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Global positioning by Brian Gaff
I ride in a lot of taxis, and am often amused by the sat nav that many of the non English drivers seem to use. In the country they are fine, but in the built up towns you often get them missing turns and all sorts. One guy said to me in a broken English, I blame all this satellite TV for interfering with them. I did think about trying to explain how the two would not affect each other but...
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Yesterday 11:56 PM
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TOT: Adult material on the Internet by Ian Field
"Scott" wrote in message ... I realise this posting is off topic even by the standards of this group, but with all the controversy about the Presidents Club, F1 grid girls etc I am surprised that nothing seems to have been said about the availability of so-called 'adult material' on the Internet and ...
Yesterday 08:45 PM
by Norman Wells[_6_] Go to last post
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TOT: Adult material on the Internet by Bob Latham
In article , Roderick Stewart wrote: As far as I'm concerned, adults should be free to follow their own chosen occupations and speak their own thoughts in their own words, and we should all learn to live with the fact that other people's opinions may be different from our own. +1
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February 17th 18 09:48 AM
by Jim Lesurf[_2_] Go to last post
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New technologies? by Pinnerite
Right now we have a mix of standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD). Currently marketed are 4K televisions with amazing images. We can stream 4K from commercial sources provided we are prepared to pay for the fibre-optic connection and streaming source. Is that it for broadcast TV or is there currently any research currently seeking to squeeze more out of the available bands? (Just...
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February 17th 18 09:39 AM
by Jim Lesurf[_2_] Go to last post
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Foxsat HDR not recording by PeterC
The Humax Foxsat HDR has stopped recording anything unless started manually. The info. on a programme is OK in the EPG and Media list but is haywire for the 'live' programme, being several hours out and for the programme at that time. Ive tried a hard reboot but that's done nothing. Any ideas please? -- Peter. The gods will stay away whilst religions hold sway
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February 13th 18 10:35 PM
by Martin[_2_] Go to last post
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Humax Question by Eddie King[_2_]
Hi all, my trusty Topfield seems to be on its way out. Despite having refurbished the PSU a while back it crashed yesterday loosing all programm data. The recordings on disk weren't affected. Now my question, if I get a refurbished Humax HDR1100S will I be able to download the recordings stored on HDD via USB to another PC in order to convert to mpg/mp4?
February 12th 18 01:52 PM
by tim...[_2_] Go to last post
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Channel 20 Drama doesn't use whole screen by Chris Green
Programs (as opposed to adverts) on Drama (Channel 20, Freeview) don't display full screen on our system. We have a pretty standard LG TV with a Humax PVR. It's not just too tall or too wide, there's a black band all round the displayed picture. So, even if preserving the screen proportions the picture could be displayed larger. Is this normal or is something configured wrong?
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February 11th 18 04:15 PM
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Streaming dongle choice, or ? by Davey
Having been flummoxed again by the inability of my Linux PC to access All4, I saw the current ad. for refurbished Humax boxes. The most suitable for me is £117, the FVP-4000T. I then wondered about using a streaming stick instead, Google or Roku or whatever, about which I know very little. Searching for information, I am still confused, so maybe somebody here can help. I am sure that I am not...
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February 11th 18 01:10 PM
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COM 7 off again for Sonys at Emley Moor by Bill Wright[_3_]
Could Sony TV owners please check (EPG) channels 107 to 111. If there's no reception could you note the transmitter if known (or your rough location) and the time, and post the info here? I'm wondering if other transmitters are involved. Bill
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February 9th 18 03:00 PM
by Mark Carver[_2_] Go to last post
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News11? by Andy Burns[_12_]
OK, so it's a long time since the BBC news channel was called News24, but there are now less than 11 hours of programmes per day on BBC News that aren't shared with other BBC channels 06:00 - 09:00 Breakfast 09:00 - 11:00 Victoria Derbyshire 11:00 - 12:00 Newsroom Live 13:00 - 13:30 News at One 18:00 - 18:30 News at Six 19:00 - 19:30 Beyond 100 Days
February 9th 18 02:39 AM
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Freeview BBC Four HD move by Max Demian
It looks as if BBC Four HD (Freeview 106) is moving multiplex: http://www.a516digital.com/2018/01/freeview-changes-for-bbc-four-hd-and.html Unfortunately http://www.terrestrialtv.co.uk/ is offline so I can't confirm the details. According to the first website, it's already available (from Jan 11) and the current arrangement will cease after Jan 17 - the EPG says "BBC Four HD has moved" from...
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February 8th 18 06:16 PM
by Bill Wright[_3_] Go to last post
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BBC's new Weather website - where have the isobars gone? by Ian Jackson[_7_]
The BBC have introduced a new, improved style of presenting the weather. On their website, there no longer appears to be a proper 'Jack Scott' weather map (Surface Pressure Chart), as per https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/surface-pressure/#?tab=surfa cePressureColour&fcTime=1517918400 Is it there somewhere, and I can't find it - or do the BBC feel that nobody was interested? --
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February 8th 18 04:38 PM
by Martin[_2_] Go to last post
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Unprofessional stations by Brian Gaff
Seems to me that these automated tv stations with pre recorded continuity are only as good as the person who checks them. So often the wrong announcment goes out, such as a plug for a show including its time at the end of the show itself, making it bleedin obvious its canned. Grr. Brian --
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February 7th 18 05:45 PM
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History of Railway in the South by Dean Jackson
Eastbourne historian and author Michael Hymans has penned a new book on the history of the railway in the south https://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/lifestyle/nostalgia-eastbourne-author-s-new-book-charts-rail-network-through-the-south-1-8355192 D.J.
February 4th 18 11:25 PM
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Eternal September is down by Brian Gaff
In case anyone is wondering. Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from... The Sofa of Brian Gaff... Blind user, so no pictures please!
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February 3rd 18 06:46 PM
by David[_14_] Go to last post
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Always check the cables..... by Chris Holmes
That’s what my mentor said..... We recently had a coax outlet installed “Professionally” My wife said “Why doesn’t the TV work?” I laughted (we had just watched a programme, but apparently that was via IPlayer). So, I went and took the loft ladder down and did various continuity tests, etc and THOUGHT I’d found a problem with the coax outlet (perhaps I should have tried a...
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February 3rd 18 09:49 AM
by Roderick Stewart[_3_] Go to last post
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Aerial cables (other than the goat aspect) by Bill Wright[_3_]
In the fifties and sixties people often had the wireless next to the telly. In fact usually the wireless had been in place for many years, and so when they got a telly they naturally put it adjacent. Often when we installed the telly we'd notice that the wireless aerial was notheing more than a bit of wire staples up a door frame and along the picture rail. Standard practice (as a good turn...
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February 3rd 18 06:29 AM
by Andy Burns[_12_] Go to last post
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How to identify a good (low-loss) aerial lead by NY
My wife wanted me to move the telly to a new position further away from the aerial socket. I happened to have a 10m aerial lead (with moulded-on Belling Lee plugs) but I found that reception was very poor: the signal strength gauge on the TV's tuning menu was noticeably lower and the signal quality (how ever that is calculated!) was also lower, and almost non-existent for COM7 and COM8....
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February 1st 18 02:39 PM
by Jim Lesurf[_2_] Go to last post
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New aerial for Winter Hill. by Graham.[_12_]
I will be overhauling my aerials when the weather gets a bit warmer and I was wondering, after the 700MHz band clearance and move downwards, what group of aerial to use rather than the C/D one I have now that is already sub-prime. We were promised a new grouping scheme optimised for the post 800Mhz clearance, did the manufactures deliver this? What about the even smaller band we are about to...
February 1st 18 12:37 PM
by R. Mark Clayton[_2_] Go to last post
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Freeview swizzling sound tracks by Brian Gaff
Seems to me that the bit rate of many sound tracks on freeview channels are getting far worse than before, including obvious artifacts of low bit rates and the phase distortions you hear in mp3s recorded at 128kbits a sec or less. There seems to be a race for the bottom going on, not just in the sort of rubbish we are offered but the transmission quality as well. its all part of the losing...
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January 30th 18 07:25 PM
by JNugent[_4_] Go to last post
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