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Forum: Virgin Media TV and Phone 13-06-2014, 14:33
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By 56up
Strange definition of cheap! I pay a lot less...

Strange definition of cheap! I pay a lot less than that with 30 MB broadband, and I still think it is too much.
Forum: Cable 11-06-2014, 12:19
Replies: 14
Views: 1,875
Posted By 56up
You can use it anyway to set up recordings, quite...

You can use it anyway to set up recordings, quite useful, but as a remote?

Sorry, I do not agree. You can use it to browse your recordings and play them but it ends there. You need to used the...
Forum: Cable 11-06-2014, 11:54
Replies: 16
Views: 2,099
Posted By 56up
Agreed. I got a genuine quote from Sky and used...

Agreed. I got a genuine quote from Sky and used that. New subscribers to any service are usually wooed with low initial costs and that includes Sky, BT and TalkTalk.

If you are out of contract VM...
Forum: Mobile Phones 11-06-2014, 11:48
Replies: 20
Views: 2,331
Posted By 56up
VM to increase prices - again

I had a letter yesterday to say that the cost of my mobile service is going up by 2.5%. So I ran them.
I have 2 year contract which I am bound to complete and I agreed a price at the beginning of it....
Forum: Mobile Phones 11-06-2014, 10:27
Replies: 8
Views: 1,013
Posted By 56up
2 years ago in Turkey I neglected to turn off...

2 years ago in Turkey I neglected to turn off roaming and received a bill of 30 for one week. If you are land based then don't even go there. (i.e. not out on the Med on a Gulet like we were - no...
Forum: TiVo 15-05-2014, 16:53
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By 56up
You cannot do that which is a pity. You can just...

You cannot do that which is a pity. You can just select HD channels but that misses all the SD channels you may watch. Also do remember that these are parallel channels and sometimes the programme is...
Forum: Freesat 29-04-2014, 16:35
Replies: 13
Views: 1,829
Posted By 56up
If there the HD channels are parallel then, on my...

If there the HD channels are parallel then, on my Pana recorder if I press OK for info and to record, the box tells me that the programme is also available in HD and do I want to record the HD...
Forum: Cable 29-04-2014, 16:26
Replies: 1
Views: 708
Posted By 56up
Incorrect "New" labels

I have me recordings set to "New Only" so as not to have the box swamped with multiple recordings.

We watch Countdown lately the recording has been erratic. When I looked, the first showing is not...
Forum: Movies 24-03-2014, 09:40
Replies: 12
Views: 1,006
Posted By 56up
Well, I'm convinced. Just need a free...

Well, I'm convinced. Just need a free evening.......
Forum: Movies 20-03-2014, 16:40
Replies: 12
Views: 1,006
Posted By 56up
BBC has dropped all 3D ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5...

BBC has dropped all 3D
ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 have never shown in 3D.
Sky only has one channel and that is mostly remastered
Cinema audiences for 3D are dropping
Sales of 3D TVs is...
Forum: Virgin Media TV and Phone 20-03-2014, 16:22
Replies: 26
Views: 2,813
Posted By 56up
Why not? There's little else going on in this...

Why not? There's little else going on in this forum
Forum: Movies 13-03-2014, 10:24
Replies: 12
Views: 1,006
Posted By 56up
So I'll need to find where the other pair of...

So I'll need to find where the other pair of glasses has gone!
Forum: Movies 12-03-2014, 14:13
Replies: 12
Views: 1,006
Posted By 56up
Gravity

Is Gravity worth watching in 3D?

The format is pretty much in it's last gasps, the last film I watched in 3D was Harry Potter 7 part one and it was just re-jigged 2D. Not worth putting the glasses...
Forum: Virgin Media Broadband 13-02-2014, 14:05
Replies: 6
Views: 30,635
Posted By 56up
Thanks for the heads up, I have done it with our...

Thanks for the heads up, I have done it with our modem at the office - had to assign fixed IP addresses to the computers in work. I don't do it that way now, made it too difficult if someone used a...
Forum: Virgin Media Broadband 13-02-2014, 13:38
Replies: 6
Views: 30,635
Posted By 56up
No, I did not. Never even crossed my mind. I...

No, I did not. Never even crossed my mind. I actually bought one of those and tried it. It did not work, then I discovered that a wire had come loose in the connection box at the other end. By then I...
Forum: Virgin Media Broadband 13-02-2014, 12:53
Replies: 6
Views: 30,635
Posted By 56up
Connecting several items

My hub is in the spare room where my desktop resides. I have run a cat 5 cable from the lounge to the spare room and can connect any one of the devices under my TV. Three have internet capability,...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 11-02-2014, 15:45
Replies: 35
Views: 2,302
Posted By 56up
That's the model I have that is in the shed. It...

That's the model I have that is in the shed. It still works but, of course, the tuner is useless.
Forum: Virgin Media TV and Phone 10-02-2014, 14:17
Replies: 3
Views: 1,793
Posted By 56up
If 5 has decided that there is a need for a 24...

If 5 has decided that there is a need for a 24 hour time shifted version of their channel, does this not point to the fact that even they think that the use of PVRs or on demand service is not being...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 07-02-2014, 14:45
Replies: 12
Views: 1,463
Posted By 56up
What make is the surround sound system? Mine you...

What make is the surround sound system?

Mine you can set to Pure Audio on any input and when that input is selected I will only get stereo sound with no sound processing. You can change the sound...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 07-02-2014, 14:25
Replies: 35
Views: 2,302
Posted By 56up
Not sure if I am missing something? There's a lot...

Not sure if I am missing something? There's a lot of comment on the unreliability of HDD recorders and combined HDD/DVD recorders versus the reliability of a PVR.

Take the DVD player / recorder away...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 07-02-2014, 09:45
Replies: 0
Views: 456
Posted By 56up
Sound connections

We are staying at my sister-in-law's place whilst she is not well and I have taken my Panny PVR/Blue Ray unit there.

They have a Sony TV and Sony DVD, surround sound. The DVD unit is old and only...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 06-02-2014, 13:01
Replies: 81
Views: 7,565
Posted By 56up
Actually no, we bought the set because of the...

Actually no, we bought the set because of the size - 60". All the sets that big from the manufacturers we selected tended to have 3D capability. And as my Onkyo receiver is 3D enabled it seemed a...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 06-02-2014, 12:16
Replies: 18
Views: 1,651
Posted By 56up
I actually have the reverse problem. All my units...

I actually have the reverse problem. All my units are connected with HDMi leads so I only get digital sound. This means I have no analogue outputs to connect to my remote speaker transmitter so I can...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 06-02-2014, 12:02
Replies: 18
Views: 1,663
Posted By 56up
Effectively with Panasonic machines, if you want...

Effectively with Panasonic machines, if you want to use the high speed speed mode you need to use DVD- disks. If the programme is recorded in VR mode, high speed copying is not possible with DVD+...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 06-02-2014, 11:29
Replies: 81
Views: 7,565
Posted By 56up
No. At least not for a very long time. When I...

No.

At least not for a very long time.
When I first purchased a widescreen TV (a CRT)- there were no widescreen programmes, just the odd letterbox film.
When we bought a HD ready TV there were no HD...
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