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Forum: Chatter 19-08-2014, 12:48
Replies: 14
Views: 1,239
Posted By EEPhil
Probably a Ray Cathode. If you do a quick look in...

Probably a Ray Cathode. If you do a quick look in Wikipedia you'll find Ray Cathode as a pseudonym of the person credited with the first commercial release from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Sounds...
Forum: Freeview 02-08-2014, 15:45
Replies: 20
Views: 4,848
Posted By EEPhil
:D Perhaps they could squeeze the Community...

:D

Perhaps they could squeeze the Community Channel back in (nearly) full-time. It was better than the channels it has been removed for. :D
Forum: Freeview 14-07-2014, 14:33
Replies: 42
Views: 5,338
Posted By EEPhil
I spotted that one, and meant to save an image -...

I spotted that one, and meant to save an image - but didn't. Thanks for the reminder.
Forum: Freeview 29-06-2014, 10:40
Replies: 42
Views: 5,338
Posted By EEPhil
Re: Picking up Notts TV

Despite having a really old aerial (and of the wrong group) + a dodgy cable that manages to leak water into the room sometimes, my parent's tv manages to pick up Notts TV via Waltham. However, it has...
Forum: Freeview 23-06-2014, 09:30
Replies: 12
Views: 2,007
Posted By EEPhil
I don't think Sky News devalues Freeview - if...

I don't think Sky News devalues Freeview - if anything, it adds value. The other two channels I'm not so certain about.
Forum: Freeview 13-06-2014, 14:53
Replies: 144
Views: 9,399
Posted By EEPhil
Up to a point. You can't always research a new...

Up to a point. You can't always research a new product. You go on the reputation of the manufacturer. Or compare branded products and pick the least worst. But all the research in the world won't...
Forum: Freeview 12-06-2014, 10:47
Replies: 144
Views: 9,399
Posted By EEPhil
You don't always know a box is "dodgy" before you...

You don't always know a box is "dodgy" before you buy it.
Forum: Freeview 09-06-2014, 13:47
Replies: 144
Views: 9,399
Posted By EEPhil
If only tvs and set top boxes allowed the viewer...

If only tvs and set top boxes allowed the viewer to defeat the aspect ratios and AFD settings for when the broadcasters get it wrong and we have to correct it. Or for, whatever reason, we want to...
Forum: Freeview 09-06-2014, 12:32
Replies: 144
Views: 9,399
Posted By EEPhil
I don't often see this. But when I use a PC...

I don't often see this. But when I use a PC dongle to record and then archive (oops - probably shouldn't admit to that) I came across the fact that 4:3 programmes on the BBC turned out to be 16:9...
Forum: Freeview 09-06-2014, 09:47
Replies: 144
Views: 9,399
Posted By EEPhil
The BBC already do this. If you record a 4:3...

The BBC already do this. If you record a 4:3 programme from BBC1 or 2 you usually find that it is, in fact, a 16:9 picture with big black vertical stripes (eg. 'Allo, 'Allo or Dad's Army). However,...
Forum: Freeview 07-06-2014, 10:24
Replies: 144
Views: 9,399
Posted By EEPhil
Only if you can ensure that the programmes show...

Only if you can ensure that the programmes show properly on a 4:3 set.
That is - a 4:3 source FILLS the 4:3 set - no black borders on all 4 edges.
Letterbox of a true 16:9 source onto a 4:3...
Forum: Freeview 05-06-2014, 19:51
Replies: 42
Views: 5,338
Posted By EEPhil
I find the stereo sound on some of the...

I find the stereo sound on some of the documentary style programmes a bit off-putting. The echoey left- or right-channel positioning of interviewer and interviewee. Might have to switch to mono....
Forum: Freeview 05-06-2014, 19:41
Replies: 144
Views: 9,399
Posted By EEPhil
Although you seem to be in the same region as me,...

Although you seem to be in the same region as me, I'll report the findings that I have just found (5/6/14 @ ~19:10)

E. Midlands (Waltham):
BBC1/2/3/4 704x576 256kbps stereo (no second audio channel...
Forum: Freeview 05-06-2014, 19:05
Replies: 144
Views: 9,399
Posted By EEPhil
I've just checked with some data from about a...

I've just checked with some data from about a year ago and BBC News WAS 720x576 - I just thought it was 544x576. Maybe I did remember it from the Olympics - certainly BBC News and BBC4 (and therefore...
Forum: Freeview 04-06-2014, 15:07
Replies: 144
Views: 9,399
Posted By EEPhil
I have noticed that the Freeview SD BBC channels...

I have noticed that the Freeview SD BBC channels recently have reduced the resolution. On Saturday BBC1/2/3/4 & News (and CBBC/CBeebies) were 720x576 pixels. Yesterday I noticed they had all reduced...
Forum: Freeview 01-06-2014, 18:40
Replies: 42
Views: 5,338
Posted By EEPhil
You might say that. I couldn't possibly comment. ...

You might say that. I couldn't possibly comment. I suspect a lot of abuse if I give my comments on the content!
Forum: Humax 29-05-2014, 09:42
Replies: 5
Views: 1,581
Posted By EEPhil
I think I might agree with this - but see...

I think I might agree with this - but see below.



Am I missing something here? I don't see any mention of which Humax model is being discussed.

With my 9150 I've just done a simple test, manually...
Forum: Freeview 21-05-2014, 09:03
Replies: 347
Views: 53,205
Posted By EEPhil
But unfortunately, they mentioned him! (Well, I...

But unfortunately, they mentioned him! (Well, I think I heard that name - maybe a bad dream :o )
I'll have to reserve judgement to when the full EPG contents appear to see if it's worth watching....
Forum: Technical 17-05-2014, 10:48
Replies: 4
Views: 829
Posted By EEPhil
I know this is not alongside a video stream (i.e....

I know this is not alongside a video stream (i.e. RADIO!) but BBC World Service is 96kbps mono as is BBC Radio WM on Sutton Coldfield transmitter.
Premier radio & talkSport are 64kbps mono. Some...
Forum: Freeview 03-05-2014, 09:12
Replies: 347
Views: 53,205
Posted By EEPhil
That was the map I was trying to refer to, thanks!

That was the map I was trying to refer to, thanks!
Forum: Freeview 02-05-2014, 10:05
Replies: 347
Views: 53,205
Posted By EEPhil
I am confused! Your mini biog to the left of your...

I am confused! Your mini biog to the left of your message puts your location at greater LOUGHBOROUGH! That would be outside the range of either Waltham or Nottingham.
If, however, you really do mean...
Forum: Freeview 02-05-2014, 09:45
Replies: 347
Views: 53,205
Posted By EEPhil
If I remember correctly, the local multiplex from...

If I remember correctly, the local multiplex from Waltham was up and down like a yoyo on Wednesday. Later in the day both services were broadcast.
Yesterday, for a short while, an "End Of Service"...
Forum: Freeview 30-04-2014, 11:04
Replies: 347
Views: 53,205
Posted By EEPhil
This maybe true. But the transmitter network was...

This maybe true. But the transmitter network was designed before 'city' stations and even before east/west midlands split. Looking at the old analogue UHF transmitter maps it would seem Waltham was a...
Forum: Humax 27-04-2014, 09:41
Replies: 10
Views: 1,247
Posted By EEPhil
Just to finish off this topic (sorry for bumping...

Just to finish off this topic (sorry for bumping it up the list).

Channel 4 never replied to me regarding the cause of the problem. No explanation was ever given. As far as I can see the problem was...
Forum: Humax 21-04-2014, 18:05
Replies: 159
Views: 59,297
Posted By EEPhil
Sounds a lot! Sorry :blush:, should have made...

Sounds a lot!


Sorry :blush:, should have made that clearer - follow Luis Essex's instructions.


If you watch the break ( :o - yes I know!), does this still happen at the same point?


Do you watch...
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