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Forum: Advice 26-12-2010, 11:57
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Posted By steven123
Received the swan 2kw heaters on the 23rd. Been...

Received the swan 2kw heaters on the 23rd. Been reasonably happy with them though at first wasn't sure they were working right as the heat from them seems very subtle, they just didn't seem to be...
Forum: Nintendo Wii, 3DS & DS 26-12-2010, 11:29
Replies: 3
Views: 887
Posted By steven123
Wii User Data Transfer?

This xmas I got one of the red Nintendo Wii consoles to replace my original white console. As the white console had been having trouble reading discs for some time, we thought it was going (it turned...
Forum: Advice 21-12-2010, 17:54
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Posted By steven123
Thanks for the advice, already ordered two Swan...

Thanks for the advice, already ordered two Swan 2kw oil filled heaters for upstairs and downstairs passage. Also thinking about a Delonghi Vento 2.5KW for in my PC room / study to replace the...
Forum: Advice 21-12-2010, 11:41
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Posted By steven123
Recommendations for Passage / Corridor Heater?

As our central heating system has not been operational for some time, we have tended to rely on halogen heaters for heating the passage and upstairs landing in the house. They are compact and...
Forum: Cable 14-12-2010, 21:01
Replies: 2
Views: 891
Posted By steven123
VM TV/BB Annoyances (Complaining)

As a VM TV, phone, BB customer of over 12 years, I finally took the plunge this summer and ditched my Sky+ in favour of V+. For a good few months I couldn’t have been happier with it. However, now...
Forum: Advice 03-12-2010, 10:51
Replies: 35
Views: 1,651
Posted By steven123
At the moment in that area we have a double...

At the moment in that area we have a double socket. Would be interested in making it a triple. However, it would require an electrician I assume? as surely you would have to remove the old socket and...
Forum: Advice 03-12-2010, 10:46
Replies: 35
Views: 1,651
Posted By steven123
Don't think our box is very recent, we haven't...

Don't think our box is very recent, we haven't had any significant electrical work done in the time we have owned the house ~25 years. However, we have had smaller jobs done such as more sockets...
Forum: Advice 02-12-2010, 14:51
Replies: 35
Views: 1,651
Posted By steven123
Kitchen Appliances and Power Usage

In one corner of the kitchen we have four appliances (kettle, sandwich toaster, bamix hand mixer and gas cooker (needs for lighting gas and FSD) that need to connect to the mains sockets but only two...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 02-12-2010, 14:45
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By steven123
A good computer chair?

I am looking for a good quality, solidly built PC chair. It needs to be on wheels, height adjustable, of sound build quality and give good back support as the person it is for has back problems. The...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 02-12-2010, 10:59
Replies: 0
Views: 433
Posted By steven123
VGA Cable Problem

After suffering with some annoying background flicker in dark scenes I bought a new VGA cable to replace the (thin and cheap looking) VGA cable that came with my Benq (G2220HDA). The first cable I...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 30-11-2010, 16:40
Replies: 12
Views: 1,268
Posted By steven123
WiFi Issues is Powerline the Answer?

Despite upgrading to a new Router (Dlink DIR615) and new WiFi USB adapter for my main PC (Dlink Rangemax DWA 140) this year, the WiFi connection on my main PC still has a number of issues. Firstly,...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 28-11-2010, 16:29
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By steven123
1) This could be an issue as the PSU is quite...

1) This could be an issue as the PSU is quite modest, only about 14 amps on 12v rail (the one graphics card CPU etc uses), then again low end cards like the 3450 are designed to be power...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 27-11-2010, 21:43
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By steven123
Old PC to HD Media Centre - Possible?

I recently got an old PC off a friend who didn't need it anymore. It is a bit old, but not at all bad for a freebie. It is a Celeron 2.4GHZ, 1GB RAM (DDR1) with DVD ROM and CD Writer running XP Home...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 24-11-2010, 13:05
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By steven123
Yes, other USB devices work fine. For example,...

Yes, other USB devices work fine. For example, the camera also came with a USB phone for Skype which works fine on both PCs where the camera doesn't work. Also tried a USB wireless keyboard and mouse...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 24-11-2010, 11:12
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By steven123
Web Cam Not Recognised / Detected

A friend recently asked me to look at his PC as it wouldn't recognise his USB webcam. It seems to be just a generic unbranded webcam, as there was no mention of manufacturer on the camera or its...
Forum: Nintendo Wii, 3DS & DS 21-11-2010, 13:08
Replies: 3
Views: 968
Posted By steven123
Thanks, ordered the lens cleaner, does definitely...

Thanks, ordered the lens cleaner, does definitely seem to have gotten worse in the cold weather here too, hope it is just dirt and not total lens failure, can't really afford a new wii.
Forum: Nintendo Wii, 3DS & DS 21-11-2010, 06:10
Replies: 3
Views: 968
Posted By steven123
A Wii Problem (Reading Discs)

Over the last month or so my Wii seems to have developed a problem in reading game discs. Often when started from cold, it will not load any game discs, on disc channel it starts to spin but then...
Forum: Gaming 09-11-2010, 19:40
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By steven123
Fair enough but I do like the Wii a lot and there...

Fair enough but I do like the Wii a lot and there are a lot of good games available. The problem is, there are so many poor cash in, gimmicky titles that it is very easy to buy a bad game if you...
Forum: Gaming 09-11-2010, 14:24
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By steven123
Move, Kinect or Neither?

I have been offered either the Sony Move or Microsoft Kinect for Christmas with a few games. I have the 360 and PS3 so don't need to worry about getting the console itself. However, I really haven't...
Forum: Cable 02-11-2010, 11:38
Replies: 26
Views: 3,937
Posted By steven123
Well it says existing customers can get if they...

Well it says existing customers can get if they are adding a service (TV XL or BB) so thought it may be possible to get them to extend it to upgrading a service too if I haggle, though I realise it...
Forum: Cable 02-11-2010, 11:11
Replies: 26
Views: 3,937
Posted By steven123
I got the flyer through my door this morning for...

I got the flyer through my door this morning for this. I am already a triple XL customer (BB, phone and TV) and pay about £62 pm for this. Am wondering if they would do the offer for me if I upgraded...
Forum: Cable 24-10-2010, 10:18
Replies: 16
Views: 2,005
Posted By steven123
Yeah it really isn't right. On demand is a great...

Yeah it really isn't right. On demand is a great service, with an amazing range of stuff on tap, its Virgin's major benefit over Sky, and indeed they promote it plenty, so you would think they would...
Forum: Cable 24-10-2010, 10:15
Replies: 16
Views: 2,005
Posted By steven123
I found in the past this was the case but lately...

I found in the past this was the case but lately this just hasn't worked at all and only trying again hours later (by which time it is usually too late to watch it anyway) has it worked.
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 23-10-2010, 08:53
Replies: 23
Views: 4,873
Posted By steven123
I would say you can get a good second hand VCR...

I would say you can get a good second hand VCR very cheaply indeed. I recently got a Sony SLV SE730 for £17 delivered. It was in excellent condition, looked like new and came with manual and remote....
Forum: Cable 22-10-2010, 20:43
Replies: 16
Views: 2,005
Posted By steven123
What has stopped me calling them so far is that...

What has stopped me calling them so far is that it is such an annoyingly intermittent problem that if they did send an engineer out to look at it, you could be certain it would behave perfectly and...
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