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Strange behaviour of my Humax DTT box by Bill Wright[_3_]
It came on claiming that there were no programmes on the hard drive. After rebooting it appeared to work normally. It obeyed instructions and played the first of the three episodes of a programme it had recorded. However when that recording came to an end the machine switched (apparently...
September 24th 18 09:50 AM
by Brian Gaff Go to last post
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T2 ("HD") set-top box wanted, which ... by J. P. Gilliver (John)[_2_]
In message , "J. P. Gilliver (John)" writes: So Brian's claim that "they all do AD" is still not proven. I still have yet to see evidence that any of these do AD - or, infuriatingly, any _real_ evidence that they don't: o August DVB415...
September 24th 18 09:48 AM
by Brian Gaff Go to last post
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Dennis Norden and Frank Muir on Desert Island Discs in 1960 clip fromNewsnight Obituary by AnnieslandJohn[_2_]
Was sorry to hear about Dennis Norden - always enjoyed him on Alright on the Night. BBC2 Newsnight TX: 19.IX.2018 showed a black and white clip with Dennis Norden and Frank Muir jointly choosing their own music as they were to be marooned together on the titular Desert Island. The black and white...
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September 23rd 18 11:55 AM
by charles[_2_] Go to last post
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More fun with subtitles by Davey
During the 1 pm news bulletin today, the BBC's subtitles included: "..during these negotiations, the Queen is a Reptile". They might not like her, but that is somewhat extreme. -- Davey.
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September 21st 18 12:09 AM
by Laurence Taylor Go to last post
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C55 and C56 - result by Scott[_4_]
I asked some time ago whether a Group B aerial would receive these multiplexes when my main transmitter was reconfigured. Perfectly reasonably, I was advised to wait and see. I can now report that I am getting 100% quality on both, albeit lower signal than other channels. No new aerial required.
September 20th 18 07:49 PM
by Scott[_4_] Go to last post
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558 by Bill Wright[_3_]
The number of emails since the last clean out reached 558. That made me think back to Lazer 558. Then it struck me that I didn't know whether the 558 was metres or kHz. I mean, most times common sense will tell you, but there's this bit of the medium wave where the numbers overlap. I'm no good...
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September 20th 18 04:03 AM
by Bill Wright[_3_] Go to last post
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Another Panasonic TV software update! by Jeff Layman[_2_]
After nothing for 2 years, we get another one 6 weeks after the previous one, this time to "Improve network applications" whatever that means. What is a little bit annoying is that the update message suddenly appears, and you are unable to use any apps until the update has been installed -...
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September 18th 18 09:20 PM
by DerekF[_2_] Go to last post
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TV audio improvement for a slightly deaf person by Bill Wright[_3_]
I have a friend who struggles to hear the telly. She is not all that deaf but has a deaf aid. At present she has a newish flatscreen telly with very poor sound quality. I'm wondering what I can do for her. She tried a gadget she got from RNID that is supposed to feed the TV sound into the...
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September 13th 18 06:54 PM
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TV mystery by Scott[_4_]
My neighbour came up and said her TV had stopped working after the retuning day. I was sceptical that the changes would have the effect of removing all the channels, but the TV said 'no signal'. I carried out a full rescan and still got 'no signal'. I got my decoder box, plugged it in and got a...
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September 12th 18 11:52 PM
by Max Demian Go to last post
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PBS on Freeview 94 by Bill Ward[_2_]
Retuned but cannot get this channel on either of our Humax youview boxes. We are in East Sussex. There is nothing between 85 and 100. Bill.
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September 12th 18 10:00 AM
by Martin[_3_] Go to last post
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Quite a Contradiction by John Hall[_2_]
From today's Daily Telegraph: "Artificial Intelligence is a greater concern than antibiotic resistance, climate change or terrorism for the future of Britain, the incoming president of the British Science Association has warned. "Jim Al-Khalili, Professor of physics and public engagement at the...
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September 10th 18 10:42 AM
by Martin[_3_] Go to last post
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So what dross are the bbc going to put on Saturdays then? by Brian Gaff
If Dr Who is going to Sunday, maybe more made up shows such as celebrity conkers or, Strictly come bunji jumping? Brian -- ----- -- This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from... The Sofa of Brian Gaff... Blind user, so no pictures please
September 7th 18 09:12 PM
by Brian Gaff Go to last post
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The King's Speech picture quality by Bill Wright[_3_]
'The King's Speech' on the telly last night. The picture quality varied, in that sometimes there was an effect that showed up the most in dark areas, and at first sight looked like graininess. A close inspection showed that it was tiny white spots, ever changing. More like the old FM video...
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September 4th 18 03:25 PM
by Bill Wright[_3_] Go to last post
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calling all ex-pats by Eddie King[_2_]
Hi there, does anyone have experience using proxy servers or VPN to access geo-blocked UK sites. Any information gratefully received. Thank you
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September 4th 18 11:44 AM
by Martin[_3_] Go to last post
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Moonbounce by Brian Gaff
I was listening to a demo of a moonbounce radio system the other day. It was surprisingly clear. They were actually using 6Ghz. I'm very surprised somebody has not commercialised this, admittedly it would only be of use when the moon was up and would need large arrays pointing at it, they were...
September 1st 18 12:20 PM
by Graham.[_12_] Go to last post
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A LITTLE MATTER OF SEMANTICS by Bill Wright[_3_]
I was watching '24 Hours in A & E' and a patient's friend said he was 'an IT professional'. It made me wonder how that expression came about, and why it's so widely used. Most job titles are 'self contained'. Doctor, plumber, lorry driver, architect, actor, prostitute, all these need no further...
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August 31st 18 07:37 PM
by Graham.[_12_] Go to last post
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rose coloured spectacles by Bill Wright[_3_]
Yesterday lunchtime there was an episode of Still Open All Hours on the telly. BBC1 I think. Anyway, the whole programme had what appeared to be a warm tint. Things that were obviously white were pale pink. Was it made like this? If so I've never noticed it before. Or was it a fault or...
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August 31st 18 06:28 PM
by Graham.[_12_] Go to last post
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Horizontal halo FM aerials. Why??? by Brian Gregory[_2_]
Why do antenna installers for all blocks of flats still fit a stupid horizontal halo aerial for the FM radio aerial (the signal from which which is mixed with the output of a vertical folded dipole DAB aerial) to be distributed to the flats. Can every single aerial installer really be ignorant...
August 23rd 18 09:18 PM
by Brian Gaff Go to last post
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Is there an atmospheric lift on as at 20.18 hrs 15th August 2018?? by [email protected]
I've pretty much lost all freeview reception from Sandy Heath, Oxford, Sutton Coldfield and Waltham. The spectrum analyser shows all muxes present at the expected signal levels but all TV sets are reporting almost zero quality on all muxes. My Location is Northampton.....
August 20th 18 10:41 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Anyone had any experience of a Johanson Superprofiler? by [email protected]
I have a few questions about this unit but wondered if anyoen on this forum has any hand on experience of the Johanson superprofiler?
August 20th 18 10:38 PM
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