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Which direction to point aerial based on Postcode? by Fred
Is there a website into which you can type a postcode and it will let you know which transmitter to point the aerial to, giving a compass bearing from that postcode? Many thanks
January 16th 07 09:07 PM
by ronald Go to last post
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"Book Me" +green dot. by David[_9_]
At 12:59 today Freeview 101 BBC1 HD from Emley Moor during promos before 1pm news at the top right hand corner of screen "Book Me" followed by a Green Dot appeared for a minute. What is this message please? I got it at the same time yesterday and it stayed on until I disconnected the mains for a few minutes, nothing else I tried would get rid of it.
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February 5th 15 12:57 PM
by Paul Ratcliffe Go to last post
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Luxor LCD TVs by Paul D
I've been looking around for a 23 inch Freeview LCD for my mother. On browsing the Empire Direct website I've found a brand called Luxor, which I've never heard of. There's nothing on the net about them and they are only sold through Empire. However, their 23 inch freeview TV is around 100 pounds cheaper than the equivalent Toshiba, which I was planning to buy! The Luxor costs only 375...
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September 23rd 06 10:32 AM
by Roland Rodgers Go to last post
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Ross HD receiver firmware by John Legon
Having guessed that the hardware in my Ross HD satellite receiver is the same as that used in the Telsky S 220 HD, I thought it would be fun to download and install the firmware revision for the Telesky box from the telsky.de website, to see if there were any advantages. It turns out that the version number 1.0.6 is the same as that of the current Ross release and the GUI is very similar, but...
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August 1st 10 08:59 AM
by John Legon Go to last post
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Switch off at the socket? by alexander.keys1[_2_]
There have been a lot of comments recently about the waste of energy due to appliances being left on standby, and various gizmo's that are on offer to turn them off automatically, or otherwise purporting to save energy. What everybody seems to be forgetting is that an energy- saving device comes with most UK socket outlets, it's called a 'switch', and when put into the 'off' position, power...
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September 23rd 10 10:07 PM
by pete[_4_] Go to last post
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Another pile of BBC DOG **** by Agamemnon
Further to my last complaint about the DOG **** on Torchwood, this is what I got from the BBC. "Thank you for your email. I recognise that you don't agree the policy on DOGs, and I won't bore you with repetition or further statements or arguments on the subject. However this contact - as previous ones were, is logged as a complaint about DOGs.
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April 15th 08 03:23 PM
by The Real Zarbiface Go to last post
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Disabling Unused Analogue TV Tuners - Samsung by Adrian C
Friends have just bought a new Samsung LCD television. (Series 4, LE32B450). Nice picture. I've noticed a little problem with it's builtin tuner setup. It has both analogue and digitial tuners arranged so that if ye press "1" for BBC1 you first get the digital (DTV) BBC service, and then if ye press "1" a second time, you get the analogue (ATV) BBC service. Sometimes it's showing ATV first,...
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February 27th 10 11:28 AM
by brightside S9 Go to last post
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Clarkson censured for 'bit gay' car gibe by Agamemnon
****ing loonies. So its perfectly alright to have John Barrowman inviting Andrew Lloyd Weber to shove his cock up his arse and bend over for some more on the Jonathan Ross show, as if that is not offensive to Christians, Muslims, Jews and the majority of the public who consider anal sex to be perverted, but not this. May 21, 2007 Clarkson censured for 'bit gay' car gibe
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June 2nd 07 08:18 PM
by Paul Ratcliffe Go to last post
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RF loop through by paul.bennett
can anyone tell me what R/F Loop-through means. i'm thinking of having Freeview and wonder what all the different terms and features mean. is it necessary to have 2 scart connections as i record a lot of stuff to watch later because of shift work. is there a site that will tell me what i need to look for? paul
October 30th 03 02:47 PM
by Tim Mitchell Go to last post
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Channel 4 pulls out of DAB by DAB sounds worse than FM
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2008/oct/10/channel4-radio FM switch-off now put back to May 2038 - if all goes well. Hehe. -- Steve - www.digitalradiotech.co.uk - Digital Radio News & Info
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January 12th 09 10:33 PM
by Bill Wright Go to last post
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Humax PVR-9200T - new software by Max Demian
A new version of software (1.00.23) is available for OTA download on the Humax PVR-9200T until 9am this Friday. It fixes the problem of slow response to commands from the remote and front panel which many people have experienced since the last major retune (30.09.09). Also, the EPG is saved to HDD when you switch to standby, and reloads it in about half a minute when you switch out of...
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June 18th 10 07:15 PM
by Steve Thackery[_2_] Go to last post
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Humax Foxsat HDR files playback on PC? by John Smith
Hi, I have moved some files from my Humax Foxsat HDR to my PC to free up space. Is there any way to play these files on a PC running XP? My current software MS Media Player and Realplayer don't work with these files Thanks for any info.
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April 1st 12 04:02 PM
by JoeFoneboneEsq Go to last post
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asda freeview by [email protected]
Just got the Durabrand CG5660-M freeview box, and everything works fine except that when you put it in standby mode overnight, it won't come out of standby. You can pull out the power supply and reconnect, but then it loses all its settings. Leaving the unit on seems to be the only way to overcome this. Thanks for any suggestions
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September 6th 06 11:25 AM
by Pyriform Go to last post
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Ham radio Interference by Dave H[_4_]
I have a Ham Radio enthusiast living some 200 yards away with a big set of aerianalia. When he turns this in my direction and talks to his contact, my picture on Sky jumps all over the place to the extent it is unwatchable. Just like having the vertical hold set wrong. The sound on my amplifier also cuts out when he is talking. Sky box is connected to a video recorder by scart and then to...
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February 21st 17 09:31 AM
by Jim Lesurf[_2_] Go to last post
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OT - mobile phone chargers number 1 planet killer - official by Pyriform
I have this morning received a communication from my current energy supplier, Southern Electric. After explaining that they've fulfilled their May promise not to increase my prices again for the rest of 2006, and are therefore now going to increase them from 1st January 2007, they point me in the direction of their handy energy-saving leaflet, which they have enclosed. "Work WONDERS in a...
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November 24th 06 11:27 PM
by AD C Go to last post
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Talking Pictures TV HD channel 81 on Freeview by madge
Combined minds The Radio Times last week and this week mentions this channel but a retune on my Samsung HDTV it is not showing up. I receive my signal from Dover should I be able to view it yet? The usual HD channels are there at the 100's why did they not assign this channel a a number in the 100's? Thanks in advance -- My Kindle/Mobile links page | All Kindles | http://goo.gl/ySe0d
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October 11th 15 09:59 AM
by Martin[_2_] Go to last post
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Panasonic TV fault today by Andrew Gabriel
Had a call from the parents saying their Panasonic Viera TV has developed a fault. After about 10 minutes, it flips to saying "No service", which is what would normally happen if you pull out the aerial. However, another digital TV shows the aerial signal is fine. Once it's gone "No service", it stays there until you change channel, and you can then change back immediately and the original...
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August 31st 12 09:19 PM
by Andrew Gabriel Go to last post
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Did I not explain it very well? by Bill Wright[_2_]
Last week I advised a customer as follows: Your terrestrial reception is very poor. I can replace the aerial with a better one, but I can't give you a 100% guarantee that reception will always be perfect. I suggest you go for Freesat. We discussed this at length. The next day, I installed Freesat for him. Today he rung to complain that although reception on the Freesat box was
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April 16th 11 08:51 PM
by Bill Wright[_2_] Go to last post
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TV/DVD combi with Freesat? by Bill Wright[_2_]
Customer wants a 32" or similar TV/DVD combi with Freesat HD built-in. Anyone ever seen such a beast? Bill
April 26th 13 12:52 AM
by Ian Go to last post
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TV Aerial Alignment Calculator by Java Jive
I've now got a more sophisticated version of the TV Aerial Alignment Calculator up and running. There's a transmitter list with aerial heights (and potentially a more complete one with lots of other info not yet used), 60% and 100% Fresnel zones, and the curvature of the earth: http://www.macfh.co.uk/Test/UKTerrestrialTVTest.html The biggest long term need is for directional information,...
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May 26th 09 10:06 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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