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BBC shoots world wide distribution in its own foot by Brian Gaff
This week saw the BBC move all of its content so it uses https servers. Completely missing the fact that the Great Firewall of China now blocks it completely, as they stipulate all content sent through has to be passed and visible, ie not encrypted. Now they are advising the Chinese citizens...
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August 17th 18 09:54 AM
by Bill Wright[_3_] Go to last post
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Stopping Humax HDR-200t Auto Software Updates by Sam[_13_]
Does anyone know if there is a way of stopping the auto updates for the firmware/software on the Humax stb? For the first time I used the Humax Internet portal to download a block of Internet streamed content overnight. On playback all went well for a while but then a message apeared on the...
August 14th 18 03:23 PM
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Broadcasting House(s) by Marland
Mark Carver wrote: On 08/08/2018 09:26, Scott wrote: On Wed, 8 Aug 2018 09:23:07 +0100, Mark Carver wrote: On 05/08/2018 08:31, Brian Gaff wrote: There used to be a broadcasting house in Southampton as well. It's...
August 11th 18 12:04 AM
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iPlayer on LG TV demanding agreement to export of data outside EEA by David[_20_]
Our new (2017 model) LG TV has loads of Apps, including iPlayer. This is now demanding that we agree to conditions about exporting data outside the EEA. If you click "later" it just throws you back to the TV. Anyone know what this is all about? Cheers
August 9th 18 10:09 AM
by Brian Gaff Go to last post
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Help re installing SKY+HD box by Terry Pinnell[_3_]
A friend (OAP, zero tech savvy) phoned me seeking help. He had a SKY+ box delivered, replacing his old SKY box. He says it "works fine but does not connect to the internet, so can't use catchup". I'll get over there asap, of course, but I want to phone him back with a few basic questions first....
August 9th 18 08:58 AM
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Broadcasting House(s) by [email protected]
On Sunday, 5 August 2018 08:31:07 UTC+1, Brian Gaff wrote: There used to be a broadcasting house in Southampton as well. However, I guess you can call a building what you like, like When Decca was Decca, you had a Decca house then it was Racal house then Talis House now its demolished so...
August 8th 18 07:39 PM
by Andy Burns[_12_] Go to last post
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Software update for Panasonic TV by Jeff Layman[_2_]
For the first time since we bought out TX-55CX680B TV at the end of 2016 Panasonic have updated the software. But what have they updated? I couldn't see anything on Panasonic's website or on DigitalSpy. I'll search the net later using the new software version number to see if I can find...
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August 7th 18 10:05 PM
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OT scare stories by Bill Wright[_3_]
After the ITV news full of scare stories with the black news reader frowning furiously I switched to Sky news, where there were the same scare stories but a different black news reader frowning furiously. The prognostications of doom concerned Brexit and Global Warming. I've always found the...
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August 6th 18 07:49 PM
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LCN 83 Quest+1 by Graham.[_12_]
https://www.flickr.com/gp/g3zvt/7S3i46 -- Graham. %Profound_observation%
August 5th 18 06:22 PM
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OT scare stories by Nomen Nescio
On Wed, 1 Aug 2018 20:59:32 +0100, Bill Wright wrote: On 01/08/2018 20:39, Mark Allread wrote: On Wed, 01 Aug 2018 19:52:34 +0100, Bill Wright wrote: After the ITV news full of scare stories with the black news reader frowning furiously I switched to Sky...
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August 5th 18 12:38 PM
by critcher[_6_] Go to last post
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English Women's Hockey by Jeff Gaines
The English women's hockey team has sadly fallen by the wayside. I asked this elsewhere with no response so thought I'd try here. We have a team of very fit, athletic and attractive young women running round in mini skirts (or shorts) and jumping up and down in excited synchronisation when they...
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August 4th 18 01:44 PM
by Jeff Gaines Go to last post
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New LG TV - PCMCIA slot? by David[_20_]
Just taken delivery off a LG 55SJ850V and opened the online manual. The apertures include one labelled as a PCMCIA slot. Now I'm used to that from previous generation laptops (before USB became the default) but hadn't seen it as a TV interface before. Previous TVs have a CAM slot (which I have...
August 3rd 18 06:14 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Which Freeview channel for BBC News (SD)? by Maurice[_3_]
Although we normally use Freesat, there are occasions when we need to flip over to Freeview, e.g. to watch the rolling BBC News that is on Freesat 212 (and which has in recent months turned into something of a USA-centric chat show Mon-Thurs!). When in Cornwall earlier this month we found BBC...
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August 3rd 18 05:10 PM
by Maurice[_3_] Go to last post
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I wonder if.. by Brian Gaff
Panasonic have an update for one of their dvd/cd players which I have, sorry cannot read the number, as it has an annoying bug on cds that ducks the sound at track markers on any cd, even ones that play continuously on most cd players. The only way to get an update in is either via a usb or...
August 2nd 18 10:07 PM
by Jeff Layman[_2_] Go to last post
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Dead air by Davey
A couple of mornings ago, the Radio 4 FM signal was dead. Maybe some others were as well. It was ok on Freeview, but we don't have a TV set in the kitchen, nor in our car. While watching BBC1 a little later, there was a local news bulletin, and we thought that would be a great opportunity for the...
August 2nd 18 03:51 AM
by Graham.[_12_] Go to last post
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summat up wi t'traffic reports by Bill Wright[_3_]
The traffic reports on the northern BBC locals had broken up audio at lunchtime. There must be a common element. Bill
August 1st 18 08:29 PM
by James Heaton Go to last post
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extended warranties on electrical items by Bill Wright[_3_]
The new freezer came with an envelope containing the instructions and so forth. There was a large label on the bag: REGISTER NOW!" This would 'activate the free one year guarantee'. This seems to do no more than duplicate our statutory rights. In the bag was a glossy brochure offering 'Peace of...
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July 31st 18 01:08 PM
by Bill Wright[_3_] Go to last post
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New TV choices by David[_20_]
I'm semi seriously looking for a new TV at 42" or larger. I've looked at Richer Sounds (amongst others) who are usually a good benchmark. I've also walked around a John Lewis store. As far as I can tell at the moment there are a load of HD Ready TVs (I bought my first one over 10 years ago) at...
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July 29th 18 06:22 PM
by R. Mark Clayton[_2_] Go to last post
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Completely off topic by Bill Wright[_3_]
5.30am this morning. I was asleep and dreaming when a very loud buzzing noise woke me up. There was something in my left ear. It's surprising how quickly you can wake up in such circumstances. I batted my ear and the buzzing thing came out and landed on my upper arm, where it stung me. It was a...
July 29th 18 10:50 AM
by Norman Wells[_7_] Go to last post
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Youtube aspect ratio by Graham.[_12_]
Has anyone else noticed that in the last few days the viewport is nolonger fixed at 16:9 and seems to be complient to the actual material? -- Graham. %Profound_observation%
July 29th 18 04:12 AM
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