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Forum: Radio 14-11-2010, 11:41
Replies: 14
Views: 2,177
Posted By Mark Smith
Nope, DAB and DTT have nothing to do with...

Nope, DAB and DTT have nothing to do with eachother really, except both services carry many of the same radio stations. The digital TV switchover does not affect what's happening on DAB. DAB has it's...
Forum: Freeview 14-11-2010, 11:11
Replies: 295
Views: 33,905
Posted By Mark Smith
I agree there's a lot of junk on Freeview, but...

I agree there's a lot of junk on Freeview, but the same can be said for all platforms. Unfortunately this junk pays it way, the smaller channels that you mention would never be able to afford the...
Forum: Freeview 13-11-2010, 19:31
Replies: 295
Views: 33,905
Posted By Mark Smith
Why does that make is a joke of a platform?...

Why does that make is a joke of a platform? Freeview was always designed to be a straight-forward replacement for analogue with a few extra channels, not an all-singing all-dancing alternative to Sky...
Forum: Technical 08-11-2010, 21:55
Replies: 191
Views: 21,746
Posted By Mark Smith
That's a good point about the timezone. If a PVR...

That's a good point about the timezone. If a PVR receives both British and French channels how does it know which time zone to use? Does it keep changing depending on the last channel viewed?

I...
Forum: Broadcasting 19-10-2010, 20:09
Replies: 23
Views: 2,149
Posted By Mark Smith
There's actually a Stanstead Airport website that...

There's actually a Stanstead Airport website that is using that spelling throughout even in the domain name, promoting parking, hotels and everything else to do with the airport. The same domain name...
Forum: Technical 19-10-2010, 19:24
Replies: 14
Views: 1,615
Posted By Mark Smith
Yep, I know all that, but thanks anyway.;) It's...

Yep, I know all that, but thanks anyway.;)

It's sad but true that a lot of boxes (and TVs) are built on the cheap, although the situation is improving as the hardware costs continue to fall. I was...
Forum: Technical 18-10-2010, 22:28
Replies: 14
Views: 1,615
Posted By Mark Smith
All the receivers I have seem a bit slow, but...

All the receivers I have seem a bit slow, but they all allow viewing of programme information without having to change to that channel first through the EPG.

On a side note, I was in Wales last week...
Forum: Freeview 18-10-2010, 22:14
Replies: 11
Views: 1,911
Posted By Mark Smith
The device that produces the picture is the one...

The device that produces the picture is the one you choose to watch. If you choose to watch using the internal tuner of the TV then you just select from the TV which channel you want to watch. If you...
Forum: Freeview 05-10-2010, 19:47
Replies: 309
Views: 47,680
Posted By Mark Smith
There should be an announcement at least a few...

There should be an announcement at least a few weeks before launch, after all they will want to announce it before they start testing, and TV listings will also change as BBC One programmes will no...
Forum: Freeview 05-10-2010, 19:41
Replies: 5
Views: 942
Posted By Mark Smith
Yes, although some muxes be still be on low power...

Yes, although some muxes be still be on low power to avoid interference with areas that have not yet switched. The switchover finally completes in 2013 and everything should then be full power.

In...
Forum: Broadcasting 29-09-2010, 21:56
Replies: 10
Views: 1,117
Posted By Mark Smith
It already is on terrestrial TV, via Top Up TV...

It already is on terrestrial TV, via Top Up TV and BT Vision. Unfortunately it's not free to air though.;)
Forum: Freeview 29-09-2010, 21:53
Replies: 16
Views: 5,358
Posted By Mark Smith
That's not possible, the only way you can upgrade...

That's not possible, the only way you can upgrade a HD TV with built-in Freeview to Freeview HD is by attaching a Freeview HD (DVB-T2) receiver. It can't be done by updating the firmware, unless the...
Forum: Freeview 29-09-2010, 21:43
Replies: 34
Views: 5,160
Posted By Mark Smith
Interesting map in the previous post, I hadn't...

Interesting map in the previous post, I hadn't seen it for a while. Is there any particular reason why Bramford (just to the west of Ipswich) is a relay of Tacolneston while other nearby relays all...
Forum: Freeview 27-09-2010, 19:01
Replies: 34
Views: 5,160
Posted By Mark Smith
I'm not quite sure that's true, although it's a...

I'm not quite sure that's true, although it's a bit borderline and the maps aren't that clear, it seems to me that Chelmsford, coverage wide at least (but not editorially) is covered by Crystal...
Forum: Freeview 25-09-2010, 11:07
Replies: 15
Views: 1,799
Posted By Mark Smith
There are some TVs that are able to use both...

There are some TVs that are able to use both systems (they have both Freeview and Freesat tuners built in) but this is unlikely to happen with pay channels. Sky wouldn't want equipment that can...
Forum: Freeview 25-09-2010, 11:04
Replies: 5
Views: 942
Posted By Mark Smith
delete, beaten to it:D

delete, beaten to it:D
Forum: Technical 22-09-2010, 05:35
Replies: 338
Views: 157,016
Posted By Mark Smith
The switchover date for Sudbury (Anglia/BBC East...

The switchover date for Sudbury (Anglia/BBC East east) has now been announced. It's July 6th 2011, but not sure if this is for stage 1 or 2. As it says "from" I'm guessting this is the stage 1 date,...
Forum: Mobile Phones 08-09-2010, 20:09
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Posted By Mark Smith
Is it possible to send pictures from an iphone to...

Is it possible to send pictures from an iphone to a PC (or Mac) using bluetooth? I was taking some pictures at work on Monday but then realised I had no way of getting them onto a PC. Then I found it...
Forum: Mobile Phones 08-09-2010, 19:53
Replies: 40
Views: 2,439
Posted By Mark Smith
It's in the iOS 4.1 update on all devices that...

It's in the iOS 4.1 update on all devices that can use 4.x, including 2nd gen ipod touch but not iphone 3G.
Forum: Mobile Phones 18-08-2010, 22:22
Replies: 26
Views: 3,177
Posted By Mark Smith
I spent quite a while putting all my apps into...

I spent quite a while putting all my apps into folders on my ipod touch, but spent more time trying to find what folders I put them in than I did looking through pages of home screens before (as I...
Forum: Broadcasting 17-08-2010, 21:59
Replies: 103
Views: 13,966
Posted By Mark Smith
This is when he was on Radio 4 back in June. It's...

This is when he was on Radio 4 back in June. It's currently the most listened to audio on the BBC news site.:D

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8119664.stm
Forum: General Discussion 17-08-2010, 21:54
Replies: 131
Views: 4,827
Posted By Mark Smith
I travel by train when I can but unfortunately I...

I travel by train when I can but unfortunately I live at the end of a branch line so for travel in most directions, except Essex, London and further afield, it's not really convenient.

Sadly, the...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 14-08-2010, 12:29
Replies: 898
Views: 90,308
Posted By Mark Smith
I've had the Kindle 2 for a while now, and enjoy...

I've had the Kindle 2 for a while now, and enjoy reading on that more than I do normal paperbacks. Of the last twelve or so books I've read all but one of them have been on the Kindle, and it did...
Forum: Broadcasting 03-08-2010, 21:59
Replies: 120
Views: 13,809
Posted By Mark Smith
Maybe it could go back to being FTN...

Maybe it could go back to being FTN again.:D

(Extrememly unlikely I know, that's why the smiley)
Forum: Broadcasting 16-07-2010, 13:24
Replies: 63
Views: 5,671
Posted By Mark Smith
There are not really that many gaps in the...

There are not really that many gaps in the analogue broadcast chain. I think the only real problem would be with the Borders region. All other regions that have switched are in northern/western parts...
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