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Forum: Technical 29-08-2014, 20:38
Replies: 32
Views: 2,222
Posted By misar
As the mods removed my last post on this topic...

As the mods removed my last post on this topic (plus a couple by others) I will rephrase it in purely technical terms. Given the certainty with which you make your claims about Homeplugs in an effort...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 28-08-2014, 20:58
Replies: 15
Views: 895
Posted By misar
He has probably been busy researching his PhD...

He has probably been busy researching his PhD thesis - a study of Homeplug chirping. He will soon be telling you who made your adapter and when, just by standing outside your front door and listening...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 22-08-2014, 18:57
Replies: 86
Views: 8,278
Posted By misar
The question posed by the OP is whether of not 4K...

The question posed by the OP is whether of not 4K will be a commercial failure/success, not whether a few videophiles cannot/can detect minute improvements in their (SD, HD or UHD) TV picture. The...
Forum: Technical 21-08-2014, 22:14
Replies: 32
Views: 2,222
Posted By misar
As a VERY long time SW radio listener I can...

As a VERY long time SW radio listener I can assure you that SW reception was plagued with interference long before PCs existed, never mind the Homeplugs to network them. Even with expensive receivers...
Forum: Freeview 20-08-2014, 08:49
Replies: 1,919
Views: 339,130
Posted By misar
I forgot about the later versions which were...

I forgot about the later versions which were quite pricey in store. When I bought mine for 19.99 it came with 0161 firmware and only acquired network/iPlayer functions with 0225 (courtesy of kasg)....
Forum: Freeview 19-08-2014, 21:25
Replies: 1,919
Views: 339,130
Posted By misar
The critical issue with older kit is what the...

The critical issue with older kit is what the manufacturer claimed at the time of purchase. I have a Sony S380 Bluray player bought in early 2011 which will lose iPlayer in September. There is no...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 14-08-2014, 18:54
Replies: 17
Views: 1,360
Posted By misar
Possibly this may assist the OP: To override all...

Possibly this may assist the OP:

To override all font and color settings for websites
1.
Open Internet Explorer.
2.
Tap or click the Tools button, and then tap or click Internet options.
3.
Tap or...
Forum: Freeview 13-08-2014, 21:31
Replies: 1,919
Views: 339,130
Posted By misar
I noticed on my STBHDIS2010 today that iPlayer...

I noticed on my STBHDIS2010 today that iPlayer opens with a grey banner across the top saying that this version will finish in September. Guess that will be the iPlayer end for these boxes. Still,...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 03-08-2014, 07:43
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Posted By misar
The iso files are images of a CD or DVD. If they...

The iso files are images of a CD or DVD. If they use a data format that is what you get when you burn to a real disk. You can only get a standard audio CD or DVD if you extract the individual data...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 26-07-2014, 21:45
Replies: 130
Views: 6,788
Posted By misar
I am not convinced that comment is correct. To my...

I am not convinced that comment is correct. To my knowledge, large numbers of business users are wedded to Apple and it has been regarded as THE PC system by "creatives" for as long as I can...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 20-06-2014, 21:32
Replies: 18
Views: 1,954
Posted By misar
If you want to try your hand at writing Android...

If you want to try your hand at writing Android apps this is a good place to start:
http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore
You don't even need an Android device to test them on!
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 07-06-2014, 21:51
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By misar
Dropbox is somewhat unusual (at least under Win...

Dropbox is somewhat unusual (at least under Win XP) in that the entire application (not just data) is installed in the user's Application Data folder. This would not normally be accessible by another...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 07-06-2014, 21:27
Replies: 38
Views: 3,100
Posted By misar
Youview failed in its original intention because...

Youview failed in its original intention because the only available retail devices are too expensive. Whether this is the fault of the specification or the implementation is now irrelevant. BT and...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 27-05-2014, 10:04
Replies: 401
Views: 27,442
Posted By misar
Oxford English Dictionary definitions. Panel -...

Oxford English Dictionary definitions.

Panel - closest is:
2. A flat board on which instruments or controls are fixed:
a control panel

Screen - closest is:
2. A flat panel or area on an...
Forum: Radio 11-05-2014, 12:32
Replies: 104
Views: 8,046
Posted By misar
I suspect this was not about racist remarks nor...

I suspect this was not about racist remarks nor PC at the BBC but a blatant example of age discrimination. I am the same age as DJ David Lowe, still in a full time job and surrounded by colleagues...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 10-05-2014, 19:42
Replies: 10
Views: 2,812
Posted By misar
The charging time relates to the amount of charge...

The charging time relates to the amount of charge put in, not the size of the battery. If you are in a hurry you can half charge it in the same time as fully charging a battery half the size and be...
Forum: Mobile Phones 10-05-2014, 19:36
Replies: 14
Views: 2,025
Posted By misar
That phone is small (HxW) because it is also...

That phone is small (HxW) because it is also relatively thick (D). I find a slightly larger phone (4x3) with almost half the depth is easier to hold and slips easily into a shirt or trouser pocket....
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 07-05-2014, 21:36
Replies: 9
Views: 1,485
Posted By misar
I think you will find that this TV has an...

I think you will find that this TV has an analogue only tuner. Since digital switchover no analogue terrestrial channels are broadcast in the UK. Hence as already said it can only be used with an...
Forum: Broadcasting 02-04-2014, 21:30
Replies: 21
Views: 1,702
Posted By misar
Seems you started this thread because you like...

Seems you started this thread because you like Moonraker and Jaws but (most) everyone else disagrees. So what? If you like it just enjoy it, at least TV showed it for your pleasure. Of course, if it...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 27-03-2014, 21:22
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By misar
If you just want a plain, large drive for backup...

If you just want a plain, large drive for backup this one is very good value and gets 5 stars from Expert Reviews:
...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 12-03-2014, 21:35
Replies: 46
Views: 6,051
Posted By misar
I bought an Hitachi CPT2240 in May 1984 and it...

I bought an Hitachi CPT2240 in May 1984 and it worked perfectly (via Freeview and Freesat STBs at the end) until 2010 when it sadly had to go on purchase of a 42" Panasonic plasma. I think SCART was...
Forum: Technical 25-02-2014, 20:06
Replies: 251
Views: 36,259
Posted By misar
The original faulty release of these boxes in...

The original faulty release of these boxes in 2010 had the 131 firmware. The 161 firmware first appeared on the old Channel Zero web site as a USB update to resolve the problems. So if the box is not...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 20-01-2014, 20:59
Replies: 401
Views: 27,442
Posted By misar
The BBC explained why they did it. I am not...

The BBC explained why they did it. I am not qualified to comment on whether they were correct.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/researchanddevelopment/2011/04/software-upgrade-for-bbc-hd-on.shtml
(Ant...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 18-01-2014, 17:42
Replies: 48
Views: 3,386
Posted By misar
Just looked at the end of this thread for the...

Just looked at the end of this thread for the first time and I am totally confused. Could somebody tell me what (if anything) the main posters are trying to prove/disprove.
Forum: Technical 05-01-2014, 20:37
Replies: 33
Views: 3,655
Posted By misar
None of the above posts mention HDMI but these...

None of the above posts mention HDMI but these cables are often the source of the type of interference being described. A suggestion for those using this type of connection to the TV - remove the...
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