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Forum: Non-platform specific satellite TV Today, 10:16
Replies: 19
Views: 1,118
Posted By Winston_1
Probably 5W. But get a Fransat box to see them...

Probably 5W. But get a Fransat box to see them all. ( Quick day trip to Calais required).
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology Yesterday, 23:00
Replies: 26
Views: 893
Posted By Winston_1
[QUOTE=grahamlthompson;75308793]Australia (and...

[QUOTE=grahamlthompson;75308793]Australia (and presumably New Zealand) use a different mux spacing to the UK (If I remember correctly 8Mhz in the UK and 7Mhz in Ociana) .
[QUOTE]

Please don't...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology Yesterday, 22:56
Replies: 26
Views: 893
Posted By Winston_1
Wrong, there is only one tuner for both. There...

Wrong, there is only one tuner for both. There will be separate decoders however.
Forum: Freeview 21-10-2014, 22:11
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By Winston_1
Sticking a booster on probably won't help. The...

Sticking a booster on probably won't help. The best way of improving things is to determine where the signal is comming from and then align a correct grouped aerial in that direction.
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 16-10-2014, 18:38
Replies: 30
Views: 1,708
Posted By Winston_1
Things you don't use often are not usually...

Things you don't use often are not usually available. Things like tuning and some teletext functions.
Forum: Broadband Internet 14-10-2014, 23:15
Replies: 31
Views: 985
Posted By Winston_1
Powerline adapters are very bad news. Mains...

Powerline adapters are very bad news. Mains wiring is not designed to carry data and to use it in this way turns the whole house into a transmitter causing radio interference to the neighbours.

Much...
Forum: Cable 14-10-2014, 22:33
Replies: 26
Views: 2,973
Posted By Winston_1
Rubbish. It is electronic filth that should be...

Rubbish. It is electronic filth that should be banned.
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 13-10-2014, 20:29
Replies: 30
Views: 1,708
Posted By Winston_1
Don't buy universal remotes. They are not...

Don't buy universal remotes. They are not (universal). Buy the correct one for the TV.
Forum: Technical 13-10-2014, 18:53
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By Winston_1
A four way splitter will lose around 8dB. Whether...

A four way splitter will lose around 8dB. Whether a sky box RF output can stand this depends on its output level. Most modulators in set top boxes output around 75dB V, so dropping 8dB down to 67...
Forum: Technical 13-10-2014, 18:48
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By Winston_1
[QUOTE=Nigel Goodwin;75168843]Winston seems to...

[QUOTE=Nigel Goodwin;75168843]Winston seems to have little knowledge or understanding of distribution amplifiers? - /QUOTE]

You are wrong. I fully understand them. The purpose of a distribution...
Forum: Technical 11-10-2014, 21:04
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By Winston_1
Try a decent splitter first. A decent communal...

Try a decent splitter first. A decent communal system should have enough signal. If you need a distribution amplifier don't get a high gain one, no more than 6dB. Ideally distribution amplifiers...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 11-10-2014, 00:02
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By Winston_1
There are plenty on Amazon. They cost approx...

There are plenty on Amazon. They cost approx twice as much as a cheap DVD player. As has already been suggested get a cheapnDVD player for the other room.
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 10-10-2014, 17:41
Replies: 18
Views: 1,700
Posted By Winston_1
Have you a source for this allegation?

Have you a source for this allegation?
Forum: Technical 10-10-2014, 17:33
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By Winston_1
In the UK the elevation is between 25˚ and 30˚....

In the UK the elevation is between 25˚ and 30˚. The dish may look horizontal due to the offset feed.
If the feed is really is horizontal you must be in Iceland or somewhere similar
Forum: Technical 09-10-2014, 23:46
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By Winston_1
If I was doing it I would first mandate that all...

If I was doing it I would first mandate that all new equipment was HEVC capable, then that all new channels use this standard.

Something similar is happening with DAB / DAB+ at the moment. The first...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 09-10-2014, 00:03
Replies: 21
Views: 1,880
Posted By Winston_1
As GT said, LED TVs are LCD.

As GT said, LED TVs are LCD.
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 09-10-2014, 00:02
Replies: 21
Views: 1,880
Posted By Winston_1
It affects the overall thickness because LEDs are...

It affects the overall thickness because LEDs are smaller than fluorescent tubes. That gives the optical illusion of the screen looking smaller.
Forum: Technical 08-10-2014, 18:46
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By Winston_1
German DVB-T2 tests with HEVC compression.

http://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2014/10/06/media-broadcast-kicks-off-dvb-t2hevc-trial-in-berlin/
Forum: Technical 08-10-2014, 18:15
Replies: 273
Views: 33,029
Posted By Winston_1
DVB-T boxes don't have band 1 channels on them...

DVB-T boxes don't have band 1 channels on them anyway. The specs are always ch5-12 and 21-69 except in the UK which are usually UHF only.
Smaller compact aerials with ATU and amps are never going to...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 06-10-2014, 21:20
Replies: 16
Views: 1,083
Posted By Winston_1
Not to mention the fact that they will be causing...

Not to mention the fact that they will be causing interference to your neighbours.
Why not run ethernet cable round the room for the time being until you eventually change your carpets.
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 05-10-2014, 22:33
Replies: 27
Views: 1,929
Posted By Winston_1
By virtue of the fact it is NOT the truth.

By virtue of the fact it is NOT the truth.
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 05-10-2014, 15:17
Replies: 27
Views: 1,929
Posted By Winston_1
You are.

You are.
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 05-10-2014, 09:56
Replies: 27
Views: 1,929
Posted By Winston_1
I agree with spinny2 on this. Mains rectifier...

I agree with spinny2 on this. Mains rectifier diodes rarely spontaneously fail, though of course they can be destroyed if something else fails. The 1000pF capacitors were not for mains spike...
Forum: Technical 30-09-2014, 21:51
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By Winston_1
28.2˚ E is well received in Reykjavik with...

28.2˚ E is well received in Reykjavik with relatively small (90cm) dishes as it is in the same direction from the satellite as the UK but further away. I was there a few years ago and BBC 1 (London)...
Forum: Freeview 29-09-2014, 03:36
Replies: 14
Views: 857
Posted By Winston_1
The majority of the population live in urban...

The majority of the population live in urban conurbations, London, Manchester, etc where the signals are exceptionally strong. I live in such an area and with a 10 element roof aerial fed to an 8 way...
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