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Tim+[_4_] Today 02:31 PM
My sister has moved into a rented house in the middle of nowhere with b*gger all terrestrial reception but it does have a dish with a double cable. I presume this means that she can use a freesat box or PVR with twin tuners? (I know nothing about sat). She may only be in this property for a few months so may not want to invest too much in a freesat pvr. Can anyone recommend a decent budget...
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Bill Ward[_2_] Yesterday 10:47 PM
Can the Humax FVP-4000T get subscription channels like Racing UK and At The Races. Bill.
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Brian Gaff March 23rd 17 10:18 PM
Does anyone know if its possible to get these? I ask as I know in the past on here folk have suggested that people get a remote that can be taught what to do. Sadly for a blind person they get used to the buttons shapes and positions. These remotes are the weak link in this basic device since the bits of debris from the rubber buttons get into the wells for the contacts and stop them...
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Phi March 23rd 17 05:41 PM
Halfway through Attenborough on the Great Barrie Reef on iPlayer through Browser, it just stops dead. Had near perfect streaming up to this point. I had to restart, but not from where I left off.
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Brian Gaff March 23rd 17 07:41 AM
Yesterday, a short time into the news, early evening the whole thing went orf. Well it was still getting a signal but it was blank and no sound. Most peculiar. It came back suddnly later in the news. I was not around to see if the non plus 1 had it as well. Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from...
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PeterC March 20th 17 06:55 PM
All of the EPG is OK for 7 days except for Ch. 4, it's clones and some, I assume, associated channels. These are OK for 5 days only. Any idea why, please? It's a bit of a nuisance as I like to check what's on in a week's timeon each day. -- Peter. The gods will stay away whilst religions hold sway
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Bill Wright[_3_] March 18th 17 04:26 PM
For many years I've used a particular butcher. I must have spent thousands in that shop. I believe in building up a relationship. Yesterday I asked for something I often buy: beef dripping (it makes fantastic roasties). "Don't keep it any more." "Why?" "Not many people wanted it." He shrugged and turned away. I was going to say, "Well I buy it," or something like that, but then I thought,...
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Pinnerite March 18th 17 03:49 PM
My incoming aerial signal is amplified after it enters my loft. It feeds down through the first floor to the ground floor where it is fed into a socket on a TBS dual tuner card in a computer serving as an HTPC. This has an output socket from which a cable feeds a Samsung Smart TV sited above it.. Recently one of the channels on the TV said that CBS Drama had moved and to retune. We did,...
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Bill Wright[_3_] March 18th 17 04:50 AM
At the time when when I was a baby the only way was to point a camera at a screen. Results were unimpressive. By 1964 things had moved on and conversion was electronic. The equipment had 2,000 transistors and occupied two full height racks. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=5266568 I have just bought a gadget that converts TVI and AHD to HDMI, VGA, and CVBS. It handles 720p...
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Bill Wright[_3_] March 17th 17 04:45 AM
https://www.dropbox.com/s/mwoke4pvkwpetll/redif%2001.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/k8qt9kajhcs5k0c/redif%2002.jpg?dl=0 Wasn't there some discussion here about the old cable TV systems? Here are two pictures of the switch that they used to mount on the windowsill. Bill
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Johnny B Good[_2_] March 15th 17 05:21 AM
Hello group. I've not been able to update the index since Monday afternoon. Requesting the full TV listing (piped to a text file) reveals an index with less than 7000 entries, none later than about 2pm last Monday. If I try to force a list of *added* entries by looking for "channel patrol", it comes up empty. It looks like either something's screwed up my installation of get_iplayer...
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fred[_3_] March 14th 17 01:02 PM
My ageing mum has just moved house to no Sky (and box with record) - DTT only. Please recommend a PVR. I believe I saw one in Tesco at ~ 130. Simplicity of use (not masses of features) is paramount. Thanks.
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Dean Jackson March 12th 17 10:02 AM
How are users finding the recent menu upgrade that is being introduced to Youview boxes? I much preferred the old menu list system. D.J.
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Michael Chare[_5_] March 10th 17 01:43 PM
Will the LLanddona transmitter ever be upgraded to transmit BBC Four HD. There is just CBBC HD. -- Michael Chare --- This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. https://www.avast.com/antivirus
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[email protected] March 8th 17 11:08 PM
Hi all, Over a period of time I have been quietly buying vision v40-104 modulators from ebay so that I can feed 8 CCTV cameras into my freeview/freesat/fm/dab distribution system. (the 700 MHz clearance will provide me with extra UHF channels to add the rest of the cameras after already populating 62, 64, 66 and 68 for the 1st 4 cameras) Only trouble is they did not come with any...
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Ian Jackson[_6_] March 8th 17 10:51 PM
There's just been an item on the 10:30pm BBC 1 local news for London about using a hybrid generator to supply the electricity for the operations to demolish a Ford site in Dagenham. The hybrid generator uses diesel and electricity - so when it's running on electricity, it's using electricity to generate electricity. Are we approaching the time when efficiencies of more than 100% can be...
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prospero March 8th 17 09:53 PM
I'm hoping someone can cast some light on a strange glitch that started yesterday (7/3/17).... Some channels display the "Your SkyHD box is not getting a signal..." message. Others are fine. Typically, it's the ones I like that are duds. But the plot thickens. On checking the signal strengths, Input 1 and input 2 both show good strength and quality on some channels. Others show no input 2 and...
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Benderthe.evilrobot March 8th 17 08:49 PM
"David Woolley" wrote in message ... On 06/03/17 19:47, Benderthe.evilrobot wrote: I'd been giving half-arsed consideration to building a VHF airband set. Maybe a hetrodyne add-on I've retuned an old, fully analogue Band II portable onto the 2m band in the past, so it is definitely in the pulling range for analogue tuning. The clever bit is knobbling the discriminator/ratio...
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Bill Wright[_3_] March 8th 17 03:52 AM
The other day I had a vague thought about the switch from analogue to digital TV, and somehow in my mind it got confused with the switch from 405-VHF to 625-UHF. Oh dear. Bill
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Bill Wright[_3_] March 7th 17 08:37 PM
So many things run on 12V DC. Firstly, why has that become the standard? Is it all because of the nominal voltage of a car battery? Secondly, wouldn't 24 or 48V be more convenient for many things? I heard a few years back something about new cars being 48V in the near future. Did it ever happen? Bill
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Stephen[_7_] March 7th 17 03:45 PM
Hello, I have a humax 1010s freesat box and I have it set to display the time on the front. Every now and again the display will blank for a few minutes at a time. Is this a known "feature" or is it a bug? Is it updating whilst the display blanks? It is frustrating that I cannot see the clock during this time. I am not in front of the box all day, but it does it at least once every day whilst I...
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tony sayer March 5th 17 11:49 PM
Is it me or did anyone notice the picture waving about a bit from 3:55 mins in?. It was there on the live broadcast and now on iplayer too?. -- Tony Sayer
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Brian Gaff March 4th 17 11:24 AM
I was intrigued by a comment from an expert on one of these late night phone ins the other day about the great plan for Sky is to be completely internet based in a few years, thus no dish will be needed. Does this not in effect make them a cable company? If they do go this route, where would that leave freesat? Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from...
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Johnny B Good[_2_] March 2nd 17 09:37 PM
I suppose this *might* be better posted to a Linux group but I thought I might get more targeted advice here seeing as it's a rather technical digital TV issue. :-) About 6 or so months back, I decided to try to get_iplayer working so I could retrieve some of the off-air recordings that my Kaffeine based PVR scheduling had missed for one reason or another (occasionally an oversight on my...
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Brian-Gaff March 1st 17 07:08 AM
However I can see that a bell ringing channel is a serious omission from Freeview and this needs to be sorted straight away. Maybe it can share it with Morris Dancing train spotting and other similar things on a rolling basis. Brian -- From the Sofa of Brian Gaff Reply address is active Remember, if you don't like where I post
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[email protected] February 26th 17 10:07 PM
I have 4 TV aerials on my house, Sandy Heath, Oxford, Sutton Coldfield and Waltham. Via a few Televes Avant 5's, I have combined all 4 aerials so all TVs get all four regions of ITV, BBC1, Oxford TV and 17 odd BBC local radio. I know that all four transmitters will have some changes as part of the 700 MHz clearance programme, but where can I find the post 700 MHz clearance allocations?
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Tim+[_4_] February 24th 17 06:37 PM
Our small Cello TV/DVD combo in our motorhome has always behaved perfectly but today despite excellent signal strength from Black Hill (we're currently parked up east of Peebles), a channel scan is producing zilch. We have a Fringe UHF TV signal finder so we're pretty happy that we're getting a good signal. It has worked in this location before. I'm guessing that vibration has done for...
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Mark Carver February 23rd 17 05:43 PM
Hannington is now carrying the two local muxes to serve Reading (UHF Ch 29) and Basingstoke (UHF Ch 51) Only the three national 'sustaining' services at present on both, (Kix, True Crime, and True Movies) nothing in the visible service tables indicating the 'That's Reading' and 'That's Hampshire' local channels. I assume they are one step closer now ?! I'm in Basingstoke, obviously full...
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Davey February 23rd 17 01:38 AM
I happened on a programme on 5Star+1 tonight, on Ch. 55, using my Humax PVR, which receives input from Freeview, Freeview HD, and the internet. I switched to the TV set, which is a non-HD receiving set, and there was no Ch. 55, but there was Ch. 30, 5Star. What's happening here? A retune of the TV set made no difference. Is the +1 channel distributed over DVB-2, or the internet? All I can find on...
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Scott[_2_] February 22nd 17 07:03 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-39042666 I am curious about some of this: 1. If the new channel is to be called BBC Scotland, will there still be a BBC One Scotland? Will this not cause confusion? 2. It is claimed there will be a 'prominent' slot on the epg so I assume this means availability on Freeview. I assume SD as there is no mention of HD? 3. The report goes on to say this...
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Michael Chare[_5_] February 21st 17 11:40 PM
Many of the TVs in the shops are 4K, but how much 4K TV do the people who buy them watch? I have only found a few 4K programmes from the likes of Netflix. Is there any hope that BBC, ITV or C4 will start broadcasting 4K channels on satellite or the Internet? -- Michael Chare
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Kenny February 19th 17 10:29 PM
I'm in Derry, NI and wondering why I don't get CH4 HD and some other channels. According to http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/channels/channel_listings I should be getting all channels in NI. The "missing" ones are listed as from Mux COM7 HD which doesn't appear in the list for the Limavady transmitter I'm using, here's what's the Limavady BBC A D3&4 BBC B HD SDN ARQ A ARQ B This...
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Davey February 18th 17 12:56 AM
This evening, my running HDR Fox T2 would not respond to any controls, not even the button on the front. I unplugged it, and powered it up again, and it works. Thanks to the Customised Firmware, I was able to see that it was overheating, so I put a small fan on, pointing at it, and the reported temp. inside came down from 55 deg. to 42 deg. Ok, that's fine for tonight. Check one up for the CF;...
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Brian Gaff February 15th 17 05:19 PM
I was wondering what the quality of the spoken features were on the Panasonic and Samsung ranges. IE do the program guides get read properly, are all the menus usable with speech of options etc, and any smart features or internal apps, do they function with speech or are they crippled due to them being third party things and programs? I'm certainly not going to pay for a telly when a box...
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Jim February 14th 17 01:32 AM
About a month ago i posted on here asking for some advice on a mast and bracket for my new hardware to enable me to get a decent 4G signal to use as my broadband (Relish.net) as my current speed was rubbish. Well i just wanted to say a huge thanks to the group for all your help and suggestion with your input has enabled me to get a speed of 30/07 which round here is unheard off. I have to...
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[email protected] February 13th 17 02:00 AM
Euronews is broadcast loud and clear at 28E It has been removed from Freesat, as is well known. Can anybody please explain why it does not tune in under "other channels"? Thanks in advance.
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Brian Gaff February 12th 17 12:01 PM
I am not sure if this was also in the original, but at the time normally occupied for an ad break the whole program jumped back about three minutes and went over it again. The adverts never appeared at all. Has anyone seen this before, one supposes that the file triggering of content in some automated system did not get updated correctly somewhere. I bet that cost somebody some money. ...
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Bill Wright[_3_] February 11th 17 05:41 PM
https://www.facebook.com/100007619076616/videos/1808193382777947/ Thieves using a blocker to disable the central locking.
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Scott[_2_] February 11th 17 02:54 PM
I have just seen Cadbury's Heroes being distributed on CBeebies. Does this not breach both product placement rules and ban on promoting junk food pre-watershed? .
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Alaric February 10th 17 07:17 PM
I bought a refurbished Humax HDR 2000t from Amazon in October last year and it has worked perfectly till about 2pm today. However, when I tried to use it at about 6pm I got a picture but could not get it to work otherwise. I cannot change channels nor can I initiate any other functions. I switched it off at the mains plug, waited a bit and switched it back on but still nothing. I changed the...
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Pinnerite February 10th 17 11:53 AM
Yesterday evening, my wife and I had settled down to watch the final episode of this serial drama. Unfortunately, Mrs Pinnerite had 'pressed the wrong button' with the result that for the first time we were listening to an audio accompaniment. It was irritating at first. During the intervals we were feverishly trying to to reverse the facility but didn't manage to so for quite some...
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Davey February 9th 17 07:49 PM
I know that the subtitles are often wrong, and even funny, but I did like the BBC lunchtime news informing us that there had been a Turkish parrot in the US for the last 18 months. I even played it back to check, and yes, that's what it said. Glorious. -- Davey.
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Bill Wright[_3_] February 9th 17 07:37 PM
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/11023364/IMG_1805.JPG
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Brian-Gaff February 9th 17 06:41 PM
I was looking well feeling, an old aerial a person had taken of their roof a while ago, and the comment was it would still be OK today if not for the bloody pigeons their **** rotted away the metal. I have to say that certainly under the encrusted ' 'Guano' was a heck of a rusted away self tapping screw in a and the unit had a couple of elements missing so one can deduce that the screws...
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Phil L February 8th 17 09:20 PM
Bill Wright wrote: Let the NHS send the invoices for all the foreigners who come over here for free treatment to the Overseas Aid Department. It would be that department's job to chase the payment. If they didn't get it it would reduce the money we shovel overseas. The invoice would be inflated to well above the actual NHS cost. This idea would relieve the NHS staff of the job of debt...
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Peter Crosland February 7th 17 06:37 PM
I am having a clearout and the following items are available as a job lot free to anyone who wants them. All you have to do is pay the postage and packing at a nominal £5.00. 2 X Taylor TBBD4 Double notch filters 1 X Taylor TD6-10SF six way splitter 1 X Taylor TR18K Variable attenuator 4 X Unbranded F type inline attenuators. 1 x 3dB, 1 X 6dB and 2 X 10dB First come first served.
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Jeff Layman[_2_] February 7th 17 07:52 AM
Just picked this up in another NG: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/02/mozilla-ends-firefox-os-connected-device-ambitions-lays-off-50/ Why is this relevant to this NG? Because Panasonic used Firefox OS in some of their TVs. I have one and wonder who will be doing updates - if any? -- Jeff
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Brian Gaff February 6th 17 08:20 AM
OK not tv, but they do have it on freeview. Note that they have gotten rid of After Midnight real live programming and seem to be using a kind of Jukebox software to present what they call radio 2 playlists, withe plugs and comments obviously recorded and slipped into the right places by software. OK they run old versions of popular programs from the previous week as well, but is this...
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Sam February 4th 17 04:25 PM
For our sins we record and watch Father Brown on BBC1. Series 4 has just finished and a new series starts next week. This will be series 5? No way - the schedule shows that they start off with the first two episodes of Series 3 and them jump to episode 6. What logic and thought for the viewer! Sam
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Mark Carver February 4th 17 09:48 AM
At Selkirk, for BBC A. Nice of Ofcom et al to give plenty of notice (less than 4 weeks) that many viewers' aerials will require replacement (at the viewer's own expense ?). http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0013/92011/Selkirk_700MHz_clearance_briefing_from_Digital_UK.pdf --
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