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Forum: Freeview 18-04-2014, 12:30
Replies: 107
Views: 12,102
Posted By IanP
Would ITV+1 move up from 33 or do they like being...

Would ITV+1 move up from 33 or do they like being on that LCN?
Forum: Technical 15-04-2014, 07:45
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By IanP
Isn't it a bit late for April Fools? A market...

Isn't it a bit late for April Fools?
A market that has become very crowded with Youview, Now TV, Netflix, Amazon Prime and others offering pay TV packages at lower prices than the full Sky...
Forum: The X Factor Appreciation 15-04-2014, 07:06
Replies: 2,261
Views: 147,269
Posted By IanP
Rebecca Ferguson - Proud Marry *Live* Stuttgart...

Rebecca Ferguson - Proud Marry *Live* Stuttgart 4.4.2014 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BC4HHMCWfM)

Congratulations and best wishes to Rebecca on the announcement of her pregnancy...
Forum: Freesat 10-04-2014, 07:04
Replies: 2
Views: 648
Posted By IanP
The only Freesat boxes with DVD I can think of...

The only Freesat boxes with DVD I can think of were the long since discontinued Panasonic models like the Panasonic DMR-XS350EBK PVR/DVD recorder. I don't recall what support it had for other media...
Forum: Politics 05-04-2014, 16:16
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By IanP
I knew Joey Essex was thick but didn't realise he...

I knew Joey Essex was thick but didn't realise he was that simpleminded.
Forum: Broadcasting 05-04-2014, 08:13
Replies: 1
Views: 287
Posted By IanP
The Good Life co-writer Bob Larbey dies aged 79

BBC News reports (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26899040) The co-writer of classic BBC sitcom The Good Life, Bob Larbey, has died at the age of 79, his agent has confirmed.

The 1970s hit show about...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 05-04-2014, 04:46
Replies: 2
Views: 1,199
Posted By IanP
Hold down the key with the old style microphone...

Hold down the key with the old style microphone icon, select "Google Keyboard Settings" from the Input options pop-up menu and change the settings under TEXT CORRECTION, the auto correction options...
Forum: Freesat 05-04-2014, 03:48
Replies: 10
Views: 1,215
Posted By IanP
Vestel to Manufacture Freetime TVs and STBs

Joinfreesat (http://www.joinfreesat.co.uk/freesat-announces-freetime-partnership-vestel/) report that Freesat and Vestel have announced a strategic partnership to provide the Freetime service on a...
Forum: Politics 05-04-2014, 00:42
Replies: 78
Views: 2,728
Posted By IanP
@Jenny_Austin there is overwhelming scientific...

@Jenny_Austin there is overwhelming scientific evidence that smoking causes ill health, to deny it is either ignorance or a wilful lie.
Forum: Politics 05-04-2014, 00:30
Replies: 277
Views: 6,892
Posted By IanP
Language skills are a big issue here. There are...

Language skills are a big issue here. There are 24 official languages in the EU and English is spoken by 51% of all adults so you can see why the UK might be a more attractive working environment for...
Forum: Politics 04-04-2014, 23:29
Replies: 277
Views: 6,892
Posted By IanP
They say a week is a long time in politics, so I...

They say a week is a long time in politics, so I don't know how you can confidently predict they will never have a say in government. What if they do gain three seats say at the general election and...
Forum: Politics 04-04-2014, 11:52
Replies: 277
Views: 6,892
Posted By IanP
Between 0 and 5 but that's first past the post...

Between 0 and 5 but that's first past the post and local factors for you.
Forum: Politics 04-04-2014, 11:31
Replies: 277
Views: 6,892
Posted By IanP
Although UKIP don't have any MPs yet they'll be...

Although UKIP don't have any MPs yet they'll be the only major party at the next general election offering something different to the status quo. The three traditional parties all occupy the centre...
Forum: Politics 04-04-2014, 07:16
Replies: 111
Views: 3,325
Posted By IanP
I'm not too bothered about cigarette packaging...

I'm not too bothered about cigarette packaging either way, I doubt if the new packaging will achieve much though. I also think it's a slippery slope that may be applied to other things in the future,...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 01-04-2014, 21:43
Replies: 42
Views: 3,352
Posted By IanP
Was this made for cinema release? If not why is...

Was this made for cinema release? If not why is it letterboxed? I hope this isn't the start of a trend, I'm all for movies being shown in their correct cinematic aspect ratio but making TV shows the...
Forum: Broadcasting 29-03-2014, 05:14
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By IanP
DVB/MPEG standards should mean compatibility is...

DVB/MPEG standards should mean compatibility is pretty high as long as you have a more advanced receiver (even first generation UK DTT boxes from the ONdigital days are useless in the UK now). A...
Forum: Politics 28-03-2014, 21:26
Replies: 27
Views: 1,058
Posted By IanP
Some nurses who had ancestors that fought in the...

Some nurses who had ancestors that fought in the crusades aren't even getting a 1% pay increase (on top of their annual increment), what a disgrace these Tories are ;-)
Forum: Politics 28-03-2014, 21:15
Replies: 78
Views: 2,728
Posted By IanP
With the "sugary drinks" tax back on the agenda...

With the "sugary drinks" tax back on the agenda it's important to get the balance of state intervention and public responsibility right. The smoking ban was probably the right thing to do as...
Forum: Freesat 23-03-2014, 12:31
Replies: 187
Views: 15,918
Posted By IanP
Could the BBC One HD nations replace the BBC Two...

Could the BBC One HD nations replace the BBC Two SD Nations on LCNs 968-971 with them possibly moving to higher numbers after ITV London's 977?
Forum: Mobile Phones 19-03-2014, 18:02
Replies: 42
Views: 3,503
Posted By IanP
You can have longer battery life if you're...

You can have longer battery life if you're prepared to carry a thicker heavier phone. People seem to want slim and light phones but there's only so much you can do to reduce power consumption on a...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 19-03-2014, 00:56
Replies: 14
Views: 1,891
Posted By IanP
Most smart watches use bluetooth and need to be...

Most smart watches use bluetooth and need to be paired with a phone. Some have wifi and mobile data and call capability built in (watch phones).

Smart watches will be big one day but is the...
Forum: Freesat 14-03-2014, 17:25
Replies: 0
Views: 920
Posted By IanP
First Freetime TV - Panasonic AX802

Pocket-lint (http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/127879-hands-on-panasonic-ax802-freetime-tv) has details of the first TV to include the Freesat Freetime interface.
The sets also supports h.265/HEVC for...
Forum: Broadcasting 13-03-2014, 04:53
Replies: 14
Views: 907
Posted By IanP
We've seen how the proliferation of channels in...

We've seen how the proliferation of channels in the UK has driven down quality in favour of quantity. The rise of online viewing could make things worse as the audience fragments further and...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 11-03-2014, 06:04
Replies: 13
Views: 2,227
Posted By IanP
This site...

This site (http://ideal-group.org/google-development-project/manufacturer.htm) suggests the manufacturer was AnyDATA Corporation (http://www.anydata.com/default.asp)
Forum: Freeview 07-03-2014, 08:29
Replies: 32
Views: 3,408
Posted By IanP
I doubt Ofcom will be very happy with the BBC...

I doubt Ofcom will be very happy with the BBC after it persuaded them that extra capacity was needed for HD channels and all we are ending up with is fillers like BBC One+1 HD, Aljazeera HD and...
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