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Predicting com7/8 SFN reception deterioration due to CCI by Bob Latham
I've been trying to get my head around how much signal my home will receive from various transmitters on com7/8. I do understand that my estimates are way off reality as they only take account of transmitter power and distance ignoring completely things like aerial directionality, landscape,...
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Yesterday 08:53 PM
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Nothing worth bothering about on tv by Brian Gaff
I just realised its been over a month since I even bothered to listen to tv, despite reading the listings of the terrestrial channels, its all rubbish, well to me it is. Have I changed or is it that I'm getting a life? Brian -- ----- -- This newsgroup posting comes to you directly...
Yesterday 08:47 PM
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Extortionate price for freesat by sintv[_2_]
www.freeviewgigitaltvaerial.co.uk charged an old couple in Fife £504 for a zone 1 dish and simple installation. One of those 0845 cowboys. Even had the cheek to breakdown the price as follows Dish £185 Long arm £40 Heavy duty bracket £65 Quad LNB £130. plus VAT Just a standard dish with no...
Yesterday 04:20 PM
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Copper clad steel core in coax by Andrew[_6_]
I was in Wilco yesterday and noticed their coax was 40p per metre so I snipped a couple of inches off for a closer look. It seems to have an aluminium foil shield and then some more aluminium braiding, but the core is strongly attracted to a magnet. It looks like copper but scraping away reveals...
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August 16th 19 08:28 PM
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VM Tivo and UHD by David[_20_]
We now have a UHD TV and the VM Tivo should offer UHD connections, but it doesn't seem to detect the UHD capabilities. Is this likely to be the HDMI cable (pre-UHD) or just the Tivo being picky? It also has problems configuring the Ethernet port for some reason but WiFi is fine. Cheers
August 15th 19 01:44 PM
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attachment of cable in aerials of the past. by Brian Gaff
I am getting rid of some of my old aerials that are festering away in a shed. I kept them when I had to remove them from the chimney due to work on said stack and most were not used any more in any case. Obviously they still had bits of cable attached. Looking inside the termination I...
August 13th 19 06:25 PM
by Brian Gaff Go to last post
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How many onnections do streaming services allow? by Brian Gaff
It does seem to me that as video and audio over the web in real time takes off, that the growth of servers to allow a lot of people to use them at once is going to cost a lot of money. So do the bbc control numbers or is it big data servers belonging to third parties. Was there not a way of...
August 9th 19 05:21 PM
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Is Sky always going to be in the sky? by Brian Gaff
I as as it seems to me that as the internet gets more and more integrated into life, that deliving content on a sat. which will wear out and cannot be serviced on orbit is a bit redundant. Brian -- ----- -- This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from... The Sofa of Brian...
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August 7th 19 10:39 AM
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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...
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August 4th 19 09:28 PM
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New BBC soap by Bill Wright[_3_]
THE RIGGERS An exciting new BBC drama for daytime TV! Starting soon on BBC1! Following on in the footsteps of ‘Doctors’, the new series will have social justice and gritty story lines at its heart. The cast members were of course all chosen on talent grounds alone, but by lucky chance the...
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August 4th 19 08:49 PM
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1080i vs 1080p by Scott[_4_]
Why is the football being shown in 1080i? I thought 1080p was more suited to movement and 1080i to scenery. No witty comments about women's football please !!!
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August 4th 19 10:19 AM
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Unseemly truncation of Gentleman Jack by Bill Wright[_3_]
What's going on? It started late and finished late. Even with five minutes' padding I lost the climax (in several senses as it happens) so I had to fart about with iPlayer to avoid disappointment. Why do they do this sort of thing? Why were they running late? Why doesn't the EPG get altered?...
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July 31st 19 12:43 PM
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Derating factor..... by [email protected]
I have been reading today about derating factors for UHF amplifiers. Apparently the amplifier gain or the input signal level must be turned down as a function of the number of channels processed.... I had understood that the "gain control" is simply an attenuator after an amp that has fixed...
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July 31st 19 09:54 AM
by Jim Lesurf[_2_] Go to last post
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Looks like I managed to find the cause of 4g getting into the Ch 62and Ch 64 modulators.... by [email protected]
I have a bank of ten analogue modulators so that all of the CCTV cameras are viewable on all TV sets in the house. All this is combined with Freeview, Freesat, dab and fm. For sometime I had been plagued with tyre track interference of digital origin on Ch 62 and 64 regular as clockwork every late...
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July 28th 19 03:07 PM
by Bill Wright[_3_] Go to last post
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Ch5 etc not available on Freeview Play by Jeff Layman[_2_]
Anyone else seeing this? No problem with BBC, ITV, or Ch4, but nothing available on any of the Ch5 series - the EPG is blank for those on my Panasonic TV . -- Jeff
July 25th 19 08:34 AM
by Jeff Layman[_2_] Go to last post
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Rescan problem by pinnerite
I have a Hauppauge DVB-TV T1 card in my computer that has always given good service. The signal needs boosting for a scanning and I have a plug- in pre-amp that does this, BUT I currently have messages on several channels to rescan: 20 Movies4men (Is the only one showing up now but others will...
July 24th 19 10:05 PM
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News24 timefilling by Andy Burns[_12_]
So now we get to watch the newsreader using a smartphone to browse through the top 10 news stories on the BBC news website, and play the most popular videos ... marvellous.
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July 23rd 19 02:31 PM
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Loss of signal by Peter Johnson[_6_]
I've been experiencing brief loss of signal on my TV recently. It doesn't appear to be weather/strong wind related so I don't think there are any broken connections, but I could be mistaken about that. I was wondering if the issue could be related to deterioration of the mast-head amplifier, if...
July 23rd 19 02:08 PM
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Proms problem by Jim Lesurf[_2_]
Just to alert people to an unexpected and unfortunate change... A while before the first of this year's Proms the max available audio rate for the BBCs TV iPlayer streams has gone down from 320k aac to 128k aac. Note that the *radio* streams remain available as 320k aac, but not currently the TV...
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July 22nd 19 04:31 PM
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BBC links abroad by Scott[_4_]
Just a thought - if I send link to a BBC News page to an email address outside the UK, is there any guarantee the recipient will be able to open it? Outside the UK I think you are directed to BBC World News instead.
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July 22nd 19 10:17 AM
by Martin[_3_] Go to last post
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