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Brian Gaff Today 07:29 AM
I do wish some organisation would come in and enforce some kind of standard on levels of the sound on freeview channels. I know this has come up beforebut they reall are all over the place and its not just compression differences as you can often hear limiting on some of the conten of the quietest channels. And as for the radio its always louder and some are very very loud. If levels and...
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Brian Gaff Yesterday 07:39 AM
Is it me or do the BBC seem to have somebody putting lapel mikes on people in such a way that they all sound like they are muffled? I'm assuming its that type of mike as studio stuff sounds good still. Its obvious sometimes as you can often hear rustling from clothing. Weather presenters seem to be particularly affected recently. ITV seem not to have this problem. Maybe they have bought some...
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Martin[_2_] September 20th 17 09:54 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4891046/IPSO-adjudication-upheld-against-MoS-climatesciencearticle.html -- Martin in Zuid Holland
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Martin[_2_] September 19th 17 01:44 PM
http://www.radiotimes.com/tv-programme/e/fwmkfh/horizon--s2017-e14-horizon-goodbye-cassini---hello-saturn/ Lots of photos, not just animations. Thursday 10pm - 11pm BBC Four -- Martin in Zuid Holland
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Brian Gaff September 17th 17 08:46 AM
When the Casini probe was due to crash into Saturn the news said it was running out of power in its nuclear generator. This was not only untrue, but other bbc programs like BBC Inside Science had got it right, saying it was low on fuel for the jets that pointed it when gyros were not suitable. I just wonder why they do not actually get an expert in for news reports when they are writing...
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David[_14_] September 15th 17 07:33 PM
I record the F1 GP on two boxes, the Virgin Tivo and the FreeSat Humax. In both cases FP1 stopped about 2 minutes in. On the Tivo it looked as though there should be about 1 hour 45 minutes but it wouldn't skip past the first couple of minutes. Has anyone else encountered this or am I the only one watching F1? Oh, FP2 was recorded O.K.
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Norman Wells[_6_] September 15th 17 02:23 PM
On past holidays in Spain I've taken a tablet computer and have been able to watch the good old Beeb on Filmon.tv. Now though it seems they've gone over to a subscription only model, which is over the top expensive for just a short break. I was wondering if anyone here had any experience of Mobdro or knows of any other alternative to get what I want which is mainly on BBC1? I don't really...
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Brian Gaff September 14th 17 07:41 AM
Many many years ago there used to be a catalogue company, whatever happened to that concept? Anyway, one of the devices they sold was tthe lcd lemon clock. It was basically a small lced clock with two prongs on it that you put into a lemon and the clock ran. Very silly idea. I'm not totally sure what made me remember this today. must be my age or something. Brian -- ----- -
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Bill Wright[_3_] September 13th 17 01:30 PM
It sounds so attractive! No power cord! Use it where there's no mains! But battery tools are rubbish compared to 110V or mains ones. Now I don't do site work any more I can buy mains powered tools, and what a revelation they are! Firstly there's the fact that a mains powered tool can cost less than a replacement battery. For instance a battery for my reciprocating saw would have been £120....
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Brian Gaff September 11th 17 07:01 AM
Does anyone else find this removal of words in various news items with just silence a bit annoying. its like one of those quizzes where you have to guess the missing word, in this case it was mostly **** and the f word I imagine but really, what is the point? There comes a time when a piece should be deemed simply unusable as the meaning is completely lost. it seems quite common on early...
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Yellow[_3_] September 10th 17 03:28 PM
A Christian couple are reportedly threatening to sue a Church of England primary school because it allowed a boy in their son's class to wear a dress. The family withdrew the six-year-old from the school and will now educate him at home, alongside his eight-year-old brother, who was taken out of school a year ago after a boy in his class also began to wear dresses. The boys' parents, Nigel...
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Eddie King[_2_] September 10th 17 10:20 AM
Hi all, could you please recommend a "budget" priced and reasonably accurate TV signal strenth meter for aligning aerials for terrestrial TV. All comments gratefully received. Many thanks Eddie King
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[email protected] September 10th 17 09:24 AM
Just curious why the Great North Run, BBC1 is not in real time at the moment. Delayed by 10s according to its digital clock at the starting point relative to my small collection of radio controlled clocks at home. I think this is a bit too much to be accounted for by digital coding delays etc.
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Andy Burns[_12_] September 9th 17 02:14 PM
I'm aware that British and American sign languages are different, but in some of the press conferences from Florida urging people to evacuate the signing looks more like the All Blacks doing the Haka Someone trying to out-do Nelson Mandela's fake interpreter?
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Scott[_2_] September 9th 17 12:37 PM
Much as I enjoy winding up nuisance callers, I am now considering returning my phone service to BT so I can sign up for Call Protect. Any comments please on how effective this is? I just want to use the BT and personal blacklists (as I cannot block international calls and I am reluctant to block withheld numbers). I am interested to know how much the 'usual suspects' are successfully disrupted.
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Anonymous[_2_] September 7th 17 01:28 PM
Last night, I went to the Sky Store to download a film (Guardians of the Universe vol 2, as it happens). After entering pin, film was marked as downloaded. My internet access is of the order of 2MB/sec, which was why I was planning to start the download last night, so I could watch it today. There is no way it could have downloaded instantly. Looking at the information in the planner, it tells...
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Chris Holmes September 5th 17 11:16 AM
Hi, As nobody seems to have a definitive answer as to whether a BT Youview box will work in the absence of an aerial connection...... What smartening thingies could be plugged into HDMI on a Dumb TV to enable access to (via broadband); BBC/ITV (either real time, or catch up) Netflix
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Chris Holmes September 1st 17 08:21 PM
Hi All, My daughter is moving into social housing, and the flat has neither an aerial or satellite (it's the spell checker nearly put satanic) connection. Does anyone know if it is possible to use a BT Youview box (on a non BT broadband connection). just for the catch up services without having an aerial connected?
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Richard Tobin August 31st 17 02:20 PM
Can anyone recommend a 4-way splitter with a robust weatherproof case? It's to replace a Labgear 4-way masthead amplifier which stopped working and the case turned out to have broken. (I don't think I need the amplification now.) -- Richard
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MR August 25th 17 11:22 AM
https://www.engadget.com/2017/08/24/samsung-firmware-bricking-uk-tvs/ Oh well, they'd make a good fire guard or art installation. MR
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AnthonyL August 24th 17 11:47 AM
Anyone any experience of these Polaroid TVs? 50" Full HD Smart LED at 299. The old 28" is just too small especially for sports. Not bothered about internet connectivity as not fast enough broadband. -- AnthonyL
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Davey August 24th 17 11:11 AM
We sat down last night to watch the episode of Inspector Montalbano recorded on Saturday evening on BBC4, but instead all we have is 1hr 58 mins. of a screen message saying that the channel was either scrambled or not available. I don't think I was doing any other recordings that could have overlapped with that one. It tried, and got the timing right, it just didn't record the programme. I see...
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Brian Gaff August 24th 17 06:56 AM
About midnight all the local stations went off or changed to some arbitrary other sevice. They had a sort of service running by 1am but it was still intermittent. So much for sticking all your eggs in one basket. Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from... The Sofa of Brian Gaff...
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Woody[_5_] August 22nd 17 03:00 PM
If anyone is interested Screwfix currently have a cable clearance sale on with such as PF100 (25m, 50m, 100m, and 250m in black) at around 40% off. They are also doing white versions - all Labgear branded - even cheaper, and if you must have it RG6 is also reduced. -- Woody
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Scott[_2_] August 21st 17 07:12 PM
I have just seen coverage on Channel 4 News of the eclipse, where people were watching using special sunglasses. I though no sunglasses were safe for looking directly at the sun?
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Eddie King[_2_] August 20th 17 12:18 PM
Friends, a relative will shortly be moving to the PE14 area, just on the Norfolk side of the border. I note the location is about equal distance (60km as the crow flies) from Sandy Heath and Tacolneston. Can anyone confirm which TX best serves the area in question and give any advice on the signal strengths to be expected.
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Brian Gaff August 20th 17 07:14 AM
You know when this channel turned up I thought as I could only hear the name, that MI5 had their own channel, but instead its boredom central, ie all the crap that nobody wanted to see on ch 5 repeated indefinitely. Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from... The Sofa of Brian Gaff...
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Phi August 18th 17 07:10 PM
BBC one 19:00 Sir Bruce Forsyth: Mr Entertainment
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Jeff Layman[_2_] August 18th 17 02:11 PM
Yesterday, as on many previous occasions, I got a YouTube video on my Panasonic TX-55CX680B "Smart" TV for my grandson. As the advert at the start came to an end, the screen froze, then went blank. I could not get back to the video or even to the TV channels. The only buttons on the remote which the TV responded to were the eHelp and Power on/off (into standby). Leaving it in standby for a...
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Brian Gaff August 16th 17 05:39 PM
At least according to the apologetic likkle messate my set top box told me over the wweekend. Lets see what happens this time. Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from... The Sofa of Brian Gaff... Blind user, so no pictures please!
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Ian Jackson[_7_] August 14th 17 05:38 PM
Big Ben's Bongs are going to be missing for 4 years. They have been off before, but only for relatively short periods. But 4 years! What will we do? Why not use a loud loudspeaker system (located nearby) to play recordings? -- Ian
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Ian Field August 13th 17 06:00 PM
Why is my Humax PVR9300T slower than a M$ OS?!!!!! Thanks.
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Bill Wright[_3_] August 12th 17 09:53 PM
Go to the Services at the junction of the A1 and the A605. The lorry and caravan parking area is a long thin bit to the west of the rest of the site. Go right to the end, in between the two rows of lorries and caravans. At the end on the left in the corner is a little plantation of trees, including some oaks. When nobody's looking nip into it and head south about five yards and find the...
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Brian-Gaff August 12th 17 03:07 AM
Hopefully this will get rid of all those left overs from the main change and I can retune and get my 800 channels back in the right place. Brian -- From the Sofa of Brian Gaff Reply address is active Remember, if you don't like where I post or what I say, you don't have to read my posts! :-)
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Dave W August 11th 17 09:04 PM
In the ITV 'newsroom' which is mainly CGI, I find myself watching the background more than the presenter. It's totally ludicrous, with hundreds of screens and open laptops all showing different pictures, yet nobody watching them. I look out for a screen featuring a man in a red lifejacket, soon after the background has been started up. I wonder how long it runs before repeating. Then again I...
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Brian Gaff August 9th 17 08:14 AM
Anyone know when all the dummy old channels will go away on Freeview? Until that occurs I fancy my local mux channels will have to remain over ch 800. I have been told by some people that the system is basically stuffed by the huge number of channels and suffers this issue due to this. It has no memory to shove things into the right slots, which might also explain some repeats as well...
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Davey August 8th 17 09:59 AM
I had recorded, and later watched, Ep. 1 of the Robots Taking over the World BB4 series, on 26 July, and I had recorded Ep. 2 on 2 Aug. But when I came to watch it, I found I had 60 minutes of a digital Post-it Note telling me that the program was either encrypted or otherwise unavailable. Was this a boo-boo on the Beeb's part, or a problem with my PVR? Any help welcome. It's the first time I...
0 uk.tech.tv.video.pvr Personal Video Recorder (PVR)
Jeff Layman[_2_] August 6th 17 09:00 AM
We've just been staying in a holiday cottage west of Bristol. The TV reception was poor - no signal from Mendip due to a hill being in the way, so reception was from Wenvoe (about 30km west). According to https://ukfree.tv/transmitters/tv/Wenvoe reception should have been good, but it wasn't. There was nothing on Com 6, 7, and 8 - none of the 3 TVs there would even register their existence....
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Brian Gaff August 5th 17 08:45 AM
Does anyone know when all the stilly markers will be removed from the channel list the ones that say this xxx has moved? It might be worth me waiting till then to see if Ican get my odd channels on the local mux to fall back in line with where they were before. Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from... The Sofa of Brian Gaff...
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Phi August 3rd 17 06:34 PM
Due to a technical fault we can't bring you Look North, our engineers are working on it.
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David[_14_] August 3rd 17 02:55 PM
We have a (several years) old Humax Foxsat HD where the BBC iPlayer no longer works and there is no recording capability (internal or external). We also have a Humax HB1000S with an external drive for recording. The only issue with this is the single tuner which means you can't watch one thing and record another. However this isn't a massive issue because I would have to upgrade from a 4...
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Ron August 2nd 17 11:34 AM
Why has CBS Drama changed channel to 269? It is confusing my 90 year old mother.
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Dave W August 2nd 17 09:12 AM
Channel 157. But Dave Ja Vue is still only on Freeview.
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Brian Gaff August 2nd 17 08:45 AM
Should I expect it now or wait till tonight? Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from... The Sofa of Brian Gaff... Blind user, so no pictures please!
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Terry Casey[_2_] July 31st 17 05:23 PM
I was appalled by the inaccuracies in the the BBC's 10 o'clock News last night in the reports of the centenary of the start of the Third Battle of Ieper. The battle lasted three months until the village of Passchendaele - its target, was reached - we were told. WRONG! WRONG! WRONG! The target was the North Sea ports with the intention of halting the activities of the German U-boats which...
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Pinnerite July 31st 17 03:21 PM
I needed to plug the top of a small short black plastic tube. After scratching my head for a bit, I remembered that I once had a tube of Bostik number 2, kept in a garage drawer. I recovered it, a little dusty but otherwise unaffected by the effluxion of time. After applying it I realised that I could not remember how long it would take to cure. What's more the tube was now the partly...
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Java Jive[_2_] July 30th 17 10:28 AM
"Powys man gets broadband via satellite over Africa" http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-40745533 " they are positioned above the equator to maximise coverage." Oh dear! Actually, they are positioned over the equator because that is the only place you can obtain a geo-stationary orbit, enabling fixed dishes to work. Satellites that aren't in geo-stationary orbit
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Brian Gaff July 28th 17 06:51 AM
I was just wondering how the law might see a pole fastened to a convenient fence post in my garden fence line at the bottom with an aerial on it. The point is that it would point out toward the back alley overhanging it. Apart from the temptation for the local yobs to attempt to damage it, does this sort of thing contravene any laws? I as as if you have aerials on chimneys or gable ends one...
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Maurice[_3_] July 23rd 17 08:38 PM
Been looking in vain since the final version went out on Monday for a review that explains the scene with the apparently boobytrapped car. Seems Banville wore a 'wire tap' to catch out the minister, but no explanation as to : (1) The coincidence that he turned up just at the right time to judge that Banville's car might be boobytrapped. (2) Why the bomb that the American agent (we were...
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Brian Gaff July 21st 17 04:29 PM
T'other day, I put on my not that old TV. I never normally use it when I'm here on my own as the screen is a little redundant. However it was dusty inside it and as it got warm it made a smell not unlike that combination of old fan heater and melting transformer varnish one gets on older gear. No its flat screen, but anyway, eventually I forgot about it and yet since then all I can smell is...
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