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Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 18-05-2014, 17:31
Replies: 97
Views: 6,328
Posted By Jittlov
From June...

From June (http://www.engadget.com/2014/03/30/uk-format-shifting-exceptions/) it will be legal under UK law to make a copy of a film you own for personal use and backup purposes, as long as you keep...
Forum: Broadband Internet 09-05-2014, 13:32
Replies: 29
Views: 7,233
Posted By Jittlov
It hasn't been used so much in the UK, except by...

It hasn't been used so much in the UK, except by ACS:Law and Davenport Lyons a few years ago (it didn't end well for either), but there have been major cases in Europe and the U.S. where smaller...
Forum: Broadband Internet 09-05-2014, 11:52
Replies: 29
Views: 7,233
Posted By Jittlov
There is no packet monitoring involved. Scanning...

There is no packet monitoring involved. Scanning Torrent trackers to find the IP addresses of those sharing copyright material is fairly easy with the right software, and has been going on for some...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 19-06-2013, 04:08
Replies: 3
Views: 802
Posted By Jittlov
Not surprising really since The Government and...

Not surprising really since The Government and MPs have always shown a complete lack of understanding whenever they try to tackle internet related issues.

It seems as though the government has...
Forum: Broadband Internet 10-06-2013, 10:27
Replies: 16
Views: 3,223
Posted By Jittlov
So you are using a 10m phone line extension? ...

So you are using a 10m phone line extension? that could indeed be your problem.

If you have to use long cables, leave the router near the master socket and run a 10m ethernet cable to your PC.
Forum: Broadband Internet 09-04-2013, 14:55
Replies: 126
Views: 19,477
Posted By Jittlov
If they make unprotected high definition movies...

If they make unprotected high definition movies available to purchase at a decent price, copies will inevitably find their way onto the internet, but fair pricing might go some way offset that as it...
Forum: Broadband Internet 06-04-2013, 11:11
Replies: 126
Views: 19,477
Posted By Jittlov
Also, according to Blinkbox's T&Cs, . I don't...

Also, according to Blinkbox's T&Cs, .
I don't know if would risk building up a collection only to have some of it disappear one day.
Forum: Broadband Internet 04-04-2013, 04:03
Replies: 126
Views: 19,477
Posted By Jittlov
100,000s? I'm not sure where you pulled that...

100,000s? I'm not sure where you pulled that figure from, but it certainly isn't anywhere near that any more.

Cinemas are going digital, so there go your motion picture film reproduction workers,...
Forum: Broadband Internet 24-03-2013, 20:19
Replies: 126
Views: 19,477
Posted By Jittlov
I've seen worse on here. Best not to feed the...

I've seen worse on here. Best not to feed the trolls.
Forum: Broadband Internet 24-03-2013, 03:52
Replies: 126
Views: 19,477
Posted By Jittlov
The phrase "p*ssing in the wind" always springs...

The phrase "p*ssing in the wind" always springs to mind when they do something like this.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 22-03-2013, 17:16
Replies: 66
Views: 4,757
Posted By Jittlov
What? Of course they can. Windows 7 was cracked...

What? Of course they can. Windows 7 was cracked before it was officially released, and the crack is as easy to find as any of the latest albums.

When you install software you are usually presented...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 22-03-2013, 16:25
Replies: 66
Views: 4,757
Posted By Jittlov
The entertainment industry is just as guilty of...

The entertainment industry is just as guilty of that. They are always happy to quote studies that agree with their point of view, studies which they themselves mostly fund.



Your logic doesn't...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 22-03-2013, 12:53
Replies: 66
Views: 4,757
Posted By Jittlov
It's not just you. I think the last album I...

It's not just you. I think the last album I purchased was Black Holes And Revelations by Muse in 2006. Since then, there has been literally nothing worth buying.

Maybe it's because I'm well...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 22-03-2013, 03:11
Replies: 66
Views: 4,757
Posted By Jittlov
Would they? We can't know for sure, but evidence...

Would they? We can't know for sure, but evidence suggests that people are still buying their music despite how incredibly easy it is to get it for free.



That's like saying "I should be able to go...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 22-03-2013, 02:49
Replies: 66
Views: 4,757
Posted By Jittlov
That's the big question isn't it? "Would you...

That's the big question isn't it? "Would you otherwise have paid for it?"

Would someone who has 1,000 unlawfully downloaded albums on their hard drive have gone out and purchased them all if the...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 20-03-2013, 00:36
Replies: 5
Views: 1,154
Posted By Jittlov
I use a Samsung BD-E5500...

I use a Samsung BD-E5500 (http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/samsung-bd-e5500-xu-3d-blu-ray-player-12544506-pdt.html) (Currys/PC World 70).

Along with Netflix/Lovefilm/Youtube (and tons of other apps),...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 18-03-2013, 16:39
Replies: 22
Views: 1,580
Posted By Jittlov
If the OP is worried about hard drive space and...

If the OP is worried about hard drive space and only has a few episodes to convert, then the case can be made for converting to avc, he certainly wouldn't gain anything other than space.

If we are...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 18-03-2013, 13:59
Replies: 22
Views: 1,580
Posted By Jittlov
If you convert to MP4 with the h.264/avc codec,...

If you convert to MP4 with the h.264/avc codec, you will lose quality

With MKV, no recoding is required as you can use the original MPEG2/AC3 streams.

The best software for this is here...
Forum: Online Entertainment Services 10-03-2013, 19:34
Replies: 17
Views: 1,687
Posted By Jittlov
As TH14 said, Sky have exclusivity deals with...

As TH14 said, Sky have exclusivity deals with many studios which tie up certain movies and TV shows for years.

One way around that of course is through UnblockUS, though Netflix UK is far better...
Forum: Online Entertainment Services 10-03-2013, 12:19
Replies: 2
Views: 927
Posted By Jittlov
I have used Blinkbox for one or two movies, and...

I have used Blinkbox for one or two movies, and the service is OK as far as it goes, but I have noticed that many of the films and TV series are available on Netflix, which is much better...
Forum: Online Entertainment Services 05-03-2013, 14:34
Replies: 50
Views: 32,108
Posted By Jittlov
Good, the sooner the better. There's nothing...

Good, the sooner the better.



There's nothing wrong with my connection, maybe it just looks bad on a large, properly calibrated screen. The ITV player is particularly poor, it almost looks as...
Forum: Online Entertainment Services 05-03-2013, 01:36
Replies: 50
Views: 32,108
Posted By Jittlov
Before I got Youview from TalkTalk, I used a...

Before I got Youview from TalkTalk, I used a Philips Freeview HD recorder and a Xbox 360.

With those I could get Lovefilm, Netflix, NowTV (the "on-demand" HD version on Xbox Live, not the awful...
Forum: Broadband Internet 01-03-2013, 12:17
Replies: 348
Views: 30,117
Posted By Jittlov
I'm not sure they can force you, though no doubt...

I'm not sure they can force you, though no doubt they will start pestering you soon with one or more "amazing" offers. :rolleyes:
Forum: Broadband Internet 01-03-2013, 12:03
Replies: 348
Views: 30,117
Posted By Jittlov
That would depend on whether any changes were...

That would depend on whether any changes were made to your contract. If they changed anything that left you in any way worse off than you are now (e.g, price increase or reduced service), then you...
Forum: Online Entertainment Services 17-02-2013, 03:57
Replies: 3
Views: 1,137
Posted By Jittlov
NowTV is better for recent movies, but it does...

NowTV is better for recent movies, but it does cost around 3 times as much as the other two.

Lovefilm and Netflix are definitely getting better with some fairly decent TV series now...
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