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Forum: Cable 31-10-2014, 14:41
Replies: 2
Views: 998
Posted By 56up
TV Guide Flaw

I've had Tivo for three years now and first grew used to it and eventually to really like it. There are (IMHO) a couple of software flaws, one of which really annoys me.

The scenario: I'm in the TV...
Forum: Cable 31-10-2014, 12:53
Replies: 42
Views: 6,641
Posted By 56up
There is a similar feature on the TiVo. I think...

There is a similar feature on the TiVo. I think it only works when you are on live TV. Try pressing the LEFT key and it will take you to the resume playing screen on the recorded programme you were...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 17-10-2014, 14:01
Replies: 7
Views: 1,361
Posted By 56up
Most tablets do not have sd card or usb sockets...

Most tablets do not have sd card or usb sockets that can be used to transfer files from a camera. If you use a desktop or a laptop, it is much easier to remove the card and drag and drop the pictures...
Forum: TiVo 01-10-2014, 16:18
Replies: 28
Views: 2,766
Posted By 56up
I don't have a problem with the guide defaulting...

I don't have a problem with the guide defaulting to channel 100 (it's 100- on demand not 101 - BBC1). My pana PVR puts the current channel on the top of the guide and you have to scroll up or down if...
Forum: TiVo 01-10-2014, 15:35
Replies: 197
Views: 29,124
Posted By 56up
One guy did suggest that you use the blue button...

One guy did suggest that you use the blue button to see only HD channels and you dismissed the answer, it's still valid. Another press on the blue button takes you back to all channels.

I actually...
Forum: Virgin Media TV and Phone 01-10-2014, 15:03
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By 56up
I don't get this either. If you look at an room,...

I don't get this either. If you look at an room, there is going to be an optimum position for the set. Why would you want to move it? Except if the room undergoes a major re-decoration.

We have the...
Forum: Virgin Media TV and Phone 01-10-2014, 14:30
Replies: 30
Views: 4,145
Posted By 56up
"Hot, swappable drives", mmmmmmmmmmmmmm We watch...

"Hot, swappable drives", mmmmmmmmmmmmmm

We watch 2-3 hours of TV a day. That would hold over 4 years of watching even if we never went on holiday. Just a fraction pointless for the average...
Forum: Virgin Media TV and Phone 01-10-2014, 14:24
Replies: 30
Views: 4,145
Posted By 56up
I don't get that and I hate D.O.G.S., scrolling...

I don't get that and I hate D.O.G.S., scrolling banners or anything else that spoils the picture. We tried the Travel Show in BBC News HD which had the news scrolling along the bottom of the screen...
Forum: Cable 01-10-2014, 13:32
Replies: 38
Views: 5,094
Posted By 56up
The TiVo has crashed on occasion and takes...

The TiVo has crashed on occasion and takes several minutes to re-boot. but then so did my Sky+ box. Not had Sky for over 10 years, but I do remember that it could take 20 minutes to reboot and...
Forum: Cable 01-10-2014, 12:12
Replies: 42
Views: 6,641
Posted By 56up
This function is available, try pressing left and...

This function is available, try pressing left and it will take you back to the "Resume playing" screen. This works from the Guide screen and live TV.

The only other place I will agree with you is...
Forum: Cable 19-09-2014, 16:55
Replies: 19
Views: 4,485
Posted By 56up
Actually it is not. Not if you compare like with...

Actually it is not. Not if you compare like with like.
I was in the same boat, TV XL and hardly used the subscription channels so a quick call and an offer brought me BB 50 meg, weekend and evening...
Forum: Humax 12-08-2014, 15:39
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By 56up
If you just want to listen, the Proms are...

If you just want to listen, the Proms are available on the Radio 3 website.

If you want to listen in the car or from an mp3 player, you can always use a piece of software like Applian or the video...
Forum: Freeview 05-08-2014, 10:39
Replies: 8
Views: 1,701
Posted By 56up
Each to their own. I find that around 25% of our...

Each to their own. I find that around 25% of our viewing is on Channel 4. BBC4 and BBC2 another 50%. The other 25% for BBC 1 and ITV with the occasional programme on Sky.

We lose Sky when I cancel...
Forum: Freeview 31-07-2014, 13:44
Replies: 8
Views: 1,701
Posted By 56up
Yes, just read that on another post. Film 4 was...

Yes, just read that on another post. Film 4 was originally a pay channel (6 a month if I remember rightly - free for the first month or 2) then I had thought it was free to air now.

Just looked at...
Forum: Freeview 31-07-2014, 12:38
Replies: 8
Views: 1,701
Posted By 56up
4seven HD - Why

A rescan on my Panasonic HDD recorder brought up 4seven HD which is just an HD version of the catch-up channel. Those of us with PVRs will have recorded what we want and can watch when we like.

Why...
Forum: Virgin Media TV and Phone 13-06-2014, 14:33
Replies: 6
Views: 1,197
Posted By 56up
Strange definition of cheap! I pay a lot less...

Strange definition of cheap! I pay a lot less than that with 30 MB broadband, and I still think it is too much.
Forum: Cable 11-06-2014, 12:19
Replies: 14
Views: 2,194
Posted By 56up
You can use it anyway to set up recordings, quite...

You can use it anyway to set up recordings, quite useful, but as a remote?

Sorry, I do not agree. You can use it to browse your recordings and play them but it ends there. You need to used the...
Forum: Cable 11-06-2014, 11:54
Replies: 16
Views: 2,588
Posted By 56up
Agreed. I got a genuine quote from Sky and used...

Agreed. I got a genuine quote from Sky and used that. New subscribers to any service are usually wooed with low initial costs and that includes Sky, BT and TalkTalk.

If you are out of contract VM...
Forum: Mobile Phones 11-06-2014, 11:48
Replies: 20
Views: 2,515
Posted By 56up
VM to increase prices - again

I had a letter yesterday to say that the cost of my mobile service is going up by 2.5%. So I ran them.
I have 2 year contract which I am bound to complete and I agreed a price at the beginning of it....
Forum: Mobile Phones 11-06-2014, 10:27
Replies: 8
Views: 1,393
Posted By 56up
2 years ago in Turkey I neglected to turn off...

2 years ago in Turkey I neglected to turn off roaming and received a bill of 30 for one week. If you are land based then don't even go there. (i.e. not out on the Med on a Gulet like we were - no...
Forum: TiVo 15-05-2014, 16:53
Replies: 2
Views: 841
Posted By 56up
You cannot do that which is a pity. You can just...

You cannot do that which is a pity. You can just select HD channels but that misses all the SD channels you may watch. Also do remember that these are parallel channels and sometimes the programme is...
Forum: Freesat 29-04-2014, 16:35
Replies: 13
Views: 1,925
Posted By 56up
If there the HD channels are parallel then, on my...

If there the HD channels are parallel then, on my Pana recorder if I press OK for info and to record, the box tells me that the programme is also available in HD and do I want to record the HD...
Forum: Cable 29-04-2014, 16:26
Replies: 1
Views: 751
Posted By 56up
Incorrect "New" labels

I have me recordings set to "New Only" so as not to have the box swamped with multiple recordings.

We watch Countdown lately the recording has been erratic. When I looked, the first showing is not...
Forum: Movies 24-03-2014, 09:40
Replies: 12
Views: 1,079
Posted By 56up
Well, I'm convinced. Just need a free...

Well, I'm convinced. Just need a free evening.......
Forum: Movies 20-03-2014, 16:40
Replies: 12
Views: 1,079
Posted By 56up
BBC has dropped all 3D ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5...

BBC has dropped all 3D
ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 have never shown in 3D.
Sky only has one channel and that is mostly remastered
Cinema audiences for 3D are dropping
Sales of 3D TVs is...
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