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BBC Local News on freeview by Peter Pratten
In uk.tech.digital-tv, DB writes I wondered how long it would take! It's normal for BBC 2. There is no provision for English regional opts on BBC2 on DTT as the cost to do this is too great for the small amount of opting that happens on BBC2. Just noticed a change here. The BBC2 mid-afternoon news summary has moved to BBC1. I thought at first it might be because of...
July 11th 03 01:35 AM
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TV Ariel Cable by DeeInLondon
I went o my Aunts' house to look at her TV picture and it's damn arwful, I thought a Freeview box might help but the signal was too rubbish to get a stable picture Then just for the sake of trying I put a small indoor ariel and the picture was perfect on teriisterial and digital channals - only problem was I had to stnad bythe windows holding the ariel. There are 2 main problems -
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July 10th 03 09:12 PM
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AVerTV DVB-T software support? by Tony
I contacted the company a few weeks ago, and their spokesperson said that new software with much more support would be available for the AVerTV DVB-T card at the end of June 2003, but nothing has been updated on their site as of yet. Perhaps there is no update after all..? I dont know. Its a real shame this card doesn't offer all the cool facilities that others do. Maybe it will when the...
July 10th 03 06:45 PM
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NetGem i-Player connectivity... by Steve Hall
Folks, Having finally given in to the lure of an STB (I refuse to have an overgrown dinner plate bolted to my house), I'm keen to get the NetGem. However, a couple of questions, if I may... 1. Am I right in thinking that the latest software release (May 03) will allow me to plug in my USB ADSL modem, and connect to the net via DSL, and so avoid the need for an additional ISP and any dial...
July 10th 03 06:19 PM
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BBC no change by Aztech
"David" wrote in message ... "Mark Carver" wrote in message news:[email protected] Give 'um a chance ! It's hardly worth coming into BBC TVC extra early for something that can be done at leisure during 'office hours' ! :-)
July 10th 03 03:55 PM
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TV License Evasion by Peter
On Wed, 2 Jul 2003 00:40:16 +0100, "Bill Bennett" wrote: So, a friend of mine is going to Uni this year, he wants to watch telly in his dormroom. What are the chances TV-L will come and kick his ass if he doesnt pay? What if he has a real TV (which he covers up if the detectors come round), and fobs them off with a little battery powered handheld TV...
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July 10th 03 12:26 PM
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"Set Top" Aerial recommendations by Steve Peake
On Wed, 09 Jul 2003 14:36:26 GMT, Some bloke wrote: "Doctor D." wrote Antiference http://www.antiference.co.uk/indoor.htm or the Labgear Tristar http://www.labgear.co.uk/images/ANR310.jpg I've tried both of these with a SetPal, and I found the Labgear to provide considerably superior results. It also provided a better result than a One-For-All aerial...
July 10th 03 11:16 AM
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Video Senders; by soundmix
Where can I find comparative reviews of video senders? I've found many comments on the web and newsgroups about the Philips VL1200 (is the bubbling on low audio some mention a real problem?) but very little on any others so any recommendations would be appreciated. The sender will be used from a digibox in the lounge to a scart equipped bedroom tv with audio fed to a hi-fi system - I would also...
July 10th 03 10:18 AM
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BBC no change by Brian McIlwrath
David wrote: : Give 'um a chance ! It's hardly worth coming into BBC TVC extra early : for something that can be done at leisure during 'office hours' ! :-) : : Interesting comment, but I would expect changes to take place at night when : less people watching in case of any problem. One of the Sky Digital forums quoted a BBC source as saying they would start at...
July 10th 03 09:53 AM
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BBC no change by Dom Robinson
In article , says... David wrote: Hi, Just tried a Sky digi box with no card it still asks for card to be inserted. Also still scrambled on a non Sky box. Give 'um a chance ! It's hardly worth coming into BBC TVC extra early for something that can be done at leisure during 'office hours' ! :-)
July 10th 03 09:48 AM
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Whats happening with HDTV? by Robert Horton
Hi, now that we are in the exciting digital age, when is HDTV coming along? Maybe we are simply wasting money on new widescreen tv's based on antiquated CRT technology and 256 colours from our digital boxes. I stopped using 256 (8 bit depth)colours on my computer in 1995. Wouldn't it be great if we had 16 bit colour depth from the digital system.
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July 8th 03 11:12 PM
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Nokia 221T by Marcus Durham
Been given one of these boxes. Found some instructions online, but they haven't been much help. I initially plugged in the box and the right hand LED flashed green for about 2 seconds then the left red LED flashed very briefly. This cycled for about 20 minutes whilst I fiddled about trying to get the thing to go the TV. I'd all but given up and then it suddenly fired into life and was OK.
July 8th 03 09:17 PM
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newbie Q: what is the dongle thing on the end of the aerial lead? by [neil]
Hi again :-) The lead that goes from the itvdigital box to the tv has a dongle bit at the box end - what's it for? It says something about for safety you have to use it - I was just wondering, what would happen if you used a normal aerial extension lead between the digibox and tv or video? Cheers
July 8th 03 07:31 PM
by Dave Pickles Go to last post
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Recommendation please for another Remote Control by Mike
Just gone terrestrial with a Grundig GDT 1500T and it has a Tele Pilot 760T Remote. Additional remote required by the chair at the other side of the room, so We would be very grateful for a recommendation for, perhaps a multiple remote control. TIA Mike.
July 8th 03 06:07 PM
by Mike Go to last post
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netgem i by donker
Hi group Is there a group for Netgem I digital tv receivers,it is a very good box and I am very impressed with it ,the only thing I cannot work out how it should record to the video with the setup in the box ,I can record setting up the video but according to the manual it should start the video on its own Thanks for any advice
July 8th 03 04:02 PM
by donker Go to last post
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BBC publish what they think will happen to FTV cards by Mark Carver
July 8th 03 01:25 PM
by Ed Crowley Go to last post
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DigiTv & Linux by Jaime
Someone mentioed that linux TV had beta support for the nebula card, however bing relativly new to linux and not understanding these things much I can not install linux tv (I think thats what its called) to see if it workes. Can anyone help me out? Thanks Jaime
July 8th 03 10:15 AM
by Dave English Go to last post
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sky extra channels thing? by D Mumford
Hello , a friend told me about a device to plug into you sky to enable you to store from other sats. which could be used with a motor.Does anyone know the name?
July 8th 03 09:16 AM
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DTT Mux info by Richard Watkinson
I know it has been done before but could someone 'refresh/ me with the details of which services are on each of the 5 DTT MUXs and which are 64QAM - please. Richard
July 8th 03 07:40 AM
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Online Satellite Calculations - Update 7 July by HJK
Satellite list in the following calculators is now up to date: -Lookangles -LNB saturation -Downlink budgett -Power reaching the satellite receiver Sun interference calculator now supports worldwide satellites There are also some calculators regarding DVB-S & DVB-C and digital carriers.
July 7th 03 07:02 PM
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