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Watchmakers' Glasses by Java Jive[_2_]
All this faffing around with modern PCBs has convinced me that a 10/20x hand lens is no longer enough. Does anyone have any experience of buying and using watchmakers' glasses, as for example he http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=watchmaker+glasses If so, bearing in mind that already I use spectacles for close-distance work, what make/model would people recommend? I'm surprised to...
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December 9th 16 11:23 AM
by Roderick Stewart[_3_] Go to last post
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Stripes on TV by Scott[_2_]
We were talking about this at the office this morning. At one time certain patterns involving stripes were banned on TV because they caused blurring of the picture. Was this an analogue artifact or does it affect digital also? Does it affect HD as well as SD?
December 9th 16 10:39 AM
by Brian Gaff Go to last post
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Digital drop out. by Brian Gaff
No not some kind of bit hippie, its the tendency for feeds to radio and tv transmitters to be far worse than in the good old analogue days as the word glitch had never been invented. It seems to me listening to freeview radio and dab the momentary drop out sometimes accompanied by a he squeak is pretty common and not the fault of the receiver. Its obviously mostly in the feed as even with...
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December 7th 16 01:17 AM
by Bill Wright[_3_] Go to last post
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Programme guide query by Pinnerite
I had been struggling to deploy a computer program called Kaffeine 2.0.5 because that version supposedly could process DVB-T2 (HD) signals. However I couldn't test it because its channel search routine seemed to find and list everything from Berlin to Hanoi but not UK channels. Finding no help on the wwww I finally wrote to the developer, receiving the following reply a couple of days ago.
December 6th 16 01:25 PM
by Jim Lesurf[_2_] Go to last post
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TV sound d/a conversion by Chris J Dixon
My new Samsung TV UE43KU6000 has no analogue sound output for my existing hi-fi system. There seem to be a number of very similar looking converter boxes available, of which this is one of the cheapest: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Digital-Optical-Coaxial-Toslink-Converter/dp/B0148KYD0U/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1480669932&sr=8-3&keywords=digital+to+analogue+tv+audio+converter There is then rather a...
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December 6th 16 12:48 AM
by Dave Plowman (News) Go to last post
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Digital reception by F Murtz
Don't know if UK has similar systems to us in Australia My digital tv reception is shot to hell, They have put an NBN fixed cellular broadband tower a few hundred metres from my house in Couridjah,I do not know if it is up and running yet(the FTTN is not ready yet although it seems to be all in) I wonder if they are testing the tower and 4G is causing my tv reception problem
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December 3rd 16 03:05 PM
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Does anyone know by Brian Gaff
If panasonics latest models of tvs still have the spoken menus and program guide muchvaunted a couple of years ago, or has this become a casualty of their outsourcing cheapskate backtracking ? At present the only brand of TV I know has it is Samsung. and personally I feel all tvs should have this as standard. its really not much to ask and we are an aging population after all. Brian --
December 3rd 16 01:00 PM
by Andy Burns[_12_] Go to last post
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RNIB Connect Radio too loud by Brian Gaff
What is going on on the radio channels of freeview. the audio levels are all over the place recently, and most are louder than any of the TV sound channels, but RNIB connect, which is only handled in mono on Freeview seems to be much louder than all the others. People have told them many times but they claim there is no way they can change it It sounds better on the internet, but the...
December 3rd 16 12:40 PM
by Scott[_2_] Go to last post
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New fibre installation keeps buffering on BBC by Phi
With a small screen in HD on Windows 10
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December 2nd 16 04:41 PM
by Martin[_2_] Go to last post
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I dislike ordering stuff that is not in stock by Phi
Twice recently I have tried to order a Sony smart TV listed by Amazon for next day delivery, but it is eventually not available. The latest delivery date now is 21st December so I had to cancel. Argos, Hughes and Richersounds have the TV, but only for in store collection.
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December 2nd 16 07:14 AM
by Roderick Stewart[_3_] Go to last post
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Co-as cable: truth or nonsense? by Bill Wright[_3_]
Quotes from a recent CCTV trade flier: Start quotes A solid copper centre core as copper is better conductor of electricity and signals than gold! So go for copper conductors. Aluminium is only 61% as effective as copper. Cheap cable such as CCA (Copper Clad Aluminium) and CCS (Copper Clad Steel) - Cheaper but in reality a false economy. CCA is around 61%
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December 1st 16 10:23 PM
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Should I change provider? by pinnerite
I am currently with TalkTalk and have been for many years. I am about half a mile from the exchange and my broadband service is not bad. I just did tests with three different testers. On average I get typically download speeds of 12 Mb/s and upload of 1.47 Mb/s. However I am paying: Broadband & phone £20 Line rental £17.70 Plus 'other call' around £5.00
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December 1st 16 10:22 PM
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Is access to all frequencies for listening a human right? by Brian Gaff
I think it should be. At the moment there are so many devices that either due to poor design or the way they operate, which pollute the airwaves that its a scandal Back in the old days we just had badly suppressed cars and motors, arcing insulators on pylons, some TVs that kicked out harmonics from internal oscillators, and welders. These could be off or not affecting very many people and...
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December 1st 16 02:12 PM
by tony sayer Go to last post
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Old TalkTalk badged YouView box by David Wade[_2_]
Folks, I have one of the Talk Talk badged YouView boxes with twin tuner and HD recorder. As I have BT it seems to have turned itself into a BT YouView box, but until recently it worked fine. However its now gone very slow so for example pressing guide results in a delay of several seconds, and changing channels has become fun (not)!. The Help - About says its a Huawei model...
November 30th 16 11:46 PM
by Yellow[_3_] Go to last post
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Weather effects by Davey
At about lunchtime, the ITV channels broadcast from Tacolneston were almost totally unwatchable, mostly stationary pixellated screens, with the occasional change. Later in the afternoon, BBC1 went the same way for a short time. I assume this was weather-related, wind and rain being prominent at the time. Now all is peaceful and visible, but the winds are building again. --- Davey.
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November 30th 16 07:17 PM
by James Heaton Go to last post
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Lack of logic grumble - Humax Freesat HD by David[_14_]
Hunkered down in bed last night watching some Channel 4 On Demand; working my way through the 2016 UK Rally Series. Wired Gigabit Ethernet in the bedroom has its advantages. When I was on about my 4th episode I got an on-screen prompt telling me that I hadn't used the box controller for 3 hours and did I want to power down or stay on. I wasn't aware that I was using my obvious psychic...
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November 29th 16 01:12 PM
by Martin[_2_] Go to last post
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BBC iPlayer buffering again. by Phi
Whilst it was buffering, I started another instance of Firefox to check connection speed and It returned a value of 40Mb/sec. I suppose it must be the weather.
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November 27th 16 06:18 PM
by David[_14_] Go to last post
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Android TV boxes? by Kenny
Can they wirelessly display a laptop, tablet or phone on the TV screen? Kenny Cargill
November 26th 16 09:39 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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This week's silly question - working hours 9 AM - 5 PM by NY
With the clocks going back last weekend and everyone moaning about how dark it was driving home in the evening, I started to think. Why is it that the hours of the traditional office working day, 9 AM to 5 PM, were chosen to be asymmetric about noon? If they'd chosen 8 to 4 instead, the mornings and evenings would get dark equally - assuming that 12 noon is the point when the sun is highest...
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November 23rd 16 10:15 PM
by Roderick Stewart[_3_] Go to last post
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Robustness of Freeview HD vs SD by [email protected]
So "Author" blew down our TV antenna and we've had to resort to an indoor portable antenna until its fixed. Curiously not a single HD channel now works on my Humax box, yet most of the SD channels are perfectly ok. I live in London so I presume both are broadcast from Crystal Palace so I can only assume either that: 1) HD is broadcast at a lower power than SD or 2) The error correction on HD...
November 22nd 16 02:04 PM
by Brian Gaff Go to last post
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