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Bill Wright[_3_] Today 02:23 AM
I've just spent some time renaming files. The file names can have more than eight characters now, can't they? Bill
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Nancy[_2_] August 24th 16 05:22 PM
Hi! I have an iMac 27/5K running El Capitan connected to a Sony STR-DN1040 receiver and to a Samsung Big-Screen TV via HDMI to watch HD movies and listen to music and although I achieved very good Video & Audio but I´m not sure about the correct iMac HDMI settings. Videos and audio files are playing through VLC player, but El Capitan Audio MIDI setup (via Audio MIDI Setup app in...
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Max Demian August 24th 16 10:40 AM
Has anyone managed to tune into BBC Four HD on Freeview channel 106 since the Olympics? It's said to have 'moved' (I think back to COM7): my Sony TV, which usually updates itself, doesn't have a channel 106, but it does have CBeebies HD (which timeshares with BBC Four HD) on channel 124. I want to make sure it's really there before I attempt to retune my Humax Fox.
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Graham.[_12_] August 23rd 16 08:25 PM
I've saw a 1949 vintage Cossor model 916 in an antiq^H^H^H^H^HJunk shop window and I am thinking of buying it as a restoration project. I have already downloaded the circuit, and some ideas for a generating 405 line pictures. It appears that Kat Manton off http://www.vintage-radio.net/forum did some work on this about 10 years ago and achieved what many thought was impossible; a PC based...
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Vir Campestris August 22nd 16 08:44 PM
We're 25 miles or so from the transmitter (Sandy). Near us there are some that are almost at out height - and with trees on them. We've had some problems with signal dropout - and my wife suspects it's on windy days. So it's probably the trees messing with the signal... Is there anything we can do short of building a mast ourselves, or taking a chainsaw to an entire hilltop? Andy
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Dave W August 22nd 16 02:59 PM
I just noticed in the current Radio Times that Dave Ja Vue is now 79 instead of last week's 84. So I did a rescan - some new channels popped up, but nothing of note. Most numbers are unaffected. -- Dave W
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[email protected] August 21st 16 10:11 AM
I had the same problem, I can't even find them on the Apple App Store as I tried to reload the App. Has anyone got an answer please?
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Brian Gaff August 21st 16 07:02 AM
What is it with stations on DAB they get a slot they last maybe a few months to a year, then suddenly vanish without any notice. Jack and Jack 2 seem to have done this. The former of these used to break the mould and play stuff from all sorts of artists, as they put it, we play what we want. Quit entertaining I found. Also of course more messing about on Freeview means that My 5 is now...
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Woody[_5_] August 19th 16 07:20 PM
Does anyone know what the BBC is using for links back to the UK? When doing live interviews with reporters out there the delay seems very short so I would assume not satellite. Fibre? Also, can someone explain to me why they had to send local reporters (i.e. Tayna Arnold* from Look North Leeds)? *On CIN one year Harry Gration said 'and now over to Tanya in Sheffield..' and the subtitle came...
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Phi August 18th 16 05:16 PM
Don't be alarmed if you can't get access to ITV channels from 9.30 am on Saturday, as they're going off air for a very good reason. For one hour, the broadcaster is turning off ALL of its seven channels in a bid to shift us from our sofas. Instead, they're hoping that we go and exercise to celebrate the Rio Olympics - and that's exactly the message that those who tune into the channels will...
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Brian Gaff August 18th 16 06:51 AM
It seems that the broadcasters renown pretty lax with their start times. I often put reminders on my box to allow me to switch even a new thing I want is about to start, but of late the thing has already started by the time I hear the reminder, or its the other way around of course. So you either miss both end of one and start of second or have time o kill or any variation of those. It...
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Seymour Prat August 16th 16 05:51 PM
I thought the BBC's presentation of the beam events were very poor.
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Jim Lesurf[_2_] August 15th 16 11:03 AM
I've started experimenting with using the hvfhd method for fetching HD video from the iplayer. (Using gip.) This seems to work quickly and well except for one problem. The files I get are 1280x720 image size, as was the case for when I used older methods. But the video is now 50fps rather than 25fps. Some of the files play OK with VLC as normal. But others produce no sound output. ffmprobe...
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NY August 14th 16 09:45 PM
A bit of a long shot... I have a Super 8 home movie which was converted to an AVI file. However every third frame is a merger of fields from two adjacent frames, so if the frames in the original film were numbered 1 2 3 4 5 etc then the video has 1, 2, 3+4, 4, 5, 6+7, 7, 8, 9+10, etc. I want to remove the combined frames from the AVI file. I've found some software (Prism, by NCH) which can...
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Me August 14th 16 05:40 PM
Can anyone help? I want to put up some pix on the web from my Box/Dropbox accounts which I can then link to. I've seen it done in this group but each time I try it gives access to the entire account, not just the pix. I'm obviousy doing something wrong but what? Baffled, Bristol.
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NY August 13th 16 08:32 AM
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1596067/british-bus-driver-refused-job-and-told-firm-are-hiring-romanians-only/ Stand back and light blue touch paper. I think Bill may self-combust :-) I thought discrimination acts made it illegal to advertise for (or make apparent to applicants during the recruitment process) that you want someone from a specific ethnic background or of a specific gender. If...
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Bill Ward[_2_] August 11th 16 02:08 PM
I'm looking for a Funai Combo VCR/DVD before they depart this world. Funai seem not to have a place in the UK market now. http://funai.eu/hdd-dvd/wd6d-m100,id-30 Would the model from Germany work straight out of the box in the UK with a continental adapter? http://tinyurl.com/zn7yvyq I have a Toshiba RD-XV48DTKB that chews up tapes and the recorded picture on its HD is very poor. Bill.
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Mick IOW August 10th 16 09:23 PM
Hi all, I am sorry if I have asked this before, only I am still confused about this? I have a SAMSUNG UE49KU6670 Smart 4k Ultra HD HDR 49" TV, with two Humax recorder boxes connected. When the 2nd recorder a HDR-FOX T2 is set for a scheduled recording it, switches the TV, to it. When we used Scart leads we could remove the pin 8 and this would stop
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Bill Wright[_3_] August 10th 16 10:53 AM
Me: Have you got any four by four posts, but long ones, maybe three and a half metres? Girl in timber yard office (who has been needlessly obstructive on several previous occasions): No. Me: What's the longest you've got? Girl: We might have some ten foot. Not sure. Might only have eight foot. Me: Well can you cut me some longer ones? Girl: How can we make long ones from short ones? Me: I...
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Bill Wright[_3_] August 10th 16 12:09 AM
Why isn't there a BBC TV channel devoted to classical music? After all, those us who have the maturity of taste and intelligence to appreciate classical music are in general the ones who are the most productive, and thus generate the most wealth, so in effect we are giving the poor people the money to buy their TV licences by the trickle down process. As it is we are poorly served by the...
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Brian Gaff August 9th 16 07:45 AM
Have the bbc gone completely overboard on Olympic coverage? You seem to get it no matter what station you watch or listen to. Also despite the bbc trying to put a positive spin on all of it, I get the impression that a lot of the people over there are disgruntled and bad tempered as if they had just dropped several tenners down a drain hole. I thought it was all supposed to be happiness...
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Phi August 6th 16 06:33 AM
The BBC is to spy on internet users in their homes by deploying a new generation of Wi-Fi detection vans to identify those illicitly watching its programmes online. The Telegraph can disclose that from next month, the BBC vans will fan out across the country capturing information from private Wi-Fi networks in homes to "sniff out" those who have not paid the licence fee. The corporation has...
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Brian Gaff August 4th 16 07:13 AM
There seems to be a sudden surge in these 'monopole mastes 12 m high with associated equipment cabinets' being put up around this part of London. I'd have thought there were quite enough of these by now and did wonder how all of this, presumably 4g stuff might affect the tuners in many sets which have not had problems in the past. One assumes that the coverage is not good enough to play...
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Bill Wright[_3_] August 4th 16 01:37 AM
I had to laugh. BBC TV news last night, main item was the increase in anti-terrorist police activity. So they showed the police stopping a blonde white woman to find out if she was a terrorist and then they interviewed three members of the public to ask what they thought about the terrorists. The first two were not white. So the BBC want us to think that anyone could be a terrorist and the...
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pinnerite August 2nd 16 08:41 AM
We were in Borehamwood a few days ago and spotted Lidl. My wife spotted some Hydrangeas and leapt in. I followed remembering that they often have some amazing bargains of things I never need. I spotted some small boxes in in bin and picked one up. Radio=Controlled Alarm clock it said in English and German on the box. I needed one as the LCD screen on mine is now useless in darkness. At...
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Bill Wright[_3_] July 31st 16 02:16 AM
The Humax DTT box in the kitchen is quite new. It has software bugs. It took me a long time to find out what to do about one of them. This was after having downloaded new software on a dongle, which fixed most things. The one it didn't fix was that if the machine was recording it wouldn't respond to the remote, or the on/off button on the top panel. It couldn't be brought out of standby in...
6 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Mick IOW July 29th 16 08:35 AM
Hi all, on my recently purchased TV to a Samsung UE49KU6670 Smart 4k Ultra HD HDR 49inch TV. I have two Humax HDR-FOX T2 recorders connected by HDMI leads and a Samsung Blue Ray DVD player. I am happy for the DVD player to auto switch the TV to it as I only turn it on when wanting to use it. But with the 2 Humax HDR-FOX T2 recorders auto switching is a
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Jeff Layman[_2_] July 28th 16 06:49 PM
Local news here on ITV (Channel 3) from Rowridge is Meridian South. However, on ITV+1 (Channel 33) it is Meridian South-east. Anyone know what the reason is for this, and do other areas have different regional news programmes on ITV and ITV+1? -- Jeff
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Maurice[_3_] July 28th 16 01:54 PM
Just done a Freeview auto-tune here near Lymington, Hants, and was suprised to find that BBC1 was no longer 101, but 1. (BBC2= 2, etc). ("101 Not available...") Yet the Radio Rimes shows the former 101, 102,etc. Anyone knnow what's going on? --
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Davey July 28th 16 12:23 AM
"What time and when is Celebrity Big Brother 2016 on TV? Plus, have Sam Fox and Christopher Biggins been confirmed for the new series?" Who the hell cares? I mean, really. -- Davey.
2 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Max Demian July 27th 16 03:09 PM
My Humax HDR-Fox T2 is badgering me to retune, "In order to continue to receive all the channels available in your area." Is there anything new of significance? I don't see anything at http://www.terrestrialtv.co.uk/ and I don't want to retune unnecessarily as I would have to reenter all my reservations (among other things). -- Max Demian
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Brian Gaff July 27th 16 01:54 PM
Is it just meant to be so complicated nobody can remember which model they actually wanted and what the differences are? I think I'll start a campaign for things to be named like cars and they are of manufacture. so this one in the thread above could, for example be called the Nigel 2016 TV, and so on. There are a lot of names to choose from after all and when you want other products we...
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Mick IOW July 26th 16 11:25 AM
Hi all, I have just upgraded my TV to a Samsung UE49KU6670 Smart 4k Ultra HD HDR 49inch one. When external speakers are connected by the optical Audio out socket, should that mean the built in speakers are muted and speaker volume controlled by the TV remote? Hoping someone can advise, Mick.
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Bill Wright[_3_] July 25th 16 11:30 PM
Quite an old box this; I don't know how old. It's used intensively for a few days then not used probably for weeks. It developed a fault as follows: It took ten minutes or more to load the programme guide. If any button was pressed during this time the box would freeze completely. Sometimes the loading was never completed; I think the box was freezing without a button being pressed. Cu do...
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Max Demian July 25th 16 11:23 AM
On Mon, 25 Jul 2016 06:18:59 +0100, "Phi" wrote: It's obvious that gravity waves exist, but do they travel at the speed of light ? Well they can't travel faster. -- Max Demian
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[email protected] July 25th 16 11:04 AM
On Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:11:47 +0100 The Natural Philosopher wrote: On 25/07/16 11:08, d wrote: And others have actually read their T&Cs and pointed out to you that they don't. Then they are lying I doubt that. More likely you're just being bloody minded. I've told you about
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Brian Gaff July 22nd 16 07:11 AM
Are you in the market for a brand new Video Cassette Recorder? Then you better head to RadioShack - or another electronics store of yester-year - soon, as the last known company to make the video-playing machines will stop production after this month. Funai Electric, last known company to make VCRs, will close down its production of the devices in August, ArsTechnica, citing Japanese...
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Davey July 20th 16 01:09 PM
Does anyone here know anything about these? I bought a hacked multi-region Sony DVD player, but it had lost its hacked programming, so the seller has suggested this, and will refund the cost. But any advice would be welcome first. The unit I have, DVP-NS305, is listed...
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Victor Delta[_2_] July 19th 16 07:03 PM
Did anyone experience a loss of service on all channels last night from Rowridge, IoW, at around 2100?
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Bill Wright[_3_] July 19th 16 12:53 AM
If a channel is empty does it exist? Bill
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Ian Field July 18th 16 07:10 PM
With all the people ditching VHS, I found an un-edited original copy where Will Smith uses a naughty word at least twice. Anyone know whether any un-edited DVDs got released? Thanks.
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Brian Gaff July 16th 16 11:02 AM
The full list of freeview that is, on the old aerial. I suspect this means that it is indeed the coax which is the culprit here and has now dried out. I feel some purchasing coming on. Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from... The Sofa of Brian Gaff...
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NY July 14th 16 08:00 PM
Most of the programme was fine, but the segments with Dick Strawbridge in Swindon had very odd sound, as if it was recorded with a stereo mike that had been panned slightly left and then had one leg reversed, giving an odd "extra-wide" sound-field. Quite a challenge to listen to (especially on headphones) for any length of time....
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Paul Ratcliffe July 14th 16 12:39 PM
On Tue, 12 Jul 2016 10:23:03 +0100, tony sayer wrote: Brian is a very highly respected poster No he isn't. He is just another whinging moany old **** with, as the previous poster said, a big chip to carry. He thinks the world owes him, just because he's blind. It doesn't. You really can be obnoxious sometimes can't you?.
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Peter Crosland July 12th 16 11:55 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-36774059 -- Peter Crosland Reply address is valid
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Jonathan[_2_] July 12th 16 10:07 AM
We have a Sony TV in our house and a Panasonic in a holiday let attached to our house. Recently the Panasonic has demanded a retune twice, with no such demand from the Sony or the HUMAX box attached to it. So far as I know both pick up the Sutton Coldfield signal. Can anyone explain what is going on? Thanks Jonathan
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pinnerite July 11th 16 10:43 PM
I watched the last episode of the TV series tonight. In opening of one scene the label read 'Australian Embassy'. This was supposed to be in London. Countries where the HM The Queen is head of state are not represented here by embassies but by Commissions or Consulates as I have always understand it. It annoys me when I have to jump up and down in righteous indignation.
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Brian-Gaff July 10th 16 04:35 PM
I noticed this morning while idly tuning around on a scanner that there is a kind of orphaned off mpx on that frequency. All the others start up at 216Mhz so is this going to be seen by my old Pure set I wonder,and why the huge gap? 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
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Brian Gaff July 10th 16 10:25 AM
I got up yesterday to find half my stations were all over the place and some vanished altogether. I did retune, most are now back but.. ch8 is still missing which was London Live the True crime channel has vanished Community is back again. Several new bbc radio stations have appeared, Essex, three counties, Surrey and Berks. All unfortunately in mono.
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Brian-Gaff July 9th 16 10:14 AM
I was listening to a bit of science news on a foreign shortwave station the other day when this little idea came up, they said it should be possible with solar cells and modern batteries to have a very high altitude aircraft with a transmitter on board that relays tv and radio over a huge area. This could be useful for the borders of war zones or after natural disasters etc. Myself I have...
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Duncan Fitness May 24th 15 05:15 PM
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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