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Subtle subtitles by christopher_robin
Subtitling for the hearing-impaired consistently throws up howlers, ever since speech-recognition algorithms did away with a human skilled at fast and accurate use of a keyboard. Here's a recent goody: Speech soundtrack: "There ought to be new discoveries soon" On-screen subtitle: There ought...
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April 6th 16 11:32 PM
by Graham.[_13_] Go to last post
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OT? BBC News promoting programmes by [email protected]
It has become a standard thing for the BBC1 News at 6pm on Mondays to include an item of 'news' that is actually a promotion for that evening's Panorama programme. It happens most weeks. Now the BBC News is being used to advertise a radio soap opera - not even a factual programme but a fictional...
April 6th 16 11:21 AM
by Brian Gaff Go to last post
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BBC I player by Brian Gaff
As I'm sure folk know I use an accessible client to get the program listings and go to the pages for that programme, but today although the speed of the internet is fine when playing content, the lists of the programs are very very slow to populate. Also sometimes the embedded objects that play...
April 6th 16 10:18 AM
by Jim Lesurf[_2_] Go to last post
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Second Temporary Mast to be built at Emley by Mark Carver
Arqiva have applied to build a temporary mast at Emley, while the DTT arrays on the existing tower are modified as part of the Ofcom's exciting (sic) sell off of the 700 MHz band and the next DSO. http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/emley-second-towering-tv-mast-11100557 I...
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April 5th 16 10:08 AM
by Mark Carver[_2_] Go to last post
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Chromecast by Woody[_4_]
Along the same lines as my Roku1 query the other day, is it necessary to open an account with Google and give a credit card number before Chromecast will work, of does it work straight out of the box? It just occurs to me that when we do our Skype with daughter and granddaughter (14 months)...
April 4th 16 09:29 AM
by Andy Burns[_11_] Go to last post
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Changes to BBC Channel Numbers on Satellite by JohnT[_12_]
Effective today: http://www.bbc.co.uk/reception/news/item92 -- JohnT
April 2nd 16 07:59 PM
by Dickie mint[_2_] Go to last post
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Seen today at Rotherham General Hospital by Bill Wright[_3_]
I've seen this every evening now for a week. Each six bed bay in a ward of mostly geriatric patients has a large screen TV set. In some of the bays the nurses have put the TV sets on Smooth Radio and turned the sound down to zero! What the ****! Bill
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April 1st 16 04:29 PM
by Bill Wright[_3_] Go to last post
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4 K streaming rates... by tony sayer
A mate of mine who always asks me about anything much tecchy for TV's is hell bent on getting a LG 4K TV that can stream programmes off the Internet. However seems it needs around a 30 odd meg broadband connection. Anyone got any practical experience of these at all and do they take that all the...
April 1st 16 10:29 AM
by Jim Lesurf[_2_] Go to last post
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[OT] "Warning graphic content" or why is British news so squeamish? by Brian Gaff
Well cannot see them myself but there are people who do seek out thes images. Only the other day on a newsgroup I passed over ehen setting up a new machine Isaw a person askingwhether anyone had a high speed shot of a suicide bomber blowing themselves up! Now it could have been a wind up but...
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March 31st 16 09:49 PM
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HDMI Adapter by phil m
Bit early for April 1st http://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebaseuk/belkin-hdmi---male-to-female-left-angled-adapter---black-209677
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March 31st 16 05:16 PM
by Ian Jackson[_2_] Go to last post
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Local TV technical quality by [email protected]
Ofcom's latest broadcast report has criticised That's Media for its sound and video failings "Technical quality is an issue that Ofcom takes seriously. We put the Licensees on notice that we may monitor the output again in the future to ensure that the technical quality of the services provided by...
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March 31st 16 12:39 PM
by Indy Jess John Go to last post
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Fix for deathly slow listing of NAS shares in W7 (maybe 8/10) by Brian Gaff
Are you sure that this slow down is not also due to the processor throttle down that Windows can do by default. this also results in a finite time for the highlighted file or folder in any folder lagging behind the truly selected on which sometimes results in opening the wrong one which is very...
March 31st 16 12:05 PM
by Brian Gaff Go to last post
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Cheap box to get iPlayer? by Clive Page[_3_]
We have a Panasonic TV about 6 years old; for several years we have used this to watch occasional programmes on the BBC iPlayer. Now when I do that the screen shows a message warning that we have an iPlayer version (v2?) which is going to stop working in September. I find that our TV is...
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March 29th 16 01:14 PM
by Ian[_14_] Go to last post
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Roku 1 by Woody[_4_]
If I get a Roku 1 stick to watch FTA streams (iPlayer etc) do I need to open an account or will it just work? I specifically do not want to use chargeable streams. -- Woody harrogate3 at ntlworld dot com
March 28th 16 11:09 PM
by Adrian Caspersz Go to last post
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Retuning my box - strange channels by tim...[_2_]
I thought it about time that I returned my FV box to get up to date with the channels, (I'm still getting BBCN on channel 80 to show you how long I waited) just in case there's anything new of interest. I'm on Dover A Tx and I picked up a load of (unwatchable) channels from Mux 41 and...
March 28th 16 04:49 PM
by Indy Jess John Go to last post
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USB TV (HD) decoder recommendations? - Xpost by David[_19_]
On Sun, 27 Mar 2016 17:22:06 +0000, David wrote: I'm thinking of playing with PVR functions but for that I need an incoming signal and a decoder. USB TV sticks seem fairly common, certainly more of them than USB satellite decoders (please prove me wrong). So has anyone got a USB...
March 28th 16 02:26 PM
by David[_19_] Go to last post
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HD question by Scott[_4_]
I am still using a CRT television in my kitchen and plan to keep it a bit longer. I wondered if I could buy an HD tuner and connect via SCART. I am looking at the Manhattan Plaza HD-T2 as the only unit I can find with SCART.. I cannot work out whether it is possible to output HD channels...
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March 28th 16 01:33 AM
by Roderick Stewart[_3_] Go to last post
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BBC3 website last night by Sid.
A loon called Maxim presenting a video from youtube about a woman administering a coffee enema to purify her body. Unfortunately he overdid the narration.
March 27th 16 08:13 PM
by Sid. Go to last post
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New old channels by Brian Gaff
Why oh why are there so many channels around. Just on Freeview in the last fewweeks, Home and True crime have surfaced. However they are in fact just re running old stuff from the other already existing channels or bringing in really awful US made stuff that appears as if the people in them had...
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March 27th 16 07:53 PM
by Bill Wright[_3_] Go to last post
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Number of posts for this group received here in the last few days by Bill Wright[_3_]
Thurs 17th: 80 Fri 18th: 43 Sat 19th: 36 Sun 20th: 30 Mon 21st: 13 Tues 22nd: 8 So do I need to put new batteries in the mouse? Bill
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March 26th 16 01:03 PM
by Norman Wells[_7_] Go to last post
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