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Forum: Thomson 30-06-2010, 22:29
Replies: 109
Views: 11,662
Posted By Edward Drexel
Just thinking about a possible way to keep the...

Just thinking about a possible way to keep the old DHD4000 going, for any techy enthusiasts out there. Would it be feasible to write a PC app that captures schedule data (either from the Freeview EPG...
Forum: Thomson 28-06-2010, 22:47
Replies: 236
Views: 28,847
Posted By Edward Drexel
Sounds to me as though they don't want to pay...

Sounds to me as though they don't want to pay freeview to send the data any more.

Still, I suppose they were only paid by someone else (Thomson?) to provide the service.

Is it worth having a go at...
Forum: Freeview 31-03-2009, 22:32
Replies: 141
Views: 16,767
Posted By Edward Drexel
Apologies if this has been mentioned already, but...

Apologies if this has been mentioned already, but I don't think the two picture position adjustment options are working correctly.

I set mine to the maximum +10 Down, -10 Left settings, as my TV is...
Forum: Freeview 30-03-2009, 22:56
Replies: 141
Views: 16,767
Posted By Edward Drexel
It's a shame that there is no workaround if...

It's a shame that there is no workaround if series link is unavailable though - viz. a Weekly repeat option on the timer...

Freeview+ seems a bit useless actually (not a Thomson problem I...
Forum: Freeview 29-03-2009, 22:59
Replies: 141
Views: 16,767
Posted By Edward Drexel
Intriguing, are you saying the USB port is useful...

Intriguing, are you saying the USB port is useful for something now?? I understood it was effectively useless?

I just started using the 6300 a few days ago - I bought it cheaply secondhand a while...
Forum: Politics 21-06-2008, 23:09
Replies: 52
Views: 3,303
Posted By Edward Drexel
Thanks for that... a bit more digging reveals...

Thanks for that... a bit more digging reveals it's a Rick Wakeman song, "King Arthur"...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_hM1dtRolY

I'm guessing that '79 was an edit of the original, whereas later...
Forum: Politics 20-06-2008, 23:14
Replies: 52
Views: 3,303
Posted By Edward Drexel
Just got around to watching this. Liked the...

Just got around to watching this. Liked the synthy title music... it sounded slightly familiar somehow... was it specially composed for the programme, or was it stock music that has been used...
Forum: Thomson 06-05-2007, 23:27
Replies: 4
Views: 1,142
Posted By Edward Drexel
4TV Download disrupting recordings

I've been recording the "Star Trek" repeats in the early hours of Saturday mornings for the past few months.

I've quite often had a burst of picture break-up in one of the episodes. I'd thought it...
Forum: Thomson 26-08-2006, 23:55
Replies: 15
Views: 3,071
Posted By Edward Drexel
I'va always liked the idea of putting the...

I'va always liked the idea of putting the DHD-4000 "works" into a larger case.

I have an old (broken) S-VHS recorder which I have gutted. I plan to cut a hole in the back for the sockets, then...
Forum: Thomson 27-07-2006, 21:42
Replies: 12
Views: 4,518
Posted By Edward Drexel
I don't think you lose the record list any more...

I don't think you lose the record list any more do you? I don't want to test it right now but I have a feeling this was something that was fixed in the recent download.

Don't know about favourites...
Forum: Thomson 07-05-2006, 20:21
Replies: 356
Views: 44,326
Posted By Edward Drexel
But don't forget they only work this way if you...

But don't forget they only work this way if you switch off the thumbnails (thumbnail period - off).
Forum: Thomson 23-01-2006, 21:51
Replies: 57
Views: 11,989
Posted By Edward Drexel
Having changed this too, I've found that rather...

Having changed this too, I've found that rather than "skipping" through interference on recordings, it now plays through at normal speed, just with some colourful patterns on the screen instead...
Forum: Freesat 17-01-2006, 00:43
Replies: 20
Views: 3,256
Posted By Edward Drexel
I've seen it mentioned on a newsgroup that the...

I've seen it mentioned on a newsgroup that the receiver does not output RGB, and does not do widescreen switching.

Can anyone confirm this? Fortec's website is not exactly crystal clear:

TV SCART...
Forum: Thomson 11-12-2005, 21:59
Replies: 896
Views: 147,490
Posted By Edward Drexel
Well I have just taken the plunge and upgraded to...

Well I have just taken the plunge and upgraded to a Samsung SV1203N (from www-hddtech-de on eBay - 44 + postage).

Before installing I checked the firmware - luckily there was no need to "downgrade"...
Forum: Thomson 07-12-2005, 00:24
Replies: 1,599
Views: 138,562
Posted By Edward Drexel
Is there no way to apply a bit more pressure to...

Is there no way to apply a bit more pressure to Thomson to get this fixed?

I'm thinking maybe we could try to get some letters printed in the "Home Cinema" magazines - anyone with any contacts among...
Forum: Thomson 20-11-2005, 15:17
Replies: 896
Views: 147,490
Posted By Edward Drexel
I'm looking for a 5400rpm drive to upgrade my...

I'm looking for a 5400rpm drive to upgrade my Thomson, but, on working my way back through this thread, none of the suggested drives seems still to be available :-(

Does anyone have any suggestions?...
Forum: Technical 19-06-2005, 12:57
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By Edward Drexel
Good graphics card to partner Nebula Digi-TV

Just a quick question - I am currently using my Nebula DigiTV PCI with a Voodoo 4500 AGP graphics card.

As the output from the Voodoo to my monitor has never been perfect (diagonal 'bands' moving...
Forum: Thomson 19-06-2005, 12:34
Replies: 3,273
Views: 408,791
Posted By Edward Drexel
Over the past few days only, I too have...

Over the past few days only, I too have experienced a couple of corrupt recordings (same blank screen but sound okay). The message page had around a dozen messages about a corrupt recording whilst...
Forum: Thomson 29-03-2005, 18:42
Replies: 3,273
Views: 408,791
Posted By Edward Drexel
You could be right, perhaps I am expecting a...

You could be right, perhaps I am expecting a little too much from a device that's built to a price, where the Sony was probably built to a standard.

In reply to other posters, yes I was careful to...
Forum: Thomson 28-03-2005, 20:02
Replies: 3,273
Views: 408,791
Posted By Edward Drexel
Picture Quality

I've had a DHD-4000 for a few months now and have been quite happy with the picture... until now....

I've recently bought a Nebula card for the PC and have been playing back some recorded Freeview...
Forum: Technical 13-02-2005, 12:05
Replies: 18
Views: 1,196
Posted By Edward Drexel
Has anyone tried this...

Has anyone tried this one?:-

http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10001&langId=-1&catalogId=3151&productId=119070&clickfrom=image

It's a bit pricey but looks good...
Forum: Thomson 12-02-2005, 18:05
Replies: 896
Views: 147,490
Posted By Edward Drexel
Oh.... sorry if I've misinformed anyone.... the...

Oh.... sorry if I've misinformed anyone.... the website does specifically say 5,400rpm... Incidentally I messed up the address last time I posted it, it should...
Forum: Thomson 10-02-2005, 21:29
Replies: 896
Views: 147,490
Posted By Edward Drexel
I seem to keep mentioning this every time someone...

I seem to keep mentioning this every time someone mentions the difficulty in finding a 120Gb 5,400 rpm drive........

"Ultima" 120GB 5,400 rpm widely available for 49.99 over the counter at "The...
Forum: Thomson 09-02-2005, 18:34
Replies: 3,273
Views: 408,791
Posted By Edward Drexel
I'd be interested if anyone has tried the...

I'd be interested if anyone has tried the "Ultima" 120GB 5,400 rpm widely available for 49.99 over the counter at "The Computer Shop" chain, and also...
Forum: Thomson 08-02-2005, 21:25
Replies: 1,599
Views: 138,562
Posted By Edward Drexel
>>except that whenever I go into any menu item,...

>>except that whenever I go into any menu item, e.g.
>>program guide, record history, record list and leave it for a
>>few moments, the page goes very dark blue and the writing
>>black. As soon as...
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