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Forum: General Discussion 27-02-2015, 14:59
Replies: 374
Views: 10,683
Posted By Greyowl
I see a white+gold dress lit from behind when...

I see a white+gold dress lit from behind when looking straight at the image, but it appears black+blue when looking with peripheral vision.
Loads of medical stuff on the internet explaining the...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 22-02-2015, 11:04
Replies: 20
Views: 768
Posted By Greyowl
It'll work just fine. Personally I'd get a...

It'll work just fine. Personally I'd get a "gigabit" switch to allow for faster local speeds between devices where the hardware allows. You should be able to get one for no more than 15...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 10-02-2015, 21:19
Replies: 24
Views: 2,107
Posted By Greyowl
Credibility shot in the first sentence. :D

Credibility shot in the first sentence. :D
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 09-02-2015, 14:05
Replies: 24
Views: 2,107
Posted By Greyowl
He's recommending a 35 graphics card ? :o I'd go...

He's recommending a 35 graphics card ? :o
I'd go for something 100-150 myself. ( and 8Gb memory )
Forum: BT Broadband 08-02-2015, 18:25
Replies: 7
Views: 876
Posted By Greyowl
It could be a number of things... Have you tried...

It could be a number of things...
Have you tried connecting your router into the test socket on the master telephone socket using a plug-in filter...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 08-02-2015, 12:19
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By Greyowl
As long as your PC monitor socket has a DVI-I...

As long as your PC monitor socket has a DVI-I output ( slot within a square of 4 pins at one side )
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:DVI_Connector_Types.svg
it outputs an analogue signal VGA as well...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 07-02-2015, 23:19
Replies: 24
Views: 2,107
Posted By Greyowl
I agree, split the difference and go for the...

I agree, split the difference and go for the i3.
Spend a bit extra on a decent graphics card.
You won't need the i5 unless you're a hardcore gamer.
Forum: Online Entertainment Services 26-01-2015, 20:31
Replies: 9
Views: 1,333
Posted By Greyowl
The problem with a single device combining...

The problem with a single device combining several functions is it's usually a compromise that's jack of all trades, master of none.
It's rare in my experience to find something that's more than the...
Forum: Online Entertainment Services 26-01-2015, 00:27
Replies: 9
Views: 1,333
Posted By Greyowl
I've experienced the joy of purchasing a "SMART"...

I've experienced the joy of purchasing a "SMART" TV before only for the SMART component to go out of date very quickly.
The US reviews of this product do admit the TV itself is average at best, and...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 07-12-2014, 17:12
Replies: 3
Views: 905
Posted By Greyowl
Not sure about the iPlayer download in advance...

Not sure about the iPlayer download in advance facility but the Roku 3 matches your other requirements :
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00E37LZVY/
Forum: Online Entertainment Services 25-08-2014, 18:43
Replies: 2
Views: 1,160
Posted By Greyowl
Try the search function in iPlayer. Type in ...

Try the search function in iPlayer.
Type in click and you should see the last 54 episodes...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 09-08-2014, 11:59
Replies: 4
Views: 1,060
Posted By Greyowl
The "remote USB" option appears to be available...

The "remote USB" option appears to be available as powerline/homeplug devices :
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Netgear-XAUB2511-Powerline-Music-Extender/dp/B00A15GMTM

...but that's probably on it's way out...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 11-07-2014, 10:40
Replies: 18
Views: 1,953
Posted By Greyowl
Direct wired connection is best option. If wired...

Direct wired connection is best option.

If wired not possible you could use a cheap wireless client/bridge.
I have a Sony Bluray in a remote room and use the Tp-link WN702N setup in "wireless...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 12-05-2014, 22:03
Replies: 23
Views: 1,486
Posted By Greyowl
Does the Avira free version give anything like...

Does the Avira free version give anything like the same realtime protection as the paid-for product ?
If it doesn't I'd compare Avira to another pay product like Kaspersky, not products that have...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 12-05-2014, 21:11
Replies: 23
Views: 1,486
Posted By Greyowl
Pay for AV product : Kaspersky Free AV product :...

Pay for AV product : Kaspersky
Free AV product : Avast or AVG
Free AV product for older/modest spec PC's : Panda CloudAntivirus

Manual update/full-scan once a week with Malwarebytes for belt+braces...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 12-05-2014, 20:57
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By Greyowl
So would all the 'dual band' bollocks help or is...

So would all the 'dual band' bollocks help or is it just marketing shite?

Interesting terminology ! Are you a sailor ? :D

Some dual-band wireless range extenders such as the Netgear have a useful...
Forum: Technical 30-04-2014, 20:30
Replies: 13
Views: 1,118
Posted By Greyowl
My Cousin's 1000+ HD Ready Panasonic Plasma v my...

My Cousin's 1000+ HD Ready Panasonic Plasma v my 500 1080p LG 32LV550T ?
Perhaps it was his 40 HDMI cable that wasn't Blu ray compatible ? :D
Forum: Technical 30-04-2014, 18:52
Replies: 13
Views: 1,118
Posted By Greyowl
I've seen the difference between HD Ready and...

I've seen the difference between HD Ready and 1080p sets when playing Blu ray discs so I'll trust my eyesight thanks.
Forum: Technical 30-04-2014, 01:03
Replies: 13
Views: 1,118
Posted By Greyowl
"HDReady" TV's typically support 1366x768...

"HDReady" TV's typically support 1366x768 resolution or similar.
FreeviewHD has 1080 lines. Sometimes 1440x1080 rather than 1920x1080.
1080 lines won't fit into 768 so the TV has to...
Forum: Technical 29-04-2014, 21:43
Replies: 13
Views: 1,118
Posted By Greyowl
Freeview HD receivers are now few and far between...

Freeview HD receivers are now few and far between due to most TV 32" and above having an integrated HD receiver as standard.
The cheapest FreeviewHD receiver I know of still available is the Icecrypt...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 22-02-2014, 21:50
Replies: 6
Views: 1,708
Posted By Greyowl
Lots of useful stuff for this PVR here : ( latest...

Lots of useful stuff for this PVR here : ( latest firmware 4.22 )
http://digitalstream.wikkii.com/wiki/Main_Page
Forum: Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 09-02-2014, 23:42
Replies: 110
Views: 8,505
Posted By Greyowl
Ironic then that the commentator is 38 and the...

Ironic then that the commentator is 38 and the Bronze medalist is 33. A bit like kids finding their parents asking for friend requests on Facebook. :D
Forum: Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 09-02-2014, 16:25
Replies: 110
Views: 8,505
Posted By Greyowl
Pity that Jenny apologised for her Mum being "a...

Pity that Jenny apologised for her Mum being "a bit Northern".
She should be proud of her roots on such an achievement. :(
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 21-01-2014, 20:54
Replies: 75
Views: 4,864
Posted By Greyowl
Philips and others make 80cm length soundbars for...

Philips and others make 80cm length soundbars for 32" TV's.
Mount a soundbar above the TV using one of these...
Forum: Broadcasting 03-12-2013, 07:51
Replies: 288
Views: 15,482
Posted By Greyowl
Didn't the BBC get a similar percentage of...

Didn't the BBC get a similar percentage of complaints about their new website design and weather software when launched ? What happened with those ?
Interesting comments from ipad users as my...
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