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Forum: Freeview 18-04-2014, 12:43
Replies: 32
Views: 4,221
Posted By SimonBlackham
I find that I watch programmes and not channels -...

I find that I watch programmes and not channels - using modern technology (EPG searches and Recordings) and often stumble across things as well when 'advertsed' on a channel I am on. We find Freeview...
Forum: Technical 28-03-2014, 01:16
Replies: 1,434
Views: 178,418
Posted By SimonBlackham
I used picture via RTL and sound via Freeview...

I used picture via RTL and sound via Freeview (5LSX) - the freeview sound delay meant it was only a second or so ahead - although it was worse than 'usual' - as I remember from last year.
Forum: Technical 28-03-2014, 01:04
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By SimonBlackham
We have a Panasonic TV (see left). Where did you...

We have a Panasonic TV (see left).

Where did you do the downlead swap ? - if not at the bottom then a cable fault could be the problem.

I have also found that under certain circumstances the...
Forum: Technical 28-03-2014, 00:41
Replies: 15
Views: 1,428
Posted By SimonBlackham
We purchased a 21" 1680x1050 LCD TV with only a...

We purchased a 21" 1680x1050 LCD TV with only a UHF analogue tuner some years ago.
It is (we still use it in the bedroom with an old Matsui STB - and a Satellite receiver for F1) a Goodmans...
Forum: Technical 27-03-2014, 23:47
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By SimonBlackham
We had one and did use it for a short period for...

We had one and did use it for a short period for eMails (in our sack of redundant zappers - only markings are "on digital" on the remote 'side' and "on 1" inside the flap at bottom RH) - there was...
Forum: Freeview 23-01-2014, 20:17
Replies: 32
Views: 4,723
Posted By SimonBlackham
...some of us get Sky Sports 1&2 BT Sport 1&2 and...

...some of us get Sky Sports 1&2 BT Sport 1&2 and ESPN on Vision+ boxes in non Infinity areas.
We have approx. 6mbps "copper" broadband.
The above sports channels are on 501, 502, 507, 508 and 509...
Forum: Freeview 10-10-2013, 01:04
Replies: 18
Views: 5,390
Posted By SimonBlackham
...how about ESPN on BT Sport Preview with 58 (BT...

...how about ESPN on BT Sport Preview with 58 (BT Sport 1) and 59 (BT Sport 2) being broadcast in MPEG2 unencrypted for Freeview.

Those already with BT will get the channels in their usual one of...
Forum: BT Vision 21-07-2013, 11:46
Replies: 5
Views: 2,023
Posted By SimonBlackham
...try... "Help & Settings" "CA Network...

...try...
"Help & Settings"
"CA Network Information"
post the current "last connection result: "

... then click "Force Resynchronisation"
and you may then be (re-)connected to the "Infinity"...
Forum: BT Vision 21-07-2013, 11:31
Replies: 46
Views: 6,635
Posted By SimonBlackham
.. it would be interesting to know if the...

.. it would be interesting to know if the "non-infinity" solution is generally available.
I would say that the marketing problem is how can you tell people that are in an "infinity" area with a bad...
Forum: BT Vision 21-07-2013, 11:01
Replies: 46
Views: 6,635
Posted By SimonBlackham
...does this mean that satellite exchanges to...

...does this mean that satellite exchanges to those equipped as above will have access via 5m5+bps broadband to the "Extra" channels?

I get a lost connection code [VMC011] for the extra channels
-...
Forum: BT Vision 21-07-2013, 10:52
Replies: 46
Views: 6,635
Posted By SimonBlackham
My posts were addressed at people like you. BT...

My posts were addressed at people like you.


BT supplied me out of the blue with a new Broadband Router around 20th July which may have enabled the broadband channels for me - have you got the...
Forum: BT Vision 21-07-2013, 09:47
Replies: 46
Views: 6,635
Posted By SimonBlackham
I repeat... ...how do you explain that I am...

I repeat...
...how do you explain that I am watching the CONCACAF Gold Cup via streamed broadband on a BT Vbox ?

ie BT are delivering live ESPN via Broadband as part of their Vision system prior to...
Forum: BT Vision 20-07-2013, 23:53
Replies: 46
Views: 6,635
Posted By SimonBlackham
...how do you explain that I am watching the...

...how do you explain that I am watching the CONCACAF Gold Cup via streamed broadband on a BT Vbox ?

BTW if you set the "signal strength" flag on the BT Vbox you get "Signal strength is not...
Forum: BT Vision 20-07-2013, 13:12
Replies: 46
Views: 6,635
Posted By SimonBlackham
We have ESPN and Sky Sports 1&2 on the Rowridge...

We have ESPN and Sky Sports 1&2 on the Rowridge transmitter in an area with approx. 6.5mbps Broadband.

ESPN has stopped (BT says until 1st Aug)***
Sky Sports 1 is received on channel 41 seamlessly...
Forum: BT Vision 08-06-2013, 16:03
Replies: 21
Views: 8,332
Posted By SimonBlackham
Why not just put your homehub near the receiver...

Why not just put your homehub near the receiver and run the "modem" cable from the phone point to the homehub ?

Nowadays you will probably need a number of IP connections for the various boxes (eg I...
Forum: BT Vision 09-04-2013, 20:43
Replies: 25
Views: 8,769
Posted By SimonBlackham
The Menu system is based on thumbnails which...

The Menu system is based on thumbnails which involves scanning through them to find out what they refer to - switching to list view involves scrolling down through many lines of info (with no page...
Forum: Technical 09-04-2013, 20:27
Replies: 3
Views: 856
Posted By SimonBlackham
Have you selected the HDMI ports on the display -...

Have you selected the HDMI ports on the display - set all of them and try each one in turn.
I use all three (on my TX-P42G20B) - BD player, BT Vbox and HD SatBox.
Cheap HDMI cables work better than...
Forum: Freeview 29-03-2013, 15:16
Replies: 5
Views: 2,377
Posted By SimonBlackham
Is this perhaps the BBC transmitting 301 etc as...

Is this perhaps the BBC transmitting 301 etc as dedicated channels like Radio5 Live Extra - transmitting an Off-Air page when not in use.
ie CBBC extra, Sport extra (SportN extra if there are more...
Forum: Freeview 22-03-2013, 19:25
Replies: 307
Views: 46,492
Posted By SimonBlackham
...quite a few channels are self +3s...

...quite a few channels are self +3s already!

Effectively the old ONrequest was a series of +1/2h channels for (the most popular) films...

Instead of a +2 just repeat the same film every two hours...
Forum: Technical 09-02-2013, 18:25
Replies: 33
Views: 6,163
Posted By SimonBlackham
They would have to be 'low power' in the sense of...

They would have to be 'low power' in the sense of being at the pre-DSO power levels.
Forum: Technical 15-01-2013, 12:18
Replies: 24
Views: 2,487
Posted By SimonBlackham
The original BT Vbox had a modulator that we used...

The original BT Vbox had a modulator that we used every day - they dropped it on later models - presumably because there were sound and A/R problems if your main feed was HDMI. I would still prefer...
Forum: BT Vision 28-12-2012, 13:49
Replies: 33
Views: 10,561
Posted By SimonBlackham
I have reloaded (Hold OK and Down whilst cold...

I have reloaded (Hold OK and Down whilst cold re-booting) and if anything it is worse.

Keep getting the "Rotating Dots" (Buffering) whilst static in (say) the EPG and recorded lists (so you cannot...
Forum: BT Vision 27-12-2012, 12:53
Replies: 33
Views: 10,561
Posted By SimonBlackham
How do you know if you do not use functionality...

How do you know if you do not use functionality (eg Try Again) because it is working correctly?

My Broadband is a consistent 6.95mbps so should have no problem with HD downloads even without QoS in...
Forum: BT Vision 17-12-2012, 20:01
Replies: 33
Views: 10,561
Posted By SimonBlackham
Since my last post the box has managed to...

Since my last post the box has managed to download a single HD movie (whilst on standby).
It failed to download two others - and the "Try Again" button just goes straight to fail. You have to delete...
Forum: Technical 16-12-2012, 18:08
Replies: 14
Views: 2,397
Posted By SimonBlackham
On most equipment HD sound is lower - allowing...

On most equipment HD sound is lower - allowing for greater dynamic range. This can be 'corrected' on my (panasonic) HD TV by the "Volume correction" option.
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