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Martin[_2_] April 23rd 17 10:53 AM
On Sat, 15 Apr 2017 17:31:04 -0000, "Woody" wrote: "NY" wrote in message ... "Phi" wrote in message ... When will we have fibre to the house? A few years after hell freezes over :-)
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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...
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Woody[_5_] April 22nd 17 07:20 AM
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 variability is attained. Is it done by variable...
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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
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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...
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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
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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!
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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
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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
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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...
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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...
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Bill Wright[_3_] April 6th 17 07:33 PM
On the Halifax advert Parker the chauffeur's microphone is actually a belling socket. Bill
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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.
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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...
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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,...
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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 --
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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...
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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...
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Bill Wright[_3_] March 30th 17 06:39 PM
I'm hopeless at maths, but I'm trying to get something across to an intelligent child. So, if the distance from here to London (250km) is represented by the thickness of a hair (0.2mm) how far is a light year? It doesn't have to be a hair; it could be anything familiar and small. It's 2.5 million light years to the Andromeda Galaxy; that's what we're discussing. Help!
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Phi March 30th 17 06:09 PM
At programme end a big red screen came up and displayed, 'this channel is not available in your area yet' with information about satelite channels and free to air channels. The red screen was semi transparent with a background of people in wheelchairs trying to get into a semi circle painted on the floor. It stayed like this for about ten minutes until the next programme started missing ten...
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Brian-Gaff March 30th 17 04:59 PM
I was plugging the aerial back in the back of a reasonably modern telly last week and got a bit of a shock, well quite a big one actually off the socket and the plug. the plug goes straight to an aerial, no amps or anything so the whole thing has to be electrostatic I guess. I had assumed once crts went that none of this sort of charging would happen but it seems not. Brian -- From the...
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Brian Gaff March 30th 17 07:45 AM
I noticed the other night during coverage of the Westminster bridge silent vigil that there seemed to be almost as much delay in the interview with the reporter as you might expect if it was going on in the usa. I find it really annoyin when you get these delays, and the thing is we never used to have it, so what is going on here? is the delay in the digital processing or what? Brian -- ...
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Bill Ward[_2_] March 28th 17 12:25 AM
Can someone tell me the dimensions of the Humax FVP-4000T Bill.
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Brian Gaff March 26th 17 10:41 AM
Bill if you crosspost many news servers won't let you reply to both groups any more. Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from... The Sofa of Brian Gaff... Blind user, so no pictures please!
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Tim+[_4_] March 25th 17 01:31 PM
My sister has moved into a rented house in the middle of nowhere with b*gger all terrestrial reception but it does have a dish with a double cable. I presume this means that she can use a freesat box or PVR with twin tuners? (I know nothing about sat). She may only be in this property for a few months so may not want to invest too much in a freesat pvr. Can anyone recommend a decent budget...
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Bill Ward[_2_] March 24th 17 09:47 PM
Can the Humax FVP-4000T get subscription channels like Racing UK and At The Races. Bill.
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Brian Gaff March 23rd 17 09:18 PM
Does anyone know if its possible to get these? I ask as I know in the past on here folk have suggested that people get a remote that can be taught what to do. Sadly for a blind person they get used to the buttons shapes and positions. These remotes are the weak link in this basic device since the bits of debris from the rubber buttons get into the wells for the contacts and stop them...
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Phi March 23rd 17 04:41 PM
Halfway through Attenborough on the Great Barrie Reef on iPlayer through Browser, it just stops dead. Had near perfect streaming up to this point. I had to restart, but not from where I left off.
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Brian Gaff March 23rd 17 06:41 AM
Yesterday, a short time into the news, early evening the whole thing went orf. Well it was still getting a signal but it was blank and no sound. Most peculiar. It came back suddnly later in the news. I was not around to see if the non plus 1 had it as well. Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from...
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PeterC March 20th 17 05:55 PM
All of the EPG is OK for 7 days except for Ch. 4, it's clones and some, I assume, associated channels. These are OK for 5 days only. Any idea why, please? It's a bit of a nuisance as I like to check what's on in a week's timeon each day. -- Peter. The gods will stay away whilst religions hold sway
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Bill Wright[_3_] March 18th 17 03:26 PM
For many years I've used a particular butcher. I must have spent thousands in that shop. I believe in building up a relationship. Yesterday I asked for something I often buy: beef dripping (it makes fantastic roasties). "Don't keep it any more." "Why?" "Not many people wanted it." He shrugged and turned away. I was going to say, "Well I buy it," or something like that, but then I thought,...
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Pinnerite March 18th 17 02:49 PM
My incoming aerial signal is amplified after it enters my loft. It feeds down through the first floor to the ground floor where it is fed into a socket on a TBS dual tuner card in a computer serving as an HTPC. This has an output socket from which a cable feeds a Samsung Smart TV sited above it.. Recently one of the channels on the TV said that CBS Drama had moved and to retune. We did,...
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Bill Wright[_3_] March 18th 17 03:50 AM
At the time when when I was a baby the only way was to point a camera at a screen. Results were unimpressive. By 1964 things had moved on and conversion was electronic. The equipment had 2,000 transistors and occupied two full height racks. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=5266568 I have just bought a gadget that converts TVI and AHD to HDMI, VGA, and CVBS. It handles 720p...
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Bill Wright[_3_] March 17th 17 03:45 AM
https://www.dropbox.com/s/mwoke4pvkwpetll/redif%2001.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/k8qt9kajhcs5k0c/redif%2002.jpg?dl=0 Wasn't there some discussion here about the old cable TV systems? Here are two pictures of the switch that they used to mount on the windowsill. Bill
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Johnny B Good[_2_] March 15th 17 04:21 AM
Hello group. I've not been able to update the index since Monday afternoon. Requesting the full TV listing (piped to a text file) reveals an index with less than 7000 entries, none later than about 2pm last Monday. If I try to force a list of *added* entries by looking for "channel patrol", it comes up empty. It looks like either something's screwed up my installation of get_iplayer...
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fred[_3_] March 14th 17 12:02 PM
My ageing mum has just moved house to no Sky (and box with record) - DTT only. Please recommend a PVR. I believe I saw one in Tesco at ~ 130. Simplicity of use (not masses of features) is paramount. Thanks.
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Dean Jackson March 12th 17 09:02 AM
How are users finding the recent menu upgrade that is being introduced to Youview boxes? I much preferred the old menu list system. D.J.
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Michael Chare[_5_] March 10th 17 12:43 PM
Will the LLanddona transmitter ever be upgraded to transmit BBC Four HD. There is just CBBC HD. -- Michael Chare --- This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. https://www.avast.com/antivirus
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[email protected] March 8th 17 10:08 PM
Hi all, Over a period of time I have been quietly buying vision v40-104 modulators from ebay so that I can feed 8 CCTV cameras into my freeview/freesat/fm/dab distribution system. (the 700 MHz clearance will provide me with extra UHF channels to add the rest of the cameras after already populating 62, 64, 66 and 68 for the 1st 4 cameras) Only trouble is they did not come with any...
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Ian Jackson[_6_] March 8th 17 09:51 PM
There's just been an item on the 10:30pm BBC 1 local news for London about using a hybrid generator to supply the electricity for the operations to demolish a Ford site in Dagenham. The hybrid generator uses diesel and electricity - so when it's running on electricity, it's using electricity to generate electricity. Are we approaching the time when efficiencies of more than 100% can be...
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prospero March 8th 17 08:53 PM
I'm hoping someone can cast some light on a strange glitch that started yesterday (7/3/17).... Some channels display the "Your SkyHD box is not getting a signal..." message. Others are fine. Typically, it's the ones I like that are duds. But the plot thickens. On checking the signal strengths, Input 1 and input 2 both show good strength and quality on some channels. Others show no input 2 and...
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Benderthe.evilrobot March 8th 17 07:49 PM
"David Woolley" wrote in message ... On 06/03/17 19:47, Benderthe.evilrobot wrote: I'd been giving half-arsed consideration to building a VHF airband set. Maybe a hetrodyne add-on I've retuned an old, fully analogue Band II portable onto the 2m band in the past, so it is definitely in the pulling range for analogue tuning. The clever bit is knobbling the discriminator/ratio...
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Bill Wright[_3_] March 8th 17 02:52 AM
The other day I had a vague thought about the switch from analogue to digital TV, and somehow in my mind it got confused with the switch from 405-VHF to 625-UHF. Oh dear. Bill
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Bill Wright[_3_] March 7th 17 07:37 PM
So many things run on 12V DC. Firstly, why has that become the standard? Is it all because of the nominal voltage of a car battery? Secondly, wouldn't 24 or 48V be more convenient for many things? I heard a few years back something about new cars being 48V in the near future. Did it ever happen? Bill
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Stephen[_7_] March 7th 17 02:45 PM
Hello, I have a humax 1010s freesat box and I have it set to display the time on the front. Every now and again the display will blank for a few minutes at a time. Is this a known "feature" or is it a bug? Is it updating whilst the display blanks? It is frustrating that I cannot see the clock during this time. I am not in front of the box all day, but it does it at least once every day whilst I...
2 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
tony sayer March 5th 17 10:49 PM
Is it me or did anyone notice the picture waving about a bit from 3:55 mins in?. It was there on the live broadcast and now on iplayer too?. -- Tony Sayer
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Brian Gaff March 4th 17 10:24 AM
I was intrigued by a comment from an expert on one of these late night phone ins the other day about the great plan for Sky is to be completely internet based in a few years, thus no dish will be needed. Does this not in effect make them a cable company? If they do go this route, where would that leave freesat? Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from...
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Johnny B Good[_2_] March 2nd 17 08:37 PM
I suppose this *might* be better posted to a Linux group but I thought I might get more targeted advice here seeing as it's a rather technical digital TV issue. :-) About 6 or so months back, I decided to try to get_iplayer working so I could retrieve some of the off-air recordings that my Kaffeine based PVR scheduling had missed for one reason or another (occasionally an oversight on my...
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Brian-Gaff March 1st 17 06:08 AM
However I can see that a bell ringing channel is a serious omission from Freeview and this needs to be sorted straight away. Maybe it can share it with Morris Dancing train spotting and other similar things on a rolling basis. Brian -- From the Sofa of Brian Gaff Reply address is active Remember, if you don't like where I post
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[email protected] February 26th 17 09:07 PM
I have 4 TV aerials on my house, Sandy Heath, Oxford, Sutton Coldfield and Waltham. Via a few Televes Avant 5's, I have combined all 4 aerials so all TVs get all four regions of ITV, BBC1, Oxford TV and 17 odd BBC local radio. I know that all four transmitters will have some changes as part of the 700 MHz clearance programme, but where can I find the post 700 MHz clearance allocations?
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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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