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OT(ish) - mobile taking over TV frequencies by David[_14_]
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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Today 09:53 AM
by Roderick Stewart[_3_] Go to last post
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Using a splitter as a combiner by Bob Latham
Can you use a splitter as a combiner? I have a couple of Taylor TD2-4F splitters which I've turned around and used as combiners in different parts of my aerial system. I've recently had a new aerial fitted and the installer was quite put out by this telling me you can't do this, a splitter cannot be used as a combiner. He went on to point out that it was labelled with one "in" and two "out".
Today 08:55 AM
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Hugh's Wild West animal tracking aerial by Bill Wright[_3_]
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....
Today 08:11 AM
by Phi Go to last post
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Freeview BBC Four HD move by Max Demian
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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Today 04:34 AM
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Aerial cables (other than the goat aspect) by Bill Wright[_3_]
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...
Yesterday 09:30 PM
by Bill Wright[_3_] Go to last post
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Goats. by Brian Gaff
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...
Yesterday 11:41 AM
by R. Mark Clayton[_2_] Go to last post
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No buffering since Christmas by Phi
Dash seems to have made a positive difference to my BBC viewing on iPlayer.
January 21st 18 05:10 PM
by David[_14_] Go to last post
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( i ) This programme is subject to a correction. by Graham.[_12_]
https://www.flickr.com/gp/g3zvt/8149Q9 -- Graham. %Profound_observation%
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January 18th 18 08:52 PM
by Vir Campestris Go to last post
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Why do people buy 2nd hand Sky boxes? by Lucky13[_2_]
I've had a Sky+ HD box passed on to me and I was wondering why people buy them on eBay? If you want the + bit you need to subscribe. If you want the HD bit you need to subscribe. If you want Freesat then you need a Freesat box. If you want free sat from Sky then you need to enjoy scrolling through an EPG of things you can't watch. I'm just wondering what their value is when Sky give you a...
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January 14th 18 05:37 PM
by Robin[_8_] Go to last post
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Peoples expectations of others. by Brian Gaff
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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January 12th 18 11:31 AM
by Roderick Stewart[_3_] Go to last post
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Can I get rid of Flash Player now ? by Phi
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
January 10th 18 04:41 PM
by tim...[_2_] Go to last post
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If you were buying a new telly.. by Brian Gaff
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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January 10th 18 12:47 AM
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Mumblers united by Brian Gaff
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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January 9th 18 03:35 PM
by Martin[_2_] Go to last post
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mb21 Christmas Transmitter Quiz by Mark Carver[_2_]
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...
January 8th 18 03:23 PM
by Paul Ratcliffe Go to last post
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iPlayer needs an aerial? by Bill Wright[_3_]
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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January 7th 18 06:51 PM
by Peter Duncanson Go to last post
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TOT: CEE17 socket by Woody[_5_]
Greetings all, I need a blue CEE17 (BS4343) mains inlet connector (i.e. a trailing socket) with 90deg cable entry. I have seen these often on the continent but not in this country - save for a connector with rear 2-pin outlet from Towsure. We have just got a new caravan with a stand-alone mains inlet under a flap. With a conventional 'long' socket the flap sits at near horizontal and is...
January 7th 18 10:18 AM
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Poor signal quality on CH60 mux by WCZ[_5_]
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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January 6th 18 06:33 PM
by Max Demian Go to last post
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Does any hardware still allow playing of CD video? by Brian Gaff
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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January 6th 18 06:24 PM
by Max Demian Go to last post
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Star Wars Rogue 1 - pricing on Amazon by David[_14_]
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.
January 6th 18 04:47 PM
by JNugent[_4_] Go to last post
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OT Goebles reborn in Germany. by Bill Wright[_3_]
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...
January 5th 18 07:01 PM
by Cursitor Doom[_2_] Go to last post
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