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phone scam involving television service by Clive Page[_4_]
We get junk calls on our landline every day or so. Mildly annoying but not yet enough to actually spend money on trying to thwart them. In the past they have usually been from "Microsoft Security Department" or else "BT broadband security" or something computer related. But for the last few weeks most calls have started by saying something like "It's about your television service - you are...
Yesterday 09:07 PM
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SOT: Is it me? by Bob Latham
In article , Bill Wright wrote: I respond to you because I care deeply about the enormous waste of resources that the global warming swindle has caused. I think it's up to everyone that has seen through it to speak out. +1
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Yesterday 07:16 PM
by Bill Wright[_3_] Go to last post
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The latest TV con! by Peter Crosland
Claims to give cable TV for free in the UK. Oh yeah! http://thefoxinsider.com/page1/topgadgets/uk/tfi_uk1_tvf_gg/?c=477&key=5b40cc09da5f9f758b2c7b0bf12261cb&t=94e655045539d2d41749b84aac7c80de&creative=DUK -- Peter Crosland Reply address is valid
Yesterday 06:56 PM
by Bill Wright[_3_] Go to last post
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Star Wars Rogue 1 - where is it showing on TV? by David[_14_]
I have been chasing my tail on t'Internet trying to track down where Rogue 1 is showing (if at all). I would have thought that with the new Star Wars release it would have been all over the place but I keep seeing references to it being on Netflix in July 2017 then nothing. The link for Netflix returns a 404. I realise that I can by the DVD but I would like to use an all inclusive service...
Yesterday 05:33 PM
by John Hall[_2_] Go to last post
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Samsung Smart TVs and Android by David[_14_]
We have a UE22H5600AK Samsung TV. It is "smart" and has the multi-colour logo button on the remote control. Now you are supposed to be able to do all sorts of clever things like playing videos from your phone or tablet, and I am trying to do this but it isn't working very well. The Samsung app on the tablet can work as a remote control.
Yesterday 04:51 PM
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TWOT: Any astronomers on here by Woody[_5_]
I'm trying to identify a 'star' in the sky that has been visible for the last few mornings. I put 'star' in quotes as I suspect it is a planet. We have seen it as the sun is starting to rise. This morning around 07:15 it was about 30deg east of the moon and about half the height of the moon above the horizon, I would guess roughly ESE. It was quite bright in the lightening blue sky of the...
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December 16th 17 10:19 PM
by Ian Jackson[_7_] Go to last post
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Sky q and freesat by sintv[_2_]
Sky are changing everyone to Skyq and this should be done by 5 years or so. If a customer stops subscribing the Skyq box must be returned so a customer wont be able to put his SkyHD box back in as LNB is wideband - unless a hybrid LNB was fitted. In any case once everyone has Skyq, there will be no use for the SkyHD transponders so they will be turned off so you'll have to get a Humax(eg)box to...
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December 16th 17 01:05 PM
by tim...[_2_] Go to last post
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University Challenge Vision too close by Phi
Wednesday BBC2 The camera view could only incorporate 3 members of each team at one time, the fourth person was out of shot. Strange
December 16th 17 12:13 PM
by Brian Gaff Go to last post
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A better YouTube receiver by TonyGamble
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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December 16th 17 10:24 AM
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Strange BBC programming (for a change) by Davey
BBC1 is showing on Monday in the mid-afternoon slot, a new episode of Father Brown. It is marked as 1 of 10, and the title has not appeared before, as far as I can see. So far, so good. On Tuesday, there is another 1 of 10, but this time one that has been shown before. So what is coming on Wednesday? No Father Brown, but Raiders of the Lost Ark. Makes sense to somebody, I'm sure.
December 15th 17 05:14 PM
by Martin[_2_] Go to last post
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BBC Scotland - scope for confusion? by Scott[_2_]
I see that - subject to Ofcom consent - there is to be new BBC Scotland television channel. As far as I can see, it will be SD only and will take the position of BBC Four (channel 9 on Freeview). All the opt-outs on BBC Two will transfer to the new channel so in effect BBC Two Scotland will end, to be replaced by BBC Two England. BBC Two SD and BBC Two HD will be the same. 1. Will having a...
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December 15th 17 03:50 PM
by Roderick Stewart[_3_] Go to last post
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Would you believe it ? by Phi
Kodi has been the subject of controversy for some time, and addon repository TVAddons has, in particular, been criticized from many quarters. Having recently announced that it will no longer proactively check for pirated content, TVAddons is suggesting that there's a very good reason to use Kodi addons to stream online content -- security. The site says that one of the reasons Kodi is so...
December 15th 17 02:12 PM
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get_iplayer v3.07 problem with --available-since hours) command by Johnny B Good[_2_]
I've just updated get_iplayer via the ubuntu PPA (using Linux Mint 17.1) and the "--available-since hours" command no longer produces any listings, nor even an error message. I've checked out the documentation and the FAQs but can't find an answer. I've tried the cache rebuild command and even restarted the computer but all to no avail. The previous update to v3.06 just over a month ago...
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December 15th 17 11:24 AM
by Davey Go to last post
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RFID wallets by Mike
On Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:12:34 +0000, Mike wrote: On Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:19:25 -0000, "Brian Gaff" wrote: I have looked at some of these wallets, but I'm seriously thinking that asking for a non contactless card might be a good idea I have just asked my bank if I can have a non-contactless card and they said no.
December 15th 17 10:11 AM
by Jim Lesurf[_2_] Go to last post
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Volume management not. by Brian Gaff
I notice over the last couple of weeks that channel volumes on the freeview stations are drifting more and more apart. Have the recently got rid of all sound engineers or is this another case of who cares its only the telly? Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from... The Sofa of Brian Gaff...
December 15th 17 09:17 AM
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OT: RFID wallets by Jim Lesurf[_2_]
In article , Andy Burns wrote: Jim Lesurf wrote: I've no idea if anyone has made anything (yet) that would work at much higher distances. While waiting in the local Royal Mail delivery office, I looked up at the ceiling to see a "radiator sized" unit, I searched for whatever name was printed on it and it was a long distance...
December 14th 17 09:28 AM
by Jim Lesurf[_2_] Go to last post
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Blue Planet II Comes To iPlayer In 4K HDR by Java Jive[_2_]
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-42225220 "The BBC's Blue Planet II programme is to become its first TV series to be made available in 4K resolution and high dynamic range (HDR) colour via its iPlayer catch-up service. All seven episodes of the marine-themed show are being made available to UK-based owners of select TVs. Until now, the BBC had only released programmes in this format via
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December 13th 17 08:17 AM
by Andy Burns[_12_] Go to last post
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Sony Android TV's and screen mirroring? by Kenny
Bravia 4K 2015, bought 2016, Screen Mirroring/Miracast not working right, I think it was a recent firmware update caused it though it always seemed a bit iffy. Laptop sees the TV and the desktop appears on TV but it seems to freeze there, doing anything on laptop is not followed on TV. It may appear 5 minutes or more later but slow and jerky. Mobile phone which connected to TV before now...
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December 12th 17 06:57 PM
by Brian Gaff Go to last post
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OT: RFID wallets by Jim Lesurf[_2_]
In article , Terry Casey wrote: Nobody had ever needed to queue at a doorway using the RFID system but now there were queues of people fumbling for their swipe cards every morning and lunch time. So much for progress ... Alas, when some form/level of 'security' is needed that tends to work against convenience....
December 12th 17 04:28 PM
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RFID wallets by Jim Lesurf[_2_]
In article , Woody wrote: Hold a bright LED torch behind the card and you can see the chip - very often in the lower right when the card is viewed from the front. A 2mm drill through the chip will kill it completely. Is it established that this does not invalidate the card or cause it to cease working via contact?
December 12th 17 10:33 AM
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