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Forum: Sky 29-12-2010, 15:55
Replies: 183
Views: 13,391
Posted By SteveMcK
Unless you have a large TV, or sit unusually...

Unless you have a large TV, or sit unusually close to a medium-sized one, your eyes won't be physically able to see any difference with HD anyway.

I'd say that most people care more about the...
Forum: Sky 29-12-2010, 15:41
Replies: 24
Views: 3,675
Posted By SteveMcK
I've given up answering calls that don't display...

I've given up answering calls that don't display a number, I just ignore the phone and let the call drop to the answering machine. If it's important they'll leave a message and I can call them back....
Forum: Freeview 22-12-2010, 19:31
Replies: 29
Views: 4,453
Posted By SteveMcK
So if people don't want to buy HD equipment, they...

So if people don't want to buy HD equipment, they should be required to do so by law?! Do you work for a DVB-T2 manufacturer? :D
Forum: Sky 22-12-2010, 19:16
Replies: 8
Views: 2,294
Posted By SteveMcK
That certainly wasn't the case in the past. They...

That certainly wasn't the case in the past. They could run in any position except upside down. Might have changed, but I'd check the manufacturer's specs for the drive first.
Forum: Sky 22-12-2010, 19:03
Replies: 51
Views: 5,287
Posted By SteveMcK
My wife has one of those, finds it very handy to...

My wife has one of those, finds it very handy to keep the snow cleared away :)
Forum: Non-platform specific satellite TV 20-12-2010, 20:47
Replies: 59
Views: 4,778
Posted By SteveMcK
It does for me!

It does for me!
Forum: Sky 20-12-2010, 20:43
Replies: 18
Views: 2,559
Posted By SteveMcK
The technology is standard, but the TNTSAT...

The technology is standard, but the TNTSAT decoders are modified so that they only work for one satellite, you can't use them for anything else.
Forum: Non-platform specific satellite TV 20-12-2010, 09:38
Replies: 59
Views: 4,778
Posted By SteveMcK
The trick is to start the meal with a nice Pastis...

The trick is to start the meal with a nice Pastis or Ricard as an aperitif, works well when eating a lot of rich food :)

Got my freshly imported Christmas pud all ready for next weekend, and the...
Forum: Sky 20-12-2010, 08:43
Replies: 18
Views: 2,559
Posted By SteveMcK
Not strictly true for France. You can't buy the...

Not strictly true for France. You can't buy the card alone, you have to buy a dedicated (and specialized) decoder complete with a card.
Forum: Sky 18-12-2010, 14:31
Replies: 9
Views: 1,617
Posted By SteveMcK
There's still the Radio Times in both paper &...

There's still the Radio Times in both paper & electronic form, so the Sky one is well-enough named.
Forum: Sky 17-12-2010, 20:01
Replies: 4
Views: 695
Posted By SteveMcK
Report them to Ofcom.

Report them to Ofcom.
Forum: Freeview 17-12-2010, 15:32
Replies: 11
Views: 4,462
Posted By SteveMcK
Normally the gateway setting on the Humax should...

Normally the gateway setting on the Humax should point to the router, and the DNS setting should point to your ISPs DNS server(s). The Humax itself must have a different address to the router (i.e....
Forum: Sky 15-12-2010, 12:01
Replies: 58
Views: 4,655
Posted By SteveMcK
That perhaps highlights the difference between...

That perhaps highlights the difference between "faith" (which I have no problem with, even if I have none myself) and "religion" which I have no time for whatsoever.
Forum: Non-platform specific satellite TV 13-12-2010, 19:24
Replies: 14
Views: 1,333
Posted By SteveMcK
We have two very tiddly relays for one village,...

We have two very tiddly relays for one village, and only a few hundred sheep :) Sat is definitely better, terrestrial analogue here doesn't provide Canal+ or M6. Some cable tidying and fine-tuning...
Forum: Non-platform specific satellite TV 12-12-2010, 13:20
Replies: 14
Views: 1,333
Posted By SteveMcK
Sadly not. Our local analogue relays will simply...

Sadly not. Our local analogue relays will simply shutdown, there's no plan to replace them with DTT ones. The official policy for this area is "TNT via satellite".
Forum: Technical 12-12-2010, 13:12
Replies: 80
Views: 5,548
Posted By SteveMcK
I don't think it's quite that straightforward....

I don't think it's quite that straightforward. Both types have an H and V pickup, and local oscillators for high & low band. The quattro just sends those outputs down the cables, the quad has an...
Forum: Non-platform specific satellite TV 11-12-2010, 20:27
Replies: 3
Views: 874
Posted By SteveMcK
"Low-budget zombie film" Does anyone ever make...

"Low-budget zombie film"

Does anyone ever make high-budget zombie films? :D Wouldn't that spoil the effect?
Forum: Non-platform specific satellite TV 11-12-2010, 20:25
Replies: 14
Views: 1,333
Posted By SteveMcK
I usually only watch France 3 for the local news,...

I usually only watch France 3 for the local news, especially with all the snow disruption recently, and at least until next September I can do that on terrestrial analogue. I'll need to find a better...
Forum: Non-platform specific satellite TV 11-12-2010, 20:19
Replies: 59
Views: 4,778
Posted By SteveMcK
Our local supermarkets have "foreign food"...

Our local supermarkets have "foreign food" sections. Tne British one is always amusing, to see what sells (so presumably what people miss). Branston Pickle, Rose's lime marmalade, HP sauce, McVities...
Forum: Non-platform specific satellite TV 10-12-2010, 21:26
Replies: 14
Views: 1,333
Posted By SteveMcK
Apparently the Strong boxes fall back to France 3...

Apparently the Strong boxes fall back to France 3 Sat if the regional signals (which are right at the top of the band) aren't strong enough. Although I'm seeing better than 80% quality and strength...
Forum: Non-platform specific satellite TV 09-12-2010, 12:33
Replies: 14
Views: 1,333
Posted By SteveMcK
No, mine is the same, but I'm pretty sure I saved...

No, mine is the same, but I'm pretty sure I saved everywhere. It pops up "Wait for saving data" :)



Mine says FR3 Grenoble, and does change when I select different regions. It definitely seems to...
Forum: Non-platform specific satellite TV 08-12-2010, 18:54
Replies: 14
Views: 1,333
Posted By SteveMcK
TNTSAT and France3 regions?

I have a Strong 6410 TNTSAT receiver. I don't use it much, but recently I've noticed that any time I try to watch the 19:00 news (19/20) I get the satellite combined version "Edition des regions" no...
Forum: Technical 07-12-2010, 19:26
Replies: 80
Views: 5,548
Posted By SteveMcK
You can add a spur to the existing ring, which...

You can add a spur to the existing ring, which isn't the same as extending the ring itself.
Forum: Technical 06-12-2010, 20:07
Replies: 25
Views: 1,771
Posted By SteveMcK
There can be. Older tuners had several stages,...

There can be. Older tuners had several stages, and each was tuned. With modern digital tuners there's a tendency to have the first stages untuned, i.e. able to pick up all frequencies used, and only...
Forum: Sky 05-12-2010, 16:39
Replies: 77
Views: 12,325
Posted By SteveMcK
As bobcar just said, it wouldn't be done using...

As bobcar just said, it wouldn't be done using IP. That would only show that the boxes were on the same IP network, which would be useless. You'd need to work at the Ethernet (MAC) layer, and simple...
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