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Forum: Sky 03-04-2015, 16:04
Replies: 44
Views: 4,764
Posted By ProDave
My blue card is still working for FTA recording...

My blue card is still working for FTA recording ans playback, but I keep it in an obsolete Thomson HD box that's never going to be updated. I'm not sure if they would still work in current boxes with...
Forum: Sky 03-04-2015, 16:03
Replies: 44
Views: 4,764
Posted By ProDave
Well a BT Vision box it totally crippled without...

Well a BT Vision box it totally crippled without a a subscription, it won't even work as a simple freeview box.
Forum: Freesat 24-03-2015, 15:46
Replies: 22
Views: 3,024
Posted By ProDave
Which is an argument in favour of a sky box. The...

Which is an argument in favour of a sky box. The Sky remote can be programmed to operate most tv's. We use just the sky remote to watch freeview and (freesat from) sky and the remote allows us to...
Forum: Freeview 07-09-2014, 22:12
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By ProDave
Having re tuned one tv, it now has the added...

Having re tuned one tv, it now has the added inconvenience of a 3 digit channel number for the news and childrens channels.

Unless or until a retune is needed to add any NEW services, I won't bother...
Forum: Sky 08-12-2013, 17:38
Replies: 21
Views: 21,020
Posted By ProDave
If it says 0 channels detected, then it is...

If it says 0 channels detected, then it is scanning for DIGITAL channels.

You need to scan for analogue channels. As there will only be ONE analogue signal on each UHF channel, the tv will either...
Forum: Freesat 08-12-2013, 17:34
Replies: 26
Views: 4,153
Posted By ProDave
It's not just the layout and colours that are...

It's not just the layout and colours that are rubbish.

I have necer seen such a horrible text font used, well not since the days of MSDOS.

DS, so something about it. I'm not using your site much...
Forum: General Discussion 22-11-2013, 19:35
Replies: 30
Views: 1,422
Posted By ProDave
seems to be related to adverts on the...

seems to be related to adverts on the site.

REALLY ANNOYING adverts that seem to play with FlowPlayer or something like that.

What really IRRITATES me is they play a video, with sound, without you...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 21-11-2013, 22:06
Replies: 51
Views: 4,680
Posted By ProDave
Of course what the OP WILL notice is how POOR the...

Of course what the OP WILL notice is how POOR the sound is on any new flat screen tv, compared to his sony CRT set.

It still staggers me that manufacturers have not addressed this. ALL that is...
Forum: Sky 17-11-2013, 08:52
Replies: 221
Views: 33,686
Posted By ProDave
If there is also a phone line in your room, why...

If there is also a phone line in your room, why don't YOU plug the box into it?
Forum: Sky 27-10-2013, 08:52
Replies: 127
Views: 17,592
Posted By ProDave
But at every card swap in the past, it was...

But at every card swap in the past, it was preceded by a software update.

Are you saying that was unnecessary?

If the SD box software can't be updated any more, then there may be issues at the next...
Forum: Technical 24-10-2013, 19:22
Replies: 6
Views: 2,263
Posted By ProDave
It's pretty much had it's day as a subscription...

It's pretty much had it's day as a subscription box, as recent changes mean it probably won't continue receiving subscription HD channels as they are not updating the software on these boxes to keep...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 19-09-2013, 19:30
Replies: 4
Views: 971
Posted By ProDave
Or just solder on a 3.5 stereo jack to the...

Or just solder on a 3.5 stereo jack to the existing lead. Much neater.
Forum: Sky 15-09-2013, 09:18
Replies: 37
Views: 7,024
Posted By ProDave
Your source for that? To date the collective...

Your source for that?

To date the collective wisdom of the forum has identified ONE proper television without an analogue tuner, plus a few of the silly little digital picture frame things.

So...
Forum: Technical 12-09-2013, 15:46
Replies: 8
Views: 2,544
Posted By ProDave
So you got Sky because you had poor terrestrial...

So you got Sky because you had poor terrestrial reception.

But all you really needed was the power supply box for the amplifier.

Never mind. I hope you don't feel too cheated.
Forum: Sky 09-09-2013, 15:55
Replies: 38
Views: 7,048
Posted By ProDave
STV HD for one.

STV HD for one.
Forum: Freesat 06-09-2013, 14:42
Replies: 38
Views: 37,939
Posted By ProDave
There is no point arguing which is best. The...

There is no point arguing which is best.


The simple answer is if you want the best choice of free channels, then you want freeview AND freesat.
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 04-09-2013, 13:58
Replies: 9
Views: 22,268
Posted By ProDave
I only asked as if you signup to BT vision, the...

I only asked as if you signup to BT vision, the bandwidth used by that is not measured in your "normal" usage, but obviously that's paid for.

So if you want to use a lot if iptv, you have to pay...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 04-09-2013, 12:06
Replies: 9
Views: 22,268
Posted By ProDave
So say you use BT for your broadband (basic...

So say you use BT for your broadband (basic package) and don't have BT vision or anything like that.

Will your iplayer downloads etc eat into your monthly broadband allowance? or is that somehow not...
Forum: Sky 27-08-2013, 09:39
Replies: 21
Views: 3,477
Posted By ProDave
And I came across a "digital picture frame" that...

And I came across a "digital picture frame" that had a freeview tuner built in, but no analogue.

But that's hardly a real television so I don't think that counts.
Forum: Sky 26-08-2013, 22:05
Replies: 21
Views: 3,477
Posted By ProDave
you will find your LG set does have an analogue...

you will find your LG set does have an analogue tuner. It's just that last time it was scanned it only found the freeview channels as there are now no broadcast analogue channels.

If you had...
Forum: Sky 26-08-2013, 17:59
Replies: 21
Views: 3,477
Posted By ProDave
Yes indeed, the big one sat on the stand above...

Yes indeed, the big one sat on the stand above the sky box would have done nicely.:D

but if you still get interference connected just by a short lead, then I think you have proved the sky box is...
Forum: Sky 25-08-2013, 18:26
Replies: 21
Views: 3,477
Posted By ProDave
But you didn't try the main TV connected via RF...

But you didn't try the main TV connected via RF did you?

That would prove the sky box is okay (or not) without all the distribution cabling around the house.
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 24-08-2013, 18:58
Replies: 20
Views: 6,385
Posted By ProDave
Some tv engineers will open up an LCD panel and...

Some tv engineers will open up an LCD panel and replace the ccfl tubes (I have done a couple) But it is not a job for the faint hearted, and not without risks of breaking the panel or it's tab...
Forum: Technical 21-08-2013, 10:34
Replies: 11
Views: 1,235
Posted By ProDave
the PSU caps in my own distribution amplifier...

the PSU caps in my own distribution amplifier failed a year or so ago, and the first symptoms of that was random RF interference of random channels.
Forum: Sky 18-08-2013, 19:05
Replies: 4
Views: 1,191
Posted By ProDave
Perhaps too late now, but I always advise people...

Perhaps too late now, but I always advise people using a long expired blue card for recording, not to put a current white card in the box.

Back when the white cards were first introduced, I used to...
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