.html shows a TV V6 box powered by Tivo. "Say hello to the Virgin TV V6 box, powered by TiVo® – our smallest, smartest,...
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Davidm October 26th 17 12:26 PM
I've got a Sony DAV S800 Home Theater System that has a problem and needs repairing. It's a CD/DVD player, FM tuner and 5 channel surround sound amp, and the front left speaker output has a temperature (I think) related problem, in that it doesn't start working until the unit has been switched on for 10 minutes or so, after which it's fine. I've tried swopping speaker connections on the back of...
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Davey October 25th 17 12:47 PM
Last night, I tried to watch Robot Wars on iPlayer using my Humax, but kept getting a 'Sorry, there is something wrong' message. Whatever I did, I could not make iPlayer work. I then tried get-iplayer on the PC, and it downloaded the programme, but at the speed of a lazy snail. I could almost count the bits being transferred. This morning, iPlayer is still useless. Like last night, it...
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Jeff Gaines October 24th 17 12:25 PM
Not sure if I'm using the right terminology here so please bear with me! I live in a retirement development with 24 properties and a communal aerial. The aerial is wired to all the properties and carries Freeview, DAB and what looks like an old FM band3 (?) aerial. It has masthead amps and a distribution box and the cables run through our lofts to provide 4 outlets in each property. DAB is...
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PeterC October 23rd 17 08:19 AM
Right, thanks to recent guidance I've flashed the Fosxsat HDR with the custome firmware and done some setting up. Transferring a 2.66GB HD file took about 8 minutes (would have been about 2 hours as a d/l!). Now, of course, I can't play it with anything and none of the software I have will recognise it to convert it to any other format. I thought I had some info on doing this but can't find it....
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Jeff Gaines October 22nd 17 12:34 PM
My Panasonic DMR-EX85 is broken, half a dozen or so blown caps. Looking at replacements but many now have co-axial or optical digital audio outputs (one has HDMI audio only). I have a Cambridge Azur 650A amp which suits me fine but analogue input only. Are digital to analogue converters any good (10-20 on Amazon) or is it time for an amp change? If i have to update my amp am I likely to...
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David[_14_] October 22nd 17 11:43 AM
At the moment we are suffering from repeated buffering on iPlayer. This happens on our VM Tivo box, and also on the Humax FreeSat box. We should have enough bandwidth on the Internet connection; a reliable 160 Mb/sec+ is reported by various test tools. Although the Tivo seems to have its own Internet connection I can't see that it should be that much slower; anyway this is happening on the...
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Brian Gaff October 21st 17 08:26 AM
A programme that says it has it in the guide, it flags it on the programmes as it runs but the AD track is totally silent. Pick did this a couple of nights ago. Stargate -1 or whatever said it had it. Maybe it used to have it, but not on the one they put out. I thought it unusual as none of the others in that series had it. Brian --
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Jeff Layman[_2_] October 19th 17 06:28 PM
I was in John Lewis today, admiring the picture on a Samsung 75" QLED curved TV (QE75Q8CAMT - yours for just over 5 grand!). What interested me was just how thin it was - less than 15mm all round. It was completely smooth on the back, save for the stand fixing. There were only two leads, carefully exiting down from the stand support - a thin, flat cable (mains) and a 3 mm diameter cable....
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larkim October 16th 17 12:36 PM
The last few cars I've owned have had the dotted area around the rear view mirror, and the handbooks have said that this is specially designed for toll tags etc. I've now got a toll tag, and duly stuck it in that place. But what is special about those dots and why do toll tags have to go there? Do they "power" the RFID chips in any special way, or is it just about shielding the tags from...
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Bob[_12_] October 16th 17 10:34 AM
The PVR is a Humax PVR Fox T2 and there are a number of programmes on it that I wish to keep for posterity. I tried to copy them to a Seagate USB drive but whilst it 'saw' the drive it would not write the files to it as the format was 'not compatible'. The drive is Seagate is NTFS format and readable/writable through Windows and Linux OSs so what format do I need, please, to copy files to...
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Vir Campestris October 15th 17 09:06 PM
.... a thought from the other thread. Now that DTV is getting bitrate squeezed enough to be annoying, and we don't want a satellite dish on our thatched roof - are the live BBC/ITV streams good enough to be watchable? What bitrate are they? Andy
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sintv[_2_] October 15th 17 05:47 PM
Ive had 2 recent customers complaining that their Freeview reception had gone. One had a loft amp and the other had a masthead amp in the loft, with both aerials in the loft. Initially I changed amps and PSUs but this made no difference. Luckily the signal was high so I put in a splitter. This cured both problems. I suppose some kind of interference (4G?) is responsible but if anyone has...
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David[_14_] October 14th 17 07:07 PM
Tidying(ish) the loft I came across a very nice NAD FM stereo tuner. Put into storage during a house move and never taken out again; I don't even have an FM aerial although IIRC I have previously had one since the 1970s. If I want to listen to the radio at home then I can use the Internet (e.g. iPlayer) or for many radio stations I can use FreeSat or FreeView. So is there any real use for a...
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David[_14_] October 14th 17 04:51 PM
I started a Google search but didn't get a final answer. Suggestions are about 10p per day extra if it uses an extra kilowatt. Depending on how long it is on per day. £36.50 a year, then. If it comes out at around £55 per year extra over a new LCD TV and a 42" TV WITH EQUIVALENT PICTURE QUALITY!! would cost around £550 then it would take 10 years to get the cost back. Given that the...
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NY October 12th 17 12:07 PM
This is probably a weird, obsessive question... I've noticed that if you see a programme from a tape archive (eg BBC's Windmill Road) with burnt-in timecode, the TC often begins at 10:00:00 rather than 00:00:00. An example is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf3zE0x_dkI Is there a reason why they chose to begin the TC at a "zero" of 10:00:00?
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TonyGamble October 12th 17 11:31 AM
I've had some helpful advice regarding Firesticks and the alternatives. Thank you. I now need an HDMI switcher so I can alternate between one of the new Firesticks (being launched 25 Oct) and my Humax Freesat PVR. I did have an HDMI switcher for the Humax and my Sony DVD player but abandoned it. The problem was that when I switched on my plasma it seemed to need what I'd best describe as a kick...
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Pinnerite October 11th 17 10:04 PM
It is not often that I point a soldering iron at anything but I wanted to add a switch and an LED to a battery powered function generator about the size of a fat credit card. I decided a strip of Vero board would do and had a few scraps from the early '70s. We use to use lead/tin solder but it appears 'elf-n-safety abolished that. The first thing was which way round to connect an LED. I...
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Brian Gaff October 10th 17 08:11 AM
Why is it that many channels do no audio description at all, when others seem to do most obvious things? I am always being told by rnib how good the AD is now with 'many channels doing more than 20 percent of their output. However Sony and CBS and some other channels never do any at all. After all Sony Movie channel often put out movies which I know had AD in the cinema, so what is stopping...
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Brian Gaff October 10th 17 08:07 AM
Seems to me that ever since the commercial channels were allowed a bit more advert in the hour and no restriction on when they appearr, many of the longer shows such as Marple or midsummer Murders etc, carry few near the start but pack them in every five minutes near the end, completely ruining the plot flow. Then they have the nerve to plug the itv hub paid for option where you can watch...
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Bill Wright[_3_] October 9th 17 04:00 AM
I haven't seen any. Seems odd. Bill
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Johnny B Good[_2_] October 9th 17 03:23 AM
I noticed an update to get_iplayer v3.03 had shown up in my overdue list of updates waiting to be installed into LM17.1 shortly after reaching a point in my 3 week long transcoding of mpg to mkv odyssey a couple of days back so decided to take the opportunity to close the winXP VM and all the open applications to reduce the risk of update induced screw ups and okeyd the update process. This...
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Bill Wright[_3_] October 8th 17 07:57 PM
It's nearly dusk. It's been a very still day, and it's very quiet now. The turbines stand idle. The hens have gone to bed. I'm up the ladder painting the barge boards. Dozens of ladybirds land on the wet white gloss and get stuck. Red with small black spots, red with medium black spots, red with black spots so big the red is almost completely obscured, black with red spots. They struggle,...
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Pinnerite October 8th 17 03:04 PM
According to The Sunday Times Culture's TV listings, the film 'Seven' is due to be broadcast on ITV4 at 10 pm on Monday 9 October and at 11:20 pm on the same channel (24) on 14 October. Neither show up in the listings on my MythTV-Freeview-T2-compliant computer. Anyone know why not? -- Mageia 5.1 for x86_64, Kernel:4.4.82-desktop-1.mga5
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Bill Wright[_3_] October 7th 17 03:29 PM
Does anyone have a source for up to date info about this? I know things have changed in recent years. Bill
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TonyGamble October 7th 17 03:17 PM
We are now spending more time watching YouTube than BBC or ITV. I can feed it to my Panasonic plasma with either my Humax HDR 1105 or my Amazon Firestick. The former is hard wired to by broadband and the Firestick relies on the WiFi from my router. First problem is that neither support HDCP 2.0 and that is what I need to rent an HDTV from YouTube. Second is that both suffer from delays when...
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Ian Jackson[_7_] October 6th 17 01:52 PM
This should be fun. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/the-latest-idea-from-a-brexit-o fficial-replace-eu-safety-checks-with-amazon-reviews-a3650231.html http://bit.ly/2yrE0Ia -- Ian
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