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Scott[_2_] Yesterday 09:45 AM
BBC World Service sounding pretty good on DAB+ running at 64kbps. No grating audio and unpleasant digital artifacts. In Brussels that is ...
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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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Roger Mills[_2_] June 18th 17 04:14 PM
Just bought a Samsung 49KU6470 smart TV, which seems to work pretty well, and the picture and sound are quite good. But there are a couple of issues which I can't get my head around. 1. Voice commands. My set understands voice commands but the manual - even the downloaded one, let along the quick start guide which came with the set - only has very cursory information. Nowhere can I find a...
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Brian Gaff June 13th 17 07:41 PM
No they don't they are probably in the pub. They have what is called a division. In my view this need to be changed. There should be free annon votes just like we have in the elections. Seems to me that a lot of those who don't want to be pinned down are mysteriously missing when a contentious vote takes place. Brian
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Brian Gaff June 10th 17 08:50 AM
The usual cocked up lines and dodgy audio was very well represented in the election coverage. So I rest my case. Nothing has been improved by new technology from tithe 1960s coverage of elections. Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from... The Sofa of Brian Gaff...
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James Heaton June 8th 17 08:47 PM
I really wish I 'd heard the end of this conversation... As I was getting into my car at Bridlington last weekend (picked a good weekend to be in E Yorks!) I heard the following from a passing dog walker: Yeah we had a really good week at the car boot, we even sold that half telly I had knocking around... Any ideas?
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Brian Gaff June 8th 17 08:17 AM
So then all radio and tv will no doubt be taken up with over hyped stuff tonight after 10 pm. Despite modern technology in use one still tends to get the old we cannot reach xx at the moment or people talking miles away into dodgy pa systems and all the other chaotic things we used to have way back in the 60s. Tech may have changed but the implementation of good practice by lay people has...
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Brian Gaff June 6th 17 08:23 AM
I notice that my faithful aerial in the loft is rattling when the wind blows through the tiles. No sign of any issues as yet, but maybe the local wildlife have learned how to use screwdrivers. Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from... The Sofa of Brian Gaff...
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Rob Brewer June 4th 17 10:16 AM
Hi I have been repairing a Labgear MSA282 distribution amp (replaced faulty PSU Cap) and I noticed there are a couple of jumpers which seem to be associated with the VHF input connector. They are marked "Wideband" and "VHF". I intend to use this amp with a combined VHF/DAB aerial but I'm not sure which is the best position for these jumpers. Does anyone know what the jumpers are for and...
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Tweed[_3_] May 30th 17 05:43 PM
I'm currently in Lerwick. I'm curious as to why the local transmitter, Bressay, appears to be vertically polarised. I thought this was usually reserved for low power relay stations.
28 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
tricky.dicky@sky.com May 30th 17 04:00 PM
I have just upgraded to Q unfortunetly that has meant we have recordings saved on the Sky HD box which are not currently available On Demand. Is it possible to extract the HDD from the Sky box and insert it into a caddy and access the files using a PC or have Sky got it all sewn up through DRM? Any other suggestions welcome. Richard
6 uk.tech.tv.sky (Sky Television)
Phi May 30th 17 03:31 PM
There seems to be a problem with the BBC holding my log-in details. It asks every time I call up iPlayer.
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AnthonyL May 28th 17 08:27 PM
A friend is having problems with the reception particularly on the higher TV channel numbers. I've just checked on Wolfbane which reports clear line of sight to the Nottingham transmitter indicating that it is 1 mile away. Wolfbane suggests a set-top aerial - my friend will have standard aerials (they've got more than one TV). https://www.freeview.co.uk/channels-at-your-address/results says the
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Stephen[_7_] May 28th 17 02:57 PM
Hello, I've got a couple of VHS tapes that are not available on DVD so I got my old VCR out of the wardrobe and tried to connect it to my Pioneer freeview dvd recorder. But the dvd recorder displayed a message saying it was copy protected and refused to record it. I'm guessing it is macrovision? I don't have a video card so I cannot copy to my pc at the moment. Please recommend one if you think...
16 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Brian Gaff May 25th 17 01:25 PM
Have bt vision decided to stop paying for their ever so boring channel on freeview plugging their sport now? Also does anyone understand the reason for channel names like Spike and Quest Red? They seem to have nothing whatever to do with the content. Brian
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Bill Wright[_3_] May 23rd 17 02:48 PM
OK I need a dashcam. Stuff keeps happening. Kid on a motorbike comes onto the roundabout from the pavement out of control and if I hadn't stopped abruptly would have been under my wheels. Guy in a big merc comes round a blind bend and passes me with inches to spare, me with the nearside wheels in the ditch. One day I'm going to need evidence. The problem is my ignorance is more-or-less all...
17 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Roger Mills[_2_] May 21st 17 09:27 PM
I have a Philips 37" flat screen HD-ready TV which is about 10 or 11 years old. Of late, it's started posterizing its picture under some circumstances. . My picture isn't as extreme as that, and most colours are ok - but the problem particularly affects (European) skin tones - and there are often large green patches on people's faces and exposed arms, etc. People with darker skins display...
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Brian Gaff May 21st 17 09:12 AM
Is there any market for these any more? Have a couple of old colour tellies of the analogue type both sort of work, and can be ok on vintage uhf output computers like Atari and Specttrum, but appart form that... Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from... The Sofa of Brian Gaff...
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Terry Casey[_2_] May 20th 17 06:56 PM
In article , says... Who is the author of that essay? Bill At the bottom it says PZ Myers and, under Profile, it says: PZ Myers is a biologist and associate professor at the University of Minnesota, Morris
15 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Brian Gaff May 19th 17 06:25 AM
Back in the 70s there used to be a trend toward ornaments that sat on the tv, supposedly having aerials inside them. I can clearly remember a small , well not that small, naff looking statue of a girl made in plastic. Never seemed to work very well as I suspect they just had a bit of ewiire inside them. So anyone who thinks that snake oil is a modern thing, should just look at hisstory. ...
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Bill Wright[_3_] May 18th 17 10:30 AM
Aerial riggers I have known Part Three Barry I’ve changed the names and places, but I swear to God everything else here is true. I thought I’d better say that because the tale of Barry is really extraordinary. In 1981 an English local council which I will not name had worries about the impending Channel Four. Barry had a contract with this council and
9 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Brian Gaff May 18th 17 07:04 AM
Rhombic antennas here? At Huff they should be relatively small and have rising gain with rising frequency. I made one once for uhf and it worked very well, though it needed to be terminated by a resistor to make it single directional, and seemed to have a lobe either above or below the horizontal, but then I'm no aerial tech. I did have a Helical one as well but the bloody wildlife broke...
6 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Ian Field May 16th 17 06:18 PM
"Richard Tobin" wrote in message ... In article , Chris Hogg wrote: Can these smart sticks that plug into the back of your TV, such as Amazon Firestick, Roku and Chromecast, get infected by a virus or whatever, and if so, how can they be protected, or if you do get infected, how can they be cleaned out?
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spud@potato.field May 16th 17 03:41 PM
We just had a new antenna installed on the roof and it doesn't seem to have a reflector at the base, just some extra elements instead. Is this normal these days and is it something to do with digital vs analogue TV or just cost cutting? -- Spud
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Brian-Gaff May 15th 17 05:53 PM
I heard an interesting world service item last night. It appears that many us tractor makers are protecting their tractors from home repairers. Most of the farmers have been used to just fixing the darned things but now its all driven by software so its costing them time and money to get main dealers with the software to do the repairs. John Deer is but one of them of course. They want the...
0 uk.tech.digital-tv (Digital TV - General)
Brian Gaff May 14th 17 03:48 PM
I don't think they mention a coloured button in this instance. Who cares about sports. I just want it to actually work for me. 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 May 13th 17 08:34 AM
Be funny if the bbeb did? I have been reading about this. It seems in order to get the code you have to either open a file attached to an email or click a link on an email. If its not caught and if the machine is running anything from vista sp2 to the latest build of wiindows10 and their server derivatives, and you have not installed a critical update sent out recently, then the code...
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Phi May 11th 17 07:15 PM
I will have to find another way to watch the occasional good program.
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Brian Gaff May 9th 17 05:03 PM
I see iI'm being given a lot of commercials for Samsung TVs recently. All quoting this Q-LED screen. I do wonder several things. We seem to be eternally given new screen types but are they any good. Quantum Dot Led, yerwot? Now myself I care not if the picture even works, as long as the menus speak and the program guide speaks, but why suddenly so many different screens? Or it it all just...
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papadeltasierra@googlemail.com May 9th 17 12:33 PM
Readers may remember that I was trying to put a combined webpage and picture-in-picture on an older Samsung TV. I discovered that this TV, a C-series, was smart but not smart enough to allow control using the never web based Samsung 'remotes'. I tried controlling in via IR but this was unreliable. Well I've recently discovered that you can control these TVs using a computer serial connection...
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Bill Wright[_3_] May 6th 17 06:44 PM
I put Bella's dinner down on the floor and she came trotting in. Nose down and she started to munch, then suddenly backed of a bit, then a bit more, then she scrabbled across the kitchen in obvious alarm, the bowl following her as if by magic. She jumped onto my chair and sat there looking scared and peering at her dinner bowl, which was still on the floor. Afterwards Hil found a tiny but...
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Woody[_5_] May 6th 17 07:07 AM
For those that haven't heard about it, the episode of Dr Who that is being broadcast tonight will be in stereo on TV as normal, but if listened to on iPlayer using headphones it is in binaural audio. I heard some of the original 'dummy head' binaural tests that the BBC did maybe 20 years ago and it really does work - I suspect could be frighteningly so with Dr Who!
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Brian Gaff May 5th 17 02:09 PM
When you hear the chimes of Westminster on the news at the start, I presume this is a recording is it. They would need some very good timings otherwise, which begs the question of the recent news that the clock mechanism is going to be serviced along with the clock faces and the rest of the building in stages. so when they take the mechanism out of service, do they have a set of speakers or...
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Brian Gaff May 3rd 17 08:26 AM
Have you noticed that many tv commercials now only give web addresses for info? Also when a friend of mine went into a famous large stor with the initials JL recently was told that little stock was now kept at stores they need to go on line and then they can pick it up from the store. this seems a strange route to go in on underwear and shoes as these are things people ooften need to see...
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Scott[_2_] May 2nd 17 06:13 PM
On Tue, 2 May 2017 09:17:48 +0100, "Brian Gaff" wrote: A definite case of RTFM, the question is, what function did this lock serve? Was it to stop people taking pictures of the inside of their luggage? Brian Well, I'm still annoyed that my mother threw out all the boxes for my train set in 1965.
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PeterC May 2nd 17 07:35 AM
I have some feeds from the BBC - not the Sports site as such, but there are some articles in other feeds that cover sport. Every headline to the Sports site goes to the basic page, then clicking on any link has either no effect (just refreshes the page) or is 'false' (clicking on Athletics went to Top Gear - that's obscene!). Any idea what's going on? Also, is it possible to get a BBC feed that...
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Pete Forman[_2_] May 1st 17 08:25 AM
get_iplayer 3.00 for Windows and other systems was released yesterday. The main feature is: Restored functionality broken by the BBC Some features that were deprecated previously have now gone. Caching has been revised, you will need to rebuild. https://github.com/get-iplayer/get_iplayer/wiki/release300
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Bill Wright[_3_] April 30th 17 04:11 AM
Aerial riggers I have known Part One: Jimmy It was a long time ago in a strange land called Doncaster. Jimmy had a Beatles haircut and Rolf Harris glasses. His wife had a shop and she used to keep him, really, because his efforts to install aerials can’t have ever made much money. He spent most of his time going back to jobs and trying to get the customer a decent TV picture. He had some...
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Brian Gaff April 29th 17 04:07 PM
I managed to watch Horizon, but I'm assuming they have abandoned AD as nowhere on the page could I see any ref other than a ply link Also went to complaints and got the run around one question per page. After the third page and having to find the field on each I said a rude word and closed the browser. What was wrong with a list of departments a s subject field email address and a field...
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Brian Gaff April 29th 17 02:22 PM
My wbie I player app is still telling me 404 nott found or no data available. Have they put up any indication of what they are doing at the Beeb, they must surely realise that disabled users use this data? Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from... The Sofa of Brian Gaff...
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