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Forum: Sky Yesterday, 12:20
Replies: 18
Views: 914
Posted By SteveMcK
Never mind the quality, feel the width...

True. It's been tried 4 times so far, and it's failed 4 times so far. I've seen 3D films, I've watched some 3D programmes on my 3D TV, and my main conclusion is that it gets in the way. You're...
Forum: BT Broadband 27-08-2014, 13:04
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By SteveMcK
When they advertise storage "in the cloud" what...

When they advertise storage "in the cloud" what they mean is some extra storage on their computers which is accessible through the internet. You'll get 200GB of additional storage in total, and will...
Forum: Broadband Internet 27-08-2014, 12:53
Replies: 12
Views: 853
Posted By SteveMcK
What would worry me most about 4G is that it's...

What would worry me most about 4G is that it's inherently a shared connection. It may be very fast now with the limited take-up, but will it still be fast in 3-4 years when lots of users are trying...
Forum: Non-platform specific satellite TV 27-08-2014, 12:47
Replies: 14
Views: 1,254
Posted By SteveMcK
I don't remember the details, sorry, it was a...

I don't remember the details, sorry, it was a year ago that i set it up. I'm pretty sure I just connected the TV to the internet and followed the online instructions to set up the app (powered by...
Forum: Freesat 27-08-2014, 12:36
Replies: 31
Views: 1,772
Posted By SteveMcK
Parliament decides what PSBs are. Ofcom is simply...

Parliament decides what PSBs are. Ofcom is simply reporting that. What you choose to believe is irrelevant.


I have this mental image of you with your fingers in your ears going NaNaNaNaNaNa :D
Forum: Non-platform specific satellite TV 26-08-2014, 19:17
Replies: 14
Views: 1,254
Posted By SteveMcK
These sets have an internet-based app that...

These sets have an internet-based app that downloads a 7-day EPG, I forget where from. It's pretty good.
Forum: Non-platform specific satellite TV 26-08-2014, 12:16
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By SteveMcK
Some of the channels carried by the Hotbird...

Some of the channels carried by the Hotbird satellite may be available online, but you'd need to ask the channel suppliers. Hotbird is just a relay, it takes an uplinked signal in and transmits it...
Forum: Freesat 26-08-2014, 12:09
Replies: 31
Views: 1,772
Posted By SteveMcK
I don't think you undestand what a Public...

I don't think you undestand what a Public Servicer Broadcaster is. There's no requirement for all of their broadcasts to be public services, since even the BBC wouldn't qualify there (Eastenders, a...
Forum: Landline Phones and VoIP Services 25-08-2014, 13:34
Replies: 41
Views: 1,959
Posted By SteveMcK
BT need to raise money for new equipment somehow,...

BT need to raise money for new equipment somehow, and the equipment gets more sophisticated and more expensive all the time. Wages go up too. Everyone expects to get superfast broadband and pay next...
Forum: BT Broadband 25-08-2014, 13:11
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By SteveMcK
Your line will be capable of a certain total...

Your line will be capable of a certain total datarate, and since most people download more than they upload the total is divided Asymmetrically (that's the A in ADSL). Your line is probably capable...
Forum: Landline Phones and VoIP Services 23-08-2014, 13:09
Replies: 41
Views: 1,959
Posted By SteveMcK
BT's official monopoly ended in the 1980's. They...

BT's official monopoly ended in the 1980's. They are a single supplier in some cases today simply because no other company wanted to take on the business.
Forum: Landline Phones and VoIP Services 23-08-2014, 13:05
Replies: 41
Views: 1,959
Posted By SteveMcK
Rubbish. Try living in some other countries...

Rubbish. Try living in some other countries before you make such sweeping generalizations. When you combine prices, indirect and direct taxes, general cost of living and average wages, etc. the UK is...
Forum: Sky 23-08-2014, 12:51
Replies: 23
Views: 1,291
Posted By SteveMcK
Not going to happen. Sky boxes are only intended...

Not going to happen. Sky boxes are only intended for timeshifting, that's the pretence that Sky have to maintain in order to satisfy their programme suppliers. If they allowed transfers from...
Forum: BT Broadband 22-08-2014, 20:19
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By SteveMcK
The first thing to do is to try without WiFi,...

The first thing to do is to try without WiFi, using a wired connection. That's the only way to find out what the actual broadband connection speed is. It can vary at different times of the day,...
Forum: Sky 22-08-2014, 11:53
Replies: 24
Views: 2,367
Posted By SteveMcK
True, at least on SCART you could cut pin 8 :) I...

True, at least on SCART you could cut pin 8 :)

I hope the CEC stuff can be disabled, at teh TV or Sky end. If I'm watching off-air TV, or NowTV, or a DVD, and my wife turns on the Sky box to watch...
Forum: Freesat 21-08-2014, 19:25
Replies: 3
Views: 699
Posted By SteveMcK
The BBC HD chanels will be the first ones to go...

The BBC HD chanels will be the first ones to go if you have a weak signal, so my best guess is that your dish has perhaps shifted in the wind, or some trees have grown, or some similar problem. If...
Forum: Technical 17-08-2014, 20:48
Replies: 28
Views: 2,057
Posted By SteveMcK
You may like to google 'PLT interference', you'll...

You may like to google 'PLT interference', you'll find many articles (including some from the BBC describing PLT interference to DAB broadcasts) suggesting that it isn't just radio amateurs who...
Forum: Technical 16-08-2014, 14:33
Replies: 28
Views: 2,057
Posted By SteveMcK
It's not rubbish, although Winston doesn't help...

It's not rubbish, although Winston doesn't help his own case by dismissing all PLT devices as equally bad.

They work by sending radio signals over power wiring, and since power wiring isn't designed...
Forum: Sky 14-08-2014, 21:16
Replies: 16
Views: 1,541
Posted By SteveMcK
From the comment about an "old telly" the OP may...

From the comment about an "old telly" the OP may even be using an RF aerial connection, which would explain the snowyness, especially if the output channel coincides with a local DTT mux. SCART...
Forum: Technical 14-08-2014, 12:59
Replies: 28
Views: 2,057
Posted By SteveMcK
Its interestiing to see DVB modulators dropping...

Its interestiing to see DVB modulators dropping to that sort of price point. Almost at the point where it's just a consumer device.
Forum: Sky 12-08-2014, 12:17
Replies: 29
Views: 2,391
Posted By SteveMcK
BT paid about 250m for premier league rights....

BT paid about 250m for premier league rights. Sky doesn't say how many Sports pack subscribers it has, but if you assume 50% of subscribers do so for the sport then you're looking at an extra 50...
Forum: Technical 11-08-2014, 17:10
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By SteveMcK
Useful, thanks for the info.

Useful, thanks for the info.
Forum: Sky 11-08-2014, 17:06
Replies: 43
Views: 2,564
Posted By SteveMcK
Best guess is that your lookalike would get...

Best guess is that your lookalike would get banned from DigitalSpy for breaching the forum terms & conditions :D
Forum: Technical 11-08-2014, 11:46
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By SteveMcK
That seems likely. If you don't have a...

That seems likely. If you don't have a subscription you can't record, so a second feed is useless. It's not surprising that the box acts as if it isn't there.
Forum: BT Broadband 08-08-2014, 14:32
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By SteveMcK
Connection speed has almost no effect on ping...

Connection speed has almost no effect on ping times. 'ping' sends a very short packet (56 bytes) to a remote site, and gets a short packet back, it's just an "are you alive"/"yes I'm alive"...
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