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Forum: Freeview Yesterday, 17:35
Replies: 31
Views: 3,499
Posted By Winston_1
Sky do not demand connection to a phone line or...

Sky do not demand connection to a phone line or broadband unless you have more than one box.
Forum: Freeview Yesterday, 17:33
Replies: 31
Views: 3,499
Posted By Winston_1
Do you know for sure they are sky dishes are are...

Do you know for sure they are sky dishes are are you just assuming because they are similar to sky dishes. They could all be for Freesat.
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 15-04-2014, 22:04
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By Winston_1
And don't forget to let us know the outcome.

And don't forget to let us know the outcome.
Forum: Technical 14-04-2014, 23:31
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By Winston_1
Real Digital (again)

http://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2014/04/11/real-digital-plans-a-return-to-the-uk/
Forum: Radio 14-04-2014, 00:15
Replies: 41
Views: 2,973
Posted By Winston_1
Because Maplin are not cheap.

Because Maplin are not cheap.
Forum: Technical 14-04-2014, 00:10
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By Winston_1
Hm. Crimping more or less destroys a plug, but I...

Hm. Crimping more or less destroys a plug, but I have unsoldered and reused plugs on numerous occasions. The secret is not to melt the insulation and to have over 50 years experience.
Forum: Technical 13-04-2014, 11:32
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By Winston_1
That does not ensure good contact at all. It must...

That does not ensure good contact at all. It must be soldered. Make sure the plugs are fitted properly. The usual mistake is to bunch up the screen under the claws where it makes intermittent...
Forum: Technical 08-04-2014, 11:24
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By Winston_1
16 years takes us back to 1998. Universal LNBs...

16 years takes us back to 1998. Universal LNBs were the norm by then and noise figures were also quite decent. Certainly good enough for Astra 19E on a 1.2 metre dish. The OP would notice no...
Forum: Technical 07-04-2014, 22:04
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By Winston_1
The 16 year old one you already have. It is...

The 16 year old one you already have. It is unlikely fro have failed. Your dish has moved for sure.
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 06-04-2014, 22:37
Replies: 34
Views: 1,922
Posted By Winston_1
As I said dealers dispute it and you work for a...

As I said dealers dispute it and you work for a dealer. QED. Read the link, here it is again:
http://www.wak-tt.com/tt/2yearwarranty1.htm

Certainly in Germany a 2 year guarantee is standard. John...
Forum: Freeview 06-04-2014, 22:19
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By Winston_1
The original plan for new groups was L, H, and...

The original plan for new groups was L, H, and T. Can't remember the exact bands but it was something like 21-35, 35-60 and 21-60.
Forum: Radio 05-04-2014, 22:24
Replies: 44
Views: 1,884
Posted By Winston_1
In Ventnor, Isle of Wight I have at times...

In Ventnor, Isle of Wight I have at times received several French networks and once either Guernsey or Jersey (can't remember which) but never been able to make calls through them. Another time I got...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 04-04-2014, 21:01
Replies: 34
Views: 1,922
Posted By Winston_1
So why on earth hasn't she returned them under...

So why on earth hasn't she returned them under the sale of goods act? Generally TVs are expected to last 6 years. EU rules give a 2 year guarantee as well though retailers dispute this. However Tesco...
Forum: Sky 04-04-2014, 20:54
Replies: 12
Views: 1,386
Posted By Winston_1
The rights holders could want additional rights...

The rights holders could want additional rights fees for Scotland. That would certainly shake things up.
Forum: Technical 04-04-2014, 20:50
Replies: 27
Views: 2,478
Posted By Winston_1
The answer would be mass rejection of the boxes...

The answer would be mass rejection of the boxes by the public under the sale of goods act.

I was about to start action against Argos re my Bush DVB-680 which I actually paid 100 for when HD first...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 04-04-2014, 18:33
Replies: 34
Views: 1,922
Posted By Winston_1
You could probably get it repaired for a lot less...

You could probably get it repaired for a lot less than 400 ish.
Forum: Technical 04-04-2014, 18:30
Replies: 27
Views: 2,478
Posted By Winston_1
That's right. You need a USB to serial...

That's right. You need a USB to serial converter.
http://www.maplin.co.uk/search?text=USB+to+Serial+9+Pin+Male+Adaptor

and a scart to RS232 cable.

I already had the former and the latter I made...
Forum: Freeview 03-04-2014, 22:06
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By Winston_1
Only people with poor aerial installations which...

Only people with poor aerial installations which I suspect is your problem. What type of aerial do you have?
Forum: Radio 03-04-2014, 16:23
Replies: 56
Views: 3,286
Posted By Winston_1
Not true. For a start car radios don't have...

Not true. For a start car radios don't have ferrite rods. Ferrite rods appeared in the 60's. Before that radios used frame aerials or else external aerials.
Forum: Freeview 02-04-2014, 19:41
Replies: 10
Views: 1,120
Posted By Winston_1
The Technika STBHDIS2010 is the most highly...

The Technika STBHDIS2010 is the most highly recommended DVB-T2 box on these forums. You may still find it in Tesco, but they are often sold on Tesco ebay outlet as refurbished for around 20 to 30....
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 31-03-2014, 18:27
Replies: 13
Views: 1,355
Posted By Winston_1
It isn't legal and I don't do that. I'm not...

It isn't legal and I don't do that. I'm not little by the way.

PLT is not legitimate if it causes interference and it always does.
They may be legal to sell, but deliberatly causing interference...
Forum: Technical 31-03-2014, 18:21
Replies: 35
Views: 2,483
Posted By Winston_1
It is not a one off charge. It is an every 5...

It is not a one off charge. It is an every 5 years (approx) charge. Cards are due to be changed soon (another 25).
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 31-03-2014, 15:52
Replies: 13
Views: 1,355
Posted By Winston_1
So not only are you immoral you are totally...

So not only are you immoral you are totally selfish to other people who have a right to practice their hobbies even if they don't interest you. Not to mention the very real problems of interfering...
Forum: Freeview+ Recorders 30-03-2014, 14:18
Replies: 9
Views: 1,069
Posted By Winston_1
No. They did that in the analogue days and the...

No. They did that in the analogue days and the dishes and aerials are a legacy (or possibly a backup).

These days Virgin are directly fed by Sky at Osterly to a digital headend which then feeds all...
Forum: Technical 30-03-2014, 00:11
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By Winston_1
The TV network is designed for outdoor aerials 10...

The TV network is designed for outdoor aerials 10 metres high.

Having said that if it worked before and does not now and nothing has changed you could try returning it. Less than 6 months old under...
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