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The olden days by Bill Wright[_3_]
I have been telling someone about the 1970s was I was a contract aerial rigger. It's real 'we lived in a cardboard box' stuff! How did I average 15 calls per day? Don’t forget this was ye olden days when things were different. I was working mostly for rental firms where everything was cut...
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December 7th 18 06:59 PM
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totally off topic by JNugent[_6_]
On 29/10/2018 23:33, Bill Wright wrote: Strange, the things that sit there in your mind for sixty years The back yard of Grandma Wright's council house in the mining village abutted the back yard of a house on Winnipeg Road. I never met or even saw anyone from that house, but one day...
December 6th 18 05:34 AM
by Bill Wright[_3_] Go to last post
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small TV's with built in clock by [email protected]
Hi Does anybody know if they still make smallish flatscreen TV's with a clock display permanently on the front. If so, where can they be purchased from. I am looking for a 20-32inch maximum screen size. When I got rid of the TV/Video combo (very old 12" Amstrad TVR-2) I found I actually miss not...
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December 5th 18 08:04 PM
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when the BBC was good by JNugent[_6_]
On 10/11/2018 09:33, Brian Gaff wrote: So we have 1950s music with a pronounced hum. The first piece is Jerry Lordan's "Scarlett O'Hara" , a 1963 number two hit for Jet Harris and Tony Meehan. I had no idea it had ever featured on MWYW.
December 5th 18 05:28 PM
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Further to aerial installation rip-offs by Bill Wright[_3_]
A few points. I think the idea of rigging a fault and then inviting the suspected crook to diagnose it is fundamentally flawed, because an artificially-induced fault can rarely present a normal scenario to the suspected crook. For instance, in a previous series they replaced the fuse in the...
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December 4th 18 08:33 AM
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Aerial installation rip offs by Bill Wright[_3_]
Channel Five had an excellent programme tonight, 'House Trap', fronted by Esther Rantzen. It exposed the truly astonishing over-charging by a national TV aerial firm. Most victims were vulnerable people. As a retired aerial installer I was shocked and angered. Please watch it and warn your...
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December 3rd 18 11:10 PM
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Freeview volume levels again by Brian Gaff
I really do think we need a volume police on Freeview. Surely they can get their levels a bit less random than at the moment. all the radio stations are massively loud but some tv channels are seemingly quiit but still sound compressed so its not the dynamic range its the actual mean level that...
November 29th 18 04:31 PM
by Brian Gaff Go to last post
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UK television in Denmark by Scott[_4_]
Am I right in thinking all BBC domestic radio stations are available in Denmark using iPlayer Radio / Sounds? Will this include local radio? Am I right in thinking that domestic televison will not be available with a Danish IP address, only BBC World Service TV? If I connect using my mobile...
November 28th 18 04:24 PM
by Martin[_3_] Go to last post
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Remote just stopped working! by brightside
TV - Samsung UE-40F5550, with original remote AA59-0079A. Recorder / DVD player Samsung BD-F8500-XU, with original remote AK59-00164A. The recorder remote is designed to control the TV and fully control the the recorder / DVD player. Today this AK59-00164A remote has ceased to control anything...
November 28th 18 03:55 PM
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Video Sender Alternative by Phil
Hi all, Have had years of good service from some 5.8 GHz video senders to get my Sky picture upstairs/control my Sky Box from upstairs. As time has gone on more and more people are getting routers on the same band and it’s starting to cause problems. Just wondering if someone can advise a good...
November 26th 18 10:55 PM
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ch99 comments by Brian-Gaff
Well on my SD only goodmans talking box there is no ch 99, it has therefore to be on one of the hd multiplexes presumably. Brian -- From the Sofa of Brian Gaff Reply address is active Remember, if you don't like where I post or what I say, you don't have to read my posts! :-)
November 26th 18 07:06 PM
by Brian Gaff Go to last post
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BBC not sending full information? by Davey
I have The Graham Norton Show set up for series record on my Humax, and it has always worked. But tonight, I saw that the recording indicator had not changed colour, and so I started it recording manually. I checked, and the EPG was showing that it was supposed to be recording the series version,...
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November 25th 18 05:57 PM
by Peter Duncanson Go to last post
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iplayer cock-up by G r o g
We just tried to watch Mastermind on iplayer, which we have done before with no problem. It demanded we had to sign in but if we didn't have an account to go to an address on a smart device and follow the listed procedure. On entering the site on a tablet the requirments bore no relation to...
November 24th 18 05:24 PM
by Michael Chare[_5_] Go to last post
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EPG 99 by Bill Wright[_3_]
To save me buggering about does anybody know what mux Yesterday+1 is on, and what else is on that mux? I'm wondering if I can shut that mux out of my domestic system because Yesterday +1 appears to have landed on 99 and I like to have my CCTV matrix picture on that number. Mark? Bill
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November 24th 18 05:05 PM
by NY Go to last post
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Tetra (Airwave) by James Heaton
"Scott" wrote in message ... On Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:09:12 +0000, Bill Wright wrote: On 12/11/2018 12:04, Scott wrote: Would Radio Scotland (242m) interfere with BBC Light...
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November 20th 18 08:04 PM
by tony sayer Go to last post
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Sony Radio Repair by Norman Wells[_7_]
I have a tiny 23 year-old Sony radio (ICF-SW1) that has developed what appears to be a standard fault of distorted sound through the speaker but not via headphones. All the websites I've been to seem to think it's a capacitor problem and that they all need replacing. It's a quality bit of kit...
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November 18th 18 08:33 AM
by Brian Gaff Go to last post
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Smart TV Keyboard by Graham.[_12_]
Generally speaking, is it safe to assume that if a TV has a USB socket, you can plug in a PC keyboard and use it instead of struggling with the supplied IR handset? -- Graham. %Profound_observation%
November 15th 18 12:22 PM
by R. Mark Clayton[_2_] Go to last post
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Freeview BBC News Channel 231 (standard definition) not available? by Maurice[_3_]
Yesterday, as we were recording 2 Freesat channels on our Humax, I switched over to our TV's Freeview receiver (which does not do HD). But when I selected '231', it said 'not available'. So did a complete auto-retune. Still can't make 231 show anything. Googling 'BBC News freeview'...
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November 14th 18 03:54 PM
by The Other John[_3_] Go to last post
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BBC Iplayer and AD yet again missing by Brian Gaff
Last night I thought I'd watch Sundays Dr Who. It was up but no AD choice on the page. I rang the BBC and had a moan. the guy confirmed the link was missing and raised a complaint. I have not looked since. Did anyone view the transmission was the AD there? When is the late night repeat? ...
November 14th 18 11:07 AM
by Roderick Stewart[_3_] Go to last post
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Must sign in to iPLayer by Jeff Layman[_2_]
I see that it is now a requirement to sign in to use iPlayer. Not sure how this will work with the iPlayer app on my Panasonic smart TV as it asks for a code to be entered, albeit apparently only once. If it is only possible to enter a code through the Firefox app on the TV, does that mean...
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November 12th 18 09:33 PM
by Dave W[_2_] Go to last post
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