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Martin[_2_] Yesterday 10:09 AM
Filmon.com/tv has the AD permanently enabled on Film4 films. -- Martin in Zuid Holland
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Brian Gaff January 21st 17 09:24 AM
No not smellivision as in aromas generated to match the content, this is the smell of new TVs. I was round somebody's house the other day and smelt this strange smell, one known to me from many years ago when old valve tellies were getting too hot and melting something important. Charred carbon resistor and hot smelly transformers. he claimed to not smell it, but I traced it to his TV, a...
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Pinnerite January 20th 17 02:01 PM
One of my friends has a 40 inch 'smart' Samsung TV. It offers recording facilities via a USB socket. I told them that it should be possible to record to a flash drive. Now that 128GB drives have reached reasonable prices, it seems a practical proposition. The trouble is the spec. One pundit wrote that USB 3.0 drives wouldn't work on a USB 2.0 TV socket.
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Brian Gaff January 20th 17 10:00 AM
Now I'm not an Eastenders view/listener, but had it running while waiting for Spy in the wild. last night. The dialogue was from OK to mumble aand background noise, while the AD track was always very loud. Is it always this way? I'd have thought that by now having been running so long the sound engineers could have done better? In case you are wondering about the perverse reason for a blind...
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Woody[_5_] January 18th 17 03:34 PM
"Phi" wrote in message ... "John Hall" wrote in message ... On Monday the BBC screened the 1,000th episode of Pointless. It clearly wasn't a last minute decision, as it was billed as the 1,000th in the weekly TV guide that is bundled with my newspaper on Saturdays and which is printed a week or two in advance. Yesterday the BBC showed what Richard Osman said was the...
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Java Jive[_2_] January 17th 17 11:15 PM
As per subject. I've tried searching their site, but unfortunately it's the usual over-engineered, under-tested pile of sh*te - for example ... You can search for stores within a given radius of your postcode, six stores came up for me. You follow the link for the first one to find what's on offer. No sat dish, so you click 'back', but now the search page has lost the f*king postcode (yet...
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Scott[_2_] January 16th 17 11:38 AM
Does anyone share my view that the the scriptwriters followed the story more accurately, there be be no market for 'spoilers'?
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Phi January 15th 17 04:35 PM
I see the ubiquitous lady is moving up the ladder rapidly now. The BBC has found a cost efficient icon to splash around. Good luck to her, she's been making the tea long enough.
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David[_14_] January 14th 17 02:56 PM
Do the screws which fix the TV to the bracket usually come with the bracket or the TV? Trading in our camper, but keeping the TV, and not sure if the screws go with the bracket or stay with the TV. Cheers Dave R
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Adrian Caspersz January 14th 17 09:43 AM
Flinging more things into space, and ... http://www.spacex.com/sites/spacex/files/spacex_iridium1_press_kit.pdf "following stage separation, the first stage of Falcon 9 will attempt a landing on the 'Just Read the Instructions' droneship that will be stationed in the Pacific Ocean" Webcast is live 20 minutes before launch.
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Tim+[_4_] January 13th 17 02:09 PM
We bought a Slingbox the other day. Seemed like a good idea at the time as we're probably going to be in France this summer during the Tour de France and thought it would be nice to watch the commentary and recordings on U.K. television from our Humax HDR Fox T2. It was only when I looked at the back of the Slingbox and noticed the absence of an HDMI input that I realised that we'd be limited to...
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Jim January 12th 17 05:38 PM
Has anyone ever heard (and know where to buy) "Grommets" that open and close, i mean something like the following link https://www.stifirestop.com/products/ez-firestop-grommet/ it does NOT have to be fireproof. The reason Iím after something like this is Iím having an install done soon that will mean a hole will have to be drilled through my wall and an Ethernet (with RJ45 plug on) cable will...
2 uk.tech.tv.sky (Sky Television)
Brian Gaff January 12th 17 09:01 AM
What is the bbc board wibbling about? If they change it yet again so many smart tellies blind people and people who expect things to just work will be incensed they will get buried under complaints, unless they mean a subscription model to watch catch up, that is going to be very 'popular' Im sure, pass the Russian hacked downloader. Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you...
15 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Brian Gaff January 10th 17 09:02 AM
I ask as there seems no particular logic to it. The program on Bones needed it but did not have it. Last night a film on Film 4 called The frogmen, an old war film had it, but more modern films on there don't have it. I think the old Avengers could do with it for the new viewers, but it does not have it, likewise a lot of the new US series on the five channels do not have it, but some do...
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Bill Wright[_3_] January 9th 17 07:01 PM
Just starting on LBC: Nigel Farage Show 732 on Freeview Bill
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Phil Reynolds January 9th 17 11:52 AM
Is there any way to get an alert as to when a particular episode of a TV series is due to be shown? (using either the Internet or facilities on a Sky+ HD box to get the alert) It is an episode of "Heartbeat", for which I have the title and the series and episode numbers, but it is rarely shown, usually only on "graveyard shift" showings. (The High Life, S12E15) Any ideas how I might finally get...
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[email protected] January 8th 17 08:46 PM
Hi Bill, I was wondering if I could pick your brain about mobility scooters? This newsgroup probably isn't the most appropriate venue so if you are willing, would email be ok? Is the f2s address in your messages valid? Thanks in advance,
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Jim January 8th 17 03:41 PM
Hi everyone, I'm about to mount an small (10" x 10", less then 1KG) 4G external antenna (bands 42/43 which is supposed to be 3.5Ghz to 3.8Ghz) to an old Sky TV bracket and mast but Iíd like your input before i buy anything. The link below will show you the old (at least 20 years, but feels very solid) Sky TV bracket and bent mast https://s26.postimg.org/5evbydgu1/20170105_160152.jpg Also...
12 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
[email protected] January 7th 17 08:34 PM
Hi, West Yorkshire police urgently need a particular 42" Samsung rear projection television, working or not for a house fire reconstruction. As part of their investigation, detectives want to recreate what happened but need a specific Samsung TV. They are appealing for one of the following 42in rear projection TV sets to be donated: HCM4216W, HCM4216H, HCM4215W, HCM422W or SP42W5HF. Anyone who...
17 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
fred[_3_] January 7th 17 11:51 AM
I canme across this while looking for ITV racing http://www.watchallchannels.com/ Now I'd like to watch the horse racing in Spain (ITV1, ITV4). 1. Does it really work abroad ? Possibly some programmes blacked out? 2. Is it legal? 3. Is it malware free? The last paragraph states: Live TV Online on your PC, Laptop, Smartphone, Tablets and other
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Roger Mills[_2_] January 6th 17 05:28 PM
Can you see this, Brian? -- Cheers, Roger ____________ Please reply to Newsgroup. Whilst email address is valid, it is seldom checked.
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Brian Gaff January 6th 17 04:02 PM
Ie don't comment on this one. I'm trying to find out iif my news feed is broken. Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from... The Sofa of Brian Gaff... Blind user, so no pictures please!
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Brian Gaff January 4th 17 03:07 PM
I was just thinking. If you wanted to transmit tv to an underwater habitat, how could you do it? Presumably light can only go so far under water and radio even less far. Also I wonder what the speed of light is under water. as I suppose if you measure it there its the same but it obviously refracts light so has, one assumes to be different to free air. Brian --
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Brian Gaff January 2nd 17 12:40 PM
According to a friend of mine he is cursing dab and freeview radio as neither of them is in sync with his fm radio, which I told him did not surprise me as two computers on the same internet feed can seemingly be over half a minute out of register. It rather brought up the idea of when the year started into perspective. It was all over the place, so it seems to me that one of the major...
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Bill Wright[_3_] January 1st 17 09:50 PM
Who amongst my brethren here could identify the transmission sites visible on this excellent film? Bill
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Brian Gaff January 1st 17 09:04 AM
PI TV Politically incorrect T V showing old Benny hill shows, Love thy Neighbour and old Jim Davidson routines, perhaps Cannon and Ball as well. New stuff could be interviews with employers about 'handicapped employees after they had been gotten drunk. What really goes on in decision making ie box ticking, and what else, well that would do for a start, could be very entertaining, we...
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Brian Gaff December 31st 16 05:52 PM
What is the purpose or target viewing audience of what sounds like M I 5, one assumes this is not secret agent tv, but my five, but it seems to have mostly the worst of channel five on it not the best. Occasionally it has an odd watchable thing but it was much more interesting when they put out the plus 24 channel on freeview instead, in my view. Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting...
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Scott[_2_] December 31st 16 02:47 PM
I am starting a new thread to focus (excuse the pun) on one aspect of LED bulbs. I am grateful to all those who contributed to the previous thread offering innovative solutions. However, now that the supplier appears to concede there is a problem I am planning to return them and purchase a 'reputable' make. Does anyone have Philips 12 Volt (MR16) LED spot lamps? Could you let me know if they...
2 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Brian Gaff December 29th 16 07:29 PM
I've noticed many extra dab stations and some other stuff, like Heathrow complain on approach that French ATC is breaking in. I have however not noticed much problem with the freeview this time. I guess the ducting has been in a different direction to strong uhf transmitters here, so would not be noticed that much. Incidentally the problem with my loft aerial turned out to be the feeder...
22 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Woody[_5_] December 29th 16 02:24 PM
On the BBC web site the other day was an item about 16 miles in 60 seconds - the Flying Scotsman on the Severn Valley Railway in the West of England. Last time I looked the SVR was in the West Midlands. Last night a woman reporting on foot from the carnage on the M40 stated it was the "motorway from London to Wales." Eh? Or has Wales been moved and no-one told us? Meeja Studies strikes...
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Adrian Caspersz December 29th 16 12:50 PM
by SamKnows, includes a latency figure ... http://www.broadbandperformance.co.uk/ As was promoted by BBC Watchdog during their usually flawed investigations, but seems a clear tool nonetheless and is free of adverts and other nonsense. -- Adrian C
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Adrian Caspersz December 29th 16 12:15 PM
Number of programs watched this season: 5 Number of shoes needed to be retrieved from behind TV: 5 -- Adrian C
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Woody[_5_] December 29th 16 10:08 AM
Anyone have problems with Com4-8 on Emley last night? Started a bit before 18:00 and was fully corrected by about 21:30, TV showing no signal. PSB1-3 were OK throughout. Suggests a feed problem to me. -- Woody
4 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
PeterC December 28th 16 08:59 AM
Freesat on BBC4 HD, recordings on only BBC4 HD (2 consecutive) and BBC2 HD (1, starting at the same time as the 2nd. recording on BBC4). Warning of clash came up! Now, only 2 channels and how the hell can consecutive programmes on the same channel 'overlap'? -- Peter. The gods will stay away whilst religions hold sway
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Brian Gaff December 28th 16 08:09 AM
That Carrie Fisher was Deby reynolds daughter until yeesterday. all very sad. It must be very hard burrying your own son or daughter. Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from... The Sofa of Brian Gaff...
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Brian-Gaff December 27th 16 05:37 PM
Well that is live tv, they alall either record it or just wait for the boxed set, which of course has no box and is basically streamed so you never actually own anything at all. TV is mostly passive and really probably now has had its day. Brian -- From the Sofa of Brian Gaff Reply address is active Remember, if you don't like where I post
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Brian-Gaff December 27th 16 05:29 PM
Talking of Net Flicks. Though I don't use it myself I feel I have to congratulate them on not only putting audio description on many of their programmes, but in making it easy to both see a list of those that have it and also enable users to download them with AD and watch them out of a data linked area as well. Fully marks. Now Amazon Prime what is your excuse and for that matter what...
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Davey December 27th 16 12:20 PM
You would think that nothing else had happened over Christmas, except the Russian 'plane crash. Every BBC News bulletin has led with the news about George Michael. But if you did not follow him or his singing, to keep on hearing about it is boring. Elvis, yes, he was important. But George Michael? Enough is enough! -- Davey.
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Jim Lesurf[_2_] December 27th 16 09:56 AM
In article , Scott wrote: There was no problem when the transformer was running halogen bulbs. Can the interference be passed backwards through the transformer into the mains? Yes, that may happen. Can't say more due to lack of detailed information. As the lights nearest the radio cause the greatest problem and
0 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Dan[_3_] December 26th 16 10:44 AM
Not seen this posted on here before https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltI09lTuGjk Some interesting stuff, use of twisted pair, a pay tv box (insert 2/- for a film) a look inside the TV repair workshop & lots of footage of the tech of the time. Them were the days.
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Brian Gaff December 26th 16 12:44 AM
Two more gone this Christmas by the looks of it. What can one say? Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from... The Sofa of Brian Gaff...
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Steve Thackery[_4_] December 22nd 16 08:16 PM
I've been having some fun perusing the very informative Wolfbane web site (http://www.wolfbane.com/) and a question comes to mind. I see that a lot of low power local transmitters transmit only three of the muxes. For instance, near me I have Ambergate, Bolehill, Belper, Derby plus others, and they only transmit muxes 1, 2 and B. Does that mean that people using those transmitters are missing...
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larkim December 22nd 16 04:34 PM
When is this coming? Seems excessively long in the development?
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Bill Wright[_3_] December 22nd 16 05:47 AM
My television goes all funny in the afternoon and my neighbour is the same. You'll have to come when it's happening or you won't believe it. Bill
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Adrian Caspersz December 21st 16 11:49 AM
On 21/12/16 10:07, Brian Gaff wrote: No that is dial up speed. Its a bit like these shared bt wifi with phone things you encounter around the place. One I can connect to here is really awful. What is the point of such things if they are so slow? Even 3G can beat it. Brian I was once working in a London hotel that had guests complaining of
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Paul D Smith[_2_] December 19th 16 08:37 AM
My LCD TV, a pretty recent Panasonic, has an interesting problem that I thought the group might find amusing. Being as tight as insert suitable phrase, I keep the house at a pleasant 18degC and with the TV close to the chimney (partially blocked but there's still some air through it), I imagine that corner of the room is slightly colder. So I find that when I turn on the TV I observe that...
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Brian Gaff December 19th 16 08:36 AM
I'm underwhelmed from what I've heard there is nothing on any of the main channels that is in any way new, there are lots of Christmas versions of well known stuff, all probably made last July, and there is a Dr Who, Sherlock which I find total crap, and what else? All the so called well known celebrities and comedians do not make me laugh, and most of them I've never heard of. mrs Browns...
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Brian Gaff December 17th 16 10:39 AM
I'm not normally annoyed by news, but the recent tendency to spin the Syria problem into some kind of a crime is starting to annoy me now. War as what happens when two sides cannot agree to live together and compromise.War kills people regardless of who they are whether they are kind to their mothers etc. maybe we need to be reminded what war is or we will just sanitise things like the us...
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Ian Jackson[_6_] December 16th 16 05:18 PM
This afternoon, I was having a cup of tea, and 'The Penguin Post Office' happened to be on BBC2 HD (watching it live through my Manhattan satellite PVR, type Plaza HDR-S). I finished my tea, and had to go - but as I also wanted to see the end, I pressed the record button. A few seconds later, a 'Record failed' message appeared. I tried several times to record - even erasing each time what...
0 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Phi December 15th 16 08:15 AM
Microsoft says that Flash content won't even be loaded, "improving performance, battery life, and security." If you frequent a site that relies on the feature, don't worry, as you'll still be able to enable it on-demand. When visiting a page that requires it, you'll be given the option to either allow it once, or...
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