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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 12:19
Replies: 78
Views: 2,039
Posted By Dan Sette
It is an interesting topic, and I've never fallen...

It is an interesting topic, and I've never fallen into the Digital v Analogue trap.

Both can sound good. I have LPs that sound phenomenal and CDs that sound fantastic.

Of course it is down to the...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 10:25
Replies: 78
Views: 2,039
Posted By Dan Sette
Certainly LPs are expensive now - and unless I'd...

Certainly LPs are expensive now - and unless I'd heard a pressing (or it had received a phenomenal review) I'd probably go with the CD (or equivalent) myself.

Though again, regarding the quality -...
Forum: General Discussion 27-05-2015, 15:53
Replies: 78
Views: 2,039
Posted By Dan Sette
You'll find, if you've read the thread, that that...

You'll find, if you've read the thread, that that isn't necessarily the case.

The definitive answer to the question of "are CDs better than LPs?" is the same as "are LPs btter than CDs?"

It...
Forum: Broadcasting 27-05-2015, 12:11
Replies: 850
Views: 21,042
Posted By Dan Sette
Very much a case of beauty being in the eye of...

Very much a case of beauty being in the eye of the beholder.

What kind of thing do you class a decent?

I'm more than happy with Radio 3 & 4
Forum: General Discussion 27-05-2015, 10:10
Replies: 78
Views: 2,039
Posted By Dan Sette
Fair point, and re-inforces what I was saying...

Fair point, and re-inforces what I was saying about the source material. The compressed audio on a DC is a producers choice, not a flaw in the technical ability of the format.

I should have been...
Forum: General Discussion 27-05-2015, 08:08
Replies: 78
Views: 2,039
Posted By Dan Sette
Here you have, in a nutshell the debate that has...

Here you have, in a nutshell the debate that has raged for over thirty years. CD v LP.

It hapened a generation before transistors v valves.

As with all of those (and a post has already mentioned...
Forum: General Discussion 26-05-2015, 12:46
Replies: 78
Views: 2,039
Posted By Dan Sette
Wow. There's a leap. The quality of vinyl is...

Wow. There's a leap. The quality of vinyl is aimed only at Apple buyers.

LP's were churned out (especially in the 70's) as a cheap comodity. Little quality control and on cheap, thin, often recycled...
Forum: Technical 26-05-2015, 12:32
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By Dan Sette
Wow. I'm surprised at the number of people...

Wow. I'm surprised at the number of people wanting to watch it. I realise that it is still early days, but when I was in Birmingham I caught part of it - and it was awful.

"Diddy" David Hamilton...
Forum: Advice 22-05-2015, 12:27
Replies: 20
Views: 1,736
Posted By Dan Sette
To be honest (and I can undertand the thinking of...

To be honest (and I can undertand the thinking of keeping the numbers below those of family) I would have suggested the opposite. A disceet presence at the funeral to pay your respects, and not a...
Forum: General Discussion 21-05-2015, 15:49
Replies: 135
Views: 5,483
Posted By Dan Sette
Oddly, when I had a mortgage, the bank didn't...

Oddly, when I had a mortgage, the bank didn't reduce that either when I told the i was working longer hours and spending less time at home.

You say you've moved back in with your parents. I assume...
Forum: Music 19-05-2015, 15:49
Replies: 69
Views: 1,650
Posted By Dan Sette
Great song - Pluto Sherington still pops up...

Great song - Pluto Sherington still pops up regularly on my playlist

"Rasta Ozzy from up the hill, decide to check on him grocery bill........"
Forum: Music 19-05-2015, 15:46
Replies: 69
Views: 1,650
Posted By Dan Sette
Actually two hit wonders. Stairway To Heaven made...

Actually two hit wonders. Stairway To Heaven made it to 37 when all their material was released as download. They sold enough downloads for "Stairway" to make in in 2007
Forum: Music 19-05-2015, 15:42
Replies: 69
Views: 1,650
Posted By Dan Sette
And kept Ballroom Blitz from getting to No...

And kept Ballroom Blitz from getting to No 1

"Are you ready, Steve?"
Forum: Music 19-05-2015, 15:39
Replies: 69
Views: 1,650
Posted By Dan Sette
I'm pretty sure Typically Tropical were one hit...

I'm pretty sure Typically Tropical were one hit wonders - the tune may have been recycled.
Forum: Broadcasting 18-05-2015, 12:28
Replies: 850
Views: 21,042
Posted By Dan Sette
Ah. So if you don't like frivolous, then you must...

Ah. So if you don't like frivolous, then you must mean serious. So with the BBC as the highest regarded news broadcaster in the world. The maker of serious documentaries, and producer of live music...
Forum: Broadcasting 18-05-2015, 12:21
Replies: 97
Views: 2,849
Posted By Dan Sette
So you don't want to pay the licence fee - we get...

So you don't want to pay the licence fee - we get that. When the government say they want to scrap the licence fee doesn't mean you (me/we) won't have to pay anything.

They recognise the need for...
Forum: Music 15-05-2015, 18:17
Replies: 69
Views: 1,650
Posted By Dan Sette
Theres two phrases you don'y often hear together ...

Theres two phrases you don'y often hear together "Althea and Donna" and "best".

I'll throw some summer ones into the ring

Beach Baby - 1st Class
Barbados - Typically Tropical
Forum: Advice 15-05-2015, 12:20
Replies: 68
Views: 3,938
Posted By Dan Sette
Sparked by the title, and then by some of the...

Sparked by the title, and then by some of the comments I can't help but think of the Pet Shop Boys.

I want a dog, a Chihuahua
When I get back to my small flat
I want to hear somebody bark
Oh, you...
Forum: Broadcasting 15-05-2015, 12:08
Replies: 27
Views: 2,700
Posted By Dan Sette
And then went on to formulate a recommendation...

And then went on to formulate a recommendation that a levy on households would be a better system.

Either way the BBC is safe and will still be funded.
Forum: Broadcasting 14-05-2015, 12:16
Replies: 35
Views: 1,853
Posted By Dan Sette
Total rubbish. In fact there were complaints from...

Total rubbish. In fact there were complaints from Labour that the BBC's pro consevative stnce cost them the election

So both Pro Labour and Pro conservative. Strikes me they got it about right, then
Forum: Broadcasting 14-05-2015, 07:59
Replies: 807
Views: 26,140
Posted By Dan Sette
Equally, and has been pointed out several times,...

Equally, and has been pointed out several times, the BBC licence fee pays for more than just the TV channels and radio.
Forum: Broadcasting 13-05-2015, 15:52
Replies: 229
Views: 6,052
Posted By Dan Sette
Interesting read. Though I'd like to see the...

Interesting read. Though I'd like to see the research that shows that, in certain idustries, advertising decreases prices. The article refers to it but does not provide information.

If I read this...
Forum: Broadcasting 13-05-2015, 12:32
Replies: 229
Views: 6,052
Posted By Dan Sette
Maybe people don't like all the BBCs output...

Maybe people don't like all the BBCs output (though I can't believe they'd not find something to enjoy. Plus the BBC do more wih the licence fee money than just broadcast - to the benefit of...
Forum: Radio 13-05-2015, 12:13
Replies: 16
Views: 969
Posted By Dan Sette
Yes. Of course. We are long past the days when...

Yes. Of course. We are long past the days when interviewers were sycophantic and grateful that a minister was willing to be interviewed.

Part of the issue is MPs are taught how to avoid answering a...
Forum: Broadcasting 13-05-2015, 09:34
Replies: 807
Views: 26,140
Posted By Dan Sette
A moot point if the licence fee id in the interim...

A moot point if the licence fee id in the interim de-criminalised and the long term scrapped altogether.
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