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Johnny B Good[_2_] April 15th 18 04:30 AM
Not one of my Saturday night's selection of downloads included any hd1 (1280 by 720) offerings. Every single last one being sd1 (960 by 540). Some were expected to be sd1 such as "Dad's Army" and "Insect Worlds" whilst recently made programmes that would typically be available in hd1 format such as "Gettys: The World's Richest Art Dynasty" (copyright 2018) were also restricted to sd1 as were...
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Stephen[_8_] April 13th 18 09:55 PM
HI all, I currently recieve the Local Oxford TV mux on UHF 29 in deepest Northampton According to the DTG Postcode checker: http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/coveragechecker/main/trade/OX3+0BP/NA/0/sm23p0t77tfegdis7ov2nn7d76 The one on UHF 29 is moving to UHF 22 and there appears to be a 2nd Local Oxford TV mux appearing on UHF 46 on the 23rd May.
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Jeff Layman[_2_] April 10th 18 04:16 PM
For those who have been missing Gotham, Series 4 starts tonight on E4 at 2100. Of course, it will all be a bit confusing as Channel 5 never showed Series 3. That was aired on Netflix last year - so those watching on Freeview/Freesat and haven't got Netflix will have a bit of catching up to do. Unfortunately it seems that, if Series 3 ever appears on Freeview/Freesat, it will be /after/...
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Jeff Gaines April 10th 18 02:29 PM
I have a much simpler setup than many people in here I'm su Sky+ HD box WD TV Live (streams over my home network) Panasonic DMR-PWT655 DVD/Blu Ray player/HDD Recorder These all feed into: Yamaha RX-S601D (AV Amp)
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Graham.[_12_] April 7th 18 03:55 PM
Is it true there is a plan in place to move everything to T2 by 2020? -- Graham. %Profound_observation%
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Jeff Layman[_2_] April 7th 18 11:48 AM
A couple of weeks ago I posted that for some reason my Panasonic PVR could still pick up Com78 on CH56 using the Group A 18-element loft aerial. Under the same conditions, the Panasonic TV couldn't see Com78. Yesterday (before retuning to get the 4 April changes), I had a look at the Com78 signal strength and quality on the PVR's setup menu. It was interesting that the signal strength bar...
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Davey April 6th 18 12:14 PM
Usually, when there is a retune needed, I see warnings for a few days beforehand. But last night, with no warning, we were told to retune if we wanted to continue to watch Ch. 10, ITV3. I did, and it worked. This is for Tacolneston. I tried another TV set this morning, and got the same message. Why no pre-warning, I wonder? -- Davey.
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Pinnerite April 5th 18 09:12 PM
Until July I ran a 15 year old S-Type Jaguar. It's satnav was considerably out of date. When I checked with Jaguar they wanted £150 for a new disc. A couple of years later I found a site that did one year old ones for £25. That was fine and worked very well. I had to sell the Jag (I kept bumping into things) and bought a narrower car. A Kia Niro. It comes with Tom Tom installed. I was...
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Davey April 4th 18 12:55 PM
Watching the Opening Ceremony, it struck me how many of the Indigenous People had wired earpieces. They really were an advanced people! -- Davey.
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John[_21_] April 3rd 18 05:16 PM
On Friday, 16 March 2018 15:51:03 UTC, Peter Duncanson wrote: On Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:06:36 +0000, Indy Jess John wrote: On 16/03/2018 11:31, Martin wrote: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-17-4781_en.htm Don't get your hopes up too high. I bet the BBC will find some loophole so that they don't have to make iplayer available across Europe.
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John[_21_] March 30th 18 02:36 PM
I dutifully retuned, and was shocked to find a load of channels missing! Especially annoying was the loss of BBC News HD and BBC Four HD. As explained elsewhere, two multiplexes have migrated from their Group A homes to UHF 55 and 56. Given that London has had its channels in Group A for years and years, there must be a very good reason for shoving them outside of Group A: money and technical...
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Bill Wright[_3_] March 29th 18 05:57 PM
at800 website: https://at800.tv/industry-trade/approved-filters/ My pictures: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fb3furw98ekzu4o/AAAw4uTH5wd-PgU4C_rqNZRBa?dl=0 I had a play with one of the at800 channel 60 filters today. It had been installed by AN Other and Co and the white nylon cable ties had snapped. We've seen a lot of these filters fixed with white ties and wonder if the ties are supplied with...
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Mark Carver[_2_] March 29th 18 07:43 AM
Look what I caught being tested at 2:30 this morning. Hannington's post April 18th carriers alongside the existing carriers, The large contiguous lump on the left is 39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47 (40,43,46, will be replacing 41,44,47 on April 18) Then the Local Basingstoke mux on 51, then 55 and 56, lower level than their present 32 and 34 positions, but still useable (Telly reported 100/100) ...
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Jeff Layman[_2_] March 27th 18 07:52 AM
I just tried looking at Sunday's programme schedule on my Panny TV using Freeview Play, and found that Sunday is missing! Anyone else see this with a Panny or other make? -- Jeff
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Mike March 26th 18 05:02 PM
Hi all, havin had a Humax freeview receiver for some years now (and being very satisfied with it) I decided to get a Humax sat receiver (Foxsat -HDR). This new (to me) box seems really slow to respond when in Freesat mode (just changing up and down channels and along the timeline). So slow, in fact that I'm considering getting rid of it. When in non freesat mode it is quicker but still a bit...
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Pinnerite March 26th 18 12:05 PM
This morning I tried to view HD channels 107 (BBC News) and 108 (Al Jazeera) Both were breaking up. This is from Crystal Palace. Lots of complaint messages from others but I couldn't find an explanation anywhere. -- Mageia 5.1 for x86_64, Kernel:4.4.114-desktop-1.mga5 KDE version 4.14.5 on an AMD Phenom II X4 Black edition.
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Adrian Caspersz March 24th 18 03:54 PM
I regularly watch Holby (er, shoot me now...). They seem to have bought in the guys who dress up the shop displays in Ikea. Some time ago I noticed a Shuttle 'cube' PC case, sitting lost on a bookcase - no monitor, no keyboard. Perhaps it's a midi hifi system? Last week, Guy Henry's character (a pedantic swede of taste for things exact and expensive) placed, horror of horrors, a stylus upon...
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Brian Gaff March 24th 18 09:51 AM
I can confirm that we have lost no sd channels as yet here on my old goodmans box. However the remote control for this box has failed in that its setting off random buttons like the up and down channel selector or the on and off button. This does make it somewhat odd to use. I'm sure the makers of remote controls make them out of crap. Brian --
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Johnny B Good[_2_] March 22nd 18 11:14 PM
Pretty well as per the subject: I can still download by pid but it's now quite obvious that the Beeb has done something that neutralises the last GIP work around to previous similar show stopping changes. This change appears to have happened around about 2am today (Thursday the 22nd of March 2018 for the record). I'd noticed the problem earlier this afternoon trying to fetch a couple of...
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Bill Wright[_3_] March 22nd 18 01:33 AM
30 valves, 400watts, took two men to carry, then they had to spend half an afternoon setting up the convergence. But it was affected by the earth's magnetic field so if the customer moved the set at all it all had to be done again. I'm so glad I lived long enough to escape from all that 1960s ****e. Bloody cassette recorders and 33rpm LPs (one scratch and it's ****ed), and AM radio and white...
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Scott[_2_] March 21st 18 10:04 AM
I would ask a similar question to Max about Blackhill. At the moment COM7 and COM8 are on channels 32 and 35. Will these be moving up to the mid fifties, and if so why if they are clearing the top part of the band? Will the frequencies be the same as Crystal Palace to create a single frequency network (with other transmitters involved also of course!)? What are my prospects of getting...
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Max Demian March 21st 18 09:15 AM
See: https://www.a516digital.com/2018/03/freeview-changes-in-london-21st-march.html This morning, I couldn't receive COM7 or COM8 at all, so I retuned. According to the web page, COM7 (e.g. Channel 4+1 HD) is changing from UHF 33 to 55. Actually it's now 32. Also, COM8 (e.g. CBeebies HD) is changing from UHF 35 to 56. Actually it's now 34.
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Bill Wright[_3_] March 17th 18 03:56 PM
When we had analogue TV and the signal to noise ratio was poor we would say the picture was snowy. When we had satellite TV with FM video and the signal to noise ratio was poor we would say the picture had sparklies. They were white or black. You had to tune the receiver to the midpoint where the white and black were about the same intensity. On modern HD CCTV snow can look like sparkles....
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Scott[_2_] March 16th 18 04:39 PM
Why do they use yellow and amber, which seem to me to be very similar? Should they not choose colours that are totally dissimilar, as with electrical cables? Anyone with a visual impairment could be confused.
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Java Jive[_2_] March 15th 18 08:13 PM
http://getyourfox.com/cut-the-cord-with-these-cable-replacing-gadgets/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0N7SiPnu2QIV1T4bCh1CqwmtEAEYASAAEgJQzfD_BwE Comments on a postcard, please, to the Advertising Standards Authority and/or TV Licensing.
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Phi March 14th 18 06:35 PM
I have noticed over the last few years that women reading the weather forecast on the BBC seem to be rising in voice frequency. That skinny one on Look North has a very high pitched voice, to the point of being irritating.
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Brian Gaff March 12th 18 11:56 AM
Is a third party web site where you could get one log in and every program and variant, ie AD etc, could be accessed from it. Surely this should not be hard to do? I'm talking free to air here of course. Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from... The Sofa of Brian Gaff...
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Brian Gaff March 12th 18 11:54 AM
I have thus far had two accounts set up on the i player site for tv, and since I very seldom actually log in to see bbc stuff, I notice that they appear to have deleted both as my usernames and passwords come up as not valid. i hate sites that do this till in the end you have completely lost the bloody memory of which is the current one! Brian
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Brian Gaff March 11th 18 11:07 AM
I was talking to somebody a week or so back who swears their freeview goes blacky and stutters whenever a plane from Heathrow goes over. Now in the good old analogue days you could detect aircraft flutter quite easily, how would you go about it on a digital system. I did not rise to the bait of suggesting I go around as to be honest there would be little I could do. We are after all in a...
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Brian Gaff March 8th 18 05:10 PM
I'm standing at the door talking to somebody on a block of flats in a council estate, they are all called something house wotsit court etc all with names of ex council leaders or smart ass developers. Along comes this guy with a pizza and asks with a slight accident. Is this Basketball court. I look at him, well in his direction and say, now does it look like one, its a block of flats. He...
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David[_14_] March 8th 18 05:04 PM
I'm just starting this process; I've received all the bits and the instructions and am reading through them. First thing; I've been given an SH3 as an upgrade to my original SH. I've read bad things about the SH3 and am reasonably happy with the 160 Mb/sec I currently get from my SH. I could go to 200 Mb/sec with the SH3 but if there are intermittent problems then it may not be worth it....
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Brian Gaff March 8th 18 07:25 AM
Has anyone managed to make this do anything sensible? I seem to be able to get bbc 1 and occasionally what is on any channel now or at a certain time, but ask it for a list for tonight it goes off and tells you what it thinks are the best things on, not the complete list or even a few from your favourites list. Most times it completely fouls up saying stuff like there is no channel called...
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Robinhood March 7th 18 07:05 PM
Hi everyone, new to this forum and hope someone can help me.On my Bush DVHRS02 both dvds and vhs have a green cast on playback.New scart lead fitted but no improvement.Any advice would be appreciated Thanks
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[email protected] March 7th 18 10:51 AM
Cannot get any signal on CH31 afterr todays "retune". Happens on two TVs from two separate aeriels. One a wideband, t'other a C/D. Befor retune CH 31 received OK, (e.g 82 Vintage TV and 109 CH 4+1 HD). Anyone get anything on CH 31 from Winter Hill. (Before retune CH 31 received OK, e.g 82 Vintage TV and 109 CH 4+1 HD). --
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tony sayer March 7th 18 10:02 AM
In article , Adrian Caspersz scribeth thus On 26/02/18 19:08, Chris Hogg wrote: Has Classic-FM stopped broadcasting down here in West Cornwall? Under the trades descriptions act, under general rules about passing-off and misrepresentation, all stations trading as something-FM on DAB should be immediately renamed to something-DAB instead.
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Adrian Caspersz March 5th 18 10:13 AM
https://www.flickr.com/photos/norbet/14901514886/sizes/o/ :-) (Brian, skit from Viz magazine - Maplin shops approved as wedding chapels) -- Adrian C
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Bill Wright[_3_] March 5th 18 08:36 AM
Regular readers of my fascinating missives will know that, annoyed by C4 HD leaving Freesat I vowed to add Freeview to my living room equipment. I bought a Humax FVP-5000T 1TB receiver and because I'm incapacitated Paul installed it for me. This was three days ago and so far I'm very impressed by the receiver. Very fast to respond, very user friendly, really good clear graphics. I haven't...
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PeterC March 3rd 18 09:32 AM
Trying to record BBC 1 Look East on Freesat 954 (due to the situation re. Councils in Northants). Selecting Series does nothing; selecting Single is OK, but if I just flick through the days setting this for a week the future schedule disappears after 1 recording is made. This means that I have to set the recording every day. On a Hummy Foxsat HDR. -- Peter.
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Bill Wright[_3_] March 2nd 18 02:13 AM
At the moment the air temperature is well below freezing and there's a bit of wind, so the powdery snow isn't piling up on TV aerials. However if conditions change and the TV aerials get little piles of snow and ice on them reception will be affected. Horizontally polarised aerials are affected far more than VP ones. A few years ago we were inundated with calls about poor or no reception....
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MR March 1st 18 12:58 PM
First Tandy/Radio Shack, and now Maplin. Who next? Currys/PC world. MR
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Jeff Layman[_2_] February 28th 18 08:32 PM
According to A516digital, the update today was: "Channel 788 - ITV3 (PSB2/D3&4) Duplicate of service on channel 10, but with increased resolution." Sorry for the ignorance, but what does this mean? Is it likely that other stations will follow? -- Jeff
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Bill Wright[_3_] February 25th 18 12:39 PM
I was annoyed about C4HD coming off Freesat because we like to watch 24 Hours in A & E and thought we wouldn't be able to see the gore so clearly in SD. Ages ago Swiss Classic on 13E went onto DVB S2 so my twenty quid box wouldn't relay it into the CCTV distribution anymore. I've decided to kill two or more birds. The Humax Freesat box will be connected to the 13E feed and set to...
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Scott[_2_] February 24th 18 05:01 PM
The commentator says the first live TV broadcast of the rugby international was 80 years ago, in 1938. How did they do that? There was only one transmitter (Alexandra Palace) and the match was presumably played at Murrayfield or Twickenham. Would GPO lines be used? Which system was used - Baird or Marconi?
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Brian Gaff February 24th 18 09:32 AM
Another form of transmission is the induction loop, often used by those with hearing aids. I never did figure out quite how these seemed to work quite as well as they did even in quite large aareas. I expected to see some mega wire wound multiple times around the target area, but when I looked it was about as thick as a mains cable going around the area. I know a number of early tvs could...
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Brian Gaff February 23rd 18 05:00 PM
is this to pay Freesat and freeview new hiked costs then? Brian -- ----- - This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from... The Sofa of Brian Gaff... Blind user, so no pictures please!
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Bill Wright[_3_] February 22nd 18 09:28 AM
http://www.webro.com/ct100-cable/ Interesting anyway. Bill
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Jeff Gaines February 20th 18 08:58 PM
There is an advert for Youview on Mellow Magic which says you need a minimum broadband speed of 2 Megabytes per second. It seemed odd to me since BB speeds are usually specified as Megabits per second. The Youview site says 3 Mbps is required. It seems to me the advert is wrong, any thoughts? -- Jeff Gaines Wiltshire UK
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Mark Carver[_2_] February 20th 18 01:50 PM
.....it would seem from emails being received today by Freesat punters Quote:- "We’re sorry to announce that All 4 and 4HD will be leaving Freesat on Thursday 22nd February, 2018. Channel 4 is still available in standard definition, but any recordings you have scheduled for 4HD will need to be re-set in SD (via channel 104).
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Jim Lesurf[_2_] February 20th 18 09:33 AM
Just to let people know that I have now made freely available a PDF version of the book I wrote mumble years ago on Information and Measurement. Can be obtained from http://jcgl.orpheusweb.co.uk/InformationAndMeasurement_PDF_Book.pdf The explanations use various examples like CD Players, etc, to illustrate the underlaying methods and science. Cheers,
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Brian Gaff February 20th 18 08:50 AM
I was listening to a presentation by a company talking about the various spacecraft supported by their sat nav and they said it was Galileo ready after a software update. Now correct me if I'm wrong but it must be at least a decade ago, these craft were supposed to be going into orbit for the European gps system. Its still not working? Blimey I bet its cost zillions! Brian -- ----- -
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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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