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Brian Gaff Yesterday 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...
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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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Peter Johnson[_5_] July 21st 17 02:24 PM
On Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:56:58 +0100, Bill Wright wrote: But what is it? I know what a sim card is. Why does the O2 invoice have two sections, one of which is called Promo Sim? My guess is that that's how they deal with any discount you negotiated with them when you signed up/renewed.
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Jeff Layman[_2_] July 14th 17 08:39 PM
I have an old, but perfectly usable, 37" Panasonic LED TV. It happily displays full HD (1080i/p), but only has an SD tuner. With so much being transmitted on HD channels, I thought it time to get an HD box for it. Fortuitously, I was in John Lewis today, and decided to browse round the TV dept. In one area they had the "customer returns", and I spotted a Manhattan Plaza HD T2 box, with...
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thesimpsons July 14th 17 07:45 AM
When playing back an off air recording, if I select fast forward the screen displays a perfect speeded up image. If playing back a recording from an internet channel, fast forward displays "snap shots" of the speeded up image. Just wondering why this should be, it's the same on both a ten year Panasonic and a recent Sony TV. Fred
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Brian Gaff July 13th 17 03:32 PM
I've been told by several sources that all manufacturers who sell tvs in the USA are now forced to make the voice menu driven, ie they need to speak menus. Philips are making great play on this over here, so the big question is, what is the way to find if these tvs really do have the voice. I bet its not on by default and if its being forced on them by the fcc in the states, surely we...
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Jeff Layman[_2_] July 13th 17 07:22 AM
I missed this a few weeks ago: https://www.freeview.co.uk/news-and-blog/press-releases/freeview-play-users-to-get-even-more-from-their-tv-with-launch-of-freeview-explore.html "Freeview Explore will roll out on Freeview Play TVs and set-top boxes this month and paves the way for Freeview to build a deeper relationship with viewers. From today, users can search for programmes by genre or...
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Bill Wright[_3_] July 13th 17 03:36 AM
The Freeview TV guide (the LCN) is set to be updated and expanded on Wednesday, 2 August. Some channels will be moving to new numbers and viewers may need to retune to ensure they have the latest channel line-up, where this isn’t automatic. Ofcom have published more info on 700 MHz with some start dates for the STV channel moves. Link to the information on Digital UK’s...
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Scott[_2_] July 10th 17 02:13 PM
How come the tennis on terrestrial HD is being shown in 1080i? I thought 1080p was used for fast moving images and 1080i for relatively static shots.
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Bill Wright[_3_] July 10th 17 02:17 AM
I am helping with a closed user group on Facebook. We have pinned a page to the head of the list that contains links to Dropbox files that are for permanent reference. We don't want the whole darned contents of the files displayed in Facebook because if they are pinned to top of the list it will be a nuisance and if they aren't they will move down and be forgotten. Many of the 150...
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Richmond[_2_] July 9th 17 07:09 PM
How do I switch off autoplay on the iplayer website? Somewhere in the help I saw something which said you can turn it off in the iplayer settings, but I can't see any iplayer settings. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer (Autoplay is whatever makes the next episode play without asking).
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Ian Field July 9th 17 06:15 PM
Anyone remember which gangster movie had a bloke being winched into a meat grinder truck on tracks? Thanks.
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Phi July 8th 17 02:01 PM
BBC2 @11:15
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Scott[_2_] July 7th 17 08:13 PM
Why does the BBC continue to shift tennis matches from BBC Two to BBC One when particular games are being played, such as Murray v Fognini tonight? Do they think tennis fans are too stupid to operate a remote control successfully? If anyone sets up a recording of the tennis - or Eastenders for that matter - will they end up with the wrong programme recorded or do programme codes handle that?
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Phi July 6th 17 09:45 PM
Not much original science content in this programme and the narrator keeps repeating what the scientists say.
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Jeff Layman[_2_] July 5th 17 05:44 PM
Anyone else experience the Ch4 and 4+1 confusion on Freeview SD this afternoon from Rowridge? I turned on the TV to watch the last 20 minutes of Countdown on Channel 4, only to find "Posh Pawnbrokers" showing on Channel 4+1. On channel 13, Countdown was showing. On 104 HD, Countdown was showing normally. Just in case some channel updates had taken place I retuned the TV, but Ch4 and 4+1...
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Brian Gaff July 4th 17 12:15 PM
So anyone had any experiences with these. Having just got an Amazon Echo, I was wondering if the command set on a tellie also runs to something like BBC I Pleyer Please play me Dr Who with audio description. brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from...
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Bill Wright[_3_] July 3rd 17 02:32 PM
Just posting this as a test really, but here's an interesting site: http://www.pmclauth.com/sentenced/Grooming-Gang-Statistics/Gangs-Jailed Bill
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Brian Gaff July 2nd 17 10:39 AM
The CBS channels are putting out non audio described versions of ncis and other us series. Howeever the audio is muffled and indistinct. In fact a lot of the time it sounds like mono and with a phase shift as if its an old magnetic tape with an azimuth adjusted incorrectly so you get a suck out of particular frequences where the null occurs. I cannot see the pictures, but if their attantion...
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Pinnerite June 29th 17 03:29 PM
I live in the North London area. I run Kaffeine 1.3-git on my computer. SD Television renders perfectly but radio is diabolical. I rarely access radio stations but it would be convenient. It has never bothered me before but I would like to understand why this should be. -- Mageia 5.1 for x86_64, Kernel:4.4.65-desktop-1.mga5
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Chris J Dixon June 27th 17 09:56 AM
Last week the BBC regional opt-outs all had the theme of "Invented in..." The Midlands version included (about halfway through) a segment on Parry's People Mover, and can be viewed he http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08w1g9n/invented-in-the-midlands Chris --
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Davey June 27th 17 09:32 AM
The Red Button service is asking me to test my Cash Machine Knowledge. It credits Getty Images and AndSim (?) for the images. But it fails to explain what images, and how to take the test. Most curious. -- Davey.
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Brian Gaff June 26th 17 08:19 AM
last night after the previous weeks cock ups played their there is a fault music recording from midnight till 1pm as the joining to r5 live was left set to 1pm as per a weekday. This recording including solent station IDs went out on surrey and Sussex as well. Where is the monitoring person? Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from...
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Bill Wright[_3_] June 24th 17 01:49 PM
I don't suppose anyone is running this old program? If you are, could you do me a favour? I have five small version 4 files that I need to look at. If someone could convert them to pdfs or jpgs that would be great. Actually cdr v5, 6, 7, and 8 would open them, come to think. I converted dozens of files from v2 to v4 and then about a thousand from v4 to v8, which v12 and 17 will open, but I...
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Jeff Layman[_2_] June 24th 17 07:12 AM
I have a Panasonic TX-55CX680B TV and Onkyo AV TX-SR252 receiver connected via HDMI. If I change the TV's volume with its remote control with the AV receiver off, the on-screen display shows "Volume" with a sliding scale and volume level number which changes, increasing or decreasing as the sound level increases or decreases. If I have the AV receiver on, and use its remote control to...
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Phi June 22nd 17 05:04 PM
......because I put the wrong password in twice whilst logging into BBC iPlayer in new browser......what is the big security for, they don't want licence number
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Stephen[_7_] June 21st 17 11:05 AM
Hello, I am some distance from the tv transmitter, so I may need a masthead amp. I can get into the loft to install an aerial but I'm not brave enough to go on the outside and put an aerial at height. Considering that my signal may already be weak, is it worth trying to DIY an aerial in the loft, or should I just pay someone to fit an external one?
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newshound[_3_] June 20th 17 09:00 PM
On 6/19/2017 3:37 PM, Richard wrote: "newshound" wrote in message ... On 6/19/2017 11:52 AM, Bill Wright wrote: This morning we are given the news that someone has driven a van into a crowd of people outside a Mosque, killing one and injuring many. For some time now I've feared that the UK is heading for a period of sectarian warfare, similar in some ways to the...
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David[_14_] June 20th 17 02:07 PM
A long time since I last used wolfbane to point an aerial but as I'm at a campsite and all the aerials seem to be pointing in different directions with different vertical/horizontal alignments I thought I would give it a go. Site is there but doesn't load on my Android tablet. The link is http://www.wolfbane.net/cgi-bin/tvd.exe? from a Google search.
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Dan[_3_] June 19th 17 10:07 PM
I recently signed up with Virgin Media for 100Mb broadband, taking phone & their freeview TV package. I duly cancelled the lot after finding I was in an oversold area making the broadband unusable at peak times. Anyway, they sent me a box to return their kit which had a note giving instructions on how to unplug it all etc. At the end it said IMPORTANT! pull (not unscrew) the cable from the...
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Brian Gaff June 19th 17 07:56 AM
Instead of messing about with radio stations tacked on to different freeview multiplexes, simply build one in each area with all the radio stations only on it. Also, in my view in these times of hd and surround sound, the minimum we should expect should be stereo on radio stations in my view. I mean even on DAB BBC4x is in mono but stereo on the web and freeview, whiile some if not most of...
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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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