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Scott[_2_] Yesterday 03:17 PM
We were talking about RFID wallets over coffee this morning. I suggested that if there is more than one card in a traditional wallet this would defeat an attempt to read the cards, in the same way as presenting two cards at the same time to a contactless terminal would (I hope) produce an error message. Is there merit in this argument? I also wonder how close the card reader would need to be...
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Bill Wright[_3_] December 9th 17 05:49 AM
1. The phone rang and it was Mark Carver. "I need you to got to Tokyo and sell some houses. You can stay with my mother. She's Japanese." "I didn't know that." "Not many people do." So I'm in a house in the Tokyo suburbs with Mark's mam, who speaks quite good English. She emerges from her room and says, "Have you seen the time?" I say "Yes, it's 1.15pm. I know Mark said we had to be in town by...
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Brian Gaff December 8th 17 05:02 PM
In other words. I've not been near their site for nearly a week this morning two emails come through and I've been given a gift for Christmas. A free month of prime. I don't want Prime I never asked for it. So being the careful person I am I did not click the link in the offending emails, I went to my bookmark in firefox. Sure as they said I have been enrolled. So why? Seems totally random, but...
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TonyGamble December 8th 17 03:52 PM
The YouTube app on the Amazon Fire TV is not going to work after the end of this year. What do the folk who use it around here plan to do? Does one load a third party app on the Fire TV or bin it and buy something like a Roku? When I did my research a couple of months ago the spec of the new Fire TV was better than that of the Roku - but without YouTube I guess I'll rarely use it. Tony
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Mark Carver[_2_] December 8th 17 03:34 PM
Talking of Microwave Ovens...... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-42271150 -- Mark Please replace invalid and invalid with gmx and net to reply.
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Bill Wright[_3_] December 7th 17 09:43 PM
I watched that programme last night, the one on BBC1 about the teenage boy who seemed to be a girl in a boy's body. It was a very moving programme, but that's beside the point. There were lots of outdoor shots, and trying to be atmospheric and show what a **** tip Co Durham is (when you're a meeja person) there were shots of the huddled-together rooftops. I froze the frame a few times and...
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Brian Gaff December 7th 17 03:26 PM
Apparently the lady presenting the weather the other night only had one arm. I'd never have known from the voice...:-) I mean is this really that unusual? Not everyone is the same after all. Ask the same person what the forecast said they could not tell you as they were too busy worrying about her missing arm. Oh dear. Brian
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Bill Wright[_3_] December 6th 17 12:22 PM
On 06/12/2017 09:03, Woody wrote: Only have an 'HD ready' TV and as the only HD tuner is in our Humax PVR we rarely watch anything in HD. How curious. We have the same combo in the kitchen and never watch anything in SD! In fact I can't stand SD. Bill
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Indy Jess John December 6th 17 11:45 AM
On 06/12/2017 09:51, Brian Gaff wrote: However mysterious cock ups do often creep into programs like TV aerials in period dramas etc. My favourite was Miss Marple walking along a supposedly 1950s street and in the background was a cottage with UPVC double glazing. Jim
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Graham C December 5th 17 11:00 PM
On Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:01:50 +0000, Bill Wright wrote: On 22/11/2017 09:10, Brian Gaff wrote: Sadly since they work on all or nothing principals its hard to judge as the only power control they have is on and off cycles. Magnetrons are not very easy to adjust the power of. I thought the inverter ones could adjust the power. My micros don't
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Brian Gaff December 5th 17 05:40 PM
And do we really need yet another standard? Is this for screens as big as the wall of your house? Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from... The Sofa of Brian Gaff... Blind user, so no pictures please!
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Java Jive[_2_] December 5th 17 12:44 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-42225220 "The BBC's Blue Planet II programme is to become its first TV series to be made available in 4K resolution and high dynamic range (HDR) colour via its iPlayer catch-up service. All seven episodes of the marine-themed show are being made available to UK-based owners of select TVs. Until now, the BBC had only released programmes in this format via
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Brian Gaff December 5th 17 08:41 AM
Does anyone even bother to listen to the sound track to see if you can actually understand it? An old episode of Colombo and one of the Avengers I encountered recently suggest that they do not. In the case of Colombo there seemed to be a kind of buzzing on the sound, while on the Avengers it sounded like some aggressive form of noise gate was being used that took away almost everything low...
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Scott[_2_] December 3rd 17 10:21 AM
I see that - subject to Ofcom consent - there is to be new BBC Scotland television channel. As far as I can see, it will be SD only and will take the position of BBC Four (channel 9 on Freeview). All the opt-outs on BBC Two will transfer to the new channel so in effect BBC Two Scotland will end, to be replaced by BBC Two England. BBC Two SD and BBC Two HD will be the same. 1. Will having a...
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Brian Gaff December 1st 17 09:59 AM
I don't know if this also happens on TV but recently say in the last 6 months or so when listening to certain radio programs, on R4 mainly either live or on I player, you hearer, for an extended version of this interview, download the podcast of this program. If they consider a longer version good enough, why not simply broadcast it and make the programme longer? There already lots of...
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Johnny B Good[_2_] November 29th 17 08:40 PM
I've just updated get_iplayer via the ubuntu PPA (using Linux Mint 17.1) and the "--available-since hours" command no longer produces any listings, nor even an error message. I've checked out the documentation and the FAQs but can't find an answer. I've tried the cache rebuild command and even restarted the computer but all to no avail. The previous update to v3.06 just over a month ago...
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Brian Gaff November 29th 17 09:40 AM
Changes to the BBC Privacy and Cookies Policy Changes to the BBC Privacy and Cookies Policy Hello, We've made some changes to the BBC's Privacy and Cookies Policy. We've done this so that we can introduce new features, while protecting your data and
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sintv[_2_] November 28th 17 06:32 PM
Sky are changing everyone to Skyq and this should be done by 5 years or so. If a customer stops subscribing the Skyq box must be returned so a customer wont be able to put his SkyHD box back in as LNB is wideband - unless a hybrid LNB was fitted. In any case once everyone has Skyq, there will be no use for the SkyHD transponders so they will be turned off so you'll have to get a Humax(eg)box to...
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Mark Carver[_2_] November 24th 17 01:57 PM
http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/operations/700mhz_clearance/clearance_events_in_q1_2018 Reigate becomes an SFN with Crystal P Haslemere gains the three main COM muxes Ridge Hill appears to be moving to Hertfordshire -- Mark Please replace invalid and invalid with gmx and net to reply.
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Graham.[_12_] November 22nd 17 11:22 PM
On Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:56:09 -0000, Terry Casey coalesced the vapors of human experience into a viable and meaningful comprehension... In article , says... "Huge" wrote in message ... On 2017-11-14, Ian Field wrote:
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Clive Page[_4_] November 21st 17 12:06 PM
We missed an episode of a series on Channel 5 so last night tried to use the "catch up" service called My5. It was just awful. It took a lot of hassle to get it started at all (accepting 3rd party cookies, disabling ad-blocking, etc). When we paused and resumed a couple of times it insisted on starting at the beginning of the programme again. Each time it started with a set of 5 adverts that...
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Brian Gaff November 21st 17 08:37 AM
You know the other night I was just channel hopping to se what was actually around and happened on a channel called, according toy speech in the box called Blaze. a strange name for a channel and they had this very odd and rather naff documentary on about UFOs it sounded like the narrator was English but much of the interview footage was of American air retirees, and all the way through...
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Andy Burns[_12_] November 20th 17 01:08 PM
Neighbour has had a dish on chimney for years, and pays the sky tax, he asked about sky Q the other day, it sounded like the features would suit them, so today a sky van appeared outside their house, I knew it'd need a new wideband LNB, and assumed they'd just swap it, or maybe replace the whole dish for good measure. Just poked my head out for a look and he's added a new dish on the...
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Phi November 18th 17 06:11 PM
I am streaming from the North East at the moment, but the picture looks slightly blurred. I switched to London but still there was no HD available there either, perhaps it was the low value of the programme.
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Brian Gaff November 14th 17 07:03 PM
Bring them all on. 1 I top post, oh dear 2 I make grammar and spellink errors. Well pedant alert. 3. I've forgotten eht third thing. Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from... The Sofa of Brian Gaff...
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Brian Gaff November 10th 17 08:55 AM
I was just poodling around the uhf tv band on my scanner the other day when I heard the unmistakable sound of analogue tv and fm sound. It was some foreign language film, sounded polish or something similar. At first I though it was real DX, but I think even Eastern Europe has now gone digital, so I monitored the sound and it eventually sort of changed to a UK channel, so I guess it was a...
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Bill Wright[_3_] November 8th 17 06:28 PM
95.05Mc/s That was the frequency when Radio Leicester started fifty years ago, apparently. Why the half channel? Bill
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Pinnerite November 7th 17 07:30 PM
I have just watched my recording of Sunday's broadcast of The Last Post.I think it ranks with the very best of British TV drama. I was completely gripped. Drama is what the BBC does best. -- Mageia 5.1 for x86_64, Kernel:4.4.82-desktop-1.mga5 KDE version 4.14.5 on an AMD Phenom II X4 Black edition.
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David[_14_] November 6th 17 08:24 PM
I started off trying to find out how to view Netflix on a Raspberry Pi, which seems overly complicated until the next release of Kodi. So I thought I would try on a PC. First search results for Windows 7 said to use Media Centre. I followed the instructions but not much happened. I then tried the Microsoft download link but it wasn't there any more. Looking at the Netflix site for the...
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Geoff Pearson November 5th 17 05:24 PM
Talking Pictures TV is moving off the HD mux (at least I think that is what it says): We have some very exciting news. From the afternoon of Thursday 30th November, Talking Pictures TV will be available on Freeview NATIONWIDE to 90% of the Country! No Need for any special equipment – we will be on almost all your Freeview TVs . If you can currently watch Yesterday Channel on number 19 or...
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Bill Wright[_3_] November 2nd 17 12:17 PM
Anyone with local knowledge of TV reception in Bramley Hill area of south Croydon? Bill
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Brian Gaff November 2nd 17 08:35 AM
I noticed over the last few days, that vhf and uhf signals on my scanner are showing all the signs of tropo effects, ie well over the radio horizon reception as is often the case this time of year with temperature inversions common. However last night on the radio they put out a message from Freeview saying that the atmospherics had been causing lots of break up and badly pixelated TV. ...
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Davey November 2nd 17 01:17 AM
I am having trouble producing a subtitled version of a BBC programme, which works on my Humax HDR Fox T2, with Customised Firmaware. I download a file from the BBC, with subtitles, with get-iplayer. I then have two files, one an .mp4, the other an .srt. Fine. I then use Handbrake, the accepted programme to convert files, and it produces a file .m4v. This should work when copied to the PVR. But...
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Bill Wright[_3_] October 31st 17 06:00 PM
Does anyone have any info about Spanish satellite TV? What Free to Air and Free to View channels are there (roughly)? I'm getting conflicting info from some suppliers. In the case of Free to View how do you deal with the encryption? Bill
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TonyGamble October 31st 17 03:07 PM
I am using an HDMI splitter for my Firestick. With it I can send the video to my plasma panel and the audio to my surround sound av kit. I have a central speaker as a lot of dialogue goes there and it gets lost if one relies on the front left/right speakers. I have a NEET HDMI switcher and it produdes sound from that central speaker - as well as those at the sides and through the sub woofer. I...
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David[_14_] October 30th 17 05:31 PM
Well, I have been watching F1 on a digital TV :-) There has been a load of excitement over the race for the F1 championship (resolved in Mexico). Lewis Hamilton again. Valtteri Bottas seems to have been completely ignored. He is 15 points behind Sebastian Vettel with 2 races to go. He gained 8 points in the last race.
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Ian Field October 29th 17 10:03 PM
The least reliable MSF clock did what it was supposed to when the clocks went back - so reception conditions must be good ATM. Retuned the PVR - now have all the channels where they should be.
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Brian Gaff October 28th 17 10:41 AM
I was just wondering a person I know was asking me if I knew as almost every telly in the shops right now claims their screen is the best. Some use leds, some use lcds some use different methods of back lights some claim extra pixels of another colour to make pictures look more real and all sorts of other combinations. I suggested that get the one that looks the best for your budget. Check...
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David[_14_] October 27th 17 04:02 PM
Following on from streaming problems with iPlayer on our Samsung Tivo box, it occurred to me to look and see if there was a newer version of the hardware. Just in case the poor streaming was a hardware issue. http://www.virginmedia.com/shop/tv/set-top-boxes-and-apps.html shows a TV V6 box powered by Tivo. "Say hello to the Virgin TV V6 box, powered by TiVo® – our smallest, smartest,...
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Davidm October 26th 17 12:26 PM
I've got a Sony DAV S800 Home Theater System that has a problem and needs repairing. It's a CD/DVD player, FM tuner and 5 channel surround sound amp, and the front left speaker output has a temperature (I think) related problem, in that it doesn't start working until the unit has been switched on for 10 minutes or so, after which it's fine. I've tried swopping speaker connections on the back of...
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Davey October 25th 17 12:47 PM
Last night, I tried to watch Robot Wars on iPlayer using my Humax, but kept getting a 'Sorry, there is something wrong' message. Whatever I did, I could not make iPlayer work. I then tried get-iplayer on the PC, and it downloaded the programme, but at the speed of a lazy snail. I could almost count the bits being transferred. This morning, iPlayer is still useless. Like last night, it...
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Jeff Gaines October 24th 17 12:25 PM
Not sure if I'm using the right terminology here so please bear with me! I live in a retirement development with 24 properties and a communal aerial. The aerial is wired to all the properties and carries Freeview, DAB and what looks like an old FM band3 (?) aerial. It has masthead amps and a distribution box and the cables run through our lofts to provide 4 outlets in each property. DAB is...
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PeterC October 23rd 17 08:19 AM
Right, thanks to recent guidance I've flashed the Fosxsat HDR with the custome firmware and done some setting up. Transferring a 2.66GB HD file took about 8 minutes (would have been about 2 hours as a d/l!). Now, of course, I can't play it with anything and none of the software I have will recognise it to convert it to any other format. I thought I had some info on doing this but can't find it....
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Jeff Gaines October 22nd 17 12:34 PM
My Panasonic DMR-EX85 is broken, half a dozen or so blown caps. Looking at replacements but many now have co-axial or optical digital audio outputs (one has HDMI audio only). I have a Cambridge Azur 650A amp which suits me fine but analogue input only. Are digital to analogue converters any good (10-20 on Amazon) or is it time for an amp change? If i have to update my amp am I likely to...
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David[_14_] October 22nd 17 11:43 AM
At the moment we are suffering from repeated buffering on iPlayer. This happens on our VM Tivo box, and also on the Humax FreeSat box. We should have enough bandwidth on the Internet connection; a reliable 160 Mb/sec+ is reported by various test tools. Although the Tivo seems to have its own Internet connection I can't see that it should be that much slower; anyway this is happening on the...
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Brian Gaff October 21st 17 08:26 AM
A programme that says it has it in the guide, it flags it on the programmes as it runs but the AD track is totally silent. Pick did this a couple of nights ago. Stargate -1 or whatever said it had it. Maybe it used to have it, but not on the one they put out. I thought it unusual as none of the others in that series had it. Brian --
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Jeff Layman[_2_] October 19th 17 06:28 PM
I was in John Lewis today, admiring the picture on a Samsung 75" QLED curved TV (QE75Q8CAMT - yours for just over 5 grand!). What interested me was just how thin it was - less than 15mm all round. It was completely smooth on the back, save for the stand fixing. There were only two leads, carefully exiting down from the stand support - a thin, flat cable (mains) and a 3 mm diameter cable....
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larkim October 16th 17 12:36 PM
The last few cars I've owned have had the dotted area around the rear view mirror, and the handbooks have said that this is specially designed for toll tags etc. I've now got a toll tag, and duly stuck it in that place. But what is special about those dots and why do toll tags have to go there? Do they "power" the RFID chips in any special way, or is it just about shielding the tags from...
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Bob[_12_] October 16th 17 10:34 AM
The PVR is a Humax PVR Fox T2 and there are a number of programmes on it that I wish to keep for posterity. I tried to copy them to a Seagate USB drive but whilst it 'saw' the drive it would not write the files to it as the format was 'not compatible'. The drive is Seagate is NTFS format and readable/writable through Windows and Linux OSs so what format do I need, please, to copy files to...
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Vir Campestris October 15th 17 09:06 PM
.... a thought from the other thread. Now that DTV is getting bitrate squeezed enough to be annoying, and we don't want a satellite dish on our thatched roof - are the live BBC/ITV streams good enough to be watchable? What bitrate are they? Andy
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I have only just got round to linking up my DVD player with TV and Digibox. Yes, A bit of a technophobe. But at 52 still willing to learn. Whilst watching the end of the Italian Job (again) I shut everything down . In the morning I find the digibox on standby , red button is flashing and a ticking noise (about twice a second) . I could not get the digibox to turn on (green light) for love nor...
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