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Forum: Sky Yesterday, 14:32
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By Deacon1972
Not what was being asked. TiVo will not allow...

Not what was being asked.

TiVo will not allow you to rewind to an earlier point to when you tuned in.

Your example just shows TiVo will buffer a second channel if the tuner is spare, not record...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology Yesterday, 14:19
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By Deacon1972
Is this new player for discs you have now or...

Is this new player for discs you have now or future purchases?

Are you wanting multiregion to take advantage of early release dates?

I use a few sites to check region coding before I buy, I find...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology Yesterday, 11:43
Replies: 34
Views: 1,289
Posted By Deacon1972
"Treated as new", but technically they are second...

"Treated as new", but technically they are second hand goods as they have been previously owned.

So extended warranties don't just apply to first hand bought items.....

From what I can see there is...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology Yesterday, 09:41
Replies: 34
Views: 1,289
Posted By Deacon1972
Not in all cases. Richer Sounds policy is you...

Not in all cases.

Richer Sounds policy is you can return the item within 14 days for a full refund providing goods are returned in as good a new condition with all packaging and all accessories....
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 21-07-2014, 23:56
Replies: 34
Views: 1,289
Posted By Deacon1972
Surely that can't be right - Richer Sounds offer...

Surely that can't be right - Richer Sounds offer extended warranties on open box/ex demo gear, in fact anything that is under 7yrs old (think its 7yrs could be 6yrs).

Warranty Direct do warranties...
Forum: Sky 21-07-2014, 21:52
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By Deacon1972
The box has to be on for the buffer to record, so...

The box has to be on for the buffer to record, so technically the box will do that now, just tune in one hour earlier. ;-)
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 21-07-2014, 17:28
Replies: 24
Views: 1,301
Posted By Deacon1972
You would have thought that wouldn't you - but...

You would have thought that wouldn't you - but seeing SD upscaled to 4k on a PJ screen a few times now and it holds up better than you think. I can't comment on the particular channel you mention,...
Forum: Sky 21-07-2014, 16:29
Replies: 454
Views: 49,262
Posted By Deacon1972
How different would it have been if BSB and the...

How different would it have been if BSB and the squarial had launched on time and became the dominant one.

D2Mac boasted better picture and sound quality, would we have got widescreen and HD any...
Forum: Sky 21-07-2014, 15:44
Replies: 454
Views: 49,262
Posted By Deacon1972
In the here and now I would agree with most of...

In the here and now I would agree with most of what you have put, but the list was really in reply to a member who seemed to be focusing more on what Sky haven't provided compared to what they have...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 21-07-2014, 10:40
Replies: 34
Views: 1,289
Posted By Deacon1972
So you're not 100% sure? RS use Genserve for all...

So you're not 100% sure?

RS use Genserve for all Onkyo repairs and servicing, they are the only authorised service center for Onkyo in the UK.

It's also not unheard of that they will use authorised...
Forum: Sky 21-07-2014, 09:17
Replies: 454
Views: 49,262
Posted By Deacon1972
Sky have always broadcast at 1080, even for...

Sky have always broadcast at 1080, even for sports.

The BBC tested 720p during the trial back in 2006 but agreed on 1080.
Forum: Sky 21-07-2014, 09:13
Replies: 454
Views: 49,262
Posted By Deacon1972
Improvements I've seen since having Sky+ Single...

Improvements I've seen since having Sky+

Single to dual recording.
Inclusion of Dolby Digital on certain channels.
Remote Record
Sky Go
Sky Go Extra
Anytime (now Showcase)
Sky Apps - Android and...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 20-07-2014, 23:02
Replies: 24
Views: 1,301
Posted By Deacon1972
Pioneer had HD ready plasma selling in Jan 2005,...

Pioneer had HD ready plasma selling in Jan 2005, pretty sure others were available before that, that's roughly 18months before HD started with Sky.

I got my first HDTV in Dec 2005, Sky didn't...
Forum: Sky 20-07-2014, 22:40
Replies: 454
Views: 49,262
Posted By Deacon1972
You maybe comparing the same show/episode but...

You maybe comparing the same show/episode but that's as far as the similarity ends. ;-)



As already pointed out, depends on framerate - as far as I know current Sky boxes are not capable of dealing...
Forum: Sky 20-07-2014, 19:21
Replies: 454
Views: 49,262
Posted By Deacon1972
Might be wrong but US SD resolution is 720x480...

Might be wrong but US SD resolution is 720x480 not 540x576 - that would not be a like for like comparison.

For the comparison to be fair you would need to compare content from when you considered it...
Forum: Sky 20-07-2014, 18:09
Replies: 454
Views: 49,262
Posted By Deacon1972
Have they always broadcast at 544x576 or just...

Have they always broadcast at 544x576 or just adopted this resolution when HD launched?
Forum: Sky 20-07-2014, 18:07
Replies: 454
Views: 49,262
Posted By Deacon1972
Not according to DragonQ, they're say there is...

Not according to DragonQ, they're say there is plenty of space.

You are comparing a download from an American broadcast to one broadcast from satellite in the UK, can't really see what that proves,...
Forum: Sky 20-07-2014, 15:25
Replies: 454
Views: 49,262
Posted By Deacon1972
I would go as far as to say on certain SD...

I would go as far as to say on certain SD channels the quality is less desirable, would I say they deliberately cripple bitrate and broadcast at a lower resolution to drive customers to upgrade to...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 20-07-2014, 14:02
Replies: 48
Views: 1,556
Posted By Deacon1972
What source are you using? If it's Sky you need...

What source are you using?

If it's Sky you need to select Automatic in the resolution settings - 720/1080 will not preserve SD 4x3 in it's correct AR.

Using any other source, you need to check the...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 20-07-2014, 10:55
Replies: 25
Views: 1,320
Posted By Deacon1972
I think you covered point 2 in point 1. :D

I think you covered point 2 in point 1. :D
Forum: Sky 20-07-2014, 10:45
Replies: 454
Views: 49,262
Posted By Deacon1972
Have you any proof of this, I've seen this...

Have you any proof of this, I've seen this spouted many times yet never seen any data to back it up.

I've always understood it as it being a lower resolution on satellite compared to other providers...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 20-07-2014, 09:15
Replies: 24
Views: 1,301
Posted By Deacon1972
Same argument for HDTV's, there was no HD, the...

Same argument for HDTV's, there was no HD, the TV's still sold.

Netflix started streaming 4k in April.

I don't think the wait was as long for 4k content to start arriving as it was for HD - Netflix...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 19-07-2014, 17:11
Replies: 48
Views: 1,556
Posted By Deacon1972
Season 3 was non anamorphic, you would need...

Season 3 was non anamorphic, you would need horizontal/vertical zoom to make it fit the screen. If the TV does not provide this feature then it's not very flexible and goes to show having control at...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 19-07-2014, 16:42
Replies: 25
Views: 1,320
Posted By Deacon1972
I wouldn't call it snobbery, more a compromise,...

I wouldn't call it snobbery, more a compromise, because they probably haven't got the option of a free wall/prime position for viewing, they don't want to knock the fireplace out or they're not...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 19-07-2014, 15:18
Replies: 48
Views: 1,556
Posted By Deacon1972
Laserdiscs where available in widescreen as early...

Laserdiscs where available in widescreen as early as 1989.

VHS had widescreen versions early 90's.

DVD were widescreen when released in 1997.

It's not only 4x3 that gets butchered, ratios like...
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