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Goodbye 700MHz (aka UHF Ch 48-60) by Mark Carver
http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/consultations/700MHz/statement/?utm_source=updates&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=700-mhz-statement -- Mark Please replace invalid and invalid with gmx and net to reply.
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December 5th 14 06:30 PM
by tim..... Go to last post
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Virgin Media Box: Class Act by Mark Carver
Photographed this on my walk to work this morning:- http://www.markyboy.net/vmbox.jpg (850k) Last week, the daisy chained white cable ties were half way up the cabinet, holding the door closed, quelle surprise this morning it looks like this. Curiously the vandals haven't ripped the guts out (yet) I don't know who's the dimmest. The vandals, or Virgin Media for such a pathetically...
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March 16th 11 10:12 PM
by Graham.[_3_] Go to last post
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Humax Digital TV LGB-17DTTV problems by Malcolm H
I would very much appreciate comments from anybody with relevant experience regarding the problem detailed below with two new Humax Digital TV sets model LGB-17DTTV. The first set was purchased on 30 December 2005 from Curries, after the problem was experienced it was returned to Curries for replacement on 4 January 2006. The second set exhibits exactly the same problem, so presumably the fault...
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February 18th 06 11:10 AM
by Malcolm H Go to last post
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The bells at York by Bill Wright[_3_]
I just signed the petition "Allow the York Minster bell ringers to ring!" and wonder if you could add your name too. The more support we can get the better chance we have of succeeding. You can read more and sign the petition he http://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/allow-the-york-minster-bell-ringers-to-ring Thank you!
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October 20th 16 11:25 PM
by Paul Ratcliffe Go to last post
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Sky reveals HDTV launch lineup by Robert McCall
As Posted on digitalspy.co.uk See Original Link http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/article/ds23757.html Sky's High Definition line-up includes a Sky Sports, Sky Box Office, two Sky movie screens and simulcast versions of Sky One and Artsworld. In addition Sky are in negotiations with other broadcasters interested in offering High Definition (HD) channels and Sky hope to announce those in the coming...
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September 3rd 05 05:09 PM
by Albert Ross Go to last post
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How are Freeview relay transmitters financed? by Roger Mills[_2_]
Just been staying with a friend in Keswick, who gets Freeview from a local relay transmitter. It's way past DCO in that area, so I was surprised to learn that that relay only carries about 3 of the muxes. My friend can get the original 5 channels, plus other BBC channels - BBC3, BBC4, News, Parliament, etc. plus some radio stations - but not the likes of ITV2/3/4 etc. Is this because the...
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June 18th 12 09:12 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Sky to Launch Rival System to Freeview & Transmit HDTV by Steve
http://media.guardian.co.uk/broadcast/story/0,7493,1234697,00.html -- Steve - www.digitalradiotech.co.uk - Digital Radio News & Info DAB sounds worse than FM, Freeview, digital satellite, cable and broadband internet radio
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June 17th 04 11:54 AM
by Andy Luckman (AJL Electronics) Go to last post
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Satellite dish acquires wrong "bird" by Graham.[_3_]
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/infoweb/bird1.jpg Take a closer look, on top of the mount. http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/infoweb/bird1.jpg Note to myself, I really must carry a decent camera on my travels. --
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April 22nd 09 11:57 AM
by J G Miller[_3_] Go to last post
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Freeview TV guide magazine? by Dave Farrance
Which printed magazine is the best TV guide for Freeview? I find that making daily printouts from www.tvtv.co.uk is too time consuming, and printouts never use page space as efficiently as a printed magazine anyway. -- Dave Farrance
October 12th 05 05:48 PM
by Terry Go to last post
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Reliable PVR? by T i m
Hi all, Not sure this is the right place to ask but I've been tasked with helping some technophobe inlaws into the PVR world. Now, I understand Humax gear is known to be fairly user friendly but I'm not sure they are as reliable as I want to risk as a recommendation (based on the one the Mrs had before I got her a Topfield TF5800 like mine).
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February 5th 17 04:33 PM
by T i m Go to last post
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A new problem by Bill Wright[_2_]
'Tenant says telly flashes blue when it should be off'. She was in her ninties, and had insomnia. She lives in one room in a care home. Every night at 3am the Hitachi switches from a red light to a green one and the screen flashes blue. "It's rather disturbing." I explained that the telly was downloading the EPG, and that it was quite normal. Quite why the screen flashes blue I don't...
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February 20th 12 08:39 AM
by Martin[_2_] Go to last post
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TV displays in shops by Bill Wright[_2_]
I was in a branch of a large supermarket chain the other day and I looked at the display of tellys. All looked bright and cheerful, at first glance. They were all fed by HDMI and were all showing the same programme in glorious HD. But at one end of the display were three Samsungs mounted one above the other. The pictures were dull and had low contrast. On close examination it became obvious...
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December 6th 12 11:53 AM
by Mark[_7_] Go to last post
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Antiference: sometimes I dispair by Bill Wright
I have been an Antiference customer since 1970. That's 37 years of using their products through thick and thin. It's been a 'for better or worse' experience, but in general it's been pretty good. However the TC range was abolished after 30 years because Anti felt the need to comply with the requirements of the CAI benchmarking scheme. That meant that the Trumatch dipole had to go because it...
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February 18th 08 08:54 AM
by Dickie mint Go to last post
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Nokia Mediamaster 9850 T will not tune in after change over by malcolm
Nokia Mediamaster 9850 T This set came with the original ON Digital Service 1999and as worked fine up to now but will not pick any channels at all. Is it now obsolete or am I doing something wrong while trying to re install the programs all the other digiboxs work fine and the two digi tvs ok or have retuned ok
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October 1st 11 09:15 AM
by malcolm Go to last post
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Exotic HDMI cables - scam? by bugbear
I've been doing a little reading, whilst looking to buy my Blu-Ray player. It appears that as long as your HDMI cable is over a threshold (i.e. good enough), since the signal is digital, a better cable above-and-beyond this level (and price) offers no actual benefit. This view is supported by quite a lot of consumer tests in the US
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April 16th 10 02:58 PM
by Albert Ross Go to last post
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the long a by Bill Wright[_2_]
The oft-repeated plugs on BBC TV for an upcoming programme called 'Castles' is beginning to get on Yorkshire's nerves. She says it in a right exaggerated way. 'Car Sells' indeed! If we called it Conisbrough Car Sell folks would look at us funny! Actually there is a secondhand car bombsite at Conisborough. I wonder if he's ever thought to call himself Conisbrough Car Sell? Bill
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December 14th 14 02:52 PM
by Graham.[_5_] Go to last post
220 4,687
Problems with the Bush Freeview Box by Dee
Hi, I've purchased 4 Bush Digital Set Top boxes to get Digital TV (Freeview) when they were 40 in Argos Before that we had a Samsung Set Top box.
December 13th 03 12:15 PM
by one true yid Go to last post
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Anything positive to say about BBC HD quality. by David
Watched a couple of programmes on BBC HD last night I thought quality had improved, might just have been a program thing, so I wondered if all the complaints might have had a positive result. OR are they achieving nothing? Best wishes for the new year. David
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January 11th 10 09:09 AM
by Roderick Stewart[_2_] Go to last post
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BBC left/liberal/green bias in the last few days by [email protected]
Last night the BBC TV news had an item about the cuts in the education budget. The story was that the government had decided to cut millions of pounds from the last government's proposed education budget, but no mention was made of the fiscal reasons was given, so it sounded as if they'd done it for their own reasons. This item was illustrated by a series of shots showing abandoned school...
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July 17th 10 10:22 PM
by J G Miller[_3_] Go to last post
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Incandescent bulbs - decision, plus Edison Screw question by Steve Thackery[_2_]
I never thought this would happen, but yesterday I took my big box of beloved incandescent bulbs (household bulbs, not specialist ones) down to the tip. In that box was my entire stock of CFLs, too, although they were emphatically *not* beloved. I've been installing LED bulbs in various places around the home, and I'm so impressed by them there just seems to be no point in using anything else...
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June 3rd 14 04:48 PM
by Windmill[_2_] Go to last post
257 4,592
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