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Forum: Broadband Internet 08-07-2015, 09:08
Replies: 32
Views: 7,242
Posted By Greyowl
Can you tell me what brand of Openreach modem you...

Can you tell me what brand of Openreach modem you received please ?
It should say either ECI or Huawei on the label underneath.
Thanks
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 11-06-2015, 19:39
Replies: 5
Views: 1,629
Posted By Greyowl
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/24972/In...

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/24972/Intel-HD-Graphics-Driver-for-Windows-7-8-8-1-32-bit

The section near the bottom of the page labelled :

"This download is valid for the product(s)...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 26-05-2015, 14:09
Replies: 5
Views: 1,629
Posted By Greyowl
How is the Atom system connected to the internet...

How is the Atom system connected to the internet compared to your i5 system ?
Wireless/wired ?
What figures do you get from task manager when running SkyGo ?
That might indicate where the bottleneck...
Forum: BT Broadband 21-04-2015, 18:31
Replies: 23
Views: 2,669
Posted By Greyowl
It depends what you class as "lucky" . BT might...

It depends what you class as "lucky" . BT might not be implementating G.INP on ECI cabs for a while. ( if at all ? ) until the Huawei/ECI issue is sorted ( or not ) .
They're trying to blame...
Forum: Online Entertainment Services 31-03-2015, 06:53
Replies: 7
Views: 3,108
Posted By Greyowl
It's not only on those Roku devices. all4 works...

It's not only on those Roku devices. all4 works fine on my Roku 1 . ( which means it will work on a Roku 2 )
Since it works on the NowTV box ( 2nd generation LT 2400 ) it should work with all Roku...
Forum: Broadband Internet 16-03-2015, 18:13
Replies: 3
Views: 871
Posted By Greyowl
The Sky "Wireless booster" is a re-branded...

The Sky "Wireless booster" is a re-branded AirTies 4400 with Sky custom firmware :
http://www.airties.com/products/wap/Air4400
It will continue to work just fine with another router.
I think the Sky...
Forum: Advice 07-03-2015, 19:17
Replies: 34
Views: 4,638
Posted By Greyowl
The 10%+2mph wasn't enough to help my dad who got...

The 10%+2mph wasn't enough to help my dad who got a ticket for doing 37mph in a 30mph zone.
He's the safest driver I know with never having a speeding ticket before or an accident in over 60 years...
Forum: General Discussion 27-02-2015, 14:59
Replies: 374
Views: 12,264
Posted By Greyowl
I see a white+gold dress lit from behind when...

I see a white+gold dress lit from behind when looking straight at the image, but it appears black+blue when looking with peripheral vision.
Loads of medical stuff on the internet explaining the...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 22-02-2015, 11:04
Replies: 20
Views: 1,038
Posted By Greyowl
It'll work just fine. Personally I'd get a...

It'll work just fine. Personally I'd get a "gigabit" switch to allow for faster local speeds between devices where the hardware allows. You should be able to get one for no more than 15...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 10-02-2015, 21:19
Replies: 24
Views: 2,372
Posted By Greyowl
Credibility shot in the first sentence. :D

Credibility shot in the first sentence. :D
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 09-02-2015, 14:05
Replies: 24
Views: 2,372
Posted By Greyowl
He's recommending a 35 graphics card ? :o I'd go...

He's recommending a 35 graphics card ? :o
I'd go for something 100-150 myself. ( and 8Gb memory )
Forum: BT Broadband 08-02-2015, 18:25
Replies: 7
Views: 1,280
Posted By Greyowl
It could be a number of things... Have you tried...

It could be a number of things...
Have you tried connecting your router into the test socket on the master telephone socket using a plug-in filter...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 08-02-2015, 12:19
Replies: 5
Views: 746
Posted By Greyowl
As long as your PC monitor socket has a DVI-I...

As long as your PC monitor socket has a DVI-I output ( slot within a square of 4 pins at one side )
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:DVI_Connector_Types.svg
it outputs an analogue signal VGA as well...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 07-02-2015, 23:19
Replies: 24
Views: 2,372
Posted By Greyowl
I agree, split the difference and go for the...

I agree, split the difference and go for the i3.
Spend a bit extra on a decent graphics card.
You won't need the i5 unless you're a hardcore gamer.
Forum: Online Entertainment Services 26-01-2015, 20:31
Replies: 9
Views: 1,501
Posted By Greyowl
The problem with a single device combining...

The problem with a single device combining several functions is it's usually a compromise that's jack of all trades, master of none.
It's rare in my experience to find something that's more than the...
Forum: Online Entertainment Services 26-01-2015, 00:27
Replies: 9
Views: 1,501
Posted By Greyowl
I've experienced the joy of purchasing a "SMART"...

I've experienced the joy of purchasing a "SMART" TV before only for the SMART component to go out of date very quickly.
The US reviews of this product do admit the TV itself is average at best, and...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 07-12-2014, 17:12
Replies: 3
Views: 980
Posted By Greyowl
Not sure about the iPlayer download in advance...

Not sure about the iPlayer download in advance facility but the Roku 3 matches your other requirements :
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00E37LZVY/
Forum: Online Entertainment Services 25-08-2014, 18:43
Replies: 2
Views: 1,202
Posted By Greyowl
Try the search function in iPlayer. Type in ...

Try the search function in iPlayer.
Type in click and you should see the last 54 episodes...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 09-08-2014, 11:59
Replies: 4
Views: 1,097
Posted By Greyowl
The "remote USB" option appears to be available...

The "remote USB" option appears to be available as powerline/homeplug devices :
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Netgear-XAUB2511-Powerline-Music-Extender/dp/B00A15GMTM

...but that's probably on it's way out...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 11-07-2014, 10:40
Replies: 18
Views: 2,030
Posted By Greyowl
Direct wired connection is best option. If wired...

Direct wired connection is best option.

If wired not possible you could use a cheap wireless client/bridge.
I have a Sony Bluray in a remote room and use the Tp-link WN702N setup in "wireless...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 12-05-2014, 22:03
Replies: 23
Views: 1,545
Posted By Greyowl
Does the Avira free version give anything like...

Does the Avira free version give anything like the same realtime protection as the paid-for product ?
If it doesn't I'd compare Avira to another pay product like Kaspersky, not products that have...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 12-05-2014, 21:11
Replies: 23
Views: 1,545
Posted By Greyowl
Pay for AV product : Kaspersky Free AV product :...

Pay for AV product : Kaspersky
Free AV product : Avast or AVG
Free AV product for older/modest spec PC's : Panda CloudAntivirus

Manual update/full-scan once a week with Malwarebytes for belt+braces...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 12-05-2014, 20:57
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By Greyowl
So would all the 'dual band' bollocks help or is...

So would all the 'dual band' bollocks help or is it just marketing shite?

Interesting terminology ! Are you a sailor ? :D

Some dual-band wireless range extenders such as the Netgear have a useful...
Forum: Technical 30-04-2014, 20:30
Replies: 13
Views: 1,173
Posted By Greyowl
My Cousin's 1000+ HD Ready Panasonic Plasma v my...

My Cousin's 1000+ HD Ready Panasonic Plasma v my 500 1080p LG 32LV550T ?
Perhaps it was his 40 HDMI cable that wasn't Blu ray compatible ? :D
Forum: Technical 30-04-2014, 18:52
Replies: 13
Views: 1,173
Posted By Greyowl
I've seen the difference between HD Ready and...

I've seen the difference between HD Ready and 1080p sets when playing Blu ray discs so I'll trust my eyesight thanks.
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