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Brian Gaff February 15th 18 09:01 PM
I ride in a lot of taxis, and am often amused by the sat nav that many of the non English drivers seem to use. In the country they are fine, but in the built up towns you often get them missing turns and all sorts. One guy said to me in a broken English, I blame all this satellite TV for interfering with them. I did think about trying to explain how the two would not affect each other but...
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Bob Latham February 13th 18 11:16 AM
In article , Roderick Stewart wrote: As far as I'm concerned, adults should be free to follow their own chosen occupations and speak their own thoughts in their own words, and we should all learn to live with the fact that other people's opinions may be different from our own. +1
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Eddie King[_2_] February 11th 18 09:08 AM
Hi all, my trusty Topfield seems to be on its way out. Despite having refurbished the PSU a while back it crashed yesterday loosing all programm data. The recordings on disk weren't affected. Now my question, if I get a refurbished Humax HDR1100S will I be able to download the recordings stored on HDD via USB to another PC in order to convert to mpg/mp4?
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PeterC February 11th 18 07:15 AM
The Humax Foxsat HDR has stopped recording anything unless started manually. The info. on a programme is OK in the EPG and Media list but is haywire for the 'live' programme, being several hours out and for the programme at that time. Ive tried a hard reboot but that's done nothing. Any ideas please? -- Peter. The gods will stay away whilst religions hold sway
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Chris Green February 9th 18 08:20 PM
Programs (as opposed to adverts) on Drama (Channel 20, Freeview) don't display full screen on our system. We have a pretty standard LG TV with a Humax PVR. It's not just too tall or too wide, there's a black band all round the displayed picture. So, even if preserving the screen proportions the picture could be displayed larger. Is this normal or is something configured wrong?
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Pinnerite February 9th 18 10:01 AM
Right now we have a mix of standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD). Currently marketed are 4K televisions with amazing images. We can stream 4K from commercial sources provided we are prepared to pay for the fibre-optic connection and streaming source. Is that it for broadcast TV or is there currently any research currently seeking to squeeze more out of the available bands? (Just...
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Davey February 9th 18 01:01 AM
Having been flummoxed again by the inability of my Linux PC to access All4, I saw the current ad. for refurbished Humax boxes. The most suitable for me is £117, the FVP-4000T. I then wondered about using a streaming stick instead, Google or Roku or whatever, about which I know very little. Searching for information, I am still confused, so maybe somebody here can help. I am sure that I am not...
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Andy Burns[_12_] February 8th 18 07:37 PM
OK, so it's a long time since the BBC news channel was called News24, but there are now less than 11 hours of programmes per day on BBC News that aren't shared with other BBC channels 06:00 - 09:00 Breakfast 09:00 - 11:00 Victoria Derbyshire 11:00 - 12:00 Newsroom Live 13:00 - 13:30 News at One 18:00 - 18:30 News at Six 19:00 - 19:30 Beyond 100 Days
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Ian Jackson[_7_] February 7th 18 10:32 AM
The BBC have introduced a new, improved style of presenting the weather. On their website, there no longer appears to be a proper 'Jack Scott' weather map (Surface Pressure Chart), as per https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/surface-pressure/#?tab=surfa cePressureColour&fcTime=1517918400 Is it there somewhere, and I can't find it - or do the BBC feel that nobody was interested? --
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Bill Wright[_3_] February 6th 18 09:14 PM
Could Sony TV owners please check (EPG) channels 107 to 111. If there's no reception could you note the transmitter if known (or your rough location) and the time, and post the info here? I'm wondering if other transmitters are involved. Bill
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Dean Jackson February 4th 18 11:25 PM
Eastbourne historian and author Michael Hymans has penned a new book on the history of the railway in the south https://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/lifestyle/nostalgia-eastbourne-author-s-new-book-charts-rail-network-through-the-south-1-8355192 D.J.
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Brian Gaff February 4th 18 08:32 AM
Seems to me that these automated tv stations with pre recorded continuity are only as good as the person who checks them. So often the wrong announcment goes out, such as a plug for a show including its time at the end of the show itself, making it bleedin obvious its canned. Grr. Brian --
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Chris Holmes January 30th 18 12:02 PM
That’s what my mentor said..... We recently had a coax outlet installed “Professionally” My wife said “Why doesn’t the TV work?” I laughted (we had just watched a programme, but apparently that was via IPlayer). So, I went and took the loft ladder down and did various continuity tests, etc and THOUGHT I’d found a problem with the coax outlet (perhaps I should have tried a...
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Graham.[_12_] January 30th 18 12:31 AM
I will be overhauling my aerials when the weather gets a bit warmer and I was wondering, after the 700MHz band clearance and move downwards, what group of aerial to use rather than the C/D one I have now that is already sub-prime. We were promised a new grouping scheme optimised for the post 800Mhz clearance, did the manufactures deliver this? What about the even smaller band we are about to...
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Brian Gaff January 29th 18 04:15 PM
Seems to me that the bit rate of many sound tracks on freeview channels are getting far worse than before, including obvious artifacts of low bit rates and the phase distortions you hear in mp3s recorded at 128kbits a sec or less. There seems to be a race for the bottom going on, not just in the sort of rubbish we are offered but the transmission quality as well. its all part of the losing...
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Bill Wright[_3_] January 28th 18 12:40 AM
On 27/01/2018 15:48, Ian Jackson wrote: Regardless of whether it's a bandpass or bandstop, the most important requirement of any filter is that it should adequately reject the signals you that DON'T want, rather than to pass the signals you DO want. Err well... Excessive through loss can lead to additional amplification which probably, in moderation, isn't too much of a problem. However I...
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NY January 27th 18 09:00 PM
My wife wanted me to move the telly to a new position further away from the aerial socket. I happened to have a 10m aerial lead (with moulded-on Belling Lee plugs) but I found that reception was very poor: the signal strength gauge on the TV's tuning menu was noticeably lower and the signal quality (how ever that is calculated!) was also lower, and almost non-existent for COM7 and COM8....
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Brian Gaff January 27th 18 04:45 PM
In case anyone is wondering. Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from... The Sofa of Brian Gaff... Blind user, so no pictures please!
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Bill Wright[_3_] January 26th 18 07:24 PM
Anyone else got problems NOW with Freeview channels 107, 108, 109, 110? Bill
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Bill Wright[_3_] January 25th 18 05:53 PM
Today the GI was increased from 1/128 to 1/16 on muxes 7 and 8. GI is guard interval. It’s been increased today from 1/128 to 1/16 so they can operate single frequency networks because of the shortage of channels starting in March when we lose channels above 49. It appears that some but not all Sonys are now blind to mux 7 and there are also problems with some Panasonics. Thanks Mark...
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Brian Gaff January 25th 18 07:54 AM
is this thing on. I came across an old radio show the other day called the starlings. It seemed to be mostly done by the Goons so is quite old and the one thing I remember was that when anything went wrong the engineer with the golden screwdriver was called to sort it out. It seems to revolve around the doings of a fictitious council attempting to rid the pest of the starlings pooping all...
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Max Demian January 23rd 18 04:04 PM
Does anyone know why the Horror Channel (Freeview LCN 70) EPG isn't showing anything after Friday 08:30? Is it moving anywhere? -- Max Demian
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NY January 23rd 18 03:46 PM
I do PC support for people. One of my customers asked me to set up a TV while I was there, because he couldn't make it work. I was shown a Belling Lee wall socket with a double-male Belling Lee lead which went from there into the TV's aerial socket. There was also a Sky box with a lead that was not plugged in, and a VCR/DVD. I found the TV's scanning menu and did a scan. Absolutely nothing...
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Bill Wright[_3_] January 20th 18 06:42 PM
He's tracking some small beast using what appears to be a three element yagi (with a stub matcher on the driven element.) It looks like it's tuned to about 200MHz. This tracking thing always seen to be done with such an aerial using similar or lower frequencies. The result is that the tracking aerial can only be a two, three, or four element, so it has very poor directional characteristics....
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Bill Wright[_3_] January 20th 18 04:36 PM
In the fifties and sixties people often had the wireless next to the telly. In fact usually the wireless had been in place for many years, and so when they got a telly they naturally put it adjacent. Often when we installed the telly we'd notice that the wireless aerial was notheing more than a bit of wire staples up a door frame and along the picture rail. Standard practice (as a good turn...
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David[_14_] January 20th 18 11:15 AM
There is much talk about the shuffling of muxes and fitting of filters to allow use of some current TV frequencies for mobile phones. This led me to wonder: If the signals are being picked up by TV aerials can you use a TV aerial to boost your mobile phone signal? If you have to fit a filter to keep mobile signals away from the TV, could you fit a splitter to pick up the mobile phone...
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Brian Gaff January 19th 18 05:06 PM
Beware of the goats. Apparently somebody decided it would be a great idea to get some goats in at a remote place in the Yorkshire dales )According to a guy being interviewed on the radio a few days ago), but although this helped keep the bracken down, the goat also managed to eat right through their television aerial cable which was mounted atop a telegraph pole on the scrubland where the...
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Phi January 17th 18 08:03 PM
Dash seems to have made a positive difference to my BBC viewing on iPlayer.
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Graham.[_12_] January 16th 18 02:18 PM
https://www.flickr.com/gp/g3zvt/8149Q9 -- Graham. %Profound_observation%
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Max Demian January 14th 18 11:49 AM
It looks as if BBC Four HD (Freeview 106) is moving multiplex: http://www.a516digital.com/2018/01/freeview-changes-for-bbc-four-hd-and.html Unfortunately http://www.terrestrialtv.co.uk/ is offline so I can't confirm the details. According to the first website, it's already available (from Jan 11) and the current arrangement will cease after Jan 17 - the EPG says "BBC Four HD has moved" from...
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Phi January 10th 18 10:54 AM
Had a little box pop up whilst watching BBC1 iPlayer stream this morning showing this label: 2.16 30 1839433.u 5166kbps | dash (mf_bidi_https) | b09prpbk | 1280 x 720
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Brian Gaff January 9th 18 06:44 PM
As soon as normally normal sane people learn you know abit about electronics, yes even if now you are blind like myself, they ask you impossible questions about things that happen to their devices. So I was at a meeting today, and somebody asked me. My new TV keeps making a screeching noise and the picture freezes what is wrong with it? I mean do I look like I have a crystal ball. I mumble...
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Brian Gaff January 8th 18 08:47 AM
Has tv drama decided to record all dialogue as mumbles? I was watching the box last night to see what was on and something on bbc 1 which I'm assuming was a drama seemed to have all the dialogue mumbled. At first I thought it was my ears, but no, I could hear other channels dialogue fine. I've noticed this on and off before. One cannot even blame music or sound effects. its just low level...
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Brian Gaff January 6th 18 04:26 PM
Would you go for Freesat or Freeview? I'm in two minds, of course many sets do have both, but it is attractive to not have to worry about constant retunes, and presumably the audio description side works very much the same way, as would the program guide from the other source. Some channels are different but in the main the ones which are are the also rans. Has anyone tried AD or speaking...
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Bill Wright[_3_] January 4th 18 06:23 PM
On 04/01/2018 16:41, harry wrote: http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/01/02/germany-to-begin-enforcing-hate-speech-laws-on-social-media-sites/ Having imported thousands of rapists/murderers, Merkel wants to stop Germans bitching on about it. It's Goebbels, although we all knew who you meant. But yes, the German government are going back to the traditional mindset that has always beset...
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Bill Wright[_3_] January 4th 18 05:52 PM
Today we had a customer who said that iPlayer wouldn't work on his Polaroid TV without an aerial being connected. Sceptical, we tried ourselves. He was right. Every other catch-up service worked but not iPlayer. When iPlayer was attempted a message came up saying that the aerial had to be connected. Paul googled and found this: It's a quirk of Vestel's software apparently, so as well as the...
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WCZ[_5_] January 2nd 18 09:30 AM
Over the past couple of weeks I've been getting intermittent picture breakup on all channels carried by the CH60 mux on the Oxford transmitter. Tele and both PVRs attached to it are affected and looking at the signal stats when the picture is breaking up I see good signal strength but the signal quality is all over the place. I've not added anything new to the setup in months and it...
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Brian Gaff December 30th 17 12:01 PM
I'm talking the cd sized discs you used to get that were gold in colour, but had one big video track and a couple of normal audio tracks. IE its not a DVD or a Philips laserdisc as such, though I'd imagine it was using the same tech as Pioneerr combination players seemed to play them and some computers of the Amiga type did as well but that might just have been software. On a pc it shows...
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Phi December 30th 17 10:25 AM
The sound spectrum of this CD seems extraordinarily broad. Would this have been a special recording setup (sound track of video programme production) ? as many of my other CDs (Orchestral) appear to be quite narrow in bandwidth by comparison.
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Jim Lesurf[_2_] December 29th 17 05:36 PM
I've just had a look at the data streams from our local TX. The SD muxs give a specific value for guard interval and transmission mode. But the HD lists 'AUTO'. So what are the actual times for the guard interval and symbol lengths these days for HD DVB-T2 in the UK? Jim --
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[email protected][_2_] December 29th 17 01:01 PM
Hi All, Have been having problems with the BT Youview box falling off the digital cliff (audio and video stuttering / breaking up / dropping out) for the past few weeks. Worse in stormy weather. We are about 18 miles nearer the coast than CP (Horsham). Is anyone else suffering similar? or is it time to call on the services of ye olde aerial rigger? TIA
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Indy Jess John December 28th 17 04:38 PM
On 27/12/2017 16:23, Peeler wrote: On Wed, 27 Dec 2017 10:51:40 +0000, Indy Jess John wrote: On 26/12/2017 22:40, James Wilkinson Sword wrote: On Tue, 26 Dec 2017 22:32:14 -0000, Indy Jess wrote: On 25/12/2017 23:09, James Wilkinson Sword wrote: On Mon, 25 Dec 2017 23:02:43 -0000, Indy Jess wrote: On 25/12/2017 21:05, James Wilkinson Sword wrote:
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Peeler December 27th 17 09:01 PM
On Wed, 27 Dec 2017 17:10:44 -0000, Birdbrain Macaw (now "James Wilkinson"), the pathological attention whore of all the uk ngs, blathered again: Why did he specialise in insecticides? Was it a particularly bad school for cockroaches? Maybe he cycled to school past farms and got ill. Driveling idiot!
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Brian Gaff December 27th 17 10:45 AM
Has probably deliberately been winding me up as several folk over there do not like AD subtitles or in the case in point, signing. The problem as I see it from reading some web sites is this. If bandwidth were not an issue, it would be easy to add a signed video track to the output of a channel and hide it when its not wanted, but because these days at least, bandwidth is seemingly cut to...
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Mr Pounder Esquire December 26th 17 02:32 PM
Don't know where else to ask. I have been given a iPhone 4. The power button does nothing at all when pushed, so I tried the trick in the below link. It did not work. Skip to 1.49 secs in. Yes, I can see the reasoning here. However, when I push the power button I expect to see something move to make contact. Nothing does. And yes, I did try a spot of WD40. Is the power button broken or am I...
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Phi[_2_] December 25th 17 07:58 AM
You attempted to log in 3 times without the correct password, what is so sacred about BBC I wonder,
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Bill Wright[_3_] December 24th 17 08:43 PM
What are the parameters that set the speed of electromagnetic transmission in a vacuum? I've googled everywhere but I can't find the answer. It's easy enough to find the figure but WHY? Why not 29,979,245.8 metres per second or 2,997,924,580 metres per second? Bill
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David[_14_] December 22nd 17 04:55 PM
Prices from Amazon: Amazon Video £7.99. Blu-ray £11.99 DVD £15.85 O.K., the DVD is not directly from Amazon but the other two are and they are all on the same page.
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Yellow[_3_] December 21st 17 05:23 PM
Heads up! Just turned on my Fire Stick to be asked if I want to install Firefox or Silk which would then allow me to continue to use youTube. I have gone for Firefox and it works lovely.
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Mark Carver[_2_] December 21st 17 09:19 AM
Anoraks on everybody, this should keep such minded folk busy ! http://tx.mb21.co.uk/gallery/xmasquiz.shtml To enter, please email your answers no later than 1 January 2018. The entrant with the highest number of correct answers will win a lovely tub of xmas choccies from Amazon. Editors' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Consolation prize of one festive garden...
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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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