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Re: Bland sound (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 16 Hours ago by: williamwright

No. It was because she behaved like a spy, always hiding and peering out, scurrying from one hidey hole to the next, all that sort of thing. Bill

Re: Bland sound (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 20 Hours ago by: Paul Ratcliffe

Named after (Mr) Spook in Boss (Top) Cat?

Re: Anyone familiar with Panasonic PVRs (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 16 Hours ago by: Java Jive

Ah, but if that's the only problem, then why muddy the waters by mentioning DVDs at all?

Re: Anyone familiar with Panasonic PVRs (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 17 Hours ago by: Richard Tobin

No, he's trying to change the channel used to communicate between the remote and the player. You might need to do this if you had two players in the same room so that one remote controls one and the other the other.

Re: Anyone familiar with Panasonic PVRs (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 18 Hours ago by: Java Jive

Reading this again, do you mean that you're trying to change the Region Code of your player? You are aware that you can only do this a limited number of times, I think 3? It would be better to ensure that you only send your friend DV

Re: Anyone familiar with Panasonic PVRs (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 18 Hours ago by: Java Jive

As I presume this is a one-off setting change to Fixed Resolution, why not just use the buttons on the unit's front panel?

Re: Anyone familiar with Panasonic PVRs (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 18 Hours ago by: MB

For the record The remotes are the original Panasonic ones and batteries new. I similarly thought the instructions rather ambiguous so did a few permutation of alternatives.

Re: Anyone familiar with Panasonic PVRs (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 19 Hours ago by: Richard Tobin

The instructions for mine (a different model) are ambiguous: it's not clear whether you are supposed to press OK again for 5 seconds after pressing OK and the number together, before pressing OK briefly. Might be worth a try.

Re: Anyone familiar with Panasonic PVRs (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 19 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

One further thought - are you using the native Panasonic EX773 remote or one of the Universal alternatives? If an alternative, are the two PVRs using the same connection code? Jim

Re: Anyone familiar with Panasonic PVRs (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 19 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

Have you got weak batteries? A quick press might operate, but holding buttons for seconds might exhaust the power available. Jim

Re: Anyone familiar with Panasonic PVRs (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 19 Hours ago by: MB

Thanks I have the handbook and have done it in the past but not working this time. I am obviously doing something wrong.

Re: Anyone familiar with Panasonic PVRs (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 20 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

According to the manual for the EX77EB (which can't be much different to the EX773), this is how you pair a remote to another PVR: If your remote currently controls the BWT800, point it at the EX773 and press any key on the remote (I u

Re: Anyone familiar with Panasonic PVRs (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 21 Hours ago by: Max Demian

I assume you are "finalising" the DVDs. Testing them on another recorder of the same make might not be a good test, as it might work anyway, even if not finalised. Don't you have anything else to test them on, such as a computer with a

Re: Has RT been taken off the internet? (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 22 Hours ago by: Brian Gregory

Why would you allow your system to choose between OpenDNS, which filters stuff and your ISPs own DNS servers that probably don't, or if they do will filter it differently? Plus it doesn't make any sense to use OpenDNS's main resolvers

Re: Anyone familiar with Panasonic PVRs (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: Java Jive

I only ever had a DMR series one, so can't comment on the latter ... Are these shop-bought commercial DVDs or home-made ones using the above machines? In what follows, I assume the latter ... On the DMR series, if you wish to make a

Anyone familiar with Panasonic PVRs

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Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: MB

I have two Panasonic PVRs, my first was A SD PVR, DMR EX773, then later I got a HD one BWT 800. I sent some DVDs to a friend overseas earlier in the year and she problems with one. I have some more to send so I wanted to check on a sec

Re: Bland sound (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

These days it would be put on Youtube and instagram etc. I see you can now get a drone that can launch from your palm and buz about the room for five mins videoing you. Brian

Re: Bland sound (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

I don't believe that for a second. You can get films these days with wonderful sound if you have the set up to use it, even butt kickers under the seats if you want. Brian

Re: Has RT been taken off the internet? (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 3 Hours ago by: Java Jive

[Quoting broken, someone else wrote:] Here, my house's broadband connection is via mobile ISP Three, and, as with Andy above, I also get the IP resolving to 91.215.41.4, but pings and the last half of a tracert time out, while PaleMoon

Re: Has RT been taken off the internet? (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 4 Hours ago by: Richard Tobin

I think that will be "Lond[on] En[gland]". They have other hosts with names like amstnl06 and miamfl02.

Re: Has RT been taken off the internet? (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 6 Hours ago by: NY

"NY" <me@privacy.invalid> wrote in message news:t5l8c4$sec$1@dont-email.me... I've just spotted: line "8" on your tracert refers to a server called "londen12" - ie with an E not an O ;-) Yes, it looks as if Plusnet have poisoned the

Re: Has RT been taken off the internet? (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 6 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

sure you've not got a hosts file with some "blocking" entries? It'll generally find the first that works and stick with it

Re: Has RT been taken off the internet? (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 6 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

And it's propaganda specifically for a non-Russian audience.

Re: Has RT been taken off the internet? (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 6 Hours ago by: Dave W

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Re: Has RT been taken off the internet? (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 6 Hours ago by: NY

"Andy Burns" <usenet@andyburns.uk> wrote in message news:je6jgaF8f0eU1@mid.individual.net... Intriguingly, my Plusnet connection (with a TPLink router, not a Plusnet one) resolves rt.com to 127.0.0.1 (local loopback) on both Windows and

Re: Has RT been taken off the internet? (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 7 Hours ago by: Richard Tobin

Traceroute doesn't get there for me either, even though it works in the browser. And curl/wget don't work - they end up with 403 Forbidden pages, apparently from some content delivery network. Setting the user agent doesn't help. The 40

Re: Has RT been taken off the internet? (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 7 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

From plusnet it doesn't pass through twelve99, but neither ping or traceroute shows as reaching the destination, but https works. Tracing route to rt.com [91.215.41.4] over a maximum of 30 hops: 1 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms route

Re: Has RT been taken off the internet? (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 8 Hours ago by: SH

I get the same here but your ping times are longer than mine.... 2 6 ms 5 ms 5 ms 84.65.64.1 3 16 ms 5 ms 5 ms 63.130.104.198 4 6 ms 5 ms 5 ms ae11-100-xcr1.hex.cw.net [195.89.96.1] 5

Re: Has RT been taken off the internet? (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 8 Hours ago by: Robin

I can't connect to rt.com [91.215.41.4] with Virgin Media or with NordVPN (not even with their Indian server). All fail at twelve99.net in (I think) USA. Don't ask me why. Tracing route to 91.215.41.4 over a maximum of 30 hops ....

Re: Has RT been taken off the internet? (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 9 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

Works here too. It didn't ask here, just seems to use a standard <video> element and JWPlayer.

Re: Has RT been taken off the internet? (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 18 Hours ago by: Richard Tobin

https://www.rt.com and https://www.rt.com/on-air appear to be working, I note that they want you to install a Firefox extension - I wouldn't touch that with a bargepole.

Has RT been taken off the internet?

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Posted: 3 Days 19 Hours ago by: Ian Jackson

Although RT was taken off-air on 3 March, it has still been available online. However, today all I get is an 'Unable to connect' message (even for the basic website). Does anyone know if it has been taken off totally, or is this just an

Re: Bland sound (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 20 Hours ago by: NY

"Scott" <newsgroups@gefion.myzen.co.uk> wrote in message news:bhdq7hds54j60tdimsccj0igmhojeb42ru@4ax.com... In the woods, probably, copying where bears shit.

Re: Bland sound (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 22 Hours ago by: SH

like this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjphOIR5OZY

Re: Bland sound (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 23 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

When any animal appears my mutt runs up to the TV barking and wagging his tail! When said animal goes off screen mutt goes behind the TV to try and find it.

Re: Bland sound (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 23 Hours ago by: Scott

A friend of mine had a dog called Oscar, who was not allowed to watch David Attenborough or any other nature programmes since every time he saw a bear he had a huge dump there and then.

Re: Bland sound (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 1 Hour ago by: williamwright

My favourite cat, Mrs Spook, was asleep on a beanbag in front of my right hand speaker. Sudden loud brass band music caused her to perform a vertical take off. Whilst in the air she lost control of her bowels. Bill

Re: Bland sound (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 4 Hours ago by: Adrian Caspersz

There are some TV clips and programmes that have to be pre-announced that they contain flashing lights. For audio, it is safer to turn a compressor on than run the risk of Ethel's third favourite cat losing bowel movement after being s

Bland sound

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Posted: 4 Days 8 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

By which I mean kind of audio that has few actual dynamics, and has a brick wall audio filter at quite a low frequency. I have recently watched some bbc things which have musical performances, even a few minutes of Eurovision semi fin

Re: Netflix tightening up on multi use (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 21 Hours ago by: williamwright

Ace of spades Bill

Re: Samsung TV crashed again (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days ago by: Jeff Layman

Until Panasonic issued a fix, a couple of years ago none of the Freeview Play apps worked. The other apps such as Netflix, YouTube, etc were ok. The way round this until the software update fix was made available was to do a factory re

Re: Samsung TV crashed again (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 2 Hours ago by: pinnerite

I have a wide-screen Samsung TV. It is five or six years old. It runs on Linux of course. I have never had a problem with it as such. BUT, it hasn't supported ITV Hub for several years and although recordings can be played from flash dr

Re: Netflix tightening up on multi use (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: Paul Ratcliffe

Which suit and value? (Used to work with him... not that he'd remember me)

Re: This new free channel on freeview (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days ago by: JNugent

It would seem so. Not having DAB radio (except in one of the cars), I've never listened to it. Andrew will sort em' out.

Re: Any "new" News on Mux 7? (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days ago by: Mark Carver

They confirmed at a CAI event a few months ago that COM7 would cease next month. Apparently the channels that are on the mux are under no regulatory or contractual obligation to give notice to the viewers that they will cease on COM7,

Re: Any "new" News on Mux 7? (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: SH

normally with OFCOM you get notice well in advance of any major engineering changes at the Tx network level..... far more notice than 52 days..... As for rehoming into existing muxes, will that mean reduced bitrates for the current m

Re: Any "new" News on Mux 7? (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: Mark Carver

I hear rumblings (today funilly enough) that some channels  might get re-homed in the some of other muxes. Watch this space, nothing is public domain yet

Re: Any "new" News on Mux 7? (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: Scott

Is there a level of reduction that would lose them the HD moniker?

Any "new" News on Mux 7?

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Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: SH

Just been reading the licensee licence on OFCOM. The long-stop closure date is 30th June which is now 52 days away..... Does anyone know if the channels on mux 7 will just simply close or be transferred to the other 6 multiplexes with ei

Re: This new free channel on freeview (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

Basically just like many channels it rotates the same shows round and round in slightly different orders each time. Now we have Talk TV. So really then, its really Talk radio with pictures? With that bloke on one channel and the increasi

Re: Satellite Dishes & Calculations (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 3 Hours ago by: R. Mark Clayton

Oh whoops! - I worked out the difference between central UK and the equator, the difference between different bits of the UK is much less. OTOH the signal does fall off with the square of the distance.

Re: Satellite Dishes & Calculations (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

Directly above a national park in DR Congo

Re: Samsung TV crashed again (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 8 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

Well I did all of that but it mad no difference, so I took the easy way out. The only slight issue is with the hdmi connected all the time you get a little burst of low level noise every second and a half, This also radiates to any radio

Re: Samsung TV crashed again (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 8 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

No not the pc, well certainly not Win-doze. I set the default sound devices so it is supposed to override anything that may get selected in the system, and it still claims to be using it when its not. Very peculiar. Probably the card ha

Re: Samsung TV crashed again

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Posted: 8 Days 8 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

Sad to hear that really. It really should not be that hard to make a decent bog standard tv with large clear print menus and a voice. Blimey, I have many clocks that can speak their menus which cost tiny amounts to make. Rocket science i

Re: Satellite Dishes & Calculations (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 19 Hours ago by: Java Jive

Nonsense: Aberdeen (57.13,-2.10) https://satlex.de/en/azel_calc-params.html?satlo(.2&locationW.13%2C-2.10&laW.13&lo=-2.10&country_code=uk Distance to satellite: 39578.52 km St Ives, Cornwall (50.20861,-5.4875) https://satlex.de/en/aze

Re: Satellite Dishes & Calculations (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 19 Hours ago by: David Woolley

But the gain of the antenna also scales with the square, so the dish only needs to be 10% wider.

Re: Satellite Dishes & Calculations (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 20 Hours ago by: R. Mark Clayton

Just worked it out properly and it is 10%. And because the signal falls off with the square of the distance the difference is 21%. SNIP

Re: Satellite Dishes & Calculations (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 4 Hours ago by: Java Jive

It's actually 1.1%. No, the difference in distance is only 1.1%, and even were it 2.5%, it still wouldn't explain a doubling in dish cross-sectional area. Oops, should have been major diameter. [snip] ^ Correctly, there is

Re: Satellite Installation - What do the pros here think of this?! (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 6 Hours ago by: Martin

More likely because a tree grew and became in the way. We had our dish moved up three metres.

Re: Samsung TV crashed again (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 6 Hours ago by: R. Mark Clayton

You have not set it up properly, on my PC in sound setting I get to choose which the default is: - 1. Either of two monitors which do have speakers by HDMI. 2. Headphones. 3. Sound bar - via audio cable. 4. AV amp in the lounge on a 10m

Re: Samsung TV crashed again (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 7 Hours ago by: Davey

I certainly won't buy another one! You try and buy British, and wish you hadn't. Of our various sets, mostly 2010 to 2015 vintage, none of them 'Smart', thank goodness, the Samsung Freeview is the most sensible to use. We had a Ferguson,

Re: Satellite Dishes & Calculations (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 7 Hours ago by: R. Mark Clayton

The sun still appears behind the satellite for two short periods each year. Originally $ky used 19.2 E, which is about the same longitude as Warsaw, but since it went digital it is on 28.2E, which is the about the same longitude at centr

Re: Satellite Dishes & Calculations (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 7 Hours ago by: R. Mark Clayton

SNIP "not that much" about 2.5% based on your figures. Depends on the satellite and transponder, some are fairly wide beams, others quite narrow. Indeed maybe I should have put it first. About 2.5 times as much atmosphere by rough

Re: Samsung TV crashed again (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 7 Hours ago by: charles

that's not an HDMI's problem. It's your PC deciding it knows best

Re: Satellite Installation - What do the pros here think of this?! (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 7 Hours ago by: alan_m

Possibly where his previous dish had been mounted? That black down-lead appears to have been partially painted white to match the building so it is not a new cable for this installation. However, it wouldn't have been my first choice o

Re: Samsung TV crashed again (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 9 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

Yes, I guess that is probably something to do with it. Now its plugged in permanently, however if I am statically charged, I get a big crack as I discharge to the metal screen surround of the tv. Still it wakes you up I suppose. Brian

Re: Samsung TV crashed again (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 9 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

Yes, the HDMI is an aberration of an interface. I have an hdmI on the pc and on the set, if I plug them together all the sound from the pc goes to the set and there seems no way to stop it. So one hadd to buy an interface for normal moni

Re: Samsung TV crashed again (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 9 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

Yes not enough user testing. One software engineer some years ago told me that he always let somebody completely abuse the controls by letting them experiment and see if it could stand it. Its just a case of trapping errors. However wit

Re: Satellite Installation - What do the pros here think of this?! (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 9 Hours ago by: Jeff Layman

Guess it depends on how strong the gable ends are! It would be better screwed to the brickwork. I saved and opened the images in a graphics viewer and magnified them. To me, the actual fixings didn't seem bad at all. Looked a bit like

Re: Satellite Dishes & Calculations (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 16 Hours ago by: Java Jive

There was correctly a trailing space on the sig-marker above, so your ng software was at fault for including my sig, which I have snipped here. No, sorry, but this just cannot be the explanation. Consider ... The calculation still qu

Re: Samsung TV crashed again (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 17 Hours ago by: JNugent

Probably. But once it has crashed for the first time, the easiest way to deal with that (for Sky+HD) is to withdraw the figure-of-8 mains connector (easily done, even from the front) and power up by re-inserting it 30s later. No disco

Satellite Installation - What do the pros here think of this?!

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Posted: 9 Days 18 Hours ago by: Java Jive

Re: Samsung TV crashed again (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 20 Hours ago by: Brian Gregory

Could be. I find most problems occur when connecting one item that is earthed (like a desktop PC) to one that isn't (like many modern TVs). The sudden discharge of the class Y capacitor in the TV can cause either device to crash.

Re: Samsung TV crashed again (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 21 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

I have seen instructions for various boxes which recommend making the HDMI connections before powering on. There must be a reason for it, surely? Jim

Re: Samsung TV crashed again (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 21 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

Yes you never know wha to do with the bow. Actually, yes I think their remotes were designed by the person on work experience. Are Polaroid ones still out there, they seem to have no accessibility features at all as far as I can deduce

Re: Samsung TV crashed again (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 22 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

Well I'm assuming it will as a while ago it stopped being sensible at all and I had t get Samsung to come in and fiddle with it, They could not make it work, so they did a factory reset. Then I got a sighted friend to get it back, but th

Re: Samsung TV crashed again (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days ago by: JNugent

No-one ever got the sack for buying Sony.

Re: Samsung TV crashed again (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days ago by: JNugent

It happens with various PVRs (including Sky+HD) as well.

Re: Satellite Dishes & Calculations (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days ago by: David Woolley

Due South would put the Sun in the centre of the receiver main lobe twice a year. The noise temperate of of the Sun is about 6,500K, whereas a good LNB might have a noise temperature of a few tens of K, and space could be as low as ab

Re: Satellite Dishes & Calculations (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days ago by: R. Mark Clayton

There are several real reasons: - 1. Further away, although not that much. 2. Beam centre will probably be aimed at southern England, so in Scotland you will be off the narrow beam with a weaker signal. (works the other way too, you CA

Re: Samsung TV crashed again (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 3 Hours ago by: williamwright

Aren't they rather dreadful? Bill

Re: Satellite Dishes & Calculations (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 4 Hours ago by: tony sayer

In article <t52qam$r6v$1@dont-email.me>, David Woolley <david@ex.djwhome ..demon.invalid> scribeth thus Yes it does! Remember working at a local radio station here one day the mother of thunderclouds turned up off went the sat fed IRN news

Re: Satellite Dishes & Calculations (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 4 Hours ago by: NY

"MikeS" <MikeS@fred.com> wrote in message news:t52nph$cdc$1@dont-email.me... This is probably a really silly question, but I've always wondered why the satellite that covers the UK is on a longitude of 28.2 deg E rather than being at or

Re: Satellite Dishes & Calculations (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 4 Hours ago by: Java Jive

Thanks, interesting in its own right, but doesn't answer my question.

Re: Netflix tightening up on multi use (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 5 Hours ago by: Martin

We are 15-20 years older than Tweed.

Re: Satellite Dishes & Calculations (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 6 Hours ago by: Tweed

Yes, correct. I had a look at rain fade attenuation last night and it’s more of an art than a science. There’s at least half a dozen models for it. Slant angle does play a part.

Re: Satellite Dishes & Calculations (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 6 Hours ago by: David Woolley

That's only in good weather. Rain causes a lot of attenuation. Whilst I don't know exactly how much, uplink powers have to be controlled to avoid overloading transponders when there is no rain, whilst providing enough signal in rain.

Re: Samsung TV crashed again (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 7 Hours ago by: Davey

We have a Cello TV set, and originally it would easily get confused by any set of remote control key presses that didn't mean anything, instead of just waiting for a real instruction, it would clam up and sulk. It's better now, maybe we

Re: Satellite Dishes & Calculations (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 7 Hours ago by: MikeS

There should be sufficient information here http://www.apsattv.com/techinfo/predicting-out-of-footprint-coverage.htm to answer your question with facts rather than speculation.

Re: Samsung TV crashed again (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 7 Hours ago by: Jeff Layman

Do you have your TV configured to do automatic software updates? I just wondered if that could be a reason for a sudden change into "confused mode". My Panasonic seems pretty stable, although there was one time when an update screwed som

Samsung TV crashed again

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Posted: 10 Days 8 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

There does seem to be with modern TVs a tendency for the internal software to go into what one might call confused mode at times, and just like with computers, the only option is often to unplug and start it again. This time the channel

Re: Satellite Dishes & Calculations (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 20 Hours ago by: Java Jive

Although I'm only replying to this one, I've read all the replies so far; thanks for them all ... On 05/05/2022 17:39, Mark Carver wrote: Yes, I'd thought of that as well, and I think that's the most likely explanation, see also below

Re: Satellite Dishes & Calculations (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 22 Hours ago by: Tweed

At 10 GHz atmospheric attenuation is 0.02dB per km, propagating horizontally at sea level.

Re: Satellite Dishes & Calculations (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 23 Hours ago by: John Hall

In message <jdia76FclaoU1@mid.individual.net>, Mark Carver <mark.carver@invalid.invalid> writes Wouldn't that be counteracted by tilting the dish at the optimum angle so that the signal still impacts on it at 90 degrees? The suggestion

Re: Satellite Dishes & Calculations (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 23 Hours ago by: alan_m

Just go west from the South of England to the footprint limits of 28.2E reception Elevation 25 degrees in the SE England Elevation 21 degrees in Killarney (far west of Ireland). Going that far west gives the same elevation as going no

Re: Satellite Dishes & Calculations (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 23 Hours ago by: Tweed

Well yes if you deliberately tilt the beam downwards to restrict the northerly coverage, but would you be doing that over your intended service area? There aren’t many ex-pats north of Scotland. (Reykjavik gets surprisingly good coverage

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Posted: 10 Days 23 Hours ago by: Mark Carver

Well yes, so I think that's the answer ?

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Posted: 10 Days 23 Hours ago by: Tweed

Isn’t that just the gain of the tx antenna falling off towards the edges of its beam?

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Posted: 10 Days 23 Hours ago by: Mark Carver

Except the signal also similarly fades on all edges of the footprint (which blows my theory out of the water too) https://en.satexpat.com/coverage/east/28.2/

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Posted: 10 Days 23 Hours ago by: Tweed

Rain fade. The further north you go the lower the elevation angle therefore more atmosphere in the signal path. Taken to its limit, up in the arctic the sat dishes are almost pointing horizontal.

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Posted: 10 Days 23 Hours ago by: alan_m

I don't know the reason but perhaps The path through the atmosphere is longer hence greater attenuation of the signal ???? In the SE of England 28.2E the elevation is 25 degrees - in Scotland its 20 degrees. Possibly the same reaso

Re: Satellite Dishes & Calculations (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 23 Hours ago by: charles

The transiting aerial on the sattelite is highly directional.

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Posted: 11 Days ago by: The Other John

Doesn't the inverse square law have something to do with it?

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Posted: 11 Days ago by: Mark Carver

Might it be because further north the 'footprint' of signal is more, 'diffuse' on the earth's surface  ?(Shine a torch onto a football to see what I mean) Or I might just be talking bollocks  ?

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Posted: 11 Days 1 Hour ago by: Java Jive

One for the pros here. According to this site ... Satellite Dish Suggested Minimum Sizes https://www.smartaerials.co.uk/blog/what-size-satellite-dish-do-i-need "The further you’re away from the satellites in space the weaker the rece

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Posted: 12 Days 6 Hours ago by: Jim Lesurf

No difficulty here, either, with being able to hear the speech on HIGNFY. Or on other programmes. Mind you, we don't watch much of the 'drama' stuff on TV. When we do it is mainly some of the simpler detective progs. Jim

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Posted: 12 Days 20 Hours ago by: williamwright

Ah well he's a card he is. Bill

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Posted: 12 Days 20 Hours ago by: Woody

Except when Clive Myrie is in the chair!

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Posted: 12 Days 20 Hours ago by: williamwright

I've given up on that programme. It's so stale. Hislop pretends to be a lefty so he can keep working for the BBC, Murton mostly just pulls faces, the guests are obviously chosen so they fit in with the BBC's world view, the format is t

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Posted: 12 Days 21 Hours ago by: alan_m

Even when you do have schools https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-23346693

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Posted: 12 Days 23 Hours ago by: Tweed

I don’t and I’m 58, so not a spring chicken. I watch it every week without issue. Mind you, I’d did wonder what all the fuss was about poor sound quality from the sound from TVs, until I experienced some sets in holiday lets etc. My

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Posted: 13 Days 6 Hours ago by: Martin

We have major problems understanding the sound with some episodes of HIGNFY.

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Posted: 13 Days 6 Hours ago by: Martin

Without the mumbling and too loud background music I wouldn't need subtitles.

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Posted: 15 Days 23 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

That's a downward spiral :-)

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Posted: 16 Days ago by: Indy Jess John

Perhaps there is a significant proportion of Russians who can't read? It is a vast country after all, and there must be some areas where the population isn't dense enough to justify a school. Jim

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Posted: 16 Days 3 Hours ago by: MB

THe BBC Four version is probably a good representation of how many speak in North Wales, switching between English and Welsh quite naturally. Also presumably makes the programme more marketable abroad. I have not had any problems with

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Posted: 16 Days 5 Hours ago by: Max Demian

If done properly I find that after a short time, I don't notice that I am reading the subtitles, depending on how interesting the film is. Have you tried watching films on YouTube? Some of them, whether English or some other foreign la

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Posted: 16 Days 5 Hours ago by: Max Demian

Perhaps you were thinking of Hidden, where there is a version which is (almost) entirely in Welsh, and a BBC Four version which is mostly in English with a few bits of Welsh (with tiny English subtitles). I think there is some kind of

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Posted: 16 Days 20 Hours ago by: Roderick Stewart

One of the oddest things I've seen is the recent spate of Welsh BBC dramas (Hinterland, and the other one whatever it's called) where some of the scenes are in English and some in Welsh. I have no problem watching Welsh with English subt

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Posted: 16 Days 20 Hours ago by: Roderick Stewart

I hope we can disagree like grownups on this one. I'd far rather hear the original performance by the original actors, than somebody else trying to duplicate it in a dubbing theatre, even if I don't understand the language and have to re

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Posted: 17 Days 4 Hours ago by: Woody

Try watching TV in Germany. Not only do they overdub everything that is not in German, but they also change voice tones. For example a deep and gruff voice is either the boss or the head baddie - which when you know the film in English

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Posted: 17 Days 4 Hours ago by: Angus Robertson - Ma

Netflix is good in giving a choice between dubbed or original language for many series like Lupin and Money Heist, I've tried watching the originals with subtitles but dubbed is so much easier to enjoy. Mind, one character in those two

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Posted: 17 Days 6 Hours ago by: Pamela

I enjoy seeing the difference between translations when a foreign language film is dubbed and also has subtitles. I almost find it instructive! On a different note I wish far more foreign films were dubbed into English, rather than ha

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Posted: 18 Days 21 Hours ago by: Roderick Stewart

Same here, and I know it's not my hearing, because with some movies or TV dramas I can hear every word, and with others it's almost impossible. Usually it's the older productions where the dialogue is clearer, and the recent stuff that's

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Posted: 18 Days 23 Hours ago by: JNugent

We have discovered the value of using subtitles just in order to know what the actors are mumbling about at a volume of about one-third of the incidental music.

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Posted: 19 Days 6 Hours ago by: Jim Lesurf

Good point. Yes, that tendency also afflicts HiFi mags these days. However a few decades ago reviews generally simply examined the unit being reviewed and tended not to say "but unit X is 'better'". They measured, listened, considered,

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Posted: 19 Days 6 Hours ago by: Jim Lesurf

Largely agree with your points about a lot of the JiFi mages today. alas. Although some more budget - put perfectly decent performance - units do get some look it. The real loss tends to be content on other aspects. cf below... In articl

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Posted: 19 Days 7 Hours ago by: Martin

I agree with you. We occasionally used my son's UK account until fairly recently as well as our own Dutch account, because there was more films on the UK version of Netflix than on the Dutch version. Also for some reason in NL, UK subtit

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Posted: 19 Days 8 Hours ago by: alan_m

When in the market for a new camera I selected a few candidates in my price range and then looked at some of the on-line in depth reviews. The proper type reviews where they tested the performance, although there were some personal opi

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Posted: 19 Days 8 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

I don't even bother to time shift as if you miss it on 5 it will come around on one of the other channels later. There are too many rubbish channels. Most of them have a very short repeat cycle, like W. You really only need to watch it o

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Posted: 19 Days 9 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

Yes I get that, but we have been here before, Virgin for a time lost all of sky due to each not bending a bit, now it seems all of the channels want to be independent and now there are more than ever. I think a couple of months back I lo

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Posted: 20 Days 2 Hours ago by: Pamela

On 07:55 26 Apr 2022, Chris J Dixon said: I am not much of a Freeview viewer as I watch mostly streaming tv. However Recently I refreshed the Freeview stations to get TalkTV. A lot of new channels appeared but, from their description

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Posted: 20 Days 3 Hours ago by: Pamela

On 10:07 23 Apr 2022, Jim Lesurf said: I can understand manufacturers wanting to flaunt their flaship models. From what I understand, most manufacturers (not only of hifi) with a wide range of goods produce a flagship model to set a ma

Re: Humax HB1000S - record and play back at same time? (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 3 Hours ago by: David Woolley

I would have thought that was more a question of how the codec was used. If you rely a lot of coding motion, and send very few key frames, you will save bandwidth, but dropouts will cause old content to wander around the screen for a

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Posted: 20 Days 5 Hours ago by: NY

"David Woolley" <david@ex.djwhome.demon.invalid> wrote in message news:t48g87$61m$1@dont-email.me... Yes what I was implying is that the H264 codec of HD can tolerate greater amounts of compression than the MPEG-1 codec of SD, for the sa

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Posted: 20 Days 6 Hours ago by: David Woolley

I think that must have been a policy choice, based on other users at the time. Video codecs generally only specify how to decode. The encoder then endeavours to produce something which, when decoded, best approximates the original (i

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Posted: 20 Days 9 Hours ago by: Chris J Dixon

Indeed! For this household Freeview already provides more programmes than we have time to watch, and the PVR rarely sees more than 2% free. Chris

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Posted: 20 Days 9 Hours ago by: Tweed

Fragmentation is the real issue. There’s now half a dozen streaming platforms, each wanting a subscription. There’s only so many decent programmes made each year, and with these split across the platforms it’s getting increasingly d

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Posted: 20 Days 9 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

I heard on an internet radio channel yesterday, that whereas in the past they were cool about shared accounts with family members, they will be charging for outside of the home users on a given account. Not a full subscription but betwee

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Posted: 20 Days 18 Hours ago by: NY

The highest bitrate I've seen for SD has been about 6 Mbps, for an archive programme on BBC1 that was presumably originated on PAL and therefore had a bit more noise and didn't compress so well. HD on satellite (BBC1 at 22:45) is aroun

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Posted: 20 Days 18 Hours ago by: NY

Hmmm. So Philips tech support were telling me a load of porkies. They swore blind that they had been forced by Freeview/Freesat to withdraw a feature which they knew their customers liked and relied on. I'd got the TV set up just the w

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Posted: 20 Days 21 Hours ago by: alan_m

You are correct, a decimal point in the wrong place:( A lot of my HD recordings are around 2Gbytes per hour (4.4Mbs). But it doesn't change that a PVR only needs a low speed/power hard disk.

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Posted: 20 Days 22 Hours ago by: Brian Gregory

No. An HD TV channel is around 2 to 6 Mbps, sometimes even more on satellite. Are you perhaps muddling Mb (megabits) with MB (megabytes)?

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Posted: 20 Days 23 Hours ago by: Unsteadyken

In article <t4688l$stl$1@dont-email.me>, NY says... They have not forced LG to do this. My recent LG TV has 6 favourite lists which allow channel reordering. And also allows unwanted channels to be hidden in the standard channel list.

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Posted: 21 Days ago by: David

OK Thanks all. Looks like I was worrying unnecessarily. I will go away and schedule a recording and test playback when it is recording. Thanks Dave R -- AMD FX-6300 in GA-990X-Gaming SLI-CF running Windows 7 Pro x64

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Posted: 21 Days ago by: alan_m

Even worse is not allowing the order in which channels appear in the list. At least on my Enigma2 box running Openvix I can set-up a favourites list of channels and put the channels I'm more likely to watch at the top of the list.

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Posted: 21 Days 2 Hours ago by: NY

"williamwright" <wrightsaerials@f2s.com> wrote in message news:jcnhvsF8eglU1@mid.individual.net... Nothing. I've heard of HDD recorders (eg Sky or Freeview recorder) being able to offer "chasing playback" (playing the beginning of a prog

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Posted: 21 Days 3 Hours ago by: williamwright

I must have missed something here. I have two Humax Freesat boxes and two Humax Freeview boxes. It's never occurred to me that I might not be able to play back and record at the same time, on any of them. I sometimes watch the playback

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Posted: 21 Days 5 Hours ago by: alan_m

Data transfer rate to a hard disk are Giga bits per second. Broadcast TV is Giga bits per hour. Possibly even the slowest HDD is 1000x overkill to record a single program. :) PVR disks tend to be formatted for large partitions and la

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Posted: 21 Days 7 Hours ago by: Unsteadyken

In article <bb819674-ae62-b75d-a858-0bf07511014e@outlook.com>, Robin says... I have 2 UHD/4K capable PVRs; Sky Q & BT Youview. Unless they are connected to a HDCP2.1 or HDCP2.2 compliant HDMI port neither will output UHD/4K and are re

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Posted: 21 Days 7 Hours ago by: Robin

they are: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-bandwidth_Digital_Content_Protection>

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Posted: 21 Days 8 Hours ago by: NY

"alan_m" <junk@admac.myzen.co.uk> wrote in message news:jcn2hfF5ggmU1@mid.individual.net... Until I did the calculations, I'd always thought that they would be needed. Where you would notice the difference between slow and fast HDD, or s

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Posted: 21 Days 8 Hours ago by: alan_m

HD is only around 0.5Mbps so even USB1 should cope. My box (non-freesat) with an internal hard disk can cope with recording 8+ recordings at once whilst watching a recording (including watching from the start of a recording that is st

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Posted: 21 Days 8 Hours ago by: Bob Latham

I have a Humax PVR which encrypts the recording using a code unique to that individual machine. Consequently, you can transfer HD recordings to another similar machine but they will not play. However, I have installed custom firmware th

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Posted: 21 Days 9 Hours ago by: NY

HD recordings that I have made in the UK using various PVR packages (Windows Media Centre, Next PVR, TVHeadend) and USB DVB-T/S tuners have never had any playback restrictions or encryption. I wonder if manufacturers of dedicated PVR h

Re: Humax HB1000S - record and play back at same time? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 9 Hours ago by: Bob Latham

If you can play the recordings via SMB from the recorded file does that mean that the file has been stripped of the HDMI encryption or have I misunderstood? Bob.

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Posted: 21 Days 20 Hours ago by: NY

"Indy Jess John" <bathwatchdog@OMITTHISgooglemail.com> wrote in message news:t446eq$pm4$1@dont-email.me... The following may help with the throughput of USB2. My PVR is a Raspberry Pi 4 with various Freeview and Freesat tuners. All the

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Posted: 21 Days 21 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

I had a look at some reviews and they focus on the fact that with a single tuner you can't watch one channel while recording another, but that isn't your problem. What you want to do is watch a recording already made while recording a

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Posted: 21 Days 22 Hours ago by: David

Yet again I am wanting to watch the F1 Qualifying highlights from yesterday whilst the Humax box is recording the highlights from today's race. The Humax HB1000S has a single tuner, so I can only record one thing, but can I safely play

Re: An unencrypted feed. (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 1 Hour ago by: NY

"Brian Gregory" <void-invalid-dead-dontuse@email.invalid> wrote in message news:jci845F7houU1@mid.individual.net... 0:48 - the cameraman practiced at shooting (in the photographic sense!) a passing seagull.

An unencrypted feed.

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Posted: 23 Days 4 Hours ago by: Brian Gregory

DVB-S2 12536 H 7200 Auto 8PSK 28.2°E An unencrypted feed. Recorded on 2022-04-23 at 11:12 UTC. https://youtu.be/RKWk22QOKE0

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Posted: 23 Days 5 Hours ago by: R. Mark Clayton

Now on Samsung's official UK web site: - https://www.samsung.com/uk/tvs/oled-tv/s95b-55-inch-oled-4k-smart-tv-qe55s95batxxu/ but £2k4 and spec' still incomplete.

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Posted: 23 Days 7 Hours ago by: Jim Lesurf

It depends a bit on which ones you read, and the particular authors / writers / editors. But I'd agree that I miss the days when HFN printed DIY info, etc. And many enthusiasts assembled their system with some practical skills, knowing w

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Posted: 23 Days 19 Hours ago by: Pamela

Those hi-fi enthusiast magazines seem to assume a limitless budget.

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Posted: 23 Days 23 Hours ago by: the dog from that fi

here you go these are the 'premium' ones with the new samsung oled panel. they lack a white pixel which is found in the lg panels, they have a layer of quantum dots, i can't even start to understand what they do but they are appa

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Posted: 24 Days 1 Hour ago by: Mark Carver

It's been ages since I saw any bit of consumer electronics that wasn't 100(ish) to 250(ish) volts rated ?

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Posted: 24 Days 1 Hour ago by: R. Mark Clayton

Yes there is some confusion here. The UK model is different because AFAICT it includes a satellite tuner, not present in the US model, and presumably other differences like mains voltage etc.

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Posted: 25 Days 2 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

Sounds like they may need a little rest between periods of full brightness ...

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Posted: 25 Days 2 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

I assumed QN95B was a slightly different model?

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Posted: 25 Days 6 Hours ago by: R. Mark Clayton

AFAIK Samsung do not make their own OLED panels, but are buying 3rd grade LG ones - LG are keeping the best ones for their own sets. To be fair AFAICT the only difference is brightness, so in most scenarios they should be OK. Sony als

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Posted: 25 Days 6 Hours ago by: R. Mark Clayton

That is what we are talking about: - https://www.samsung.com/uk/tvs/oled-tv/s95b-55-inch-oled-4k-smart-tv-qe55s95batxxu/ (US version)

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Posted: 25 Days 8 Hours ago by: alan_m

What Hifi reviewing and commenting on TVs? This often the Russ Andrews type bullshit.

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Posted: 25 Days 10 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

So save up for an S95B or A95K ...

Re: Satterlites and reception (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 23 Hours ago by: williamwright

Interesting Bill

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Posted: 25 Days 23 Hours ago by: the dog from that fi

they also have sets with their own oled panels that are apparently superior to lg ones. only thing is they don't have dolby vision but not to worry, sony have a model using the new samsung panel if you're happy to pay the premium.

Re: Smart TV and soundbar.

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Posted: 26 Days ago by: Roderick Stewart

That only seems to happen about once per house move, possibly something to do with changes in humidity, or maybe the units being knocked slightly out of true during transport. I've had no bother with it for at least the last ten years,

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Posted: 26 Days 4 Hours ago by: tony sayer

In article <t3ekl6$8bu$1@dont-email.me>, David Woolley <david@ex.djwhome ..demon.invalid> scribeth thus Yes all quite right but i was opting for a simple explanation rather than write a book;!

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Posted: 26 Days 4 Hours ago by: R. Mark Clayton

https://www.samsung.com/uk/tvs/qled-tv/qn95b-55-inch-neo-qled-4k-smart-tv-qe55qn95batxxu Oh and list price £2,599! I think they need to do better than this...

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Posted: 26 Days 5 Hours ago by: R. Mark Clayton

Much trumpeted especially in the USA these have now reached the market. On Samsung's web site the specification is incomplete, not explicitly stating the ports nor even the tuner(s), a manual download only gets you the first two pages and

Re: Smart TV and soundbar. (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 5 Hours ago by: R. Mark Clayton

SNIP You should not believe the old wives tales you read in some of the more OTT Hi-Fi mags. I did this and my speakers are now on the ceiling...

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Posted: 26 Days 6 Hours ago by: Jim Lesurf

So does a certain Nation/Leader who recently disintegrated an object, with the fragment paths then risking a collision with the ISS. That the ISS would not have been able to 'dodge' the results by changing orbit sufficiently in time would

Re: Smart TV and soundbar. (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 7 Hours ago by: Unsteadyken

In article <erbv5h1rgljg15h8uspm1nntua8f6fo4mh@4ax.com>, Roderick Stewart says... The advice was not to rotate the entire speaker but only applied to large heavy drive units which could sag on their suspension and cause rubbing in the

Re: Smart TV and soundbar. (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 7 Hours ago by: Bob Latham

I don't think that's the same thing. Drive units are sometimes mounted with tweeter at the bottom for acoustic reasons nothing to do with sag. If a line is drawn between the acoustic centres of the drive units and then a perpendicular l

Re: Smart TV and soundbar. (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 8 Hours ago by: Bob Latham

I have also read that in the past. The theory being that the cone will sag and the voice coil will start to rub on the magnet due to being off centre. All I can say is that mine have never been rotated and have never shown signs of saggi

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Posted: 26 Days 8 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

The Iss and its controllers do have radar looking many miles ahead so they can make course changes to avoid this sort of thing, but its the bits smaller than you can see that are the danger. For a while old Long March rocket bodies had

Re: Smart TV and soundbar. (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 8 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

Ain't that the truth, I haven't seen the old boy for years, have to go by feel :-)

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Posted: 26 Days 9 Hours ago by: Roderick Stewart

[...] I haven't needed to do this with my Bowers & Wilkins loudspeakers, as they're upside down already - the tweeters are at the bottom and the woofers are at the top. In the half century or so since I purchased them, gravity has probab

Re: Smart TV and soundbar. (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 22 Hours ago by: pinnerite

I also have KEFs (Chorale IIIs). I remmber reading that the speakers should be turned upside down from time to time to offset the effects of gravity. Alan

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Posted: 28 Days 4 Hours ago by: williamwright

That's right. Strangely all that happens (if the offset is done right) is that the BER is a bit worse; not enough to matter. Bill

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Posted: 28 Days 5 Hours ago by: R. Mark Clayton

Just double checked - for $ky on 28E they used H & V on the same frequency on a lot of transponders - you LNB skew will need to be very accurate in this case.

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Posted: 28 Days 5 Hours ago by: R. Mark Clayton

Correct - Transponders with the same polarisation do not overlap, but the transponders with the other polarisation sit in between. As long as your LNB is accurately set up then the polarisation will mean that on frequency the polarisatio

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Posted: 28 Days 5 Hours ago by: R. Mark Clayton

What usually happens is that new satellites are launched on a schedule, so that ones nearing the end of their operational life are replaced before they stop working. The old satellite then becomes a "spare" until it can no longer be used

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Posted: 28 Days 7 Hours ago by: Jim Lesurf

Perhaps also worth mentioning given current 'events' that sats may also be vulnerable to being hit by objects from an exploded object. Curious example of this risk cropped up a while ago when bits from a Russian object caused people on t

Re: Satellite Dish Bearing (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 13 Hours ago by: williamwright

Each multiplex is err, I can't remember, about 12MHz wide I think. Very wide anyway. Bill

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Posted: 28 Days 13 Hours ago by: williamwright

When there are signals on opposing polarisations it just worsens the BER a bit. No the dish stays still. You twist the LNB (it's called polarity offset) and aim for the best BER. Then you have to remember to tighten the LNB clamp. T

Re: Satellite Dish Bearing (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 21 Hours ago by: David Woolley

The skew adjustment is normally done on the LNB mounting, rather than on the dish proper. E.g. <http://www.satcure.co.uk/tech/LNB_skew.htm>.

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Posted: 28 Days 22 Hours ago by: David Woolley

The signals are several MHz wide. You can't fit in two multiplexes without most of them overlapping each other.

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Posted: 29 Days 1 Hour ago by: NY

"R. Mark Clayton" <notyalckram@gmail.com> wrote in message news:ccbfc595-97a6-4310-b156-081667411d48n@googlegroups.com... What about the frequencies where there is a service on both H and V. For example (for Astra 28.x): 11264H and 1126

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Posted: 29 Days 2 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

Thanks Bill :-)

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Posted: 29 Days 2 Hours ago by: williamwright

Yes. Bill

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Posted: 29 Days 2 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

I have learned a lot from this thread so thanks very much :-) Just to summarise: I have a Freesat 4K Recordable - and it worked fine at my previous house from a Sky dish with a wideband LNB with two outlets, it was able to record fou

Re: Satellite Dish Bearing (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 6 Hours ago by: R. Mark Clayton

Another oops. On a steerable dish you mount the axis of rotation parallel to the axis of the earth and essentially point the dish parallel to the equatorial plane. However as the satellites are 22,000 miles away there is a small adjustm

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Posted: 29 Days 6 Hours ago by: David Woolley

Gyros are only used for attitude, not for position. As well as being used for position control, propellant is also used, from time to time, to dump the angular momentum accumulated in the gyros. The Wikipedia "graveyard orbit" article,

Re: Satellite Dish Bearing (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 6 Hours ago by: R. Mark Clayton

Yes of course!

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Posted: 29 Days 6 Hours ago by: R. Mark Clayton

Successive transponders use alternate polarisation (H & V) For the adjacent satellites 3 degrees either side the polarisation is reversed (V & H) This reduces adjacent channel interference on the same satellite and co-channel interferen

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Posted: 29 Days 7 Hours ago by: Jim Lesurf

Gyros are fine for attitude/orientation. But you need reaction thrust to correct for the unavoidable drifts away from the required orbit whilst in use. That tends to mean 'consumables' (fuel) that eventually becomes depleted. The sat then

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Posted: 29 Days 8 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

I wonder what the main causes of failure are? Obviously when being first positioned in the right place they use fuel, but often the stabilisation is then done by Gyros, unless every so often the solar wind has shifted them enough to need

Re: Satellite Dish Bearing (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 21 Hours ago by: williamwright

http://www.wrightsaerials.tv/reference/dish-screened-by-roof.pdf Bill

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