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Forum: Sky 01-12-2010, 21:32
Replies: 228
Views: 14,711
Posted By bignoise
Speaking as someone who's had one of the original...

Speaking as someone who's had one of the original UK TiVos for just over ten years now, there's no question about it - unless they find some exceptional way to mess it up, the VM TiVo is a must-have....
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 28-08-2010, 21:33
Replies: 75
Views: 4,205
Posted By bignoise
Freeview only as far as I know - apparently...

Freeview only as far as I know - apparently satellite boxes can't/won't do it.

Theoretically you're only losing picture detail if the original 4:3 programme had a higher horizontal resolution than...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 28-08-2010, 21:13
Replies: 75
Views: 4,205
Posted By bignoise
It depends on what platform you're watching...

It depends on what platform you're watching on.

For most channels on most platforms, what you say above is correct. However, for some channels (e.g. BBC channels on Freeview - not satellite) then...
Forum: Broadcasting 01-07-2010, 20:11
Replies: 7
Views: 959
Posted By bignoise
Buy a Slingbox. :)

Buy a Slingbox. :)
Forum: Radio 27-06-2010, 13:12
Replies: 25
Views: 3,338
Posted By bignoise
Jonathan Kydd, possibly?

Jonathan Kydd, possibly?
Forum: Broadcasting 27-06-2010, 13:07
Replies: 3
Views: 859
Posted By bignoise
This seems somewhat unfair - it's not like the...

This seems somewhat unfair - it's not like the BBC is the only channel that has ever had a technical problem (GOAL!!!!) after all..
Forum: Broadcasting 27-06-2010, 13:02
Replies: 45
Views: 2,391
Posted By bignoise
You yourself posted a link to...

You yourself posted a link to http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/soaps/s2/eastenders/news/a214919/eastenders-helps-convict-paedophile.html which contains the text "According to the BBC, the victim remained...
Forum: Broadcasting 27-06-2010, 12:45
Replies: 45
Views: 2,391
Posted By bignoise
Amazing how a soap opera deliberately following a...

Amazing how a soap opera deliberately following a salacious and ratings-grabbing storyline (as they all do, because they're all as bad as each other) suddenly becomes "a massive force for good". (And...
Forum: Radio 08-05-2010, 12:25
Replies: 13
Views: 1,139
Posted By bignoise
But isn't it rather the point of the BBC to cover...

But isn't it rather the point of the BBC to cover a wide range of genres and to please a wide range of audiences, irrespective of whether there is "a market for it" commercially?
Forum: Broadcasting 03-05-2010, 22:53
Replies: 32
Views: 3,575
Posted By bignoise
The 'It is in Welsh' link might be 'Link into...

The 'It is in Welsh' link might be 'Link into Welsh programme' on http://www2.tv-ark.org.uk/schools/bbcschools70s.html
Forum: Broadcasting 21-04-2010, 20:21
Replies: 285
Views: 18,472
Posted By bignoise
Er, yes it is. Always has been.

Er, yes it is. Always has been.
Forum: Broadcasting 17-03-2010, 19:16
Replies: 42
Views: 5,299
Posted By bignoise
Helpfully enough, a copy of the event can be...

Helpfully enough, a copy of the event can be viewed on YouTube... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZnhjiEDZ0g
Forum: Broadcasting 04-03-2010, 01:36
Replies: 6
Views: 1,296
Posted By bignoise
It's probably "a bit soon" to change the...

It's probably "a bit soon" to change the standards yet again - many people will already have had to change their Freeview boxes twice already by that time, for various reasons.

That said, it would...
Forum: Broadcasting 04-03-2010, 01:32
Replies: 7
Views: 957
Posted By bignoise
Completely agree, BBC Knowledge was surely one of...

Completely agree, BBC Knowledge was surely one of the very definitions of public service broadcasting. It shouldn't have been closed in the first place, but it would be great to have it back.

(By...
Forum: Broadcasting 01-03-2010, 20:45
Replies: 3,356
Views: 353,750
Posted By bignoise
Oh. In that case I stand corrected, and am...

Oh. In that case I stand corrected, and am obviously too old to watch these hip channels with their modern grapholoids. :)
Forum: Broadcasting 01-03-2010, 20:38
Replies: 3,356
Views: 353,750
Posted By bignoise
Starting with a Buggles video - nicely done....

Starting with a Buggles video - nicely done.

Putting up a graphic which reads 'Def Leppard' - not quite so smooth, really.

Anyone who bet 25 seconds in the "How long 'till something goes wrong"...
Forum: Freeview 01-03-2010, 20:30
Replies: 388
Views: 75,393
Posted By bignoise
I think that might be news to DBI! I'm not sure...

I think that might be news to DBI!

I'm not sure but I believe they have capacity on DTT as well, although I recall that they were moaning about not having it on such favourable terms as used to be...
Forum: Sky 25-02-2010, 21:20
Replies: 27
Views: 5,811
Posted By bignoise
I have to agree. If anything this would actually...

I have to agree. If anything this would actually make me less likely to take movies or an extra mix on a whim (as I did before Christmas). Part of the attraction in upgrading is that you know you can...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 25-02-2010, 21:07
Replies: 38
Views: 3,959
Posted By bignoise
Did you oil the heads? If you did, almost...

Did you oil the heads?

If you did, almost certainly game over. Even if you didn't, it does unfortunately sound like it's going to be non-trivial to repair.
Forum: Freeview 25-02-2010, 20:32
Replies: 30
Views: 3,064
Posted By bignoise
That's interesting - my relative is served by...

That's interesting - my relative is served by Llanddona too. Same problem that you describe - now you mention it, it's not just Mux D that's missing, and it's only 4 muxes recognised despite 7...
Forum: Freeview 25-02-2010, 20:26
Replies: 14
Views: 2,853
Posted By bignoise
No possibility whatsoever of CNN going 24 hours....

No possibility whatsoever of CNN going 24 hours. Any news channel that gets given part-time space because their parent company has nothing else to put there after their last venture (Nuts TV) ceased,...
Forum: Freeview 24-02-2010, 19:01
Replies: 30
Views: 3,064
Posted By bignoise
Missing muxes when >6 being received?

A relative of mine in a post-DSO area seems to be having trouble with their TUTV box. Following what appeared to be a software update a few weeks ago, they've lost all channels on Mux D.

Pretty...
Forum: Broadcasting 24-02-2010, 18:49
Replies: 1
Views: 634
Posted By bignoise
oops.. sorry, deleted. misread.

oops.. sorry, deleted. misread.
Forum: Broadcasting 24-02-2010, 18:44
Replies: 25
Views: 2,343
Posted By bignoise
There's no point in having rights management to...

There's no point in having rights management to prevent piracy (and also to prevent you from using your own free choice of viewing equipment) when the channels are broadcast wholly free-to-air and...
Forum: Broadcasting 24-02-2010, 18:40
Replies: 38
Views: 2,574
Posted By bignoise
Also deleted. :D

Also deleted. :D
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