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Hitachi HDR5T01 Freeview+ recorder archiving by Dave W
I have one of these, sold by Argos, but actually made by Vestel, chassis T7655. My question is - what is "Archive" meant to do? When I go through the process of archiving a recording, it starts by asking for a title etc., then when I press Play to start it off, the recording plays at normal speed (but it's not just a normal play because it can't be fast forwarded). When finished the screen...
November 4th 16 04:17 PM
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GMT by Andy Burns[_12_]
Did someone forget to wind the hands on the DAB transmitters?
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November 3rd 16 02:23 PM
by Chris Green Go to last post
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Yuo want an old TV? by Paul D Smith[_2_]
If anyone else wants an old TV to work on, a shop in Enfield, N.London, has an old RCA Victor in their showroom. There's at least one knob missing though and I've not been in to see what state it's actually in. It's another 'very round screen' set similar to the one that was gracing this group last week. Paul DS.
November 2nd 16 04:58 PM
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a wonderful night for those with flapping ears by Brian Gaff
I don't think the quality of recording was up to it in those days, so nothing could be understood. I have a recording of Shirley Bassey at the Talk of the Town, which has quite a lot of background noise as well, but not as much yacking. anyone remember the Bee Gees being on there. That was the performance where their sister was drafted in instead of Robin who was in the drying out clinic,...
November 2nd 16 08:28 AM
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Troposhperic lift on Freeview at the moment? by Charles F[_2_]
Hi All, Just wondering if anyone else is getting problems with freeview at present. We are in Farnham Surrey, and use Crystal Palace TX as that's the best of the available options . Although we are right on the edge of the service area freeview is normally rock solid, with the exception of BBC4HD, which is a lower power mux. At present though all muxes are showing occasional blocking, to...
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November 2nd 16 07:33 AM
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I've bought an old telly by Graham.[_12_]
https://youtu.be/T2oNculjoQc Be sure to follow both the links in the description. -- Graham. %Profound_observation%
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November 1st 16 09:04 PM
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Problem recording Goodnight Sweetheart on Yesterday by DerekF[_2_]
My wife has been recording Goodnight Sweetheart on the Yesterday channel using the Humax YouView box. For the past few days the recording started at 21.07 instead of 21.20 and finished at 21.45 instead of 22.00. It doesn't normally get its programmes in a twist. Derek
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October 31st 16 11:06 PM
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Does BBC London News have a sound problem? by The Other John[_2_]
On several occasions recently during the local news when they cut from a recorded insert back to the newsreader the first few words they say can't be heard then the rest is OK. Do they have separate sound and vision mixers (human) and the sound person has slow reactions or is it an electronic fault? Or could it be my Panasonic PVR loses audio sync and blanks it on certain video cuts? ...
October 31st 16 04:46 PM
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Dithering BBC by Phi
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October 31st 16 12:52 PM
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Mexican Grand Prix and C4 coverage by David[_13_]
I had series recording for both the live and highlights programmes for F1 on C4 on my Virgin Tivo. This week I noticed that Practice 1 and Practice 2 were on More4 not C4, so I added (I thought) another series link for the Live recording on More4. However this seems to have cleared the series link for the C4 show and I now seem to have lost 3rd practice and qualifying. This suggests that,...
October 30th 16 05:32 PM
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C4 account by Andy Burns[_12_]
How long has C4 required signing into an account to watch catchup on a smartTV? Do they honestly think anyone gives them useful details?
October 29th 16 09:07 AM
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On Topic: Latest 700 MHz plan by Mark Carver
https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0031/92659/Maximising-the-benefits-of-700-MHz-clearance-Statement.pdf -- Mark Please replace invalid and invalid with gmx and net to reply.
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October 27th 16 09:26 PM
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OT(ish) - Digital PVRs and external Internet access (botnets) by David[_13_]
All the DDoS attacks at the moment seem to be attributed mainly to Web Cams and DVRs. I can see that almost anything in the Digital TV arena now is likely to have an Internet connection for NetFlix, iPlayer and the like. What makes the DVRs a special case? Set up for remote control to schedule recordings when you are away from home?
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New BBC microbit computer by Phi
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Getiplayer PVR web interface question - deleting *all trace* of a recording by NY
I've installed Getiplayer 2.97 which includes the text-based command-line backend and the web frontend. I've noticed that if I "record" (ie download) a programme and then delete it after watching, the actual MP4 files (and the associated SRT and XML files) are deleted, but the entry remains, greyed-out, in the Recordings list - see https://s13.postimg.org/wfp35or9z/Image1.png where all...
October 23rd 16 12:09 PM
by Jim Lesurf[_2_] Go to last post
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DysfunctionalLG Soundbar Remote. by Alaric
I have an LG LCD TV set Model 32LF77** which has both Freeview and Freesat tuners and is almost seven years old. I bought an LG soundbar almost two years ago and until recently it worked just fine using an optical connection and the sound bar remote to control the TV on/off, the sound mute and the sound volume. Recently, however, after an auto-retune of the DVT channels the sound volume...
October 23rd 16 10:06 AM
by Adrian Caspersz Go to last post
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delay by Bill Wright[_3_]
The Channel Four coverage of the US Pres. Debate is several long seconds behind the BBC or Sky. Also they don't seem to have the reaction shots in a twin screen from the one who isn't speaking. What could be the course of these phenomena? Bill
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October 21st 16 07:19 PM
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Aberfan broadcast by Bill Wright[_3_]
I remember ITN/TWW's live broadcast at teatime on the day of the disaster. A very snowy, flickering, picture; the reporter standing on the hill above where the school had stood, the camera panning across what looked like a moonscape. I wonder if that broadcast still exists. Bill
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October 21st 16 07:17 PM
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the water analogy by Bill Wright[_3_]
I have a hosepipe with a tap on the end, fed from a tap on the wall. If I turn the tap on the wall off and then turn the tap at the end of the hose on there a momentary surge of water. But if I turn a switch off that feeds a wire then connect a lamp to the other end of the wire the lamp doesn't glow even momentarily. Does this mean the water analogy has failed, or can the surge of water be...
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October 21st 16 05:06 PM
by Martin[_2_] Go to last post
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Cone cameras by Brian Gaff
I've just invented these, they are at the level where they can get good views of the number plates for the apr system, so should aid motorway cops fine the transgressors. Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from... The Sofa of Brian Gaff...
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October 21st 16 03:13 PM
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