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Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 12-04-2015, 17:08
Replies: 177
Views: 9,051
Posted By webbie
My old Pioneer sacd / DVD-audio player has...

My old Pioneer sacd / DVD-audio player has analogue 5.1 phono outputs that I use as it was before HDMI interconnects.
One of my dvd-audio disks (REM-Automatic for the People) lists the sound as...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 10-04-2015, 23:29
Replies: 177
Views: 9,051
Posted By webbie
Yes - reading stuff on the internet is one thing...

Yes - reading stuff on the internet is one thing - understanding it is another...
Forum: Sky 10-04-2015, 12:19
Replies: 21
Views: 1,061
Posted By webbie
Most tvs have a hidden hotel menu that selects...

Most tvs have a hidden hotel menu that selects what channel to view when first switched on.
Try googling "hotel mode" and your tv make/model.
Forum: Sky 10-04-2015, 12:15
Replies: 49
Views: 4,146
Posted By webbie
There are quite a lot of people (especially...

There are quite a lot of people (especially renters) who don't even have a landline - just use their mobile. How are they going to get IPTV?
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 09-04-2015, 18:38
Replies: 177
Views: 9,051
Posted By webbie
No, delay in a sky box is the time taken for the...

No, delay in a sky box is the time taken for the tv to produce the picture vs the time taken for the sound to come out of the speakers when using an external amp. The more processing the tv does to...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 05-04-2015, 19:25
Replies: 17
Views: 1,814
Posted By webbie
4k blu-rays should arrive by the end of the year...

4k blu-rays should arrive by the end of the year though.
Forum: Sky 16-03-2015, 12:18
Replies: 48
Views: 3,114
Posted By webbie
Pretty sure that the neet splitter won't do what...

Pretty sure that the neet splitter won't do what you want. You can try it, but I suspect it won't do it.
Forum: Sky 15-03-2015, 14:37
Replies: 585
Views: 69,847
Posted By webbie
I think it's time for sky to spilt up its sky...

I think it's time for sky to spilt up its sky sports package into sky football, sky rugby, sky cricket, and sky others so rugby fans don't have to pay for football and vice versa.
Forum: Sky 13-03-2015, 20:26
Replies: 585
Views: 69,847
Posted By webbie
Well the prices are definitely changing on June...

Well the prices are definitely changing on June 1.
http://www.sky.com/shop/
Forum: Sky 13-03-2015, 18:47
Replies: 48
Views: 3,114
Posted By webbie
Yes, put the programmes on a hard disk and use...

Yes, put the programmes on a hard disk and use something like a wdtv to play it back. Maybe use a hard drive caddy with usb so in time a 2nd hard drive can be swapped over easily. Then a third....
Forum: Sky 13-03-2015, 18:16
Replies: 48
Views: 3,114
Posted By webbie
And of course you can use it to record BBC, C4...

And of course you can use it to record BBC, C4 and ITV free HD channels in HD from your "freesat from sky" box that it will become when you end your sky contract, as well as the other channels in SD.
Forum: Sky 13-03-2015, 13:25
Replies: 48
Views: 3,114
Posted By webbie
Probably because it's a cheap Chinese made device...

Probably because it's a cheap Chinese made device and they see no need for hdcp!
I'm sure that properly branded ones won't be as helpful as this one.
It's quite well made for the price - metal box...
Forum: Sky 12-03-2015, 12:00
Replies: 48
Views: 3,114
Posted By webbie
This splitter works a treat. No need for hdmi to...

This splitter works a treat. No need for hdmi to component converters if you have an hdmi...
Forum: Sky 10-03-2015, 11:54
Replies: 33
Views: 4,303
Posted By webbie
The download of the film The Green Mile is...

The download of the film The Green Mile is 5.65GB. (178mins)
If the transmission rate is 7.2Mb/s, that equates to 900,000 B/s. For 178 mins that would be 9.612GB. So if the average rate is in the...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 24-02-2015, 18:20
Replies: 251
Views: 7,483
Posted By webbie
What happened to page 11?

What happened to page 11?
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 23-02-2015, 11:57
Replies: 251
Views: 7,483
Posted By webbie
Well that sums this thread up. You're now giving...

Well that sums this thread up. You're now giving wrong but satisfying information.
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 21-02-2015, 18:12
Replies: 251
Views: 7,483
Posted By webbie
...and grammar check and accuracy check....:)

...and grammar check and accuracy check....:)
Forum: Sky 17-02-2015, 18:20
Replies: 101
Views: 8,566
Posted By webbie
I think sky should now split its sports package...

I think sky should now split its sports package into at least two parts: football and the rest. As a rugby fan, I object to subsidising the football when all I want is the rugby (and a bit of...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 17-02-2015, 11:57
Replies: 251
Views: 7,483
Posted By webbie
All this stuff about Dolby surround is nothing...

All this stuff about Dolby surround is nothing new. Where Spiney 2 went wrong was when he said (in a different thread) that dolby digital was matrixed.
Forum: Sky 16-02-2015, 18:55
Replies: 102
Views: 5,576
Posted By webbie
I'd give the box a user-replaceable power supply,...

I'd give the box a user-replaceable power supply, and a user-replaceable hard disk. And a big reset button on the top.
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 02-02-2015, 18:30
Replies: 30
Views: 2,464
Posted By webbie
Once it's been broadcast by the BBC the film is...

Once it's been broadcast by the BBC the film is 2-3 years old.
Most people who were interested in the film would already have bought it on blu-ray etc.
After being broadcast, the price of the...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 02-02-2015, 11:55
Replies: 30
Views: 2,464
Posted By webbie
That's OK then A more convenient time for me will...

That's OK then A more convenient time for me will be in 30 years time when I retire.
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 01-02-2015, 23:07
Replies: 30
Views: 2,464
Posted By webbie
But if you record onto a dvd-r or +r that is...

But if you record onto a dvd-r or +r that is pretty permanent. Arguably more permanent than a hard drive. Yet sky encourage it with the use of the copy function (although once you start the copy...
Forum: Sky 23-01-2015, 17:00
Replies: 329
Views: 37,919
Posted By webbie
... and with the price of hard disks being so low...

... and with the price of hard disks being so low these days, I think it would be crazy not to include one on the 4k box.
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 23-01-2015, 13:17
Replies: 29
Views: 2,253
Posted By webbie
Can't you take the drive out and back it up on a...

Can't you take the drive out and back it up on a computer using hard drive caddies? Or a dual caddy with backup function built in (no computer required)?
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